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Louis Riddick cut his teeth as an executive

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Redskins in 2001 after his playing career was over. He served as a pro scout from 2001-2004 before being promoted to Director of Pro Personnel Sammy Baugh Jersey , a position he held with the team from 2005-2007. Riddick then returned back home as an executive for the Philadelphia Eagles in various roles from 2008-2013. He currently serves as an on-air personality for ESPN, where he uses his expertise to opine on the NFL and NFL Draft prospects. I had the chance to talk with a friend this week, and he told me how glad the network was to have Riddick, but went into a bit more detail on his football acumen and how solid he was on some early season predictions…that have come true.There was some talk about him returning to the NFL again as a general manager, and I got the impression from my source that he would be open to doing so if the right opportunity presented itself. Everyone who even remotely follows the Redskins knows that the team is in dire need of a true general manager with an eye for talent. Riddick certainly qualifies in that aspect, and his familiarity with the team may be something that could lead him back. The question is: is this the right opportunity for him?Most importantly, is getting rid of Bruce Allen. This HAS to be atop the list of things to do when the season ends (or sooner). If Allen is finally relieved of his duties, there are some good internal candidates to take over as team president. Doug Williams Earnest Byner Jersey , Brian Lafemina and Eric Schaffer would be three names who could be considered as team president. With Riddick taking over GM duties, a promotion could be in store for Kyle Smith or Alex Santos to move up the ladder as well. Good news, you’re starting. Bad news, we mean the fourth preseason game.Starting in the final exhibition isn’t a good indicator for any player’s immediate future, as teams protect the guys they plan on playing big roles during the real season. But even though Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins will be out there tonight, the team remains encouraged about the progress he’s made during his rookie training camp.“He’s a young player, obviously, just learning the system for the first time Dustin Hopkins Jersey ,” coach Jay Gruden said of Haskins, via Les Carpenter of the . “As far as Dwayne is concerned, you just have got to continue to work and get these reps — mental reps, physical reps and just continue to build on his performance day after day.”Washington went with Case Keenum as their starter, choosing experience over potential (and possibly not sacrificing Haskins to a makeshift line while they play chicken with Trent Williams). And even though the quarterback competition has been lower-key than most (never rising to the level of a controversy), Haskins has handled the attention well.“He’s such an even-keel guy and I think that’s going to bode well for him in his career, being steady, never too high Tress Way Jersey , never being too low,” offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell said. “Sometimes you want to push him to show some emotion. [You want him] to show some of those young guys in the huddle with him that it’s okay for you to lead that group. It’s okay for you to lead by example.”His game performances have had highs and lows, but they’re generally pleased with where he is. Which is why tonight, he’s going to be given a chance to make a low-pressure start, before he settles in to watching for a bit.