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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 ample experience on the offensive and defensive side of things and has called plays before. He is the fourth person to interview for the opening.

I continue to hear that the Redskins have told candidates they do not expect this to be a lengthy process, and contacts around the NFL believe Gregg Williams will ultimately get the gig. The Redskins are expected to interview Indianapolis assistant Ron Meeks Thursday, which could mark the end of this round of the process.

To this point Williams is the only person to interview multiple times - four in all - and the Redskins have prized continuity during this process. Promoting Williams gives them the greatest chance of keeping as much of the roster and staff in tact as possible.

Randoms: Tackle Cornelius Griffin underwent surgery this week on his injured right knee. He is down in Alabama with Dr. James Andrews (Griff is from Alabama anyway and spend part of his offseason there). Former Redskin Renaldo Wynn stopped by the Park just now and said he spoke to Griff yesterday after his surgery and he is doing well ... Great article on The Wire on the front of our Style section today. No doubt in my mind who the main editor at the paper being depicted on the show is supposed to be ... Still have not gotten around to downloading the new babyshambles and Hives albums. Anyone out there have this stuff? Should just go ahead to get 'em while it's on my mind?

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 16, 2008; 12:48 PM ET
 
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Comments

PLAYOFFS?!?! Classic.

Posted by: ceevans | January 16, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

I WIN!!!!

Posted by: sallyjup | January 16, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Winners don't do drugs.

Posted by: sams3 | January 16, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Close. Kinda like Da Cowboys.

Posted by: sallyjup | January 16, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse

sorry sally

Posted by: ceevans | January 16, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

why are we interviewing a guy who has publicy stated he will leave his team in the middle of a playoff hunt to go coach at the University of Washington?

Posted by: bryan_sampson | January 16, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

maybe he meant Washington (as in Washington DC)?

Posted by: gregskins | January 16, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

We're interviewing him for the Rooney Rule.
Although I don't know that idiots are still
in the minority.

Posted by: sallyjup | January 16, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

We're talking about the same Jim Mora who said in a radio interview that he'd walk on the Falcons in the middle of a playoff run if he was offered the chance to coach at the U. of Washington? I hope the interview was solely to keep the Skins in compliance with the NFL's "Looney Rule," which requires you interview at least one moron for the HC job.

Posted by: InRealAmerica | January 16, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Yes on Hives, maybe on Babyshambles, a thousand yesses on the Lupe Fiasco album.

Posted by: jgperras | January 16, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Do you think Sammy Hagar interviewed four times for the Van Halen lead singer position?

Posted by: SMACK1 | January 16, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

SMACK1, No and see What happened to them?

Posted by: sallyjup | January 16, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse

A review of 'Cloverfield'. Gotta love the way they describe the build up...

(FYI- Some bad language in the article)

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/35289

Posted by: 4-12 | January 16, 2008 01:03 PM

lol

Posted by: jm220 | January 16, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

This is the template for everything being said as of right now.

Jim Mora (insert comment about his being some form of insane or an idoit)

The joke was funny when the first person said it hours ago. It's time to move on.

Posted by: sams3 | January 16, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

I think the official word from JC is that this ring is a fraud. Personally, other than the band I share with the missus, I'm not a ring guy. Still, the stones look sparkly.

http://cgi.ebay.com/2004-AUBURN-TIGERS-NATIONAL-CHAMPIONSHIP-RING-10K_W0QQitemZ110213005261QQihZ001QQcategoryZ24548QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Am I the only one who thinks that interviewing these offensive and defensive "play callers" might have as much to do with possibly needing to hire future coordinators once Williams is promoted, as it does with them actually getting the head job?

Posted by: jaypem | January 16, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

I just heard on the radio, former Skin Ray Brown has been hired by Buffalo to be an offensive line coach.

Posted by: JustMe | January 16, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Ray Brown's the man. Good luck to him in buffalo. Wasn't he playing next to Dockery at some point when he was here?

Posted by: pspe23 | January 16, 2008 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Definite on the Babyshambles. You got to love anything that the crack-loving mess that is Pete Doherty does.

Posted by: texaspete8 | January 16, 2008 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Bills just promoted their QB coach to be their offensive coordinator, so maybe that had something to do with Ray Brown decision. This was the 28th NFL season for the guy who was the O-line coach, so maybe that also had something do to with the Ray Brown decision. Having grown up on Lake Erie, and having visited Buffalo, my only thought is "hang in there, Ray."

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: jm220 | January 16, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Mora would be a disaster... but i don't think there's a snowball' chance (knock on wood)

he doesn't belong coaching pee wee football

Posted by: rjdeluke | January 16, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

This says the new Bills O-line coach is someone other than Ray Brown. http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080116/SPORTS03/80116020/1021

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Brian Mitchell said he spoke with Ray and that he will be working with the Centers and Guards. He said Ray would be *an* offensive line coach, not *the* offensive line coach.

Posted by: JustMe | January 16, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

JustMe, got it. The guy who got "the" offensive line coach job was previously the/an "assistant" offensive line coach. Maybe Ray got that spot. http://buffalobills.com/news/news.jsp?news_id=5810

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Yes on the Hives. I don't know about babyshambles.

Posted by: wawaweewa | January 16, 2008 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Maybe so. :) Good for him. I've heard him talk before about wanting to get into coaching. I always liked him and hope he does well.

