Washington names ex-Buc Doug Williams senior VP of player personnel

  • Washington names ex-Buc Doug Williams senior VP of player personnel

Washington names ex-Buc Doug Williams senior VP of player personnel

Senior vice president of player personnel isn't a small, lightweight title, but it still immediately screamed, "This is where the buck stops, and where it doesn't". He's running the show, but Williams made it very clear he's not the general manager.

In 2005, Williams and Shack Harris established The Shack Harris & Doug Williams Foundation with the function of providing grants for after-school initiatives, leadership development, mentoring programs and minority higher education assistance for economically disadvantaged youth. He served as a personnel executive with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while Allen was the Buccaneers' general manager from 2004 to 2008. "It didn't work out". When we did the draft board this year, we met for two-and-a-half weeks, and we had a good discussion and put it together as a team. Williams, as good a soldier as the franchise has ever employed, will lord over a reshuffled personnel staff, with Allen likely to retain the power in the organization.

As a player, Williams played 12 seasons in the National Football League between Washington and Tampa Bay.

As far as taking the position, Williams said, "This is like coming back home to me".

On nearly any other NFL franchise, the hiring of an iconic figure in the team's (and league's, and sports') history to a position of power would get the fans to start making Super Bowl parade plans. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported last month that Williams, who has been in the front office since 2014, would likely be promoted.

But Allen, along with Campbell and Santos and Schaffer assumed additional responsibilities beginning at the NFL Scouting Combine, and in those expanded roles, they impressed Allen, and inspired Williams to present his plan for a new direction of the front office.

"I know a lot was said about whose board is this or that". "That board was not set".

"You want somebody who has unquestionable character, great leadership skills, a presence and a great teammate to everyone around them", Allen said. Redskins PR had Williams conduct group and one-on-one interviews about the new gig in front of his own picture on Washington's history wall.

Williams played his first five seasons with the Buccaneers. It's just not based on anything publicly tangible. If the talent provided by Williams and coached by Gruden consistently earn playoff appearances (and playoff wins), then Williams' title will make absolutely no difference.

"He's worked very hard", Gruden said. "He had about 11 catches", head coach Jay Gruden said only half-jokingly.

Repeatedly, Schaffer said how much the team wants Cousins and values him as their quarterback. Williams' point: This was a move for stability.