..Here’s the bottom-line. Allen has represented the Redskins in a putrid manner. He was brought to Washington to restore the glory and tradition of a once-proud franchise. Instead, he’s made the burgundy and gold more of a joke. ...Most of the good things that Allen has done has been beneficial to the Redskins bringing in more revenue or saving money. Not because it was the right thing to do or the thing that made the most sense. Allen was also supposed to clean up the stench that he inherited. Instead he’s only made it worse. Allen was supposed to improve the image of Dan Snyder. Instead, all he’s managed to do is make himself the piñata many angry fans choose to attack. ...Mike Shanahan reportedly had final say over football operations, but nobody has full control of everything at Redskins Park. Shanahan had a good amount of say. He didn't have full control. Pressure and politics are an enormous dynamic at 21300 Redskin Park Drive. When Shanahan was released, Allen took over and began re-shaping the roster again which led to a short-term disaster on the field but bared fruit with some draft picks. The Redskins organization was able to draft valuable pieces like Morgan Moses, Bashaud Breeland, Spencer Long and others. However, they were (4-12) in Jay Gruden's first year but more importantly were a complete disaster as an organization. Then, the McCloughan era took shape (after an embarassing press conference) and the Redskins rebounded in 2015 when finally, Allen and Dan Snyder were convinced that the Griffin era was dead. The move to Kirk Cousins was a rare breakaway where the football people won over the power people. The move worked better than anybody could have imagined and then Allen completely screwed up the Cousins negotiation to a point where two plus years later, the situation is widely viewed a complete joke by many in the NFL industry. You don’t need the details to know how badly the Redskins screwed this situation up from start to finish and A to Z. You already know that. That is an indisputable fact. The Redskins wound up paying (for now) $ 44 million in fully guaranteed funds for two years of Cousins instead of paying between $35-40 million in fully guaranteed dollars for five years of stability at quarterback. Now, they are faced with either starting over and having very little to show for their financial investment OR they can pay another $ 34+million dollars to continue this ridiculous charade again. Very smart, Bruce. Very smart. The worst part? This isn’t revisionist history. As you may recall, I was a proponent of the transition tag which would have locked Cousins in on a four or five-year deal at a more expensive price than the Redskins wanted to pay but at a fair market-value rate for the quarterback position, even with a short period of proven performance. Instead the Redskins insulted Cousins, gambled and lost badly. They didn’t win enough on the field, they lost badly off the field and now they are in a lose-lose-lose situation. For a team that stresses “Winning off the Field’ – they have done plenty of losing in that regard too. Win or lose on the field the rest of the way, Bruce Allen doesn’t deserve the opportunity to keep driving the car off the road. Once is enough, six times is plenty. I’m done and the Redskins should be as well.