Posted by: JustMe | January 16, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Sean Kugler named O-LINE coach.

Not Ray Brown! Somebody needs to get their facts straight...

http://www.buffalobills.com/news/news.jsp?news_id=5810

Posted by: EinVB | January 16, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

oh.. gotcha... i guess that makes more sense....


That's too bad, I was hoping Ray would work his way into the Skins organization againl.... I believe he served as consultant to the offense in 2006.

He's a great guy!

Posted by: EinVB | January 16, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

JustMe, actually, it looks like the previous primary O-line coach (McNally) was the centers/guards coach and the guy they promoted did tackles. Looks like Ray would take that McNally's responsibilities and the former O-line assistant coach gets McNally's title.

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

I wonder whether Joe Bugel had an assistant O-line coach ... maybe Don Breaux or Jack Burns?

PDiddy, what were you saying before about RI and nerds?

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

I was hoping the same thing, EinVB. But, I've become resigned to the fact that the "Front Office" here doesn't seem to have any interest in dealing with former Skins in coaching/management capacities. So, we'll just have to watch from afar as former Skins make other teams around the league better. :(

Posted by: JustMe | January 16, 2008 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Definite yes on the Hives album. They're playing the 9:30 on March 8 and are most excellent live.

Posted by: hannnah | January 16, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Re-posting yesterday's predicted transcript of today's meeting, since it played to such rave reviews and I'm hoping to be "discovered"...
------------------------------------------

Snyder: "Hello, Jim. Great to meet you. Thanks for making the trip."

Mora, Jr.: "My pleasure. That's a nice plane you've got. Having Larry Michael doing the in-flight announcements and giving backrubs was a nice touch."

Snyder: "Well, it's the little things that make life worth living, you know. Hey, you know what would be fun? Let's get your dad on speakerphone."

Mora, Jr.: "Um...alright." (dials up his dad)

Mora, Sr.: "Hello?"

Snyder: "Hiya, Jim! This is Dan Snyder. I'm here with your son. Say, would you mind saying 'playoffs?'"

Mora, Sr.: "You want me to say 'playoffs?'"

Snyder: "Yeah, you know, like in that old press conference."

Mora, Sr.: (sighs) "Playoffs?! Don't talk about -- playoffs!"

Snyder: "Ha ha ha ha ha! Ahhh, that's GREAT! Ha ha ha ha! Ahhhhh....okay, you're a good sport, Jim. Thanks a bunch."

(hangs up phone)

Snyder: (wiping away tears) "Oh, man. Your dad is a hoot! That's classic stuff. Anyway, thanks for coming in. You can go."


Posted by: freakzilla | January 15, 2008 06:33 PM

Posted by: freakzilla | January 16, 2008 2:10 PM | Report abuse

sween, not to speak for the man, but I believe he was referencing the link I posted to ksk...their post today is about the introduction of the skins' new coach and references RI. Their blog (ksk) is "nc-17" with foul language, but no nudity and I check it out from my work computer so...

http://kissmesuzy.blogspot.com/2008/01/introducing-washingtons-new-coach.html

Posted by: WrongDog | January 16, 2008 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Just heard from a coworker Al Suanders is selling his house.

Posted by: LongandFoster | January 16, 2008 2:14 PM | Report abuse


"...I just don't cotton to this Mora Jr fellow. I don't care for him. Don't like the cut of his jib. Don't like his lineage. Don't see him as a rising star. Don't like the idea of hiring a castoff from the motherflippin' Falcons. Just do not like this dude.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 15, 2008 11:25 PM"

Also, one time, he rear-ended my car on I-22.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 16, 2008 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Anyone find it a bit odd that they have interviewed Gregg 4 times? Is that really needed considering he has been here for 4 years... Things that make you go hmmmmm...

Posted by: JoeyV | January 16, 2008 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Great article on The Wire on the front of our Style section today.

By Jason La Canfora | January 16, 2008; 12:48 PM ET

Ah, the Wire. The one area where JLC and Barno are on the same page. It's not just the greatest show in the history of television. It's the best thing ever put on film. If you are new to the show, do not start watching this season. Go and get yourself a copy of season 1, and you will be forever glad you did. Trust me.

Regarding the article on the Wire in the Style section. I refuse to read anything about the show until a season is over, unless i can get confirmation that there is no commentary on the current season as a whole, and thus no spoilers or hints as to what is to come.

Posted by: barno | January 16, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

From espn insider early draft projections:

21. Washington Redskins
Record: 9-7
Scouts Inc.'s biggest needs: WR, DE, S, OT, CB
Projected pick: Limas Sweed, WR, Texas
The Redskins' top priority this offseason is to add a playmaking receiver to the roster. There projects to be a run of wide receivers in the bottom half of the first round before the shallow talent pool dries up and if the Redskins don't get involved here they're likely to get shut out of the wide receiver market. Sweed could become one of the steals of this year's draft; he possesses top-10 talent but will no doubt be undervalued due to a wrist injury that cut short his senior season but should have no long-term affects on his pass-catching ability.

Posted by: puttinforbird | January 16, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

WrongDog, gathered that the first time ... was trying to self-poke fun re: interest in Skins' assistant O-line coaches. As I typed that thought, it occurred to me "what have I become? is this really who I am?"

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

40th! Woo!

