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My guess continues to be that this is headed to Jim Fassel, with a press conference as soon as Monday and some negotiating this weekend. That's my gut.

As far as reporting, spoke to Brian Billick for a few minutes this afternoon. Just figured I'd check in with some other possibilities in case the Redskins had a dark horse. Brian is still keeping a low profile after being released by the Ravens, and said that didn't really have "anything to share" with me when I asked about any interest from the Redskins.

He added: "I've been following it from afar and I don't really have any idea what direction they are going in," but would not respond directly to whether or not he had any contact from the Skins.

I came out of the conversation thinking he was not a covert candidate, but that was just my impression.

Also spoke to some people close to Marty Schottenhiemer, just in case, and while Marty does like Dan Snyder - they have become closer since his firing following the 2001 season - he would not be interested in this position given the front office structure and staff being already in place - and likewise the Redskins have not contacted him.

Have not checked on Dennis Green in the last week or so, but as of that time there had been no contact between the sides.

John Madden is happy in the MaddenCruiser and Jimmy Johnson enjoys his boat in Miami, thank you very much. Bill Cowher continues to have no thoughts whatsoever about coaching this season, two sources close to him said today, and Pete Carroll has been with his assistants and meeting with alumni in LA following the recuiting period and he too has no plans to leave USC.

Email me a name. Who am I missing?

Regardless, in the end I'm thinking Fassel, for now.

By Jason La Canfora  |  February 8, 2008; 4:15 PM ET
 
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Marv Levy

Posted by: andavy | February 8, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Bram says Russ as Mr. Snyder met with him last week to say they would fight for him, a hog, to get in HOF... did they talk about coaching as well? perhaps

Posted by: tket84 | February 8, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Dick Vermeil

Posted by: mmbernstein | February 8, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Don Shula.....Sr.

Posted by: harris-ti | February 8, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Just to repeat from the last blog ...

A week ago, Snyder HAD to know who the coach would be -- unless it was a guy who was coaching in the Super Bowl. So the one guy from the SB, Spags, isn't coming. We knew that 24 hrs ago, and Danny has known it longer than we have.

Danny's top choice should have known for the past 24 hours or if he was going to get an offer. Does it take that long to hammer out a contract and hold press conference?

NO!!!

Which means there is more going on here ...

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 8, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

What about Mike Ditka....maybe we could even get Ricky?

Posted by: johnegulick | February 8, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Dan will hire himself as coach...he's already chosen his staff, press conference at the Pro-Bowl.

Posted by: harris-ti | February 8, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Gene Hackman

Posted by: bmorris11 | February 8, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

I still say Danny's best move is to hire Cowher NOW and have him start in 2009. Let Blache or Buges be interim HC. That way Danny gets the guy he wants and a respected vet from within as HC.

Win Win -- only flaw -- doesf Cowher respect Danny enough to do it ...

Which brings me to JLa's question. Could it be an internal hire. Buges of Blache?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 8, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

here is the perfect candidate no one has mentioned. Someone with coaching in his genes; long involvement with the game, and with the glory days of the Redskins franchise; and who is currently available: former Senator George Allen

Posted by: Brecher | February 8, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Bram says Russ as Mr. Snyder met with him last week to say they would fight for him, a hog, to get in HOF... did they talk about coaching as well? perhaps

Posted by: tket84 | February 8, 2008 04:28 PM

If he did that is tampering and we'll lose a draft pick. Not saying he didn't do it, but it would be tampering. Question JLC - I assume is NOT tampering to talk with someone else's coach about the HOF.

Posted by: RedBee | February 8, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Sean Taylor's Dad- Pedro Taylor

Posted by: davispond | February 8, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Does it matter who he hires? Because this time next year, Cowher will want to coach again and Dan will fire everyone and go after him. That was his plan all along, but since Gibbs left a year earlier than he thought, it has messed everything up. Whoever gets hired will be one and done unless we win the superbowl.

Posted by: sweatybug | February 8, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

What about Snyder negotiating with Greg Blache to be the HC with Jerry Gray as the DC? I wouldn't be averse to that quite honestly.

If not, then reach out to Grimm and Singletary (proven leaders of men) and do a round of interviews with them and choose from Grimm, Singletary, and Meeks. At this point, give a shot to an assistant. As a fan, I would definitely pull for a 1st timer.

If Snyder must choose a retread, then let it be Mariucci. I like his style and personality. He would engage the players very well.

Posted by: gilk | February 8, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

We truly have become the Raiders on the east coast. Well done Danny.

Posted by: JOEYYY32 | February 8, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Norm Chow - LOL

BONG!

Posted by: bigmurf08 | February 8, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Please be wrong about Fassil J-La. I'm really hoping for Mooch or Meeks. Anyone but Fassil....well, not Denny Green either...

Posted by: cswope | February 8, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Nothing Like picking a HC by default...

Posted by: jcohly | February 8, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

I can't imagine the negotiations with Fassel would take more than a few minutes. Here is how it would go:

Danny: You will be the lowest paid HC in the league, have no say in personnel on the field, have no say on the coaching staff and I need my dry cleaning back by 4pm sharp.

Fassel: Where do I sign?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 8, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

moooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooch!!!!

Posted by: deadskin | February 8, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

The Pentavarate?


Charlie's Dad: "Well, it's a well known fact sonny jim that there is a secret society of the five wealthiest people of the world known as 'The Pentavarate', who run everything in the world including the newspapers and meet tri-annually at a secret country mansion in Colorado known as, The Meadows."

Charlie's Friend: "So who's in this Pentavarate?"

Charlie's Dad: "The Queen, the Vatican, the Gettys, the Rothchilds, and Colonel Sanders before he went teats up. Ah, I hated the Colonel with his wee beady eyes and that smug look on his face. Oh, your gonna buy my chicken, oooooh!

Charlie: "Dad, how can you hate the Colonel?"

Charlie's Dad: "Because he puts an addictive chemical in his chicken that makes you crave for it fortnightly, smartass!"

Simply awesome.

Posted by: argh | February 8, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Bram said Snyder SPOKE with Grimm last week - he did not meet with him. And it was about getting him into the HOF.

Posted by: Lisa | February 8, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

I can't imagine the negotiations with Fassel would take more than a few minutes. Here is how it would go:

Danny: You will be the lowest paid HC in the league, have no say in personnel on the field, have no say on the coaching staff and I need my dry cleaning back by 4pm sharp.

Fassel: Where do I sign?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 8, 2008 04:37 PM

I didn't know you could speak while on your knees under someone's desk....

BONG!

Posted by: bigmurf08 | February 8, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

MARTY!MARTY!MARTY!

Posted by: shootoill6 | February 8, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Mitt Romney?

Posted by: argh | February 8, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Possible Candidates:
Heywood Jablowme
Mike Rotch
I.P. Frehley
Betty Humpter
Hugh G. Rekshun

Posted by: Original_etrod | February 8, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

If he did that is tampering and we'll lose a draft pick. Not saying he didn't do it, but it would be tampering. Question JLC - I assume is NOT tampering to talk with someone else's coach about the HOF.

Posted by: RedBee | February 8, 2008 04:35 PM

Is it tampering to do it after the season, and for an elevated position?

