Gray to interview with Seahawks

Jerry Gray is 0 for 2 thus far in Washington Redskins interviews, so he's apparently going to try elsewhere.

Two league sources have confirmed that the Seattle Seahawks have been granted permission to interview Gray for their vacant defensive coordinator position.

Gray has served as the Redskins' secondary coach since 2006, and previously served as Buffalo's defensive coordinator from 2001-05.

Gray interviewed on Tuesday to be the Redskins' defensive coordinator, but the team instead hired Jim Haslett later that evening. He'd previously interviewed for the team's head coaching position -- while Jim Zorn still held the post -- which helped the Redskins satisfy the NFL's Rooney Rule, but also drew sharp criticism from many league observers.

While Gray was passed over for Washington's defensive coordinator position, team officials have not yet told him his exact fate. It's believed he'd prefer to remain in Washington as a member of Mike Shanahan's staff if that option is available to him.

Gray was at Redskins Park on Wednesday, watching Joe Bugel's retirement news conference along with several assistant coaches.

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first to say

I hope he gets what he wants

Posted by: noonefromtampa | January 13, 2010 10:51 PM | Report abuse

It never pays to be a flunkie!

Posted by: jtrob_1 | January 13, 2010 10:53 PM | Report abuse

Yup, thanks.

Bu-bye!

Posted by: edvar | January 13, 2010 10:55 PM | Report abuse

From last thread:

My enduring memory of Blotch is something we saw every game: a sideline shot of him after one or another defensive miscue, his reading glasses pushed down on his nose, his rumpled hat tugged down sideways, looking down glumly at his laminated sheets.

I'd pay a good sum for one of those demotivational posters of him, with the caption, "Befuddlement"

Posted by: farstriker | January 13, 2010 10:55 PM | Report abuse

I don't know what to make of this, but I think it might be best for everyone if Jerry Gray moves on.

I wonder if people around the league find his work as our secondary coach to be impressive... I guess helping develop Doughty and maybe Horton count for something, but I'd have to think that failing to help develop LaRon and Carlos (to cite two prominent examples) into consistently solid players has to be a black mark on his record.

In conclusion, don't let the door hit you in the bottom, Jerry Gray, and good luck out there.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 13, 2010 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Jerry Gray. What a tool.

Players did whatever they wanted with impunity. Snyder used him and threw him away like a sorority girl.

Watch out for the screen door sweetheart.

Posted by: edvar | January 13, 2010 10:58 PM | Report abuse

Man I really hope he gets the job. He can dominate the NFC West coaching that defense. But let me be the first to say he is going to sh*t on Haslett over the next couple of years when it comes to getting the job done as a DC. This is if he gets the job. We hired the wrong guy and once again we are letting the wrong guy go.

Posted by: ATLredskin | January 13, 2010 11:01 PM | Report abuse

Kinda harsh to be calling people idiots for wanting to switch to the 3-4. we are not that far off from the right personel. if you use the secondary correctly. pittsburgs corners are not that good, ike taylor is not that good he has hands like Rogers(not all the way as bad but close) they run a lot of zone blitz packages and use their corners strengths. If Jarmon gets on the Philip Daniels diet and packs on some muscle you could easily move AH over to the DE spot and put The 6'6 330/lb Anthony Montgomery in the middle to take up space. Orakpo and Wilson on the outside LB spots. My only question would be whether Mcintosh could make the switch to the middle. That my friends i think would be a great start for a 3-4 defense here!!!

Posted by: SkinsRealist1 | January 13, 2010 11:02 PM | Report abuse

we are letting the wrong guy go.

Posted by: ATLredskin | January 13, 2010 11:01 PM


Did you even WATCH the games this year?

Posted by: edvar | January 13, 2010 11:04 PM | Report abuse

good riddance

Posted by: BMACattack | January 13, 2010 11:06 PM | Report abuse

It was Blatche idea to play the corners 10 yards off. Not Gray. Maybe we should compare Gray and Haslett defensive resumes and see who comes out on top...

Posted by: ATLredskin | January 13, 2010 11:06 PM | Report abuse

What's new. Don't let the door.......

Posted by: glawrence007 | January 13, 2010 11:07 PM | Report abuse

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, zornstar lives in seatle, played in seatle, and still has ties to the seahawks... could zornstar have made a call for his friend mel... just maybe!!!

