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Head trainer Ryan Vermillion under FBI investigation - unrelated to anything with team.


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1 minute ago, turtle28 said:

We had an assistant trainer, he could’ve just been given the job as the acting head trainer, of course that guy is now on administrative leave as well bc perhaps they want to find out what he knows as well.

You know the problem this whole thing brings to the forefront is the buddy buddy hiring practices in the nfl and particularly of Rivera.  He got rid of pretty much every outside voice of consequence and then brought in a whole heap of his besties.  That works out good if everyone is on the up and up.  But when you have a problem like this it backfires.  Clearly the assistant trainer is buddies with the trainer who is buddies with Rivera and so basically you have no divergent voices or opinions or someone to turn to if something goes wrong. 

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5 minutes ago, MikeT14 said:

Isn't what's his name already here? Sounds like we kinda did have a backup plan?

Bubba is helping out.  Bubba is a redskins legend.  I don't want to come off disrespectful but he is 80 years old...

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5 minutes ago, offbyone said:

You know the problem this whole thing brings to the forefront is the buddy buddy hiring practices in the nfl and particularly of Rivera.  He got rid of pretty much every outside voice of consequence and then brought in a whole heap of his besties.  That works out good if everyone is on the up and up.  But when you have a problem like this it backfires.  Clearly the assistant trainer is buddies with the trainer who is buddies with Rivera and so basically you have no divergent voices or opinions or someone to turn to if something goes wrong. 

It’s definitely a league wide thing. Bruce & Shanahan did the same things. Marty & Gibbs did also. It’s not exclusive to Rivera. A decade ago we had jokes when someone was hired, how were they linked to Tampa bc Brice was there, just as we do today with Rivera & Carolina.

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7 hours ago, offbyone said:

I don't think a team should normally do this.  But this was not a normal situation.  Rivera learned R.V. was under investigation this summer.  At this point, you need to put the team first, above his friendship.  The smart thing would have been to put Vermillion on some kind of administrative leave and find an alternate trainer or at least a temporary one. 

I really don't understand how Rivera did not take this seriously when WFT was undergoing some major other investigations this summer.  That being the case, someone with good judgment would have treated this very seriously.  Rivera chose not to do anything.  Much like he watches blown coverages from the same players week after week, and does nothing.

This is the take.  

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On 10/13/2021 at 11:44 PM, naptownskinsfan said:

I think you got the wrong thread. 

To be fair, there are so many threads with **** going wrong around this team, it's hard to keep them straight at times.

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