Posted by: psps23 | February 8, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Sonny Jergenson

Doug Williams

Joe Theisman

Mike Richmond

Vinnie

Posted by: BobD3 | February 8, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Coach cardboard cut-out

Posted by: dcsween | February 8, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Club soda not seals

Posted by: sams3 | February 8, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Newly updated blog preferences for the position of Head Coach:

1) Russ Grimm
2) Ron Meeks
3) Steve Mariucci
4) Cardboard cutouts of dead coaches
5) Marty Mornhinweg
6) Jim Zorn
7) Joe Bugel
8) Lane Kiffin
9) Brian Billick
10) Dennis Green
11) Art Shell
12) Jimmy Johnson
13) Anyone else but Fassel
14 Fassel

Posted by: tafka | February 8, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

AS THEIR HEADCOACH, THE REDSKINS WILL HIRE..........................


Hector Elizondo

The way 'ol Coach Gennero brought out the best in his Texas State University Fightin' Armadillos in "Necessary Roughness" proves that Hector has what it takes to succeed at this level. He'll even bring in Robert Loggia as assistant-headcoach.

In the coming weeks look for Coach Gennero to also bring in Scott Bakula, Kathy Ireland, Sinbad, and Jason Bateman. Word has it that Fred Thompson will also be brought in, in some sort of front-office position.

Go 'Skins.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | February 8, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Craig T Nelson?

He coached Tom Cruise in All the Right Moves, then was a successful NCAA coach in Coach

He's ready for the NFL, right?

Adam

Posted by: argh | February 8, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Harry Paratestis

Posted by: dcsween | February 8, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Candace DicFit'n'yo'mouf
Duncan Midiciner
Ben Dover
Pat McGroin

Posted by: bigmurf08 | February 8, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Is it tampering to do it after the season, and for an elevated position?

Posted by: psps23 | February 8, 2008 04:40 PM

No, the current team doesn't need to give permission for talks in that situation.

Posted by: sams3 | February 8, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Sorry for the re-post, but it's my best work of the day

CL,

You've given up on Grimm? Alas, I'm the last of the self decievers.

Posted by: Skinz | February 8, 2008 04:27 PM

Things are looking grim, but not that grimm.

Adam

Posted by: argh | February 8, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Jack Pardee

Posted by: CTCapsFan | February 8, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

We could name McLovin' our next HC

He'd have some many h0's on the sideline!

Posted by: bigmurf08 | February 8, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Harry Saks
Rosie Palm
Holden McGroyne
Willie Hiddit

Posted by: Original_etrod | February 8, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

11) Art Shell?

Really? Even him before Fassel?

Posted by: sams3 | February 8, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Jason, is fassel's face on the back of milk containers in Arizona, can't get out of his Quiznos contract?

Posted by: Oldschool | February 8, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Craig T Nelson?

He coached Tom Cruise in All the Right Moves, then was a successful NCAA coach in Coach

He's ready for the NFL, right?

Adam

Posted by: argh | February 8, 2008 04:41
------------------------------------------

But he already was a failed nfl headcoach after his brief stint working in Miami for the team that Mona (From "Who's the Boss?") owned.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | February 8, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Regarding free agents, haven't really followed who is out there, I'd steer clear of Faneca, too old, and will be too expensive, same with Samuel, too expensive. Someone mentioned Antwan Odom, but I don't know enough about him.

On drafting, I think the Redskins need to go with some young blood on both sides of the lines.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | February 8, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

give it a rest murf, don't you have a friday afternoon bong to hit?

Posted by: Dorf | February 8, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

What about Mariucci, has he fallen completely out of the running? What about Ron Meeks? Is Russ Grimm going to even get a courtesy call?

Posted by: castro123 | February 8, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Unbelieveable!

Things that suck really bad:
-this process
-Dan Synder
-His buttkissing lackey (Vinny Cerrato)
-Hiring Fossil
-Hiring anyone who will now take this job
-The Redskins next season

Once upon a time, the Redskins were a storied franchise that was the envy of the entire NFL. It had great coaches, championships, great players and prospects (see Green, Monk, etc.), free agents who became great (see Wilbur Marshall, Riggins, and Theismann), and was the most desirable job for any potential head coach.

Then came Napolean Synder, the midget king. I'm sure everyone has heard of the midas touch, but this is a bit different, it's the Snyder touch (and it makes everything turn to poop).

Now top free agents don't want to play here (see Randy Moss, TO, anyone who can play QB), the ones who do stink (see Brandon Llyod and Adam Archeletta), except for those who are looking to get some of the midget king's loot (see Dion, Bruce Smith, Jeff George, Laverneas Coles). Anyone who is a halfway decent coach take themselves out of the coaching search (see Gregg Williams, Jim Mora, Spags).

This is really a hopeless situation. We will have to settle for coaches who can't even cut it as coordinators (see Fossil).

The only thing that could possible salvage this situation is if the Midget King hires Meeks or pulls a rabbit out of the hat (in the form of Pete Carroll or someone like that).

God help the Redskins and their fans, the midget king certainly wont.

Posted by: blackmanhl | February 8, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Norman Schwarzkopf?

Posted by: johnegulick | February 8, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

What happened to the Press Conference that was supposed to be yesterday?

What happened to the plane going to AZ?

My sources tells me its going to be Grimm. Next Tuesday. When Snyder was talking to Grimm about the HOF, it was mostly about the HC job here......

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 8, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Kost you getting excited for the upcoming NRL season? Are in NSW?

Posted by: Skinz | February 8, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

God hates the Redskins... hasn't the last 15 years taught you that?

Posted by: Dorf | February 8, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Let's not sleep on Brian Billick. For his career, he is 16 games over .500!
http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/BillBr0.htm

Both Mariucci and Fassel are only 5 games over .500
http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/FassJi0.htm
http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/MariSt0.htm

The obvious problem with Billick though is his inability to get the Baltimore offense to produce at a high level. And he has not been stellar in molding and growing QBs.

But nonetheless, he has the best record amongst the retreads.

Posted by: gilk | February 8, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

God hates the Redskins... hasn't the last 15 years taught you that?

Posted by: Dorf | February 8, 2008 04:48 PM

God must really hate the Eagles. Havn't the years since the Superbowl was implemented taught us that?

Posted by: sams3 | February 8, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

But he already was a failed nfl headcoach after his brief stint working in Miami for the team that Mona (From "Who's the Boss?") owned.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | February 8, 2008 04:44 PM

IMDB doesn't agree with you, but his latest turn as an Olympic ice skating coach doesn't bode well..

http://imdb.com/name/nm0005266/

Posted by: argh | February 8, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Plus, Billick is super smart. I think he did really well on his SATs or something.

Posted by: dcsween | February 8, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Newly updated blog preferences for the position of Head Coach:
1) Russ Grimm
2) Ron Meeks
3) Steve Mariucci
4) Cardboard cutouts of dead coaches
5) Marty Mornhinweg
6) Jim Zorn
7) Joe Bugel
8) Lane Kiffin
9) Brian Billick
10) Dennis Green
11) Art Shell
12) Jimmy Johnson
13) Anyone else but Fassel
14 Fassel
Posted by: tafka | February 8, 2008 04:41 PM

My top 5:

1. Gibbs 3.0
2. Grimm
3. Meeeeeks
4. Buges
5. Cardboard Cut Out

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 8, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

But he already was a failed nfl headcoach after his brief stint working in Miami for the team that Mona (From "Who's the Boss?") owned.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | February 8, 2008 04:44 PM

IMDB doesn't agree with you, but his latest turn as an Olympic ice skating coach doesn't bode well..

http://imdb.com/name/nm0005266/

Posted by: argh | February 8, 2008 04:50 PM

------------------------------------------

The last season or 2 of "Coach" Craig T Nelson certainly was an NFL coach for some ficitious Miami team owned/run by Mona, from "Who's the Boss?"

