Morocco Brown Moves On

Posted by: hail2skins on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Morocco Brown is leaving the Redskins to become the VP of Player Personnel for the Cleveland Browns and a lot of Redskins fans are wondering why.  Brown’s responsibilities included scouting free agents and Redskins opponents.

There are a lot of fans who believe the Redskins did well in signing free agents this offseason.  So again, why would you let him walk.  Why is a guy, who was praised by GM Bruce Allen, allowed to just leave?  Why didn’t the Redskins elevate him.  Below are Bruce Allen’s comments after the firing of Mike Shanahan:

“I see some people who have to be given an opportunity to succeed,” he said. “I think Scott Campbell running a college draft will be as capable as any personnel director in the NFL. I know what Morocco brown can do in free agency. I’ve seen the grades of the player he’s given in free agency. To blame them, I think, would be unfair to not give them an opportunity to succeed.”  Source

I would sure like to hear the justification for letting Morocco Brown walk after making statements like the above about him.  Granted, Brown had interviewed for several GM positions and wasn’t offered any.  We mus also take into account that he has been here since 2008 and he doesn’t really have anything to support why he should be retained.  There is however, the comments made by our current GM Bruce Allen and the work that was done this offseason in signing free agents.

The question now is who will replace him?  Recently hired Doug Williams, maybe A.J. Smith who has been working part time with the team?

In my opinion the Redskins need to find a young, very good talent evaluator and provide him with room to grow.  If what Bruce Allen said about Brown is true, then we just let one get away.


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Topics: 2014 Offseason

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