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This does not include Bruce Allen. He is in the football office.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) December 26, 2018
The executives in question are the business operation, all of whom have been with the team less than a year. Still unclear exactly who is out and if they resigned/were fired.
Also out will be Chief Commercial Officer Todd Kline a source tells @Russellmania621.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) December 26, 2018
We requested interviews, or even a press conference, with Dan Snyder and/or Bruce Allen following today’s moves.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) December 26, 2018
A #Redskins spokesman declined, saying they do not comment on personnel matters.
This was not true when these men were hired and announced via press release.
In one final request to speak with Snyder and/or Allen, The Fan pointed out that us being able to talk to them would be on behalf of the fans who want answers. A #Redskins spokesman replied simply:— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) December 27, 2018
"They are not going to discuss this."
To be fair, maybe Lafemina’s grandmother passed away. We should be respectful.— Corey B. Miles (@CoreyBMiles) December 27, 2018
Lafemina wanted Bruce out. Lafemina & his crew now are gone less than eight months after being hired. This is the "Baptism of Fire" at the end of The Godfather. Bruce is Michael Corleone. He ain't going nowhere. #Redskins— Al Galdi (@AlGaldi) December 26, 2018
Here’s what will get you fired from the Washington Redskins: honesty, Post columnist Sally Jenkins writes.— Post Sports (@PostSports) December 27, 2018
Here's what won't: Backstabbing, gaslighting and breaking promises. https://t.co/4XsV304EFo
It's like that Dominos Pizza commercial where they apologize for sucking and promote the new recipe, but then after seven months they just start serving the old pizza again.— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) December 27, 2018
Lafemina's tenure in Washington: 224 days. https://t.co/Pns7mweZcV— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) December 26, 2018
Here ya'll go. The phone number for the Redskins Executive Offices. Call and voice your displeasure with Bruce Allen and the team! Leave messages! Lots of them!— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) December 26, 2018
The firings and resignations speaks to the circus like atmosphere at Redskins park. It has no measurable impact on the football on-field product. The furor over this gets you what? We knew of the dysfunction decades ago.— Chick Hernandez (@MrChickSports) 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
The Skins firing Lafemina—it’s like the emperor getting an adviser who will tell him he has no clothes and the emperor deciding he’d rather continue to walk around naked.— Eric Fingerhut (@ericfingerhut) December 26, 2018
Working for #Redskins you must adapt to culture, even if in a leadership role; and build and navigate secure alliances. It’s Survivor.— Gary Fitzgerald (@GaryRFitzgerald) December 26, 2018
Sounds like the Mean Girls pic.twitter.com/MJg0gcsAbf— Matt Palmer (@mattpalmer1978) December 27, 2018
This is the Marty Shottenheimer firing all over again, but with another decade and a half plus of evidence that this ownership cannot handle dealing with professionals who want to do things the right, proven way. https://t.co/8BTkar0IyI— Chris Kinard (@ChrisKinard) December 26, 2018
This is the type of shake up that should unquestionably be addressed publicly by Bruce Allen (and Dan Snyder). It just shouldn't be an option for Allen to not explain how this all fell apart in a handful of months.— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) 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
The Redskins firing all of these executives is like putting new toilets in on the Titanic. It’s still going down and there’s still !— Chick Hernandez (@MrChickSports) December 26, 2018
If you a Redskins fan why would you think this team can ever get right? You believed in a GM and that blew up in your face. You believed in these business people who were doing a lot of good and they didnt last a year. Bruce Allen wins all power struggles.— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) December 26, 2018
Big difference between McCloughan and Lafemina: McCloughan had a damaged reputation when he arrived. Lafemina was a smart hire at the peak of his game. Was always stunned he agreed to the gig.— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) December 26, 2018
I’m guessing there won’t be any “anonymous sources” suggesting to the newspapers that Lafemina was fired for playing video games at his desk while he was supposed to be working.
This is a complete disaster for the Redskins. They brought a group of people in to fix their image and help relate better to fans. Fans liked this group. Sounds like Bruce Allen won out. Again. https://t.co/xuJueE1j4O— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) December 26, 2018
Wonder if we're back to announcing sellouts?— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) December 26, 2018
#Redskins finally brought in competent, reputable, untainted outside help to repair their reputation. Gave 'em a few months. Didn't get it. Fired 'em. They like their insulated bubble of chronic failure. Worst organization in North American pro sports.— Burgundy Blog (@BurgundyBlog) December 26, 2018
Well they gave em a solid three or four months to try to turn around 20 years of decay anyhow https://t.co/OMMLcnm6Og— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) December 26, 2018
#Redskins Josh Norman on #Titans Taylor Lewan— NBC4 Sports (@NBC4Sports) December 26, 2018
-"Maximum disrespect, ultimate disrespect"
-Said he should've worried about blocking "We got young tackles & young ends... they ran through your face"
-Equated it to someone taking a "big, fat dump on your porch"#HTTR #TitanUp pic.twitter.com/FUtshvpHAb
"It's a blessing that I'm back in Arizona." pic.twitter.com/Lru4xvZfjI— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) December 27, 2018
John Allen’s timing wasn’t good. Wrong day for getting a message out in Ashburn — well, I mean, except the one that confirms just exactly who is in charge.
D.J. Swearinger and Josh Norman would be the lead item in 31 NFL markets today. They are jockeying for second and third place right now in DC.— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) December 26, 2018
More importantly. You can hear ping pong in the background. https://t.co/nG3NbscMjY— Paul Conner (@P_ConnerJr) December 26, 2018
Starting to reach that time in the NFL where coaches’ agents change their names to ‘league sources.’— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) December 27, 2018
Eli Manning: “I think you know when it’s done or when your body can’t do it, or you can’t stay healthy or you can’t make the throws. So, I still feel strong. I think I can still play and still make the throws and run an offense and win football games.” https://t.co/gWWc5o6UWN— Bob Glauber (@BobGlauber) December 27, 2018