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | February 8, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

How about George Allen. Things are kind of slow for him in politics right now, and he did hang around a lot with his father. I'm sure he picked up a few things. And, with that name Dan could argue continuity.

Posted by: bdcberger | February 8, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Skins and Raiders coaching trade. Skins get Lane Kiffin, Raiders get a job opening

Just win, win baby!

Adam

Posted by: argh | February 8, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Well... they'll always have brotherly love.

You would think God would hate the Cowboys for killing the American Indians. At least it makes sense for the whole "Vikings" drought. Stupid Nordic pillagers!

Posted by: Dorf | February 8, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Gregg must have repeatedly kicked Dan in the nuts during their interview. That's the only explanation.

Posted by: Alan4 | February 8, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Howie Feltersnatch
Buster Hymen

Posted by: mofass79 | February 8, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

If he did that is tampering and we'll lose a draft pick. Not saying he didn't do it, but it would be tampering. Question JLC - I assume is NOT tampering to talk with someone else's coach about the HOF.

Posted by: RedBee | February 8, 2008 04:35 PM

Is it tampering to do it after the season, and for an elevated position?

Posted by: psps23 | February 8, 2008 04:40 PM

Yes - unless you clear it with Arizona. You have to ask them and, basically, they have to so yes if it is to be a HC. All of the reporting by everyone says no one at Arizona was ever asked for permission to speak with Grimm, which means they CANNOT speak with him about the HC job. But all it would take is a phone call to the GM out there and the GM would have to say yes. Seems silly I know, but that is the rule. So if they ever reach out to Grimm it will probably get out pretty quickly.

Posted by: RedBee | February 8, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

The last season or 2 of "Coach" Craig T Nelson certainly was an NFL coach for some ficitious Miami team owned/run by Mona, from "Who's the Boss?"

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | February 8, 2008 04:53 PM

Just noticed that there were 9+ seasons of that POS. YIKES!

Fine, I'm switch to Ken Howard of White Shadow fame and bank on a smooth transition from HS basketball to pro football.

Adam

Posted by: argh | February 8, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Here's what I don't get. If it was Fassel, pending Spags, then wouldn't a framework or structure already be in place? Wouldn't Snyder be in talks with Fassel's agent? Yet no reporting about this and still we wait with no news.

I still think we're going to see a mystery candidate. Because as is there are only two options: mystery candidate or total paralysis at the dearth of good options.

Posted by: sheidt99 | February 8, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Fine, I'm switch to Ken Howard of White Shadow fame and bank on a smooth transition from HS basketball to pro football.

Adam

This line not brought to you by Sesame Street

Adam

Posted by: argh | February 8, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Michael Bloomberg in an independent run for the job.

Heck, maybe he could just buy the whole franchise (hmm...)

Adam

Posted by: argh | February 8, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

I'd love to have Lane Kiffen, well, aside from the fact that his name is Lane.

Posted by: sheidt99 | February 8, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

I'm holding out hope for Ron Meeks

Posted by: gocards05 | February 8, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

i kinda liked coach...and shelly fabares was kind of a milf....but hey i have weird tastes....

Posted by: chrislarry | February 8, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Rich motherfreakin' Kotite!

Posted by: NateinthePDX | February 8, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Bill Walsh.

Posted by: jeffhayes | February 8, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: argh | February 8, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Charlie Wies!

Posted by: phatem | February 8, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Goldie Hawn

Posted by: jeffhayes | February 8, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

guys...guys..relax. you are way overthinking this. there is only one person who can fit the job now and do what Snyder wants. it isn't Fassel. It isn't Meeks. it isn't Mooch. Once you hear the name, i'm sure you'll all agree that he's likely #1 on Snyder's list:

Larry Michael.

Posted by: DreamOutLoud | February 8, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Don't be suprised if Zorn get's a promotion.

Posted by: brinstonz | February 8, 2008 5:05 PM | Report abuse

man, I'd party in the streets if Bloomy bought the skins.

Posted by: jeffhayes | February 8, 2008 5:05 PM | Report abuse

whoever it is, should have been hire by now. Spags was (should have been) the only holdup and in this and that has been over for a least a day. A deal should have closed yesterday, this AM at the latest.

Maybe Jasno needs to see who's agent is too busy to talk with Danny at the moment

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 8, 2008 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Barry McCockiner

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 8, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

I'd love to have Lane Kiffen, well, aside from the fact that his name is Lane.

Posted by: sheidt99 | February 8, 2008 05:00 PM

I could live with Lane Myer.

Posted by: HogsHead | February 8, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

No Mooch?

Posted by: superbad8 | February 8, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Oscar Meyer

Posted by: chrislarry | February 8, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Denzel Washington (aka Coach Boone)

Posted by: pgustav | February 8, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Lou Holtz

Pepper Rodgers

Wally

The Beav

Danny Partridge

I got it.....

Nick Nolte

Posted by: Davo61 | February 8, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Paul Newman from Slap Shot

Posted by: chrislarry | February 8, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Coaching candidates should be:

Russ Grimm
Tom More- Indy Coach
Mooch

only offensive coaches, let the defense be.

Posted by: keithfbutler | February 8, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Ralph Freidgen! Steal from the local school, Danny Boy

Posted by: jayandcat | February 8, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Bobby Knight's free now.

Posted by: HogsHead | February 8, 2008 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Coy Gibbs

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 8, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

You Redskin fans are nuts...I am a Super Bowl Champion Giant fan who is very glad Spags is coming back...that said-Fassel is an AWESOME coach...you guys are a bunch of morons...yeah, he couldn't fix the Raven offense because had to run Billicks offense(who by the way got fired as well-you try making Kyle Boller any good)..Fassel is two time Coach of Year- winning record-been to the playoffs four times and took an average team to the Super Bowl!!! You guys should be on your knees counting your lucky stars if you do get Fassel...if he even takes the job dealing with whacko Snyder...he will win....save all these posts as a lot of people will be wrong...Mooch is a joke by the way!

Posted by: gregf | February 8, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Rich "The coach" Gilgallan for all you older WTEM listeners.

Posted by: mtnskinsfan | February 8, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

gregf, if Fassel is so great, why has he been out of the NFL so long? It's not like there haven't been coaching opportunities...

Posted by: Alan4 | February 8, 2008 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Tom Cruise. Hail To The Redskins is retired, and the old band strikes up "Dangerzone" whenever we score. Sexy.

Posted by: erikgreenberger | February 8, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Oliver Clozoph

we could use a little Eastern European attitude

Posted by: drbatchelor | February 8, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Bobby Ross

Posted by: curtmcgurt | February 8, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

You Redskin fans are nuts...I am a Super Bowl Champion Giant fan who is very glad Spags is coming back...that said-Fassel is an AWESOME coach...you guys are a bunch of morons...yeah, he couldn't fix the Raven offense because had to run Billicks offense(who by the way got fired as well-you try making Kyle Boller any good)..Fassel is two time Coach of Year- winning record-been to the playoffs four times and took an average team to the Super Bowl!!! You guys should be on your knees counting your lucky stars if you do get Fassel...if he even takes the job dealing with whacko Snyder...he will win....save all these posts as a lot of people will be wrong...Mooch is a joke by the way!

