Changes coming to Redskins: Allen is out, Rivera is in

Ben Krimmel
December 30, 2019 - 9:11 am

Change has arrived in Washington.

The news came hours after the Washington Redskins finished the 2019 season at 3-13: The Bruce Allen Era was over. 

Owner Daniel Snyder announced the firing of the Redskins' longtime executive with a statement that Allen was "no longer with the organization." 

"I am excited for the opportunities that lie ahead to renew our singular focus and purpose of bringing championship football back to Washington D.C.," Snyder said in the statement.

This leaves Redskins fans wondering: What other changes might be coming to the organization? Here is the latest talk from Redskins Park (This story will be updated throughout the week): 

Who will be the next head coach?

Ron Rivera was the hot name and arrived in Washington for an interview Monday. And on Tuesday, news of a deal was announced:

Early reports indicated the interview was more of a coronation.

What about the rest of the Redskins' coaching staff?

The assumption is most of the coaching staff will be let go. The defensive coordinator position is expected to be up for grabs with Greg Manusky departing the organization. After news of an agreement with Rivera to fill the vacancy left by Jay Gruden's firing was reached, the shift swung to Steve Wilks, who was seen as the most likely person to take the job under Rivera.

However, Wilks may not be headed to D.C. after all. 

Instead, the top candidate for the gig is current ESPN analyst and former Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio, according to Adam Schefter.

But does that include offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell?

Linebackers coach Rob Ryan may also be headed out the door.

Who takes charge in the front office?

Early indications are the Redskins will look to promote from within with Eric Schaffer, the senior vice president of football operations, as the person most likely to be put in the top position. Kyle Smith, the director of college scouting, could also be a candidate to move up in the front office.

But that might not happen?

What about the medical staff?

The Washington training and medical staff have received much criticism from former players and changes could be coming on that side, as well. 

NBC Sports Washington's Redskins reporter and 106.7 The Fan contributor JP Finlay reports Larry Hess has been fired. 106.7 The Fan's Grant Paulsen confirmed the report.

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