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | January 13, 2010 11:08 PM | Report abuse

And Haslett got the job, because he is Shanahan buddy, not because he has a great body of work to show...

Posted by: ATLredskin | January 13, 2010 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Not for everyone, especially those with only double digit IQ’s…

Marcus “Jerry Gray” Brutus… Et tu, Brute? Brutus eventually settled in Seattle until a year later Octavian received his consulship from the NFL and one of his first actions was to have the people that had assassinated Jim Zorn declared coach killers and enemies of the NFL.

After the defeat, he fled into the nearby hills with only about four friends. Knowing his army had been defeated and that he would be captured, Brutus ”Jerry Gray” committed suicide (retirement) .

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 13, 2010 11:11 PM | Report abuse

+The 6'6 330/lb Anthony Montgomery in the middle to take up space."

Too much leverage for MONTGOMERY to play a NT. You need a stump built along the lines of a LONDON FLETCHER only seventy pounds heavier. And ORAKPO sucked in space. He was brilliant coming off the edge. Leave things be at least for one year until more of the correct personnel can be brought on board.

Posted by: glawrence007 | January 13, 2010 11:13 PM | Report abuse

Nate-

"has to be a black mark on his record."

Almost like a black eye (guy)?

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 13, 2010 11:15 PM | Report abuse

And Haslett got the job, because he is Shanahan buddy, not because he has a great body of work to show...

Posted by: ATLredskin | January 13, 2010 11:08 PM

I mean this in the best possible way...You are wicked retarded!

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 13, 2010 11:18 PM | Report abuse

I didnt want him as DC.. but i do feel bad for the guy.... Thats a big decision to move your family all the way across the country.. He's probably torn between taking a less job here than moving out there...Either way its f'ed up...

Posted by: cocodc1 | January 13, 2010 11:30 PM | Report abuse

It was Blatche idea to play the corners 10 yards off. Not Gray. Maybe we should compare Gray and Haslett defensive resumes and see who comes out on top...

Posted by: ATLredskin | January 13, 2010 11:06 PM |

And it was Blache who was responsible for their bad tackling angles, poor tackling technique, biting on double-moves over and over and over again? Was Blache the position coach who is responsible for all those dropped hit-you-right-in-the-numbers interceptions, and of course the BULLSH!T attitudes that went along with this.
Everyone in that secondary was a 3rd round pick or higher - and they embarrassed themselves.

Any of this happens once - yeah the player is a bonehead. When it happens over and over again, you gotta figure the coach is too soft and is unable to get his message through to the players. No wonder they all wanted him to stay.

Yeah, we let the wrong guy go...

Posted by: edvar | January 13, 2010 11:31 PM | Report abuse

I didnt want him as DC.. but i do feel bad for the guy.... Thats a big decision to move your family all the way across the country.. He's probably torn between taking a less job here than moving out there...Either way its f'ed up...

Posted by: cocodc1 | January 13, 2010 11:30 PM

Me thinks the decision is A job in Seattle vs. NO job here. Not so tough now.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 13, 2010 11:33 PM | Report abuse

Jerry, in this life there is phenomenon called boomerang, sounds familiar?

Posted by: abxinc | January 13, 2010 11:33 PM | Report abuse

Adam Sheftner:"possible trouble brewing in Washington."

Albert Haynesworth is not happy with the new DC, a switch to 3-4 may be the end of the road.

Posted by: abxinc | January 13, 2010 11:55 PM | Report abuse

AMF Gray! The way he handled the interview thing was tragically inept. If he does in fact leave it may be a sign that Shanahan / Allen actually have the power, for at least the time being.

Posted by: Spanglerg | January 14, 2010 12:07 AM | Report abuse

Possibly Gray is just sufficing the Rooney rule for the Seahawks.. ??

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | January 14, 2010 12:31 AM | Report abuse

The guys in the secondary need a new face to get into their face. Gray has to go.

If Gray goes to Seattle, he gets some very good LBs. I doubt Carroll is going to be a great coach, but a ham sandwich would be an upgrade over Mora.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 14, 2010 12:40 AM | Report abuse

I think players such as LaRon Landry and Rocky McIntosh should be thrilled with the arrival of Haslett. He'll do a better job of putting them in positions to succeed. Landry too often goes for the big hit and he's been awful against the deep ball. I think Haslett will play Landry closer to the line of scrimmage and allow him to function more like a linebacker at times.

