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Redskins Insider: January 6, 2008 - January 12, 2008

Gregg Williams Interviewing Today

Every indication I continue to get is that Gregg Williams is by far the leading candidate for this job. He is to meet with Dan Snyder today for the first of what could very lengthy meetings, league sources said. There is always a possibility the meetings with Williams do not...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 12, 2008; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (346)
 
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Good Night ??

Hey guys,. made a ton of calls,. a slew of texts and countless emails. Gathered a bunch of info. But to this point I do not have anything firm enough to meet the Post's standards, so I'm going to try to get to bed relatively early and get cracking early...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 12, 2008; 12:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Al Saunders/Overall Update

Spoke again today to a few more people who have been in contact with Al Saunders, associate head coach. He has no idea about what's going on with the process. Has not received any word and has not been given any indication that he will be given a chance to...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 11, 2008; 12:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Joey T and Doug Williams

First of all, just wanted to get this out of the way. Jim Schwartz was the first of what will likely be at least 3-4 interviews, some to take place next week, and people in this building are convinced Gregg Williams will be a big part of the process. He'll...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 11, 2008; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Let's All Take A Deep Breath Together

Aaah, doesn't that feel better? After another 18-hour day talking to as many people as I can, I spent some time thinking about the entire process on the drive home and I think we all need to relax. All of us, me included. Got swamped with emails and amid all...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 10, 2008; 11:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Coaching Update

From what I hear the meeting between Dan Snyder and Jim Schwartz, Tennesee's defensive coordinator, is taking place today (probably at Morton's, if history is an indicator). Joe Gibbs has been in the building all day and consulted with Dan for much of Wednesday, but is not taking part in...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 10, 2008; 3:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Redskins to Meet With Jim Schwartz

Jim Schwartz, who replaced Gregg Williams as the leader of the Tennessee Titans defense, has been identified as a candidate for the Redskins coaching vacancy, league sources said, and is expected to interview for the position this week, possibly as soon as today. Schwartz is a Baltimore native who is...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 10, 2008; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Sean Taylor - All Pro

Sean was named to the second team defense today, a high honor, particularly given he was only able to play half a season. To me, All Pro is a much greater distinction that Pro Bowl - with a crazy flawed voting system - yet it gets none of the hype....

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 9, 2008; 5:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (323)
 
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Coach Joe Still In Town

While Coach Joe made it clear that he's bound for Charlotte to be back with his family, his work here is not complete. Gibbs has spent the day at Redskins Park, meeting with owner Daniel Snyder for several hours. Gibbs's office remains intact here for now and it's likely he'll...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 9, 2008; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
 
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Roster Bonuses

Here's a list of the guys who have notable roster bonuses due this spring. For the most part they are due around June 15. Andre Carter - $2.4 million Ladell Betts - $2 million Brandon Lloyd - $1.8 million Phillip Daniels - $1.1 million By the way, Jason Campbell earns...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 9, 2008; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Earnest Byner's Reaction

Running backs Coach Earnest Byner was the only other assistant coach to speak today. I put in official requests to speak with every member of the coaching staff but all others have declined to this point. Byner said that Coach Joe seemed calm and at peace when he told...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 9, 2008; 3:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
 
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Odds, Or Lack Thereof

Got an email from one of those on-line casinos with the odds for the next coach of the Skins. It's notable for what it doesn't say more than what it does: Gregg Williams - 2/1 The Field - 2/1 Bill Cowher - 5/1 Al Saunders - 5/1 Brian Billick -...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 9, 2008; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (112)
 
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Jerry Gray Speaks

The guys you really feel for in this situation are the assistant coaches, who have been left in the lurch at this point, with no idea of where they stand or what will go on with the next regime. Jerry Gray, cornerback coach, is a definite Gregg Williams guy, serving...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 9, 2008; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
 
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Another Crazy Day At The Park (With Many More To Come)

Wow, what a day, huh? Coach Joe left Redskins Park feeling great, looking great, and going off to another delicious dinner at the Morton's in Reston, stopping by the media room to have some final laughs with the schlubs after signing autographs for a group of fans. The man is...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 8, 2008; 9:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (191)
 
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There Is No Meeting at Mortons

There have been some crazy rampant rumors about a private dinner between Dan Snyder and Bill Cowher taking place right now at the Morton's in Reston. Ain't true. Bill is not in the area, according to a source close to him, and has not been contacted by the Redskins. Snyder...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 8, 2008; 6:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (118)
 
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My Early Reaction To The Presser

For all of the yapping about continuity and stability, sure sounds like a blood-letting is upon us. Owner Dan Snyder was given multiple opportunities to endorse an in-house candidate, and specifically Gregg Williams, and declined to do so, talking about their "process." The only definitive thing he did say is...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 8, 2008; 4:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (162)
 
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Snyder and Gibbs Press Conference

Gibbs began by apologizing to owner Daniel Snyder: "He really didn't want this to happen, so I really appreciate him again over this last day-and-a-half." Gibbs said he was thinking only of the playoffs, and thought they had a shot at the Super Bowl. "I really thought we were going...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 8, 2008; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (115)
 
