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Redskins Insider: January 13, 2008 - January 19, 2008

"Big Name" Coaches

There are all kind of rumors and speculation going around about the Redskins pursuing a name coach and shocking everyone with their choice. Could be. With Dan Snyder running the show you never say never. But I spoke to people close to Bill Cowher who continue to say nothing has...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 18, 2008; 9:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Jim Mora Withdraws

Just got off the phone with Bob Lamonte, Jim Mora's agent. Jim Mora has withdrawn from the Redskins job citing family concerns. Mora had a great visit, Lamonte said, but after returning to Seattle last night he sat down with his family and realized it was not a vacancy he...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 18, 2008; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Meeks/Mora/Campbell Update

Indy assistant Ron Meeks interviewed today, according to sources, while Jim Mora, Seattle assistant and former Atlanta coach, spent part of the day with owner Daniel Snyder as well. Looks like another night of sleeping on the couch with the Blackberry for me again. Anyway, lot of word spreading around...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 17, 2008; 7:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Mike Faulkiner - RIP

WASHINGTON REDSKINS SCOUT MIKE FAULKINER PASSES AWAY Ashburn, VA - The Washington Redskins announce today that scout Mike Faulkiner passed away on Tuesday, January 15 following a valiant 10-month battle against pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife Laura. "The prayers of the entire Redskins family are with Laura...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 17, 2008; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Two Coaching Search Items

Redskins Insider Loyalists: Jon DeNunzio, sports editor at washingtonpost.com, here. I have two things for you: 1) A link to our Redskins Coaching Search Tracker, where we take the pulse of the search and try to display it graphically. Worth checking back there, because we try to update it with...

By washingtonpost.com Sports Editor  |  January 17, 2008; 3:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (127)
 
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Good Luck Ray Brown, You Will Be Missed

Just got off the phone with Ray Brown, one of my favorite people in football. After settling in this area during the end of his playing career, Ray has taken a job as an assistant coach with Buffalo, working with their offensive linemen. Ray came back to the Redskins for...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 16, 2008; 4:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (416)
 
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Jim Mora Interviewing Today

The Seattle assistant coach, and former coach of the Atlanta Falcons, is meeting at Dan Snyder's house today, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Jim Mora, son of Jim "Playoffs!?!!?" Mora Sr., is indeed in town and chatting about the possibility of replacing Joe Gibbs. Mora has...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 16, 2008; 12:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (136)
 
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Interview Schedule for Wednesday, Thursday

Here's what the two Jasons know as we head to deadline tonight: Washington Redskins assistant coach Gregg Williams met with management about the team's head coaching position for the fourth time yesterday, taking another step in a process that many NFL sources expect will end with him succeeding Joe Gibbs....

By Cindy Boren  |  January 15, 2008; 9:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (232)
 
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Green, Monk, Grimm Hall of Fame Finalists

Mark Maske just called this in (my, aren't our phone lines busy?): Former Washington Redskins teammates Darrell Green, Art Monk and Russ Grimm were among the 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced yesterday. Green and Cris Carter made the list of finalists in their first...

By Cindy Boren  |  January 15, 2008; 6:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
 
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Mora Interview Wednesday

Jason LaCanfora called this in a few minutes ago: Jim Mora, a defensive assistant coach with the Seattle Seahawks, is scheduled to interview with the Redskins on Wednesday, according to a source. Mora is the former head coach of the Atlanta Falcons and is believed to be a leading candidate...

By Emilio Garcia-Ruiz  |  January 15, 2008; 5:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
 
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Fletcher/Pierce on G. Williams (Updated)

Jason Reid sends this file from Redskins Park: As the process to select the Washington Redskins' next head coach continues, middle linebacker London Fletcher reaffirmed his support for Redskins assistant Gregg Williams to get the job. Williams, Washington's assistant head coach-defense the last four seasons, is considered the front-runner to...

By Cindy Boren  |  January 15, 2008; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (179)
 
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Caldwell, Meeks Will Interview

Jason Reid just phoned in a little coaching news: The Washington Redskins will interview Indianapolis Colts assistant coaches Jim Caldwell and Ron Meeks for their head coaching vacancy, possibly as early as Tuesday. Colts president Bill Polian confirmed today that the Redskins have asked for and were granted permission to...

By washingtonpost.com Sports Editor  |  January 14, 2008; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (472)
 
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Williams, Caldwell and Meeks

From everything I gather Gregg Williams is still set to have his formal, long interview with Daniel Snyder today. They could be speaking at Snyder's house right now, but either way they are set to spend much of the day and possibly the night as well - if history holds...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 14, 2008; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Meeks and Caldwell

The Redskins planned to speak with Gregg Williams for upwards of 12 hours Monday, league sources said, in a formal interview after previous meetings between the coach and front office/ownership. Dan Snyder has told other people invovled in this process that his first meeting is usuaully to get to know...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 13, 2008; 4:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Fassel And Green

There has been a lot of chatter about these two guys as possible candidates. Spoke to Jim Fassel last night and he said he doesn not want to go into much detail about any possible contact with NFL teams, but that he has not been contacted by the Redskins at...

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 13, 2008; 1:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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