Bruce Allen’s State Of The Fail Address
January 09, 2009 at 12:33pm by Scott • 5 Comments »
Stuff is coming out slowly about what Bruce Allen had to say about the state of the franchise this morning. A media contact I know that was there told me the following:
- The Glazers encourage Bruce to spend to the cap limit. He didn’t this year because no one was available that would have been worth spending money on. He said if the trade deadline was later, he would have traded for someone, but he didn’t say if it was anyone specific or if he was just making a general statement.
- He said blaming Monte Kiffin‘s announcement for the collapse of the defense would be “shallow”.
- He took personal responsibility for drafting Dexter Jackson. Of course, it is his responsibility, but his having to accept it means that he agrees that Jackson was not worth a second round pick. It’s rare to hear something like that from a GM after one year.
- It was always the plan to “redshirt” Dre Moore.
He said those were the best bits and then had to go, so I don’t have any more yet. Someone is bound to have asked about Jeff Garcia, but I imagine Allen was non-committal about him either way. I’ll update this when I hear more.