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The Rooney Rule

Spoke to more people inside Redskins Park. The staff, all of whom remain under contract right now, was informed this morning that the organization must go through a hiring process to comply with NFL rules. They are all essentially in limbo right now. The staff was told nothing about any...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 8, 2008; 2:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
 
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Coach Joe's Last Chapel Service As Coach

While the prevailing sentiment among the staff and players was utter surprise about Joe Gibbs's departure, I spoke to someone who attended the team's chapel service over the weekend, before the Seattle game, who said the scene there made him pause and consider that this was the end. Gibbs...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 8, 2008; 1:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
 
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Prioleau, Sellers, Heyer Reaction

Stephon Heyer, undrafted rookie tackle: "I'm going to miss Coach Gibbs. I appreciate him giving me all the opportunities he gave me this year. I can really say that he was an instrumental part of me being out here and playing for the Redskins. He had a lot of faith...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 8, 2008; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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Snyder and Gibbs

Mark Maske reports: A person familiar with the discussions between Snyder and Gibbs said that Snyder tried to convince Gibbs to stay for at least one more season but Gibbs's mind was made up. Gibbs told Snyder that he'd promised himself when he returned to coaching that he would do...

By Cindy Boren  |  January 8, 2008; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
 
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Reaction from Rabach, K. Campbell, Prioleau

From Jason Reid ... Casey Rabach, center: "I don't think he made a decision until last night. All indications from our team meeting [Sunday] was that he was going to back and that he was looking forward to next year. I'm sure it's a hard day first and foremost to...

By Cindy Boren  |  January 8, 2008; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
 
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The Case For Cowher

There are definitely some people in this building who believe that Cowher fits the bill for what Snyder would be attracted to. Had a couple of people tell me that this makes a lot of sense to them. Now, as I mentioned earlier Cowher would want full roster and personnel...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 8, 2008; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
 
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Casey Rabach Speaks

Casey Rabach, the starting center, just left the building and Jason Reid flagged him down while I was on the phone. Casey's reaction: "I don't think he made a decision until last night. All indications from our team meeting [Sunday] was that he was going to back and that he...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 8, 2008; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
 
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Early Reflections

A few things stand out off the top of my head. The front office structure will need some overhauling. If Gibbs is a consultant and not team president, then who will be atop the personnel pyramid? Vinny Cerrato? Will Gibbs retain that (as a consultant that would be quite rare)?...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 8, 2008; 10:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
 
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Bye Joe

Everyone here at Redskins Park is pretty stunned. One staff member who was in the room at 9 a.m. when Joe Gibbs informed the coaches of his decision said: "I am shocked and numb." The strong sentiment from the players and people here I spoke to today is that Gregg...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 8, 2008; 10:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
 
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Gibbs Resigns

Well, now we know why that press conference yesterday was so bizarre. Joe Gibbs has resigned. Jason La Canfora is stuck in traffic; he'll further update you when he arrives at Redskins Park. We'll find out when Gibbs decided and why and keep you updated here. And, of course, we'll...

By Cindy Boren  |  January 8, 2008; 9:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (124)
 
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Coach Joe's Press Conference

Been on the phone for about two hours since the end of Joe Gibbs's press conference. People inside the organization were definitely thrown off by his noncommittal stance, but no one has seen any indication that he will actually leave. Everyone I've spoken to thinks this is a bit of...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 7, 2008; 7:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (163)
 
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Lorenzo Alexander

Had a nice chat with Lorenzo out here waiting for Gibbs. He said he spoke to coaches on both side of the ball before leaving for exit interviews, and said he is awaiting word on where he will play next season. He hopes to hear from the team in the...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 7, 2008; 2:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (183)
 
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Rich Tandler Guest Blog

Rich, who has followed the Skins for a long, long time, sent along his thoughts on the state of the Skins, and I'm always glad to share. He makes an analogy to Cinderella, who is pretty much a god in our household these days, with little Chloe over-running our house...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 7, 2008; 6:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Jason Campbell Info

Jason did not meet the media today, which was a little odd, but no cause for alarm. He rode his car around to the back of Redskins Park and left that way as well, which meant he didn't have to interact with us schlubs. I take that as a sign...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 6, 2008; 8:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Gregg Williams Update

FOX is reporting that Gregg is a candidate for the Miami job, although it is no secret that Parcells has some of his guys in line for that thing, with Dallas assistant head coach Tony Sparano seen as the top dog by far. According to league sources, the Dolphins have...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 6, 2008; 4:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Sunday Afternoon H-Back

Just wanted to thank everyone for their readership and support right off the bat. This was a pretty bizarre season on many levels, and thanks for coming along for the ride. In the end they finished up where many of expected - 8 or 9 wins, fighting for playoff lives...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 6, 2008; 4:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
 
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11 a.m., Redskins Park

We're on the scene at the park, where we don't expect a lot of activity today. There'll be a team meeting and we'll talk to players as they arrive and depart. Joe Gibbs isn't scheduled to talk to reporters until his usual Monday afternoon presser. However, our Paul Tenorio is...

By Cindy Boren  |  January 6, 2008; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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