-matt mosley, espn

Posted by: Chia_Pet | January 14, 2010 12:45 AM | Report abuse

more from mosley:

As I've already stated, it will be tough for a smaller player such as London Fletcher to function in a 3-4 scheme because he'll have to fight off 330-pound guards on a regular basis. If the Skins are truly going to make this transition, you'll see them draft some completely different types of players than in the past.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | January 14, 2010 12:46 AM | Report abuse

lastly:

It's believed that Shanahan wants Haslett to run a 3-4 scheme, which would place more of a premium on the pass-rush in 2010.

With the arrival of defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth in '09, the Redskins increased their sack totals and there's reason to believe that outside linebacker Brian Orakpo could flourish in a 3-4 defense.

I think Haynesworth's talented enough to play either nose tackle or defensive end in a 3-4, but I'm not sure Andre Carter will make a smooth transition to being an outside linebacker.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | January 14, 2010 12:48 AM | Report abuse

Instead of griping, Albert Haynesworth should take the opportunity to get in the best shape of his life for the upcoming season.

Albert, this is your opportunity.

We'll be watching!

Posted by: Chia_Pet | January 14, 2010 12:50 AM | Report abuse

and I concur with many of the comments up here regarding Jerry Gray:

Best wishes with your next gig, Jerry.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | January 14, 2010 12:54 AM | Report abuse

-END MONO BLOG-

Posted by: Chia_Pet | January 14, 2010 12:58 AM | Report abuse

chia pet.. did you have a baby?

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | January 14, 2010 1:06 AM | Report abuse

yeah, GM

holding the baby chia as I type one handed.

mama chia is trying to catch up on sleep, which is in short supply round here.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | January 14, 2010 1:12 AM | Report abuse

Much different definition of one armed typing than you were used to huh Chia? Hahaha

Posted by: chrislarry | January 14, 2010 1:29 AM | Report abuse

very funny cL

but I wuz never into that

plus I'm too afraid of viruses...

Posted by: Chia_Pet | January 14, 2010 1:36 AM | Report abuse

Bub Bye Jerry Gray. I am glad you will no longer coach for the Skins.

Posted by: neil64 | January 14, 2010 1:40 AM | Report abuse

This from our old pal Jason LaCanfora (@JasonLaCanfora) via Twitter:

Kyle Shanahan's first day as Redskins offensive coordinator comes Fri with his wife just having a child. Richard Mann almost certain to be named the team's WR coach by the weekend and Scott Wachenheim strong candidates to remain TE coach by Monday. On the defensive side safeties coach Steve Jackson and LB coach Kirk Olivadotti both interviewed with Mike Shanahan. Jackson could keep his job while Olivadotti in line to be assistant LB coach. Skins special teams coach Danny Smith denied permission to interview with Seattle, Pitt, and Detroit and thus will remain with Skins for at least another season. Shanahan set to tell all coaches in DC where they stand by Monday.

Posted by: mmeixler | January 14, 2010 4:35 AM | Report abuse

Adam Sheftner:"possible trouble brewing in Washington."

Albert Haynesworth is not happy with the new DC, a switch to 3-4 may be the end of the road.

Posted by: abxinc | January 13, 2010 11:55 PM


I've got one word for this (if it's true):

Good.

With the uncapped year coming up, I'd rather see Haynesworth pop off and get traded NOW, rather than 2 years down the line when we're still stuck keeping him because of his salary. Purge his fat salary, fat ass, and fat attitude and move on. We should have never signed that clown to begin with.

And if Suh falls to #4, it makes the decision all the easier.

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 14, 2010 5:38 AM | Report abuse

Skins special teams coach Danny Smith denied permission to interview with Seattle, Pitt, and Detroit and thus will remain with Skins for at least another season.

Posted by: mmeixler | January 14, 2010 4:35 AM

I thought Smith would be the first one fired. Okay, second after Zorn. I wonder how Shanahan goes about sizing up Smith compared to other special teams coaches.

Posted by: League-Source | January 14, 2010 5:48 AM | Report abuse

He'd previously interviewed for the team's head coaching position -- while Jim Zorn still held the post -- which helped the Redskins satisfy the NFL's Rooney Rule, but also drew sharp criticism from many league observers.

