Bruce Allen does not handle change or challenges to his authority well. He also has a magical ability to always find a scapegoat(or multiple scapegoats for his failings as an football executive.
The Redskins made several changes to the business side of the organization this year to attempt to improve the fan and stadium experience. The hirings of people like Brian Lafemina and Jake Bye were seen as moves in the right direction for a franchise that has not been functional in a long, long time.
The delusional season ticket waiting list was gone, attendance was not being announced as sellouts with half empty stadiums, food and entertainment options were improving. The attendance this season started low and improved slightly with more wins, but then Alex Smith broke his leg and the season started to slip away. Losses piled up, fans booed, players bitched, and the circus came back.
Today it is being reported that at least 4 business executives have been either fired or have resigned from their positions. These guys had less than a year to turn around decades of fan erosion, and have been forced out of the worst front office in sports. Bruce Allen has won again, and he is not going anywhere.
The Redskins have a record of 59-87-1 since Buce Allen was hired in 2009.
The #Redskins hired Lafemina and Bye in May and Ziff in June. They didn't last eight months with the team. https://t.co/IaYM9HDxnB— Jake Russell (@_JakeRussell) December 26, 2018
The #Redskins hired Kline in August. What a mess. https://t.co/WJfirFb6zZ— Jake Russell (@_JakeRussell) December 26, 2018
Source confirms Jake Bye’s departure was a resignation. He resigned Friday.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) December 26, 2018
Here's Lafemina talking with fans before the Jaguars game. He did this in EVERY city. Genuinely cared what they thought about the team/gameday experience. pic.twitter.com/g67skHXWZO— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) December 26, 2018
Bruce Allen didnt like how McCloughan was viewed as a savior. He did not like that Lafemina was viewed as a savior. But I am sure he will get along really well with the next guy and that person will be here for a long successful run.— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) December 26, 2018
The more things change, the more they stay the same #Redskins ... What this suggests to me, based on my experience w/ team, is new execs rejected culture surrounding team or tried to implement change and/or new strategies and were met with resistance from longtime execs and staff https://t.co/rnzBoWSrVU— Gary Fitzgerald (@GaryRFitzgerald) December 26, 2018
#Redskins COO Brian Lafemina went to Dan Snyder & Bruce Allen with direct feedback from corporate ticket holders upset with Reuben Foster signing. Lost that battle --and the war.— thom loverro (@thomloverro) December 26, 2018
.@Russellmania621 reports to @JunksRadio Brian Lafemina had plans to resign, but "before Lafemina could quit ... Dan and Bruce (Allen) came up with this plan of, 'We're gonna make them look bad just as well.'" https://t.co/gloib4DJXW— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) December 27, 2018