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.
Washington has interviewed several candidates, including, Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, Dallas Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, Carolina Panthers defensive guru Sean McDermott and former Indianapolis Colts head coach and current Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell. The team has sought permission to interview Cincinnati Bengals coordinators Jay Gruden and Mike Zimmer, San Francisco coordinators Greg Roman and Vic Fangio, and finally, San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator, and former Redskins tight end, Ken Wisenhunt.
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