Posted by: fawcett007 | January 16, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

pro-Linus Sween

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 16, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

from profootballtalk.com

POSTED 2:06 p.m. EST, January 16, 2008

DUNGY OUT, CALDWELL IN

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Profootballtalk.com says Dungy is retiring and Caldwell is taking over as Head Coach......means if we want Mora we better move fast before the walrus in the pacific northwest decides to hang em up Mora is not available anymore either.

Posted by: zjfr2 | January 16, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: JoeyV | January 16, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

zjfr2 (kind of rolls right off the fingertips), the one theory out there in conventional wisdom-land that sounded viable to me was that, after Holmgren's Seahawks have now twice denied the Skins forward progress in the playoffs, the interest in Mora Minor is feigned to pressure Holmgren into stepping down NOW ... so that Mora takes over next season, when the Skins have to play Seattle again (in Seattle). Given the general love around here for the fella and his jib, seems as plausible as any (and would be consistent with the theory that other interview candidates might think The Owner is still open to the possibility of hiring someone not named Gregg Williams.

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Also from espn insider:
Limas Sweed
WR | (6'4", 219, 4.45) | TEXAS

Scouts Grade: 93

Flags: (I: INJURY) Coming off injury that may affect play

You are signed into Insider and have access to the exclusive draft content below.

Strengths: Possesses rare size for a wide receiver. He's tall, well built and extremely fluid for his size. Instinctive route runner; finding soft spots in zone comes very naturally to him. He does an excellent job of finding the ball over his shoulder and adjusting to the deep ball. Displays soft hands and very good concentration. Knows how to use his body to shield defenders and uses his upper body subtly to gain separation from defenders when the ball is in the air (see: TD vs. Oklahoma in 2006). Very difficult to defend one-on-one inside the red zone. Displays good leaping ability, long arms and big, strong hands to challenge for the jump ball. Supremely confident in his ability. Shows good body control along the sideline. He has good quickness and change-of-direction skills for his size. He will consistently make the first defender miss after the catch and he also shows the ability to make sharp cuts in the open field after the catch.

Weaknesses: Lacks elite top-end speed. Also lacks ideal initial burst. Will struggle to get a clean release off the line of scrimmage, especially versus bigger corners that he can't simply overwhelm physically. His effort as a stalk blocker could be better. He isn't as physical as his size would indicate and he doesn't sustain his blocks as long as he can at times.

Overall: Sweed was redshirted in 2003. He then saw action in 37 games (33 consecutive starts) from 2004-'06 catching 105 passes for 1,609 yards (15.3 average) and 17 touchdowns. Sweed looks the part of a Pro Bowl NFL wide receiver physically. He lacks elite top-end speed and his effort as a blocker can improve. Otherwise, Sweed has everything NFL teams look for in a No. 1 wide receiver, including ideal size, athleticism and hands. Sweed can solidify his spot in Round 1 with another productive season like he had as a junior in 2006.

Posted by: puttinforbird | January 16, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

My dream world.....we hire Mora, retain Gregg and our D staff, retain Danny Smith, retain Buges, Byner, and Lazor, Mora hires a new O-coordinator and a simpler system built on JC's strengths of mobility and arm strength and uses Portis more in the passing game. We sign a D-end or two in FA as well as a veteran backup QB, we draft the best big WR in the 1st round, a LB in the second, a guy who can play guard or center in the 3rd, a young QB next, and then the best available guys at Dline, Safety, Corner, or Oline on with your second day picks. Its simple, lots of continuity, lots of familiar faces on the coaching staff but I just think that Mora is a great coach who did really well in Atlanta and is just waiting for a second chance to succeed again, and he's young, he could have a Bill Cowher type run for us. (18 mostly successful years) GG had a lot of talent at Buffalo and lost the locker room, say what you want about this year, but players are fickle and last year when we were getting smoked on D, there was a lot of complaining from the players about GG and his schemes and "methods". I just think his in your face BS gets old after a while and he only coaches for us for a few years at most.

Posted by: zjfr2 | January 16, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Anyone find it a bit odd that they have interviewed Gregg 4 times? Is that really needed considering he has been here for 4 years... Things that make you go hmmmmm...

Posted by: JoeyV | January 16, 2008 02:15 PM

Yes. I raised this several times in a previous thread, but no one else expressed much of an opinion about it.

I'm wondering if they're actually discussing the other candidates since he's interviewed approximately once for each interview of someone else... and one of his interviews was scheduled for 12 hours!

As you mentioned, Williams has been working for Snyder for 4 years now... did they ever talk?

Posted by: Alan4 | January 16, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Favorite 10 albums of 2007:

Fog - Ditherer
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Battles - Mirrored
Alpha Consumer - Gary Victorsen's
Melvins - (a) Senile Animal
Low - Drums and Guns
Tegan and Sara - The Con
Von Sudenfed - Tromatic Reflexxions
Marnie Stern - In Advance of the Broken Arm
Menomena - Friend and Foe

honorable mention:
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Big Business - Here Come the Waterworks
The Bad Plus - Prog
Wilco - Blue Sky Blue

also ran:
Dosh, Deerhoof, Maps and Atlases, Spoon, St. Vincent, and The White Stripes.

fair warning: My fave list is severely skewed towards local MN favorites.

F Babyshambles
F Hives
Que Viva Black Lips!

Posted by: MNSkinsFan | January 16, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Not so fast on that Holmgren retiring thing....


http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/stevekelley/2004127594_kelley16.html

Posted by: TheCindy | January 16, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

I wanna see Richard Simmons being interviewed! ...or someone who can put an end to all the hammy and groin problems this team got hit with this season!