Posted by: gregf | February 8, 2008 05:12 PM

Does that mean you weren't a Giants fan before the Super Bowl? I see a lot of those around here lately.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 8, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

f gregf.....

if my team just won a SB iwould nor be cruising div rivals fanboards looking for a fight...

go jam the lombardi up you fassel hole!

(ps up here in nyc all my giant fan friends are salivating at rippin me if skinz hire fassel)

Posted by: chrislarry | February 8, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Phil McCracken.

Seriously, why no Grimm. Snyder is so obsessed with the glory days, why wouldn't he give one of the head hogs a chance?

Posted by: herb | February 8, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Just get it over with. Hire freaking Fassel if you must. We need to move on to more important topics. After all it is only three and a half months until the draft you know.

Posted by: mtnskinsfan | February 8, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

No One in their right mind would want to coach such a dysfunctional team so it looks like Fossil.

Posted by: ftlmikeflorida | February 8, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, why no Grimm. Snyder is so obsessed with the glory days, why wouldn't he give one of the head hogs a chance?

Posted by: herb | February 8, 2008 05:16 PM

From what I hear they don't get along well at functions.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 8, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Bruce Boudreau...

Heshut

Posted by: bondra | February 8, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Bruce Boudreau...

Heshut

Posted by: bondra | February 8, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Bruce Boudreau...

Posted by: bondra | February 8, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Shooter from Hoosiers. At least watching a drunken Dennis Hopper wandering the sidelines might provide some comedy.

Posted by: cdubb | February 8, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

GREG MARINO!!!!!!!!!!!!

THAT WILL GIVE ME AN EXCUSE TO COMPLETELY GIVE UP ON THE SKINS.

Posted by: jjwilson312003 | February 8, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

No answer from gregf (Greg Fassel, I assume) on why his dad has been out of the NFL so long?

Posted by: Alan4 | February 8, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone think that Fassil started playing hardball because he is pissed that Snyder came close to hiring him last week and then backed off? Any chance that is the hold up?

Posted by: curtmcgurt | February 8, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

The Hon. Mr. Pepper Rodgers.

Posted by: baldinga | February 8, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

How bout for the 'SKins headcoach position:


Maynard James Keenan

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | February 8, 2008 5:23 PM | Report abuse

It probably will be Fassel and they are just working out the details of the contract for an announcement either this weekend or Monday.

Posted by: Davo61 | February 8, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone think that Fassil started playing hardball because he is pissed that Snyder came close to hiring him last week and then backed off? Any chance that is the hold up?

Posted by: curtmcgurt | February 8, 2008 05:22 PM

No, because Fassel has no leverage. What's he going to say, "Sorry, Mr Snyder but I have to review my other contract offers... let's see, the Boys and Girls Club, Poopy McPoop High School, Barno College..."

Posted by: Alan4 | February 8, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Joe Theisman

Posted by: pat5387 | February 8, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Alan 4-because the trend has been to try to catch lightening in the bottle and hire these green coordinators(Mangini, Kiffin, etc.) why don't you go check out the recent hires record.

Scambell-Giant fan since '73

chrislarry-not looking for a fight...trying to help you guys out..Lord knows you guys need it...

PS- don't know why you guys were so upset about Gibbs leaving....game has passed him by-see Parcells, Vermeil, Schottenheimer..

Posted by: gregf | February 8, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Shooter from Hoosiers. At least watching a drunken Dennis Hopper wandering the sidelines might provide some comedy.

-----------------------------

Hey ! Maybe then, we could run the picket fence like they did it the movie !

Don't get caught watchin the paint dry boys lol.

Posted by: Davo61 | February 8, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Haney from Green Acres

Posted by: pat5387 | February 8, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

How about Brian Fellows?

Now that's crazy!

Posted by: stivic | February 8, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

take the F and put it in front greg, get lost no wants to hear from you.....

Posted by: chrislarry | February 8, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Glanville

Posted by: myterpsr1 | February 8, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

chrislarry-not looking for a fight...trying to help you guys out..Lord knows you guys need it...

Posted by: gregf | February 8, 2008 05:26 PM

Yes we do need it, yet we still managed to beat you guys when you needed it. But alas, no Super Bowl for us.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 8, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

mean joe green

Posted by: chrislarry | February 8, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Richie Pettibone

Posted by: COskins | February 8, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

PS- don't know why you guys were so upset about Gibbs leaving....game has passed him by-see Parcells, Vermeil, Schottenheimer..

Posted by: gregf | February 8, 2008 05:26 PM

Gibbs provided the most stability since Norv Turner, except he was actually getting to playoffs.

No, Snyder turns away the obvious successor to pick someone a) unproven or b) unemployed. How's that supposed to be better than giving Williams a shot?

It's kind of nice that he's keeping continuity in the staff, but it's a catch-22 because he's keeping continuity in Gregg Williams staff. Most self-respecting coaches will want to hire their own staff.

Posted by: Alan4 | February 8, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Lawrence Taylor (since we're going after Giants guys)

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 8, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

AS THEIR HEADCOACH, THE REDSKINS WILL HIRE..........................


Hector Elizondo

The way 'ol Coach Gennero brought out the best in his Texas State University Fightin' Armadillos in "Necessary Roughness" proves that Hector has what it takes to succeed at this level. He'll even bring in Robert Loggia as assistant-headcoach.

In the coming weeks look for Coach Gennero to also bring in Scott Bakula, Kathy Ireland, Sinbad, and Jason Bateman. Word has it that Fred Thompson will also be brought in, in some sort of front-office position.

Go 'Skins.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | February 8, 2008 04:41 PM

I can't stop Laughing!!!!! Best post of the day!!!

Posted by: redryan400 | February 8, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

No, because Fassel has no leverage. What's he going to say, "Sorry, Mr Snyder but I have to review my other contract offers... let's see, the Boys and Girls Club, Poopy McPoop High School, Barno College..."

Posted by: Alan4 | February 8, 2008 05:25 PM
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I think your scenario is more likely, but what if Fassel knows that it was really between him and Spags. Now that Spags is out of the picture, Fassel can try and leverage for more money, years, etc, because he know that Snyder really doesn't want to hire anyone else. I don't think it is most likely the case, I'm just trying to figure out why it is taking so long when they had plenty of time to hammer out contract details and they already have Fassel's favored coaches in place.

Posted by: curtmcgurt | February 8, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

chrislarry- you sound like an Eagle fan...

I am telling you-Fassel is a very good coach(did you listen to any of the Giants what they had to say about him at the Super Bowl?)...Super Bowl Champion Giant fan signing off....

Posted by: gregf | February 8, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

I have the answer for the new head coach of the Redskins - my new, and now forever, number one candidate. He is currently a Head Coach/Manager, and has a lifetime winning record (I think). PLUS - he retired as a Redskin, won a SB with them, and set a then SB record while doing it. He retired at the top of this game.

I give you the new HC of the Washington Redskins . . .

wait for it

. . .

wait for it

. . .

and

. . .

Nick Giaquinto

http://www.northeastconference.org/news/baseball/2004/1/21/shu-giaquinto.asp?path=baseball

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/G/GiaqNi00.htm

Posted by: RedBee | February 8, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Bud Kilmer! (Friday Night Lights)

Posted by: redryan400 | February 8, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

I should read more carefully

- retired after the SB game.

but

- has well over 300 career victories.

