"You hear quietly, quietly – I just want to point out, not from any medical people – that they are concerned in the building that this is going to take longer than they originally thought: 6-8 months," Russell said Tuesday.
The Redskins have failed to create their own injury luck, Russell said.
"Sometimes you have to create luck," he said. "We're all unlucky to some degree. But you have to create luck, and the Redskins I think, by their unmitigated gall sometimes with decision-making and thought process, and not having backup quarterbacks, and not having quarterbacks on the practice squad, and letting Kirk go and not dealing with Kirk go when he was first exploding. All of that, I think, is coming back to roost."
Asked if he thinks fans should expected a firing somewhere along the coaching staff, Russell said, "No. I don't think so."
"I have been told, and I have been told this all along since I think I reported this with you guys back in March, that Bruce is very much in trouble," Russell said.
"And I have heard the same thing repeatedly, over and over and over again," Russell continued. "From not only my source but others, indicating that this is very much a reality, that Dan is fed up, frustrated... and for good reason. And Bruce and his way of handling the Doug Williams situation, putting Doug in charge when Doug shouldn't be a corporate spokesman for the front office, all of that.
"I could see Bruce – I don't think it'll happen right this week – I could see Bruce soon getting removed from president of football operations. But I don't think Jay Gruden gets fired or Manusky."