Memo to Team: S-T-R-E-T-C-H!!!!!

Memo to Dan: Don't tase me, bro!

Posted by: Alan4 | January 16, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

This gets back to my original question (and suggestion to Cindy for a story): what, exactly, is an NFL Head Coach job interview like? I know they discuss things like personnel and scouting. I'd also imagine they'd discuss things like the offseason conditioning program, the training camp regimen and schedule, the general tone of the franchise, etc.

You are talking about putting a guy in charge of a multi-billion dollar business. Effectively, someone who has the public face typical of a Senior VP in a large MNC. I know men and women up for big, big, big jobs in large MNCs are put under a great deal of scrutiny before they land the gig.

I'm dying to know what that interview process is like in the NFL...

Posted by: PDiddy | January 16, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Oy. Grilliams interviewing multiple times is not necessarily a bad thing. Look at it this way - he's been employed by Snyder for 4 years. It's not like Snyder doesn't KNOW him. Callbacks for second/third/fourth interviews are generally a good thing, means the organization is very interested in you. My guess is that they are talking so much because they are actually hammering out a deal / talking about what to do next year / talking about what coaches Grilliams would like to bring on as assistants once he gets hired.

I'd be worried if he HADN'T been called back (seeing as I'd like to see him get the job).

Posted by: jaradel | January 16, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and given that "Mr." Snyder fashions himself an astute personnel man and brilliant NFL executive, I'd also imagine that the head coaching candidate and he would discuss minute details about offensive and defensive philosophy. Are there scenarios involved? For example, was GG asked how he would have approached halftime and the second half of the Giants and Packers games? Is it a high pressure interview? What kinds of questions are asked? What's the tone between interviewer and interviewee? Do they get down to X's and O's and diagramming plays? I remember St. Joe mentioning that in his coordinator interview with GG, they diagrammed blitzes and related protections.

It's easy for us to comment on the circus surrounding the interview process. But I think many of us are dying to know what precisely they discuss...

Posted by: PDiddy | January 16, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

My bad sween...I guess I didn't pick up on it b.c if caring about O-line coaches is wrong, I don't wanna be right. BTW, I really hope Buges stays b.c I fear what will happen if he leaves right when we start (hopefully) drafting young linemen.

Posted by: WrongDog | January 16, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Diddy, while that would be interesting to know, how in the world would they get that info? None of the candidates would talk about that during the process for fear of angering Snyder and losing out on the opportunity and Snyder certainly isn't going to break his media silence to talk about how he goes about his decision making when almost all of his decisions have been roundly criticized by everyone.

Posted by: zjfr2 | January 16, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

After that YouTube of Limas Sweed highlights, I need help understanding what "tall, possession receiver" means. I understand the tall part. If possession means comes out of a crowd with the ball and can avoid Dback slaps, then OK, but in the whole highlight reel, Sweed never had gained more than 3 yards after the catch. [Admittedly, most of those were looooooong passes caught in the end zone, so maybe that makes for good viewing.] Was a nice highlight film of Vince Young's arm though.

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and given that "Mr." Snyder fashions himself an astute personnel man and brilliant NFL executive, I'd also imagine that the head coaching candidate and he would discuss minute details about offensive and defensive philosophy....

Posted by: PDiddy | January 16, 2008 02:51 PM

Well that would seem to play to GG's strengths, since the joke is that the 3rd G in Gregg Williams' name stands for "genius".

From the profiles I've read, he's very academic and meticulous in his approach to his job, so I'm sure he has reams of football minutia that could probably put the most avid football fan to sleep during the course of a 12 hour interview.

Seems to me it's never really been about X's and O's with GG, it's been about his relationship with the locker room. And that appears to be in good standing with this team.


Posted by: Alan4 | January 16, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

For what it's worth, John Thompson on 980 said he thinks they are discussing coaches, players, the draft, etc. and that Williams has the job. Said he cannot imagine an interview lasting 4 days so he believes they are in serious discussions about the new season. Especially since Snyder has worked with Williams for 4 years now and Gibbs said that both he and Snyder know the coaches strengths very well.

Posted by: Lisa | January 16, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Not so fast on that Holmgren retiring thing....

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/stevekelley/2004127594_kelley16.html

Posted by: TheCindy | January 16, 2008 02:43 PM

I'm not trying to be fast, but it DOES look like Holmgren is reading off the script St. Joe used the day BEFORE he announced he was done. Joe even took it a step further saying he didn't want people signing "Happy Retirement to you" next season.

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

"Yes. I raised this several times in a previous thread, but no one else expressed much of an opinion about it. ..."

Posted by: Alan4 | January 16, 2008 02:39 PM

Alan4, I expressed interest ... admittedly, some theories may have been more in jest than others.

"On interview Grilliams interview, ver 4.0, maybe Grilliams doesn't want the job and four interviews is the long winded way of staying up till 2:30 in the morning trying to talk a head coach out of resigning.

Alternatively, maybe The Owner is going over his notes and has some follow up questions. ["Yesterday, you said this team is ready to take it to the next level. What exactly did you mean by 'is'?"]

Personally, I'm sticking with my Plan C. The Owner is so impressed with how Grilliams has been doing with the chores around Redskins Manor that he's going to have him re-paint the nursery."

