“We’re winning off the field, but we’ve got to start winning on the field."
Fairly benign words, especially for the general manager of a professional sports franchise.
Nothing about the Washington Redskins is benign, however.
These words came from general manager Bruce Allen as he held his season-ending press conference on Wednesday.
The Redskins finished 4-12 after a year of intense criticism for their continuing use of an offensive nickname and logo.
As one would expect, the Internet responded in kind to Allen's presser (full recap here).
Didn't tweet during Allen presser, trying to concentrate. But here's bottom line - he sidestepped any real answers and wants the team to win— Rick Snider (@Snide_Remarks) December 31, 2014
If you count that press conference, Redskins are 4-13 for the season.— Neil Greenberg (@ngreenberg) December 31, 2014
I do not understand how anyone who just watched that take place can feel comfortable with the future of this organization.— Zac Boyer (@ZacBoyer) December 31, 2014
- Mike Fiammetta