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Washington Redskins Hire Jay Gruden as New Head Coach

January 9th, 2014 at 10:21 AM
By Zach Powell

After casting a wide net in their search for a new head coach, the Washington Redskins have finally settled on a candidate.  The team will hire current Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, according to multiple reports.

Gruden was at least one of six known candidates to have a face-to-face interview with the Redskins.  The team began their search by interviewing Darrell Bevell, current offensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks, who was a popular choice among fans. They also met with Jim Caldwell of the Baltimore Ravens, Sean McDermott of the Carolina Panthers, Perry Fewell of the New York Giants, and special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia of the Dallas Cowboys.

Jay isn't a stranger to many in the Redskins organization.  He worked as an offensive assistant with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers under general manager Bruce Allen, who now serves in the same role with the Redskins. Gruden also has ties with current Redskins tight ends coach Sean McVey and defensive assistant Raheem Morris, both are rumored to remain with the team in offensive and defensive coordinator positions, respectively.

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Washington Redskins Interview New York Giants Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell

January 6th, 2014 at 8:48 PM
By Zach Powell

With Mike Shanahan now entirely out of the picture, the search for the next Washington Redskins head coach is heating up. New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell interviewed with team officials on Monday.

The jury is still out on Fewell's plight as an NFL coach. He led the Giant's defense to varying levels of success, finishing with the seventh-ranked defense in 2010, but saw a significant drop the following season to the 27th-ranked defense, despite the Giants winning Super Bowl XLVI.  He continued his roller-coaster run by finishing 31st and eighth the following two years respectively.  Despite a high finish last season, odds are against him to duplicate that with a new team in 2014 according to the line at Sports Betting Dime.

"Redskins confirm Giants DC Perry Fewell interviewed with team officials for head coach position earlier today," the team posted on their official Twitter account Monday.

Fewell met with general manager Bruce Allen, director of player personnel Morocco Brown and director of pro personnel Scott Campbell in Ashburn, Virginia.  While he hasn't spent time as a full-time head coach, Fewell was called upon to take over the Buffalo Bills on an interim basis back in 2009 after the team fired Dick Jauron.  He led the team to a 3-4 record but it wasn't enough for the team to remove the interim tag.

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Chris Cooley: “Mike Shanahan Didn’t Like Robert Griffin III”

December 31st, 2013 at 7:04 PM
By Zach Powell

We may never find out how the relationship between former Washington Redskins' head coach Mike Shanahan and star quarterback Robert Griffin III went awry.  Former Redskins' tight-end turned-analyst Chris Cooley doesn't deny a major rift between the two.

Cooley talked Monday to ESPN 980 about the fractured relationship:

"He has a hard time understanding what Mike didn’t like about him,” Cooley said of Griffin. “There was a problem with their relationship, but there was also this idea that Mike didn’t like Robert. And that idea wasn’t just among Robert; there were a lot of people that saw that Mike had a problem with Robert. And Mike never talked to Robert about that problem. So you’re a young guy; all you want to know is what people think of you, what people really want, what they expect, how they feel about you. And Robert throughout the entire year was under the impression that his head coach really didn’t like him."

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Washington Redskins Will Interview Seattle Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell

December 31st, 2013 at 12:04 PM
By Zach Powell

The Washington Redskins and general manager Bruce Allen won't waste time looking for a replacement for Mike Shanahan, who was released yesterday.  

Team sources have reported that the Redskins' have asked for permission to interview for current Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell to become the team's next coach.

Bevell, 43, began his coaching career as an offensive assistant with the Green Bay Packers in 2000, and was later promoted to quarterback's coach in '03 to work with Brett Favre.  Brad Childress, Bevell's boss in Green Bay, was named head coach of the Minnesota Vikings in 2006, and brought Bevell with him to run the offense.  Bevell was reunited with Brett Favre for a season, helping the legendary quarterback to throw for 4,202 yards, 33 touchdowns and a 107.2 quarterback rating.

After being let go by the Vikings, the Seattle Seahawks hired Bevell to serve under head coach Pete Carroll.  Bevell's attack in Seattle has been centered around the running game, with Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson leading the pack, the Seahawks have finished in the top four in rushing hards in each of the last two seasons.  

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Washington Redskins’ Santana Moss Speaks Out on Poor Officiating

December 5th, 2013 at 11:25 AM
By Zach Powell

Washington Redskins' receiver Santana Moss has never been one to hold back his opinion on any given subject.  His "outburst," if you can call it that, cost the Redskins a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty against the New York Giants on Sunday night.

'Santana Moss' photo (c) 2006, Keith Allison - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

The Redskins' were clinging to a 17-14 lead early in the third quarter when Moss drew a flag for holding, which negated a 13-yard catch-and-run by TE Logan Paulsen.  Moss immediately challenged the play, telling the referee it was a "B.S. call," which prompted an immediate second flag for unsportsmanlike conduct. Washington moved back another five yards after a false start from veteran linebacker Nick Barnett and the team was forced to punt.

“We’ve been going through this all year where they haven’t given us the call when we deserve it or they call us for holding when it’s crap,” Moss said. “We’ve been going through it. I have to learn how to handle myself in that situation better, but when you’re in the heat of the moment stuff like that happens.”

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