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 10:06 AM

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

dc, you beat me to it.

I was just going to say thats kind of a weak highlight reel. He has great hands but I mean he does nothing at all after the catch.

Posted by: sams3 | January 16, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

sam3, after Santana Moss catches a deep ball, the play is just getting started.

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

I feel like 21 is kind of a high pick for this guy. Honestly, we havn't seen much of Mix but he seems to be just as good but faster. Maybe his hands aren't as good but it seems like a waste of a 21st pick.

Posted by: sams3 | January 16, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Well that would seem to play to GG's strengths, since the joke is that the 3rd G in Gregg Williams' name stands for "genius".

Well then I've got it. Seattle stole and then licensed the name "12th Man" for their fans. After Gregg is hired, we in Redskins Nation can start calling ourselves the "4th G".

Additionally marketable because it's got kind of a hip-hop samurai vibe to it.

Posted by: freakzilla | January 16, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

exactly dc, I think Randel el will be able to contribute even more next year also. He had alot of injury issues.

Posted by: sams3 | January 16, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

To MNSkinsFan:

You put Fog on there? That's awesome. I know Andrew Broder and am very good friends with his brother Cary. Do you know those guys personally, or just love Fog from being around Mpls?

Man, that was cool to see.

Posted by: jgperras | January 16, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Exactly, we don't need another Santanna or Randle El, we need a 6'5 WR that has good speed and great hands. He doesn't need to break tackles or be shifty, he needs to be big, fast, and catch anything in his zip code. The truth is, there are very few guys who are big, fast, tough to bring down, and can make people miss. Their names end in Owens, Moss, Holt, Johnson, and they aren't in this years draft. But a Limas Sweed or Kelly from OU are, and they're enough for what we need a red zone threat that can catch that fade route to the corner and is fast enough to keep teams honest and big enough to go over the middle and catch the tough in on 3rd and 8.

Posted by: zjfr2 | January 16, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Sweed is like a 10, but Moss he's like an 11 and that's 1 more than 10.

Zilla, is this the kind of stuff you had in mind for the 4th G?

Posted by: _Stumped_ | January 16, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

our WR's caught like 3 TD's all season, that's pitiful.

Posted by: zjfr2 | January 16, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

I watched most of the UT games this past year and Sweed was so so this year. Injuries are strating to catch up with him.

Posted by: Forrest | January 16, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

zjfr2, unless LongandFoster (official realtor of the Washington Redskins) is to be believed, the passing game may open up a little more next year.

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

If there's one thing that could immediately help the Skins red zone offense, it's a WR that Campbell can actually find in the cramped end zone. Hard to zip the ball to a 5-8/5-9 WR when there are 11 defensive guys cramming into a 15 yard area.

Posted by: jgperras | January 16, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Seems like a ton of WRs get picked in the draft, and not all of them turn out so well (Gardner, Rod anyone?). For me, WR is a position that is safer to seek in free agency (Receiver, The excluded).

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

I still am VERY worried that all the interviewees seem to be people who would not be able to (because it's their first gig, don't have the credentials/clout) tell the Danny no. Or to stand up to him. And I definitely include double G in that group too!

Doesn't that worry anyone?

Posted by: carocanesfan | January 16, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

I agree sween. I think sweed is a good big wide receiver, but I'd rather see the skins get better up front on both sides of the ball with their first couple of picks. Maybe go big wr 3rd round or through free agency.

Posted by: puttinforbird | January 16, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Sweed is like a 10, but Moss he's like an 11 and that's 1 more than 10.

Zilla, is this the kind of stuff you had in mind for the 4th G?

Posted by: _Stumped_ | January 16, 2008 03:22 PM

Exactly, Stumped.

Now everyone just keep saying "4th G" until it sticks and someone in Ashburn writes me a check.

Posted by: freakzilla | January 16, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

I almost forgot. Click and reload five times for St. Joe. Five days left. http://www.nfl.com/partner?partnerType=coaches

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

our WR's caught like 3 TD's all season, that's pitiful.

Posted by: zjfr2 | January 16, 2008 03:23 PM

Hammies & groins, baby, hammies & groins!
...even a torn triceps.

Skins need a serious offseason/preseason/practice/pregame stretching regimen.

Posted by: Alan4 | January 16, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

I have not made eye contact with anyone today. I am flat out embarrassed. I will be whole again tomorrow when the 'Melvin Mora of Coaches' leaves town.

One thing that bugs me that doesn't get talked about enough. People like to say things like 'continuity wins'. Totally true...

If you have Tom Brady and studs all over the place. It's true if you're the Bulls and have MJ. It's true if you have a nasty squad. You can't just say continuity. We brought back 'Skip' brunnel for the '06 in the name of continuity. That got us a smelly diaper salad.

I agree in the skins scenario we need some measure of continuity (mostly for the sake of Jason Campbell) but let's not go overboard saying everything on a flawed team should just say the same.

Sween: compliment bruh. Just saying that at the end of the night, you look up at the stats and go: 'huh...Sween won this thing for us.'

Posted by: ArtMonkToTheSticks | January 16, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Seems like a ton of WRs get picked in the draft, and not all of them turn out so well (Gardner, Rod anyone?). For me, WR is a position that is safer to seek in free agency (Receiver, The excluded).

