Russell: Comments on Allen sent 'shock waves' through Redskins Park

Ben Krimmel
January 12, 2019 - 4:22 pm

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Former NFL executive Michael Lombardi's comments about Redskins team president Bruce Allen sent "major shock waves" through Redskins team headquarters, according to 106.7 The Fan's Chris Russell

Lombardi told Grant & Danny Allen "didn't have anything to do when it came player personnel procedures" when the two worked for the Oakland Raiders.

"Bruce has been the general manager under the disguise as a football guy," Lombardi told 106.7 The Fan Wednesday. "And let's face it, Bruce never did any football with the Raiders when I worked there. He wasn't even in the draft meetings when we were there. He never was involved in player personnel." 

Russell said those comments created waves in Ashburn. 

"I was told that sent major shock waves through Redskins Park," Russell said Saturday on 106.7 The Fan. "People are like, 'Whoa. I can't believe he said that about Bruce.'"

"Even Bruce's allies, or thought to be allies, are turning against him," Russell said. "No, Michael Lombardi was just being honest."

After news broke Friday Allen's role with the Redskins was expanding, Lombardi tweeted, "When you're horrible at one job, the best thing to do is add more responsibility--which will now be forever known as: The Redskin Principle of Success."

Lombardi criticized the Redskins under owner Daniel Snyder for having no culture.

"They have no culture in Washington. I mean, let's be real honest," Lombardi told Grant & Danny.

"They haven't had a culture since Snyder's been there," Lombardi said. "He's anti-culture. He's all about players, not developing a culture."

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