Posted by: RedBee | February 8, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

bye f greg....we won't miss you....thanks for reminding me why i detest the giants and their fans!

Posted by: chrislarry | February 8, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

the next Redskins head coach will be... Daniel Snyder

Posted by: sw30 | February 8, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Nick Giaquinto...the garbage man! i did love that dude! hire him

Posted by: chrislarry | February 8, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Mark Brunell!

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 8, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Don Coryell!

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 8, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

I'm kind of hoping that gregf shows up before next season's games vs. the Giants. The opposition bloggers from the NYG were fairly weak last year. I don't think he appreciates the rawness of the blog right now ... like no amount of Tucks medicated pads is going to make this feel better for a while.

If Fassel IS the guy, I really hope he has a thick skin re: the fanbase. Like I really hope he doesn't try to win over the fans by going undefeated in the preseason.

Posted by: dcsween | February 8, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

curtmcgurt, I think Snyder kind of likes Fassel, but he's afraid to commit.

Fassel is basically Snyder's booty call, but he's still on the prowl for someone he can establish something long term with.

I think Fassel knows even if he signs on, Snyder will have wandering eyes. I agree with you that Fassel might ask for more years, more money, etc, to at least get the appearance of security.

If Fassel gets hired, it will be interesting to see how the players respond to him. They've got to see reluctance on display here. If the players don't like him, they can definitely play a role in getting him fired quickly--kinda like the Giants did when he was there.

Posted by: Alan4 | February 8, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

4th Floor...That is a super-smart idea! I'm being dead serious. I would love Brunell as HC--as long as he isn't a player/coach.

Posted by: herb | February 8, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Eric Zampese!

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 8, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Whatever happened to that Cardinals fan?

Posted by: dcsween | February 8, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

HERE IS SOMEONE WITH NFC EAST EXPERIENCE

BUDDY RYAN !!!

Posted by: MCHAMMER | February 8, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

John Robinson!

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 8, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Nick Giaquinto...the garbage man! i did love that dude! hire him

Posted by: chrislarry | February 8, 2008 05:37 PM

Two Votes.

Let's tally 'em up fellas -

NICK GIAQUINTO - The Anti-VinnyDAN

Posted by: RedBee | February 8, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Brian McNamee!

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 8, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Steve Czaben! Come on Doown!

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 8, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Bernie Kerrick!

Posted by: chrislarry | February 8, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

sean Taylor was just on a replay of last years pro bowl challenge. What an athlete!!

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 8, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

The Washington Times!

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 8, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Sam Wyche!

Posted by: chrislarry | February 8, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse


glik brought up mike singletary which really isn't bad at all just not fassel. I still say jimmy johnson could be bought he and jj i assume still hate each other and the cowboys choice of phillips is the best thing to happen to the skins in a while.
Buy Jimmy Johnson A yacht build him a marina, pay him 30 mil over 5 no major off season signings,let johnson run the draft. even if we have to stock the potomac with marlin give him him a push.

Posted by: tammanyhall2109 | February 8, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Lloyd Carr

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 8, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Mike Huckabee! Atleast he'll be AS religious as Gibbs 2.4!

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 8, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Pete Cronin!

Posted by: chrislarry | February 8, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse


Anyone know what WAYNE FONTES is up to these days?

hehhehehe...har, har, har

Posted by: the_squire | February 8, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

UMD Alum - Boomer Esiason!

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 8, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Jeff Tedford

Posted by: mtnskinsfan | February 8, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

My little sister.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 8, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Or Neil O'Donnell

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 8, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Eddie Jordan!

He can become the 1st Coach to coach 2 teams that slightly crossover each other's season.

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 8, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

1. Nick Giaquinto

2. Pete Cronan

3. Mike Nelms

So far, two votes for the Garbage Man

Posted by: RedBee | February 8, 2008 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Wayne Sevier!

Posted by: chrislarry | February 8, 2008 5:53 PM | Report abuse

I'm named out.

That was exhausting.

See you guys later (like 2 am when the baby is crying for his bottle!)

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 8, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Lou Holtz

Posted by: mtnskinsfan | February 8, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Lemmy!

Posted by: SMACK1 | February 8, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

James Hetfield

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | February 8, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Poopy is right. Coach did coach an NFL team. In the last two seasons, he was head coach for the NFL expansion team Orlando Breakers.

That show was awesome.

Posted by: CDon | February 8, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Mike Nelms would rock...I loved that dude

Posted by: jeffhayes | February 8, 2008 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Rudy Giuliani

Fred Thompson

Sylvester Stallone

Elvis (if he hasn't already left the building)

Bobby Knight

Michael Jordan

Mr. Ed

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Translation: ANYONE BUT THE FOSSIL...

Posted by: gr8day4bsbll | February 8, 2008 5:56 PM | Report abuse

http://www.nfl.com/probowl/story?id=09000d5d8068dd4e&template=without-video&confirm=true

Great Article about Sean Taylor.

There will be no HC announcement over the weekend since the Skins will be remembering Sean all week(end) long....

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 8, 2008 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Lemmy!

Posted by: SMACK1 | February 8, 2008 05:55 PM

Hemmy!

Posted by: dcsween | February 8, 2008 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Wendy O Williams

Posted by: jeffhayes | February 8, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Dan Reeves
Bob Stoops
Dennis Erickson
Jerry Glanville

Posted by: tonesph | February 8, 2008 5:59 PM | Report abuse

joan jett

Posted by: chrislarry | February 8, 2008 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Headline: Snyder to hire himself as Redskins next coach, CEO.

hey it's his dream, and he is going to go for get.

Posted by: oknow1 | February 8, 2008 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Here's a name for you: George Allen, Jr. As Jason would say, connect the dots. Son of the great Redskins coach, that alone would make him attractive to the Danny. Plus he's a former UVa quarterback, and could work with Jason. Finally, he's very much available after losing his Senate seat.

Posted by: godiva2 | February 8, 2008 6:03 PM | Report abuse

Does anybody know the real reason Russ Grimm is not even getting a sniff at this? This is absolutely absurd....one guy with a tie to this organization's glory years, paid his dues as an assistant here and in Pittsburgh, considered a success -- enough that he interviewed for the vacancy there last year.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Over?

Posted by: mistrdg | February 8, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Craven Moorehead

Posted by: Wemiss21 | February 8, 2008 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Danny, we will forgive you if you buy this unhappy player for us. I'm sure your $ would make him very happy:
NFL Network's Adam Schefter reports that Osi Umenyiora may hold out this summer if he doesn't get a new contract. Umenyiora signed a six-year deal only two years ago, but now feels underpaid compared to teammate Justin Tuck. The Giants may be hesitant to re-do his deal, so a staredown could ensue. Plaxico Burress and Chris Snee are two other Giants likely to seek more money. A separate report came out Thursday that Osi could miss the Pro Bowl because of the flu, with Michael Strahan replacing him. Feb. 7 - 6:25 pm et
Source: New York Daily News

Posted by: godiva2 | February 8, 2008 6:07 PM | Report abuse

'Skins New Coach = Coral, from the Real World/Road Rules Challenge.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | February 8, 2008 6:08 PM | Report abuse

John

Paul

Geroge

Ringo

Posted by: Davo61 | February 8, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Bo Jackson, Hey he knew everything else, why not coaching??