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 03:30 PM

Desmond Howard didn't turn out so well for us either, or Michael Westbrook, for that matter. Both were touted as the Second Coming when they were drafted. Art Monk (drafted 1st round 1980) was a different story, though.

Posted by: jaradel | January 16, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Motorola Coach of the Year ... its not just about honoring Joe Gibbs ... its also about NOT honoring Bill Belichek ... and its about wiping a booger on Len Pasquarelli's Barca-lounger.

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

pro-sween, pro-sweed, pro-kid bro sweets.

Posted by: 4-12 | January 16, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

After reviewing the roster, even with Mix (6-5), we'll still need another big target in case he gets injured.

But I must say, I like both Caldwell and McCardell too, though they don't have the size.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | January 16, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Am I the only one who thinks it's a little bit queer that Mr. Snyder is working out of his home instead of his office? Why are all the interviews taking place at Snyder Manor and not at Redskin Park?

1. Mr. Snyder, like Hugh Hefner, has agoraphobia and doesn't like to leave the mansion.

2. Mr. Snyder has a lot of nice tschotskes and wants to show all his collections to his potential underlings.

3. Mr. Snyder doesn't want anyone to know who's being interviewed.

4. The high cost of gasoline and low price of Six Flags stock have made Mr. Snyder economize on the limo.

5. Mr. Snyder doesn't want any of the candidates to run into Joe Gibbs who might have a different take on what it's like to work for Mr. Snyder.

6. All of the above.

7. None of the above.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | January 16, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

I think Lisa hit it on the head. My thoughts have been that if they are interviewing him 4 times, then they are planning stuff and the deal is close to done...

But then there is another part of me that says why do they need to make it official that he is being interviewed 4 times? Doesn't Snyder know Gregg enough to just meet with him casual. Still something that makes you go hmmmmmm....

Before the 4th interview I thought he was a lock for job. I was 95% sure he would get the job... Now I am hovering between 80-85%... of course this could be just a ploy to make it look like they are truly doing their due dilligence and wanted to satisify the Rooney rule.

Posted by: JoeyV | January 16, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

pro-kid bro sweets.

Posted by: sams3 | January 16, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

At #21 no one really jumps out at me...we got Mix who has size and speed (under utilized last year) and could be what we need. I say O-line or trade down to make up for Duckett/Lloyd picks we gave away.

Posted by: tkawamoto22 | January 16, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Skins need a serious offseason/preseason/practice/pregame stretching regimen.

Posted by: Alan4 | January 16, 2008 03:35 PM

They all need to do Bikram Yoga with Shawn Springs.

Posted by: skinfanman | January 16, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Dropping that knowledge...Anyone know how the Mora interview went? I can almost guarantee you the word out of Snyderlot will be "Snyder Comes Away Impressed By Seahawks Mora." That dude is a nasty interviewer and I bet they bring him back in or continue for a second day. I am not advocating for Mora Jr. but I'm just telling you all.

Also, if we draft Limas Sweed, I will jump. That absolutely will not happen. I guarantee it. You know why? The words Taylor Jacobs and Gardner, Rod are fresh in Cerrato's mind.

On continuity, the only person I think continuity is important for is Jason Campbell. I don't think continuity is necessary on defense. And again, anyone can be a genius and do whatever you want when you have Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Donovan Mcnabb etc. Drafting and free agency becomes easy. That is my belief anyway. It reminds me of continuity when it came to the Wizards a few years ago. You know what I got? A motolumpkin. First round exits. Decimated injuries. Small forwards playing powerforward and laying the ball in instead of street dunks in mouths.

Continuity is great when you have horses.

Posted by: songofroland | January 16, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Another possible explanation for a repeat 12 hour interview ... think about it ... what else can you do for twelve continuous hours? The Owner and Grilliams are playing xBox.

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

t_e

Hope it's number 6. Hope there's some stealth candidate as I am not excited by the list of candidates interviewed and I am NOT sold on GgW as being the answer. NO ONE knew the Danny was courting JG 4 years ago until it was over.

What are the rumors? Who was it that interviewed on Friday? How can we not know????

Posted by: carocanesfan | January 16, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Yeah cause Springs is so injury free

Posted by: zjfr2 | January 16, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Joey, I think Lisa's explanation is on the money. Everyone knows Snyder's looking for a coach, so I don't know think he could easily pull off a "casual" meeting with GG. Besides that, there's probably some tax deductions in it somewhere for calling it an "interview."

Posted by: Alan4 | January 16, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

BTW, look at more of Sweed's video's... they were on the right side scroll bar... He breaks tackles and gets more then 3 yards :).

Example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2KUlq9OTJs&feature=related

Posted by: JoeyV | January 16, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

That dude is a nasty interviewer and I bet they bring him back in or continue for a second day. I am not advocating for Mora Jr. but I'm just telling you all.

Posted by: songofroland | January 16, 2008 03:54 PM

How in the world do you have any idea what kind of a interviewer Mora is??????

Posted by: zjfr2 | January 16, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Goodness Me

They're not interviewing him four times!

It's not a "so, tell me about your last position Gregg" process

Dan & GG are meeting to go through the details in a "Hey, let's meet again tomorrow and discuss whether NE will take BLloyd for Brady and a 4th rounder".

Jim Mora.....puhlease

Posted by: barrie.whipp | January 16, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

hahahah any body for Lloyd hahahahahhaa
that joke just never gets old....

Posted by: zjfr2 | January 16, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Who was it that interviewed on Friday? How can we not know????

