The Washington Redskins have long been viewed as one of the biggest dumpster fires in the NFL, and now another damning report piles onto that perception.
Chris Russell of 106.7 The Fan in D.C. reports the team has experienced a “mass exodus” as nearly 40 employees have fled what he describes as a “terrible culture.”
“I’ve been told this by multiple, multiple people. Almost 40 people have left, behind the scenes. We’re not talking about football players or coaches or anything like that. … Nobody wants to work there. It’s a terrible culture.”
Russell admitted he’s not fond of Bruce Allen, who seems to be at the center of all the bad stuff that goes on with the franchise: “I don’t think he’s a good leader. I don’t think he’s a good person, I don’t think he treats people well. Nobody wants to work there. Nobody believes in the direction and the leadership of that franchise.”
He also reported that the coaching staff and Allen have clashed, which isn’t exactly new information.
“From everything that I hear, there is this split between the coaching staff and Bruce, where the coaching staff kind of thinks it’s all a joke and they’re wondering, ‘What the hell are you guys doing?'” Russell said, adding “They won’t say that on the record, people will dismiss that. I’m telling you, that’s how they think.”
Coming off what many perceive to be one of the strongest drafts in recent memory, Washington has a chance to turn things around quickly.
However, if there really is this much dysfunction still going on behind the scenes, the Redskins are almost certainly doomed to mediocrity, or worse, for the foreseeable future.