Posted by: redryan400 | February 8, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Homer Simpson for HC
Trying to come up with the next play..

"Alright Brain, you don't like me, and I don't like you. But lets just do this, and I can get back to killing you with beer."

Posted by: COskins | February 8, 2008 6:13 PM | Report abuse

They need to hire Mike Sigeltary, he is in the Hall of Fame and he is a good coach, the players would respect him.

Russ Grim would be good too.


As far as George Allen Jr goes, it wouldn't work. He would slip up and say some racial slurs, the players wouldn't be cool with this, 90% of the team is black. I also don't think they would be cool with the confederate flag with a noose hanging on it in his office. Could you imagine some of the players reaction when they saw this.

Posted by: F0X | February 8, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Yes, Russ Grimm and Mike Singletary deserve an interview. What was wrong with Mooch? (What's wrong with Snyder?)

Posted by: olavsmith | February 8, 2008 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Fassel, already.
HE picked Zorn, and sort of accepted Blache(OK Mr. Snyder, if you really want him as the DC, I guess I can live with it).
The deal has been done for a while now.

I watch the Skins and my wife tells me that all she hears is me yelling...'what was thaaat???!!!' or 'what are you dooooing???!!!'
Damn...! I guess we'll just have another season of bxxching, yelling at the TV, throwing stuff, and more dissapointments. Man, the way things look now, this may go on for the next 3 or 4 years!!

Posted by: al852 | February 8, 2008 6:30 PM | Report abuse

The last season or 2 of "Coach" Craig T Nelson certainly was an NFL coach for some ficitious Miami team owned/run by Mona, from "Who's the Boss?"

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | February 8, 2008 04:53 PM

Its really F'ed up that I know this but he was in Orlando with the Breakers. Lets pick him up!!!!

Posted by: csquaredskins | February 8, 2008 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Conan The Barbarian

Lets bring smash mouth football back to DC!

Posted by: driley | February 8, 2008 6:42 PM | Report abuse

What up with the random Norv bashing? 1 playoff appearance and gone next year with an 8-6 record? That wasn't Norv, just a sign of what the hobbit had in store for us.

The next head coach should be Jim Harbaugh. Seriously, he beat Pete Carroll and everybody thinks HE'S the cat's pajamas, so Ditka's whipping boy MUST be the best coach in college right Vinny?

Posted by: gauchopayne | February 8, 2008 6:44 PM | Report abuse

I still say chuck brown could doit,and he sure can sing that dc lottery song,and that is what this is.how about tiki endorsing fassole,tell me that aint the kiss o death

Posted by: DLESMonday | February 8, 2008 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Conan The Barbarian

Lets bring smash mouth football back to DC!

Posted by: driley | February 8, 2008 06:42 PM

I can just imagine the pre-game speech now...

Jim Zorn: Conan, what is best in this game?
Conan: To crush our opponent, see them driven before us, and to hear the lamentation of their women!

Adam

Posted by: argh | February 8, 2008 6:55 PM | Report abuse

ESPN just reported that Jim Fassel is no longer a candidate after refusing to purposely lose to Snyder in raquetball.

Posted by: tomfoley1 | February 8, 2008 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Chuck Brown would be good; Chick Norris would be much better

"Chuck Norris' Redskins do not rest between plays, they wait."

Adam

Posted by: argh | February 8, 2008 6:57 PM | Report abuse

uh, that would be Chuck, not Chick Norris. Who knows what damage Chick Norris might do to a man

Posted by: argh | February 8, 2008 6:58 PM | Report abuse

Jon Bon Jovi cause you're halfway there and livin' on a prayer?

Adam

Posted by: argh | February 8, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

BONG!

Posted by: bigmurf08 | February 8, 2008 04:39 PM

HIT!!!!!!

Posted by: leevi98 | February 8, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Al Czervik.

Posted by: VeloStrummer | February 8, 2008 7:06 PM | Report abuse

"free agents who became great (see Wilbur Marshall, Riggins, and Theismann)"

Posted by: blackmanhl | February 8, 2008 04:46 PM

Free Agents? First of all..these players mentioned did not play in the FA era.

Secondly, Marshall was traded to the Skins, JT was a skin all along (third string QB behind billy and sonny) and riggins was traded to the Skins from the jets. So where did get Free agent from?

Posted by: leevi98 | February 8, 2008 7:09 PM | Report abuse

of course JT was drafted by the Dolphins and then decided to go play in The canadian league ...so when he came back to the NFL I suppose you could call him a FA but not in the same terms as you referred.

Posted by: leevi98 | February 8, 2008 7:11 PM | Report abuse

I tend to agree with folks that if it was really going to be fassell they would have a deal already. If you ask me, something else is at work here, and given the fact that the high profile guys all have said they are not interested I think it will either be Grimm or Bugel.

On Bugel, he has been a coach before and remember that before Saunders got here he was the #2 guy on the offensive side and defacto head coach, not to mention he did a heck of a job with the O-Line. So, in my opinion if we are going to go with a guy in his second time around as a head coach at this point...

Why not Joe Bugel?

Posted by: rawk | February 8, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

leevi, I GUESS you should hit the internets BEFORE you bash others.

Posted by: csquaredskins | February 8, 2008 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Is it me or does JLC keep having gut feelings that go on and on kind of like this coaching search?

Posted by: svxcountry | February 8, 2008 7:25 PM | Report abuse

Jasno needs to put some food in his gut and get out there and find some information talk to meeks's agent or Mooch's agent.

Posted by: kmdp4 | February 8, 2008 7:27 PM | Report abuse

How about the monster from Cloverfield? We already know he hates NY.

Posted by: Original_etrod | February 8, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Terry Robiskie

Posted by: fawcett007 | February 8, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Barry Switzer
Wayne Fontz
Buddy Ryan

Posted by: skinsfan1234 | February 8, 2008 7:36 PM | Report abuse

I KNOW WHAT DANNY'S THINKING! I just went to the Redskins site; there are 19 coaches listed (below). But it hasn't been updated: Burns, Lazor and Bob Saunders are all gone. That leaves 16, so Danny can use a different one for every regular season game next year! (We obviously won't have to worry about the playoffs.) Then Danny can buy oops I mean hire Cowher for 2009.

Jim Zorn Offensive Coordinator
Greg Blache Defensive Coordinator
Joe Bugel Asst. HC - Offense
Jack Burns Offensive Assistant
Don Breaux ---
Rennie Simmons Tight Ends Coach
Earnest Byner Running Backs Coach
Stan Hixon Wide Receivers Coach
Bill Lazor Quarterbacks
Kirk Olivadotti Linebackers
Jerry Gray Secondary/Cornerbacks
Steve Jackson Passing Game Coord./Safeties
Danny Smith Special Teams
Bob Saunders Asst. Coach
Bill Khayat Quality Control-Off.
Arthur Smith Quality Control-Def.
John Hastings Head Strength/Conditioning
Bobby Crumpler Assistant Strength/Conditioning
Harrison Bernstein Assistant Strength/Conditioning

Posted by: godiva2 | February 8, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Good god man, you fed us this line of garbage the week before the Superbowl. Fassel on the Tuesday after....

If you do not have a clue, then say so, and remove the title redskins insider from the headline above your name because you are obviously not! John Clayton could have fed me this line from Bristol, Connecticut.

