It's the best thing that could happen to local area fans that listen to ESPN 980.Who exactly is Chris Russell and is this a bad thing?
Russell I think got tripped up by making himself part of the news story. He boasted in air he would quit if the team made this move and he left himself little wiggle room.
I do think in broader strokes his time was coming to an end here and this was a convenient release valve.
Russell didn't like anything the Redskins did. If they signed free agents to big dollars he was critical. If the team made value signings he said these players weren't good enough to make a real difference. And he was always down on the draft picks. A few weeks ago he said the team needed to acquire another TE because Reed was a guy with chronic injury problems and couldn't be counted on.
He knows that after ONE season?
The one area he defended was the OL which was amusing considering everyone from Trevor Matich to Doc Walker to ESPN 980 to Dan Graziano made OL a priority upgrade.