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Thursday, January 24, 2008

January 24-- Search on Hold through weekend?

Few if any coaches were in the building today, day 17 of the Skins coaching search..

This one is convoluted, but one person told me through a source that Jim Fassel has been told the team will get back to him in a "few days" after what appears to be the process of finding his staff fell through..

Rex Ryan told the Baltimore Sun he is willing to stay in baltimore and work under new coach John Harbaugh and he denied that he has spoken to any other team about a defensive coordinator position.. I spoke to a Ravens official today who said that the only comment they had was Ryan "is under contract with us." The Ravens can by rule deny Ryan an interview with the Skins for a lateral position of defensive coordinator, however if the Skins were to interview him about their head coaching position, well, you fill in the blanks.. As far as I can tell, the team has not gone to that length yet.. The Ravens are believed to be attempting to retain Ryan..

Seattle QB coach Jim Zorn is back in Seattle after talking to the Skins about their offensive coordinator position.. The Seahawks reportedly are attempting to retain Zorn for their staff.. I reached out to Seahawks officials today, but they have yet to respond about Zorn..

So the coaching search will possibly be expanded by unlikely before the Super Bowl ends.. So I suppose it is possible Giants D coordinator Steve Spagnuolo or New England's O coordinator Josh McDaniels could be interviewed, but that cannot happen by league rule until the Super Bowl ends.. The Skins also continue to refuse all comment regarding their coaching search and will not comment if the team intends on interviewing anyone else..

The best I can tell you at this point is we are on hold.. The team would not comment about the negative reaction to the possibility of Jim Fassel being head coach so who knows.. And one other bizarre note, when asked who is representing the Redskins in Mobile at the Senior Bowl, I was told, "there is no list and I'm not going to make one." Essentially, no comment.. That one takes the cake..

Asked whether there was anything new on the search, one prominent search said succintly, "No."

So we wait and wait and wait..

OK men


Blogger Rob said...

You seem to be getting frustrated with the team, Bram.

Do you think Gibbs began to call the current coaching staff because he felt there was an injustice going on?

6:57 PM  
Blogger Covering The Redskins said...

I don't know about injustice, but there has been little communication with those in the building, so I guess since he left them in a lurch, he felt compelled to explain his side of it..

I was a little frustrated today, but I'm over it.. The search continues and I'm on board!

7:49 PM  
Blogger Jason said...


Please continue to pulicize the fact that 19 out of every 20 Redskins fans DO NOT want Fassel as their leader and head coach. Thank you for not hiding it like Larry Michael, and please do your best to keep trying to bring it up on Redskins Radio.

Thanks and take care,


5:41 AM  
Blogger Tanya Poff said...

Bram, Thanks for sharing this pain like a fan. You and Larry should conduct a poll to see if Skins fans would rather win a Super Bowl or have Greg Williams as a coach. That's the thing about Redskins, it's not just about football, we're a family. It's not a gift either, he's earned it! Do you think a divorce from Synder could be an option? :)

6:46 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

I heard ESPN report Zorn has agreed to a 3 year deal to be the 'Skins OC. Are you hearing anything to confirm this?

2:12 PM  
Blogger Pile of Nonsense said...

Apropos nothing, I just wanted to say that I greatly enjoy the Redskins Jeopardy spot that they've been airing on the radio, where you are asked who the next coach is going to be. That's radio gold, right there.

Also, if you can find ANYONE, the bedroom voice radio promo girl, or the building janitor, or a trained parrot, or ANYONE to replace that useless plonker Larry on your radio show, I would be highly grateful. Thanks :)

7:57 PM  
Blogger Lee Hernly said...

It is useless to root for this team anymore. For four years, we've had stability and now it's going back to playing Fantasy Football. Cerrato will ruin this team like he helped ruin Notre Dame and the 49ers. The 49ers are still paying for some of his mistakes.

12:55 PM  
Blogger Pile of Nonsense said...

de ESPN: Williams and Saunders fired and given permission to speak to the Rams; Zorn hired.

Hello, 5-11 seasons, we've missed you! What fun we shall have together!

1:00 PM  

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