'89 Redskins taking over NFC

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With former quarterback Doug Williams promoted to coordinator of pro scouting in Tampa Bay, that makes four of Washington’s 15 NFC rivals with members of the 1989 Redskins organization high in their front offfice power structure.

Cornerback Martin Mayhew took over as Detroit’s general manager in December in the wake of the ouster of Matt Millen, a 1991 Redskins linebacker.

Billy Devaney, a Redskins scout in 1989, was named St. Louis’ general manager last month.

And Marty Hurney, a former Times’ Redskins beat writer who worked in the team’s public relations department in 1989, has been Carolina’s GM for seven years.

Also, Russ Grimm, a guard on the 1989 Skins, is assistant head coach for NFC champion Arizona, and former Redskins safety Mark Murphy is Green Bay’s team president.

Funny that none of these well-respected men work for Dan Snyder, isn’t it? The only link to those glory days in Washington is offensive line coach Joe Bugel.

- David Elfin

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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