Allen agreed to chat with reporters on Thursday but dodged questions when the subject turned to the frustrations of a second losing season to start his tenure.
“Well, we’re going to play the Giants and looking forward to it,” Allen said.
“I can talk about that stuff at a later date,” he said. “But Richie Petitbon had a special day today and the team is getting ready for the Giants.”
Asked about the possibility of a third consecutive last-place finish, he evaded again.
“We play the Giants, so maybe after the season ask me about that,” Allen said.
And with that the interview ended and Allen hurried inside team headquarters.
Allen often defers questions about the team to coach Mike Shanahan, who has control over personnel decisions.
Last week Allen declined a request for an interview regarding Trent Williams’ and Fred Davis’ drug suspensions.
Petitibon was a four-time Pro Bowl safety who formed part of George Allen’s “Over the Hill Gang” from 1971 to 1972.
He later gained notoriety for his role as defensive coordinator during the glory years under Joe Gibbs from 1981 to 1992, a stretch that featured three Super Bowl victories.