Despite being fired in March, former general manager Scot McCloughan is beloved by Washington Redskins fans. The entire process of his dismal is perplexing to many, and quickly turned the intelligent fan base into a whirlwind. As “In Scot We Trust” had seemingly been going strong, the confusion of his departure turned into anger and frustration with the Redskins front office. So while the team has moved on with an impressive off-season, one that may have been spearheaded by the seeds planted by McCloughan depending on who you talk to, those fans are still clamoring for news and well-being updates from their beloved former general manger.
On Tuesday night, they got their wish as McCloughan’s wife, Jessica, and son announced he had joined Twitter. On his first day in Twitterverse, McCloughan introduced himself with a bang taking a Q&A session with fans. During the exchanges he expressed his love for the Redskins.
I miss Redskins nation…the fans, coaches, players, trainers and the owner. Stay positive, they will compete.
— Scot Mccloughan (@MccloughanScot) August 9, 2017
If you’re over-analyzing, notice McCloughan doesn’t mention the front office.
He continued fielding questions about players he drafted and those who were on his reported draft board, that ended up on the roster.
Here is a summary of the exchange:
- McCloughan says he had Redskins’ wide receiver Terrelle Pryor as his No. 1 free agent.
- He claims the Redskins followed his draft board and free agency board to a “T”
- He had first-round pick Jonathan Allen in his top-5 on his draft board.
- He believes Kirk Cousins is a top-10 quarterback.
- He still believes in running back Matt Jones
- He believes Fabian Moreau will be a starter “sooner than later” as well as Kendall Fuller be great at cornerback.
Read each question here:
Q: Can Swearinger solve free safety woes the Skins have had for years?
Q: Do you expect Su’a Cravens to make a big jump year 2?
McCloughan: Oh ya playing safety.
Q: Do you project Fabian Moreau to be a good starting CB?
McCloughan: He can be a starter down the line sooner than later.
Q: What’s your thoughts on Ryan Anderson?
McCloughan: Good football player.
Q: Who is your proudest signing/draft pick during your time with Skins? And favorite pick other than Allen this year by Skins?
McCloughan: [Scherff], Crowder, Kyshoen Jarrett and Matt Jones is going to be a stud. Ryan Anderson this year.
Q: Jarrett is the unspoken gem that could have been!!!!
McCloughan: No doubt.
Q: You still believe in Matt? Seems like Skins have given up on him.
McCloughan: I believe in Matt big time.
Q: What? Cmon Scot. He single-handedly cost us the game against Detroit.
McCloughan: There is 60 min in a game.
Q: What do you see in Matt Jones?
McCloughan: Big body, good feet, good hands, speed and instinct.
Q: Thoughts on Terrelle Pryor?
McCloughan: I had him placed as #1 FA.
Q: Is Kirk a top 10 qb?
Q: Where did you rank [Jonathan] Allen on your draft board?
McCloughan: Top 5.
Q: How difficult was it passing up [Leonard Williams at No. 5] in the 2015 draft?
McCloughan: Tough but I made the right decision.
Q: Will Nate [Sudfeld] be a future starter?
Q: Any thoughts on Zach Brown?
McCloughan: I like him.
Q: Thoughts on Fuller going forward? Impact of drafting Moreau on him minimal?
McCloughan: Both young players that will be damn good at a position that’s hard to find.
Q: Can you see Jonathan Allen winning Defensive Rookie of the yr???
McCloughan: There is a chance.
Q: How closely did the team follow your draft/FA board this offseason?
McCloughan: To a T except for one pick.
Q: What player on the skins that gets talked about the least do you think will have major impact this year?
McCloughan: Spencer Long.
Q: If the skins lineup you created this year is half the one you created in Seattle we should win playoff games this year!
McCloughan: Correct but schedule is tough.
Q: Would you come back?
McCloughan: Yes if the situation was right.