Posted by: carocanesfan | January 16, 2008 03:56 PM

I don't think anyone was interviewed Friday. This is more media incompetence like Obama winning New Hampshire. I don't think it's possible to know that someone was interviewed without knowing who it was. Mr. Snyder went bowling and wanted to throw the media schlubs off his trail.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | January 16, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

JoeyV, the second YouTube was definitely more promising, but Governor has a point re: Vinny's Millen-like recent experience with receivers (plus I have the taste of bile in my mouth after remembering Taylor Jacobs ... at least we got a Mike Rumph out of it ... oops ... more bile ...).

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

How in the world do you have any idea what kind of a interviewer Mora is??????

Posted by: zjfr2 | January 16, 2008 03:58 PM

If he can get a job it has to be because of his interview -- it can't be his record.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | January 16, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Before the 4th interview I thought he was a lock for job. I was 95% sure he would get the job... Now I am hovering between 80-85%... of course this could be just a ploy to make it look like they are truly doing their due dilligence and wanted to satisify the Rooney rule.

I'm starting to think that iocane powder might be involved.

Posted by: freakzilla | January 16, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

I think what this place needs is some B. Lloyd rap to start the new year!

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=96783655

Enjoy!

Posted by: JoeyV | January 16, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

How in the world do you have any idea what kind of a interviewer Mora is??????

Posted by: zjfr2 | January 16, 2008 03:58 PM

If he can get a job it has to be because of his interview -- it can't be his record.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | January 16, 2008 04:08 PM


You mean his record of winning seasons every year he coached the Falcons and getting to the NFC Championship and the fact that just after his departure that team, locker room, and franchise completely fell apart? Vick wasn't that great a QB anyway and they won without him when he was hurt under Mora, trading Shaub was stupid, but that team totally fell apart under Petrino's weak leadership.

Posted by: zjfr2 | January 16, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Kost, I have to say, I will still call my boy L2 by that name...but 'Dirty 30' is just nasty. Was that you? Tightness.

ArtMonkToTheSticks

Posted by: drouhier | January 16, 2008 01:04 AM


Wasn't me mate, when we first drafted him, I read an article saying in college they called him 'Dirty Dirty', and then about halfway through the season I remember reading that a player was calling him 'Dirty 30'. Can't remember who though.

Posted by: kost52 | January 16, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: deadskin | January 16, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

The mention of the Receiver, The page sent me to the link to blloyd.com, which in turn linked to Carlos Rogers' site. Boooring.

I know that Steinberg has talked about it (endlessly), but I love Smoot's entreprenuerialism (sp?). http://snackonasmack.com/

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

I'm gonna play GM...

I would not take a lineman in the 1st Round because you can get good ones in the upper to middle rounds. I like getting a skilled player in the first round (WR or CB).

Posted by: rickyroge | January 16, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: freakzilla | January 15, 2008 06:33 PM

Posted by: freakzilla | January 16, 2008 02:10 PM

Need new copy, freak. how about something on Gibbs?

Posted by: forces | January 16, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Interesting commentary on Campbell interspersed here among other things, e.g. 'build a simpler system for JC', and 'continuity is important for JC'. OMG, why don't we just build the whole team around whoever he wants? Should we get him a new owner too, or stadium? Or how about a GC?

Look, JC's good. But he's not cleared the hurdle yet, and not proven he can get it done. Romo sat on the bench for several years before starting, and he and JC have about the same number of starts. This is the NFL folks. You can either get it done, or you can't. JC's not quite there yet. Let's not build any statues til he is.

Posted by: forces | January 16, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

WR?! Don't talk about WRs! WRS? We do NOT need to take a WR with the first pick...That would be a waste. WRs are a dime a dozen in the FA market...They can go get one or even draft one in later rounds...This team better take CB or DE with That pick!

Posted by: leevi98 | January 16, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

zjfr2, re: Mora's record, 11-5, 8-8 and 7-9 does not sound like "winning seasons every year he coached the Falcons."

But again I am not very strong with the maths.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 16, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse


You put Fog on there? That's awesome. I know Andrew Broder and am very good friends with his brother Cary. Do you know those guys personally, or just love Fog from being around Mpls?
>>

I do know Broder, but mostly because I'm such a huge Fog fan. That is a band that is probably the most under-appreciated in the world. Sounds like Fog is sort of no more, though. Their drummer Tim Glenn is totally awesome and their bassist Bear has go the serious goods. Ditherer was my absolute run-away favorite album of the year. But then again, I also like Peter Gabriel-era Genesis, so what do I know.

It's difficult to love indie rock and NFL at the same time. I think those Tapes n' Tapes guys like sports, though. Their bassist is a HUGE Chargers fan...

Here is me yelling at the top of my lungs to bring Monk into the HOF.

Posted by: MNSkinsFan | January 16, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

ps: New Free Atmosphere!

rhymesayers.com/atmosphere

Posted by: MNSkinsFan | January 16, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Look, JC's good. But he's not cleared the hurdle yet, and not proven he can get it done. Romo sat on the bench for several years before starting, and he and JC have about the same number of starts. This is the NFL folks. You can either get it done, or you can't. JC's not quite there yet. Let's not build any statues til he is.

