Who will get the New Washington Redskins head coaching Job in the off season? They are interviewing more candidates to fill their coaching vacancy after the team that fired their head coach. They have been looking into Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, Dallas Cowboys special teams coach Rich Bisaccia and New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell.
They are also looking to speak with Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden and defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, Vanderbilt’s James Franklin and San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. With all those interviews the front runner has to be Gruden.
True, his Bengals offense came up short against the Chargers, and there are obvious questions about just how far quarterback Andy Dalton advanced under Gruden. On the other hand, Dalton improved in many facets of his game, and the offense as a whole this season was good (10th in the NFL in total offense).
He also has connections with Redskins GM Bruce Allen. Gruden was an assistant under his brother Jon when Allen was general manager of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That may give him the edge.
“I continue to believe Jay Gruden will wind up being head coach of Redskins,” tweeted NFL.com’s Jeff Darlington on Monday. “And yes, I’m aware of the Bengals’ issues on offense last night.”
Defense is very important and Dan Snyder and crew are going to get it done! rest assure.
Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss the Washington Post’s report that Redskins QB Robert Griffin III bragged to teammates that he could procure favors from the owner and influence the franchise’s direction.