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Monday, January 14, 2008

January 14-- Secret Search

What is the fear behind disclosing who the Redskins wish to speak with regarding their vacancy at head coach and presumably team President?

Why can't the team even go so far as to suggest that Gregg Williams, the top in house candidate, received as much as an interview for the position?

The last time the Skins went this underground, they pulled Joe Gibbs out of their behinds. Whoever the hire is this time around, the team can't possibly be as dramatic. Still, the lines have gone so silent, it makes you wonder what's happening in that submarine.

Gregg Williams has spoken to Dan Snyder. So has Titans defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz who one would have to believe is a long shot if for no other reason, Snyder isn't the type to turn his free spending expectation laden franchise over to a neophyte, as impressive as his agent might want us to believe.

The wall of silence feels loud, like Bill Cowher is going to stop pretending he doesn't want a 5 year 40 million dollar deal to ditch CBS to be the next in line of the Snyder coronations? If Pete Carroll is speaking to the bottom feeders in Atlanta, then he's got to be flirting in DC right?
Is this thing going to end with Jim Mora or Ron Meeks emerging the victor? That feels anti-climatic. It would be like going to Cirque de Solieil and having the clowns enter in a mini-Volkswagon bug.

So, and this is just opinion, because the Redskins are going out of their way to not allow anyone to have any true insight into their intentions, here are my personal odds for who will be the Skins next head coach..

55%-- Gregg Williams. The team believes they could have gone farther, the team is set up for the next coach to win (Gibbs said it and he said it, it's part of Snyder's new Ten Commandments). Somehow I don't think Gregg would get that team President title though. Just a hunch.
15%- Bill Cowher. Lets face it, if someone came up to you and said you can spend the next year watching your daughter play high school basketball or you can buy Aruba and let your daughter own/coach a basketball team, what would you do? That's what I thought. Convictions are a funny thing, they only count when their put to a test.
10% Pete Carroll-- Big splash name. Unlikely considering the Spurrier debacle, but he's not Spurrier and has NFL coaching experience and well, seems like he actually reads books.
10% Russ Grimm. Long live the Hogettes. He's not Gibbs, but the fans know him and he's hungry, litterraly and figuratively.
10% Somone nobody is thinking of and is currently eating at some undisclosed Morton's location in the greater 48 states right now.

OK men..

4 Comments:

Blogger Rob said...

I bet Al Saunders feels like a sock that lost its match in the drier....unwanted. I don't want Big Al to be the head coach, i just bet it would make him feel good if people would so much as call him a long shot.

C'mon Bram, give him a measley 1%

7:21 PM  
Blogger rvandy said...

Personally, I don't think Williams is a good head coach. Just look at the time he spent in Buffalo. At times, he looks lost on the sidelines. I think he's a good schemer but he lacks the charisma to effectively manage a team.

11:01 AM  
Blogger alexchilton said...

Why I think it's so secret..
Because people love to scrutinize DS.
Because Gregg Williams + his staff and a lot of the other coach's jobs are on the line here.
Because the wrong move triggers exodus or dissention or possibly closes out options or doors that for the time being need to be left open.
In general changing jobs is always played close to the vest - I'm sure with this qty. of people involved and the magnitude of the decision ...
Best to be professional and discrete until you have a plan.
Patience Bram.. Patience.

5:34 PM  
Blogger alexchilton said...

Why I think it's so secret..
Because people love to scrutinize DS.
Because Gregg Williams + his staff and a lot of the other coach's jobs are on the line here.
Because the wrong move triggers exodus or dissention or possibly closes out options or doors that for the time being need to be left open.
In general changing jobs is always played close to the vest - I'm sure with this qty. of people involved and the magnitude of the decision ...
Best to be professional and discrete until you have a plan.
Patience Bram.. Patience.

5:34 PM  

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