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LOVERRO: Will Redskins rue Morocco Brown as another one who got away?
Question of the Day
Brown is an unknown, but it is curious that a guy who was tied to the failure as Redskins Park over the past six seasons can come away from that with a reputation as a smart and respected talented evaluator. That’s a trick Houdini would be envious of.
Brown got his start as a Redskins intern in 1999 and worked as an assistant scout in 2000 before taking a job with the Chicago Bears as assistant director of pro personnel from 2001 to 2007. He came back in 2008, but interviewed for other jobs while he was with the Redskins — the Arizona Cardinals general manager job in 2013 and the Tampa GM job in January.
People forget, but when Bruce Allen got the fake GM job in 2009, Brown — hired the year before as director of player personnel — interviewed for that same job. He was passed over in favor of Allen, but it was a decision he could live with when he saw — if we are to believe the post-Shanahan era stories — that it was Shanahan who called the personnel shots, and the GM was just in charge of homecoming.
Now Brown — hopefully not held back by the presence of Kyle Shanahan as offensive coordinator in Cleveland — can show his talent unshackled. And if he somehow winds up on the White House lawn someday being honored, it will go down in history as the greatest escape in history — even better than Andy Dufresne on a Mexican beach.
• Thom Loverro is co-host of “The Sports Fix,” noon to 2 p.m. daily on ESPN 980 radio and espn980.com
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