Posted by: robncnc5 | February 8, 2008 7:57 PM | Report abuse

the next head coach of the Washington Redskins.....


drum roll.....

drum roll (more).....

drum roll (still more)....

Elmo

Posted by: o0reinbeau0o | February 8, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

the next head coach of the Washington Redskins.....

drum roll.....
drum roll (more).....
drum roll (still more)....

Elmo

Posted by: o0reinbeau0o | February 8, 2008 07:58 PM

Redskins Insider = Grouchland

Posted by: Original_etrod | February 8, 2008 8:02 PM | Report abuse

Can't believe how long this agonizing process has gone on and still no HC. Way to go, Danny Boy. Bottom line is: No one wants the job in your organization even if you throw all kinds of $$ at them. As its been pointed out, you've been used by several coordinators to get better deals in their current gigs.
If Sonny were younger, I think he would be an interesting choice. How about talking Vermeil into another stint as a HC? Of Jim Johnson on Andy Reid's staff? At this point, just hire someone!

Posted by: n6797p | February 8, 2008 8:03 PM | Report abuse

1. Bugel

2. Ralph Friedgen

3. I am not kidding here's an offense for you -- Jim Grobe at Wake Forest

Posted by: Xlnt | February 8, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Isn't Bill Callahan available? He seems like a great choice.

How about Gene Hackman? He's tough and has movie-coaching experience. That counts for a lot when your team is run by Scientologists.

Posted by: amoody | February 8, 2008 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Next coach is going to be........

YAH!!!TRICK YAH!!!!

Posted by: jjed56 | February 8, 2008 8:11 PM | Report abuse

Debra McCoy....my wife knows zilch about football...hey, the perfect compliment to Czar Danny who knows zilch about hiring an NFL coach

Posted by: richmccoy | February 8, 2008 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Everyone is missing the point here. Since Gibbs has left, the Skins have had a better record than any coach Danny has hired (with the exception of being tied with Marty)! We haven't lost one game since Gibbs left. I think this shows we don't need a head coach...we're doing as well without one as we've done since baby boy bought his toy.

We may need to get used to this...who in their right mind would sign on to a newly contracted staff of coordinators, with a guy like Vinny at the helm, $16 million over the cap (only one other team, the Ravens, are even over the cap), and having to deal with baby boy?!?!?!

I am sorry to say, but until Danny catches on with how to run a succesful business, hiring great people and simply supporting them so they can do their job...we're f'd!

Posted by: dmiller640884 | February 8, 2008 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Frank Beamer

Posted by: jarchill | February 8, 2008 8:24 PM | Report abuse

I am NOT renewing my season tickets. Even tho they shove commercials down my throat, I have supported the team. This is a debacle. Once Dan Snyder sells the team, I will once again be happy sitting 85 stories high, and a half mile away from the game. And then, and only then, will I cheer when those needy people in section 103 win KFC buckets....

Posted by: davemrubin | February 8, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse

If we actually hire Fassel, I'll break down, start cackling like a rabid hyena, and cry, all at the same time. What. A. Fiasco.

Posted by: cali_snowboarder | February 8, 2008 8:34 PM | Report abuse

Darren Horton in the update during Total Access said that -$nyder is about to hire Fassel. Can't imagine they would do it before the Pro Bowl.

Posted by: nojunk4me | February 8, 2008 8:37 PM | Report abuse

Rich Kotite

Posted by: dgcastleman | February 8, 2008 8:39 PM | Report abuse

has anyone sugested Al Pacino yet.. his speech in Any Given Sunday was the bomb!

Posted by: stivic | February 8, 2008 8:44 PM | Report abuse

MOOOOOOOOOOOCH!!!!!

Posted by: dah1963 | February 8, 2008 8:45 PM | Report abuse

I think I got Danny's plan...he's waiting 'til all the message boards have nothing left to say and we aren't as angry and he'll then hire. Looks like it's about happened here.

Posted by: svxcountry | February 8, 2008 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Here is what I predict:

Since many of the candidates have dropped out, on Monday, Snyder will give the whole staff the titles Head Coach-Defensive Backs, Head Coach-Defensive Line, Head Coach-Linebackers, etc. That way he can hire Bill Cowher next year without having to fire some washed-up retread.

Posted by: richie_sheppard | February 8, 2008 9:02 PM | Report abuse

Hanna Montana.

Synder is drawn to her ability to sell tickets.

He needs to wait until she is down wih her tour to negotiate, so that is the delay

Posted by: BT23 | February 8, 2008 9:02 PM | Report abuse

Conan The Barbarian

Lets bring smash mouth football back to DC!

Posted by: driley | February 8, 2008 06:42 PM
"Conan! What is best in life?"

"To crush your enemies (i.e. Cowboys, Eagles, et al), see them driven before you, hear the lamentations (or was that lactations?) of their women."

Mmmmm, yeah, good times...

Posted by: tripz | February 8, 2008 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Alec Baldwin would be a great choice.

"Put down that Gatorade, Receiver, The. Gatorade is for closers."

Posted by: SMACK1 | February 8, 2008 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Leevi button-fly,

Just for the sake of accuracy, Wilbur Marshall was gotten via free agency although under the rulz of the time we than had to give up picks...

But your right on Theismen and Riggins they were not gotten via FA.

Posted by: chrislarry | February 8, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Knute Rockne...or is he a compadre of Vinny the C. as well?

Posted by: tripz | February 8, 2008 9:11 PM | Report abuse

Leevi button-fly,

Just for the sake of accuracy, Wilbur Marshall was gotten via free agency although under the rulz of the time we than had to give up picks...

But your right on Theismen and Riggins they were not gotten via FA.

Posted by: chrislarry | February 8, 2008 09:08 PM

You are correct but it was still a trade so to speak...Marshall was still under contract to the bears hence the compensation picks...so either or...my point was to the guys post was that he was not a Free Agent. He saying he was signed as a free Agent and that was not the case.

Posted by: leevi98 | February 8, 2008 9:23 PM | Report abuse

chrislarry,

And why you call me Leevi button Fly? LOL

that is a nickname given to me since i was a little kid...My name is Lee so you see where that came from...you are kinda right in a way...cause those Levi comeercials were big in the 70's :)

Posted by: leevi98 | February 8, 2008 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Wayne Fontes and Richie Kotite will both be here on Monday

Posted by: mcvacin | February 8, 2008 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis

Posted by: Timothy | February 8, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Chuck Noll. He's only 73 or so years old.

Posted by: rkspangler | February 8, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Leevi Acid Wash,

I just like funnin with people's names...get used to 501, button fly, boot cut..

Not to be arguementative but simply for the facts here is a link that walks through the Marshall FA story:

http://www.theredskinreport.com/2008/01/16/ex-redskin-wilbur-marshall-wins-case-against-nfl-again/

Posted by: chrislarry | February 8, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Ron Jeremy for coach!