Posted by: forces | January 16, 2008 04:25 PM

I'm not promoting statue building, but I think franchise QB's are hard to find, and putting a young guy who is mobile with a big arm into the most complicated offensive system in the NFL that focuses on reading defenses and acuracy is just dumb and isn't "putting him in the best position to succeed." Evidence, a 36 year old career backup with a wet noodle for an arm comes in and looks like the second coming of Joe Montana. I just think we need a simpler system that is more centered on roll-outs, bootlegs, moving the pocket and allowing JC to make decisions on the run and just throw to who breaks open when the defense has to react to him, and incorporates the zone running stretch plays that CP is built for and loves.

Posted by: zjfr2 | January 16, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

There's two possible reasons Williams has had four interviews.

1) Snyder wants to be sure he is the guy, and they're going over lots of details.

2) Snyder wants to appear to have given him every chance, so that when he announces a coach that isn't GG, nobody will say GG was given short shrift.

Now, if you have four interviews in private, and nobody really knows its been four friggin' interviews, I'd say that sounds like number 1.

But if everyone KNOWS you've had four interviews, and other interviews are going on, I have to say that's starting to sound like number 2.

Literally.

Posted by: jvwright | January 16, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

rickyroge,
I agree, but unless the right player shows up at #21, the skins should trade down to maximize the depth with younger players.

(Now with the #21 pick, my intuition tells me that someone special might just be there...if so, seize the day!)

"Skill player" is meaningless. All the positions require great skill, athleticism and intelligence.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | January 16, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

21. Washington Redskins
Record: 9-7
Scouts Inc.'s biggest needs: WR, DE, S, OT, CB
Projected pick: Limas Sweed, WR, Texas
The Redskins' top priority this offseason is to add a playmaking receiver to the roster. There projects to be a run of wide receivers in the bottom half of the first round before the shallow talent pool dries up and if the Redskins don't get involved here they're likely to get shut out of the wide receiver market. Sweed could become one of the steals of this year's draft; he possesses top-10 talent but will no doubt be undervalued due to a wrist injury that cut short his senior season but should have no long-term affects on his pass-catching ability.

Posted by: tjzukoski | January 16, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

21. Washington Redskins
Record: 9-7
Scouts Inc.'s biggest needs: WR, DE, S, OT, CB
Projected pick: Limas Sweed, WR, Texas
The Redskins' top priority this offseason is to add a playmaking receiver to the roster. There projects to be a run of wide receivers in the bottom half of the first round before the shallow talent pool dries up and if the Redskins don't get involved here they're likely to get shut out of the wide receiver market. Sweed could become one of the steals of this year's draft; he possesses top-10 talent but will no doubt be undervalued due to a wrist injury that cut short his senior season but should have no long-term affects on his pass-catching ability.

Since this has been posted about 5 times i figured I would post it again.

Posted by: sams3 | January 16, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

21. Washington Redskins
Record: 9-7
Scouts Inc.'s biggest needs: WR, DE, S, OT, CB
Projected pick: Limas Sweed, WR, Texas
The Redskins' top priority this offseason is to add a playmaking receiver to the roster. There projects to be a run of wide receivers in the bottom half of the first round before the shallow talent pool dries up and if the Redskins don't get involved here they're likely to get shut out of the wide receiver market. Sweed could become one of the steals of this year's draft; he possesses top-10 talent but will no doubt be undervalued due to a wrist injury that cut short his senior season but should have no long-term affects on his pass-catching ability.

Since this has been posted about 5 times I figured I would post it again.

Posted by: sams3 | January 16, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Something tells me Limas Sweed is going to be this offseason's Alan Branch.

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

re: Fog

The biggest problem has been that first people thought Andrew was a turntablist only, and then he started getting more esoteric and out there, and no one knew what to think. The people that liked it, REALLY liked it, but then they got pissed off when they heard Ditherer and thought the band became just another band writing regular songs. Sort of a catch-22 for them.

The new Atmosphere is hot, too.

Posted by: jgperras | January 16, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

I still believe that Snyder is using the process to find a replacement for Flapjacks or to simply gain intelligence.

So, in that case, he would keep meeting with the Flapmaster for process-purposes and information sharing, and such as.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | January 16, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

ole' Flappers

Posted by: sams3 | January 16, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Flap master Flap

Posted by: _Stumped_ | January 16, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Honestly, when I think about those smackers I really can't believe he is a man.

He's not even a very big guy, what's up with them?

Posted by: sams3 | January 16, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

He should name one of his tats "Law" and the other one "Order."

Posted by: sams3 | January 16, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

"pectoral, pendulatos var. Grilliams"

Posted by: _Stumped_ | January 16, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone have any idea whom Scouts Inc thinks we'll draft, and what the pro's and con's of said player is?

Thanks.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | January 16, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Road Runner says beep beep

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

sams3 - There's an advertising campaign over here which might explain them -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDYjW5Pk1_4

Posted by: kost52 | January 16, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure its been mentioned, but i love the fact that we have the 21st pick.

Posted by: slapyak | January 16, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Jordy Nelson is not highly rated yet by the draft "experts," but he is a tougher (he'll block cornerbacks), more versatile football player than Tweed (think former Clemson/Redskin receiver) and probably as good of a possession receiver. This from a Kansas fan who detests most everything K-State.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6B_VmbiR7o

Posted by: doolindalton | January 16, 2008 5:11 PM | Report abuse

doolindalton, the one game I watched this year was the one against Missouri and I had a similar feeling about Nelson.

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

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