RUSSELL: 7 ways to fix the Redskins

7 ways to fix the Redskins
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There are so many ways to improve the Washington Redskins and they need a list about a mile long. For brevity, I've narrowed it down to a touchdown and extra point's worth of "ways to fix the Redskins!"

1 – Fire Bruce Allen: No hashtags needed. Just a smart, common sense, simple move that should have been done five years ago. Bruce Allen is not a football man. He's a businessman who masquerades as a politician, one who moonlights as President of Football Operations for a once proud franchise.

It's not working. It hasn't come close to working. Injuries are not the only problem. It is the lack of communication, leadership and common sense that leads to constant nightmarish problems that the Redskins have to clean up.

Recent examples include: 

A. Claiming Reuben Foster two days after he was arrested for domestic violence and cut immediately by the San Francisco 49ers. The team issued an apparent, misleading statement explaining that they received the blessing of several Redskins players that knew Foster from Alabama. The next day, Jonathan Allen and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix both said they were not consulted in any way. Others refused to speak about the issue. 
B. Asking Doug Williams to be the voice of the front office because fans and media will take kindly to a Redskins legend, while also parading him around as a show pony. Everyone knows that he's not fully in charge of personnel in the truest sense of the title.
C. Players such as Chris Thompson, Josh Norman and D.J. Swearinger blasted fans at various times for not coming to FedEx Field because they are fed up. Mason Foster and