Posted by: jimwell | February 8, 2008 11:19 PM | Report abuse


Anton Chigurh

The 'skins will win every coin toss

Posted by: corkczar | February 8, 2008 11:53 PM | Report abuse

Here's a little scenario for everyone to consider...what if the reason why no one has been hired and we don't seem to be traveling anywhere to pick up or interview a possible canidate is because Dan has decided to interview Greg Blache for the head coaching position. Blache is the only person who could energize the fan base, coaching staff, players as well as pleasing the NFL and by making a minority hire. Regardless of race I believe Blache would be a great hire, people forget that GB was a very successful d-coordinator for the Bears before he joined the skins. He gave the Bears a top 10 d for 4-5 years and is credited with the development of Brian Urlacher. I want anyone but Fassel, he couldn't get the job done in Baltimore and wasn't hired by the Chiefs when he interviewed for their offensive coordinator position...no way we can hire a guy with that type of recent history as our head coach. Blache just makes the most sense to me even if its not likely. I know the players have great respect for him and would definitely run through walls for him..lets hope Dan comes to his senses and hires Blache or someone other than Fassel.

Posted by: roby3743 | February 9, 2008 12:38 AM | Report abuse

There are quite a few that have not been interviewed, Mora SR., Dan Reeves, Madden(BOOM), My favorite though would have to be Jerry Jones. He was one funny man.

Posted by: VRIEL1 | February 9, 2008 1:22 AM | Report abuse

I thought Fassel was the man.

Marty Mornhinweg might be OK but again he has a future so will not be coming to the redskins. Even that moron Danny knows he will just use him for a big payday from a real team.

Lane Kiffen could be the hold up. Al Davis like most old farts lost track of inflation in 1976 so can't part with much money. He can't bare to dump Kiffen and pay out is contract so Dan is trying to get him. Kiffen has no future so why not come here and get a raise.

Redskins = Brothel

Come to my house of love and get a raise.

F U Danny

Posted by: mul | February 9, 2008 3:25 AM | Report abuse

Also some people on the blog who will remain nameless, gave VinnyDan a lot of slack on the HC search the last few weeks. Soma Yall, Even came up with some retarded theories on why getting the coaching staff before the HC was part of the plan.

You NEED to apologies to this blog for doing work, DAN should have to pay for.

Posted by: mul | February 9, 2008 3:34 AM | Report abuse

I cannot believe no one has listed Gordon Bombay.

Posted by: wdv1137 | February 9, 2008 4:35 AM | Report abuse

It looks like we have been relegated to Fassel as our next coach. Articles are now appearing on various websites explaining why Fassel makes sense for the Skins and why Skins fans should accept him. Seems like our FO has an Information Operation in effect over the weekend to build for the presser for Fassel on MON.

Posted by: RedskinsReverend | February 9, 2008 5:22 AM | Report abuse

The "non decision" yesterday appears to have been an intentional "non announcement" of the Fassel choice so Skins fans use the weekend to get over losing Spags and become complacent about accepting Fassel as the next HC. Expect more information in the media about why Fassel makes sense for the Skins throughout today and in print tomorrow. This is the strategic spin to generate acceptance.

Posted by: RedskinsReverend | February 9, 2008 5:33 AM | Report abuse

The course of action that is beginning to get some traction as an alternative to Fassel is to bump Zorn to HC. This makes some sense. It appears he was fired to establish a version of the WCO in DC. The WCO would actually fit the Skins well. Many reports are that Fassel endorsed ZOrn, but Fassel has little history with the WCO personally, so what value added is he to a HC move largely focused on integrating a new offensive scheme. Some would argue that Fassel's been a HC and Zorn only a position coach. Fassel's record as a HC and OC does not end well though. QB and QB coach are dynamic positions of leadership on any NFL team, so Zorn possesses more leadership experience in fact than on paper. Fassel has a past title, but his experience is a minus and his value-added to a WCO initiative w/ the Skins is unapparent. Zorn is a rising star whose leadership experience is under rated, but whose value added to the WCO plan is what the FO is already banking the Skins future on. The Skins should alter their plan to use the weekend to build acceptance of Fassel and hire the man as HC that they're already invested in for the Skins' success; Jim Zorn.

Posted by: RedskinsReverend | February 9, 2008 5:49 AM | Report abuse

The course of action that is beginning to get some traction as an alternative to Fassel is to bump Zorn to HC. This makes some sense. It appears he was hired to establish a version of the WCO in DC. The WCO would actually fit the Skins well. Many reports are that Fassel endorsed ZOrn, but Fassel has little history with the WCO personally, so what value added is he to a HC move largely focused on integrating a new offensive scheme. Some would argue that Fassel's been a HC and Zorn only a position coach. Fassel's record as a HC and OC does not end well though. QB and QB coach are dynamic positions of leadership on any NFL team, so Zorn possesses more leadership experience in fact than on paper. Fassel has a past title, but his experience is a minus and his value-added to a WCO initiative w/ the Skins is unapparent. Zorn is a rising star whose leadership experience is under rated, but whose value added to the WCO plan is what the FO is already banking the Skins future on. The Skins should alter their plan to use the weekend to build acceptance of Fassel and hire the man as HC that they're already invested in for the Skins' success; Jim Zorn.

Posted by: RedskinsReverend | February 9, 2008 5:50 AM | Report abuse

JASON,

YOU HAVE MISSED THE ONE AND ONLY OBVIOUS CHOICE THAT NO ONE SEEMS TO HAVE COME TO GRIPS WITH...WITH THE STAFF IN PLACE THE BOY KING (DAN SNYDER) WILL COACH THE TEAM HIMSELF. HE HAS TO BE THINKING, HOW HARD COULD IT BE!
FEEL FREE TO RUN WITH THIS STORY.

BRETT

Posted by: brettfriedman | February 9, 2008 7:35 AM | Report abuse

The Information Operation to hire Fassel has won over Chris Mortenson on ESPN who was flat out making the case for Fassel as the logical choice on NFL Live. Again, the FO is using the weekend strategically to prep for the Fassel announcement on MON and did not go ahead yesterday so fans had the weekend to get over and forget Spags.
Mark Schlereth made it a point that from a player's perspective the length of the search and the process employed has undermined the "buy in" the players will have in the new HC's credibility. Even if its wrong, the impression is that Fassel is Snyder's "fail safe" candidate. Players will not follow the "fail safe." Unless Snyder is not using the weekend for his Fassel information campaign and making one last attempt to give the moon to Cowher, he should make the move to shift Zorn from OC to HC. Predicition is players and fans will more readily commit to that selection and the integration of the WCO w/ the Skins will be smoother without Fassel's inexperience with it muddying the process.

Posted by: RedskinsReverend | February 9, 2008 8:22 AM | Report abuse

I really dislike the idea of Fassel. I would be leaning towards Billick or Mariucci. Just when we all thought Snyder had learned to respect our Redskins as a class act organization (by bringing back Gibbs) he goes back to his old ways. And now he's worse with this Little Hitler Cerruto. Snyder is supposed to be a fan's dream owner. I mean, he isn't cheap, he wants to win, etc, etc. But when it comes to football - he's (as Tom Cruise would say, "Glib"). Bring in Mariucci.

Posted by: thegr8one2k | February 9, 2008 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Who are you missing as possible covert coaching candidates? That's not the question any longer. The question is, who cares?

Posted by: dperelman3328 | February 9, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

How about a dead dog. That would be better than Fassel. Where's MV when you need him.

Posted by: olduffer501 | February 9, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

what difference does it make on who is named Head coach? In a couple of years when Mariucci/Meeks/Fassel/Shottenheimer/Billick/Buges/etcetc.. have a record of 6-18 and is fired, we'll be in the same position. Thank goodness, the Nationals report on the 15th.

Posted by: Garyrosenthal | February 9, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

David Beckham

Posted by: diegojquiros | February 9, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

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