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Morocco Brown

May 19, 2008, 9:13 PM EDT

According to the Washington Post, the Washington Redskins have hired Morocco Brown to be their director of pro personnel.

I haven’t posted much of anything about the moves in the Redskins’ front office lately. It’s important stuff, but I just wasn’t sure about what the departure of Louis Riddick from the job that Brown will be taking meant to the future of the franchise.

And I’m not sure what the arrival of Brown means, either. He comes from the Bears where he was the assistant director of pro personnel.

The director of pro personnel is responsible for evaluating talent on other NFL teams as well as judging the value of the players currently on the team.

From what I can gather, Brown is fairly well regarded, a rising star in the business. He has ties to the Redskins; he was a scout in the late 90′s.

  1. shalom - May 20, 2008 at 12:46 AM

    where are the snyderrato haters on this one ?

    for good or bad, this is a professional move, not some kind of shot from the hip

  2. shalom - May 20, 2008 at 12:46 AM

    where are the snyderrato haters on this one ?

    for good or bad, this is a professional move, not some kind of shot from the hip

  3. Rich Tandler - May 20, 2008 at 7:42 AM

    Of course, Brown will be just another Snyder puppet!

    There, I beat them to it!

  4. Rich Tandler - May 20, 2008 at 7:42 AM

    Of course, Brown will be just another Snyder puppet!

    There, I beat them to it!

  5. Meatsnack - May 20, 2008 at 1:11 PM

    Brown seems to be well regarded and his old boss, Bobby DePaul, has ties to the Redskins as well, so our intel is likely decent on the guy. DePaul, as an aside, was on my short list as a Redskins GM along with Ravens Asst. GM Eric DeCosta. I really like this move as far as it goes.

    However, scouting and personnel evaluation has long been the Achille’s Heel of our team. Not replacing the scout hole now that Campbell has moved up is short-sighted. It is, IMAO, exactly the wrong aproach. Since there is no cap on scouts and personnel men, why not triple the normal number of scouts and pay higher wages to ensure the best scouts want to work for the Redskins? Instead, we have fewer, generally lower paid, scouts than an average NFL team. Why don’t we draft as well as the elite teams? I wonder…

    Why does a guy like Snyder, who seems to enjoy overspending on everything, short the team in such a critical area?

    Does that satisfy the Snyderratto bashing quota? ;)

  6. Meatsnack - May 20, 2008 at 1:11 PM

    Brown seems to be well regarded and his old boss, Bobby DePaul, has ties to the Redskins as well, so our intel is likely decent on the guy. DePaul, as an aside, was on my short list as a Redskins GM along with Ravens Asst. GM Eric DeCosta. I really like this move as far as it goes.

    However, scouting and personnel evaluation has long been the Achille’s Heel of our team. Not replacing the scout hole now that Campbell has moved up is short-sighted. It is, IMAO, exactly the wrong aproach. Since there is no cap on scouts and personnel men, why not triple the normal number of scouts and pay higher wages to ensure the best scouts want to work for the Redskins? Instead, we have fewer, generally lower paid, scouts than an average NFL team. Why don’t we draft as well as the elite teams? I wonder…

    Why does a guy like Snyder, who seems to enjoy overspending on everything, short the team in such a critical area?

    Does that satisfy the Snyderratto bashing quota? ;)

  7. Boss Hog - May 20, 2008 at 9:33 PM

    No one is harder on the Skins’ front office than Jason La Canfora at the Post — and he seems to love this move. Not that that’s a guarantee of anything, but it seems to me if there were anything conspicuously shaky about it, he’d be all over Snyderrato…

  8. Boss Hog - May 20, 2008 at 9:33 PM

    No one is harder on the Skins’ front office than Jason La Canfora at the Post — and he seems to love this move. Not that that’s a guarantee of anything, but it seems to me if there were anything conspicuously shaky about it, he’d be all over Snyderrato…

  9. Rich Tandler - May 21, 2008 at 6:29 AM

    Good points, meatsnack.

    It’s my guess that Snyder would rather spend his money on,say, coordinators making more than a lot of head coaches, thinking that it will give him a more immediate return on his money.

    Scouts take too long to pay off.

    With Sherman and Blache making less combined that either Williams or Saunders did last year, he might have a few more bucks to throw at the scouting department.

  10. Rich Tandler - May 21, 2008 at 6:29 AM

    Good points, meatsnack.

    It’s my guess that Snyder would rather spend his money on,say, coordinators making more than a lot of head coaches, thinking that it will give him a more immediate return on his money.

    Scouts take too long to pay off.

    With Sherman and Blache making less combined that either Williams or Saunders did last year, he might have a few more bucks to throw at the scouting department.

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