Time to Give Bruce Allen Credit for Washington Redskins’ Turnaround

December 22, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Sometimes perception isn't reality. Just ask Bruce Allen, team president of the Washington Redskins. One season after being stripped of his general manager duties, Allen is looking on as the Redskins experience a revival.
The Burgundy and Gold sit atop the NFC East standings at 7-7, already three games better than 2014's 4-12 mark and with a great chance of landing a division crown and a playoff berth.
The plaudits are going to Allen's successor, Scot McCloughan. But in reality, Washington's turnaround is being driven by players Allen drafted and signed.
You only need to look at some of the key performers in Week 15's 35-25 win over the Buffalo Bills for proof.
Allen's two biggest free-agency imports of 2014 dominated the Bills on both sides of the ball. Defensively, Jason Hatcher was in rampaging form, admittedly something of a rarity since he swapped a Dallas star for Redskins Park.
The 33-year-old was in on three tackles, two for a loss. He also registered a...

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