After giving Kyle Smith a promotion, the Redskins have filled the job he previously held. Tim Gribble will be the Redskins new Director of College Scouting.
The Washington Redskins are continuing to remake their front office. In recent weeks, they have reassigned Doug Williams to a new role, moved on from respected executive Eric Schaffer, and gave Kyle Smith a promotion to run more of the Redskins front office.
And now, the team is making another internal replacement to fill Smith’s former role as the team’s Director of College Scouting.
The ‘Skins tapped Tim Gribble for that role. And in a press release by the team, Smith praised Gribble’s efforts and called him “an outstanding scout.”
“Tim is an outstanding scout and veteran in the league,” said Vice President of Player Personnel Kyle Smith. “My tremendous working relationship with Gribbs coupled with his 20-plus years of experience and 19 years as a Redskin made the decision an easy one.”
As Smith mentioned, Gribble has been with the ‘Skins for 19 years and has played a role in their scouting success under Smith. It’s obvious that Smith trusts Gribble’s judgment and the fact that the two are going to continue working for another is a good sign.
Gribble spent time with the Steelers before joining the Redskins in 2002. He worked as an area scout for 11 years before being promoted to the Assistant Director of College Scouting role. So, taking over as the director after Smith’s promotion was a totally sensible move.
The Redskins are doing a good job of restructuring their front office but keeping some of the pieces that have worked around. We’ll see if Gribble and Smith can continue their success, but so far, things seem to be trending in the right direction for the team.