By washingtonpost.com Sports Editor |

"Several league observers" = Mike Florio

Note: "League observer" is the lowest totem on the totem pole. "League source" is blissful tip top of the totem pole. "RI Regular" is the invisible base of the totem pole that's stuck in the mud.

Posted by: League-Source | January 14, 2010 5:56 AM | Report abuse

Wow, Danny Smith has more lives than a two-headed cat. How does this guy survive THREE DIFFERENT regimes here by being mediocre? How is Bobby April not here?

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 14, 2010 5:58 AM | Report abuse

Hey, who says you can't build a winner through free agency? Right, almost everyone -- except Dan Snyder and Zygi Wilf. This is from today's Wall Street Journal:

While most NFL teams have very few imported stars, half of the Vikings' current starters—from quarterback Brett Favre and guard Steve Hutchinson to Pro-Bowl defensive end Jared Allen—were drafted or signed by other teams.

The NFL salary cap, which limits what a team can spend, makes it inherently risky to sign expensive free agents. Most of the NFL's marquee teams are composed of players they drafted or signed out of college. All but one of the starting players for both the Indianapolis Colts and San Diego Chargers are homegrown. Last year's Super Bowl winners, the Pittsburgh Steelers, have only six players in their starting ranks who didn't start out there.

Posted by: League-Source | January 14, 2010 6:15 AM | Report abuse

LS, hard to get on the Vikes about that when they're 12-4 and two steps from a Super Bowl.

Building thru the draft is obviously the way to go, but if you use free agency you can't afford to miss. The Vikes hit and hit well on Favre, Hutch, and Allen.

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 14, 2010 6:20 AM | Report abuse

Wow, Danny Smith has more lives than a two-headed cat. How does this guy survive THREE DIFFERENT regimes here by being mediocre? How is Bobby April not here?

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 14, 2010 5:58 AM

Hey, more lives than a two-headed cat is nothing. Danny Smith has more lives than a bug-eyed Vinny Cerrato.

Posted by: League-Source | January 14, 2010 6:35 AM | Report abuse

Well played, LS. I just wonder how many lousy kickers we have to go thru and how many negative punt return yards we have to rack up to get this guy fired.

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 14, 2010 6:50 AM | Report abuse

brownwood -- Maybe the kickers are on Vinny and the negative punt returns are on Zorn for sticking with ARE? Smith must have something that we don't recognize if three different teams have asked to interview him.

Posted by: League-Source | January 14, 2010 7:37 AM | Report abuse

Don't forget Jay Ratliff causes mayhem for the Cowboy's 3-4 defense at nose tackle and he is one of the lightest nose tackles in the NFL. Haynesworth should be able to do the same in a 3-4.

Posted by: RedskinJim1 | January 14, 2010 7:41 AM | Report abuse

Wachenheim did a good job getting Davis up to speed, particularly with his blocking. Another off-season under Wachenheim and Davis should be decent in the blocking department. I hope K.O stays on the staff, he seems to have a bright future. He did a nice job as well with Orakpo and Wilson. I hoping Chris Meidts stays on staff as an assistant (maybe QB coach) as well, I think he showed his organizational ability throughout the Sherm Lewis experiment.

Posted by: TWISI | January 14, 2010 7:50 AM | Report abuse

brownwood -- Maybe the kickers are on Vinny and the negative punt returns are on Zorn for sticking with ARE? Smith must have something that we don't recognize if three different teams have asked to interview him.

Posted by: League-Source | January 14, 2010 7:37 AM


Passing blame off on guys already gone is the easy thing to do. Right now the Redskins have a golden opportunity to start fresh with a new staff AND upgrade the position of ST coach with Bobby April. We've seen guys get fired for much less around here, not sure why Danny's thirst to have the best of everything doesn't extend to the special teams coach.

And RedskinJim, Haynesworth doesn't have half the motor Ratliff does. He can play NT despite being undersized because the guy is madman down there. Haynesworth doesn't have the discipline to do anything other than what he did in Tennessee.

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 14, 2010 7:51 AM | Report abuse

I hope you got paid here brother. Snyder played you like a punk so maybe you should not have gotten the job.

The NFL love to recycle these same coaches.
In a league where 80% players are black you have to install a rule so black coaches can get interview.

That's your story Jason Reid but you punk out like most black professionals.

Posted by: shamken | January 14, 2010 7:51 AM | Report abuse

"60% of the people want to switch to a 3-4. to me all 60% are idiots to want to switch when we dont have the right personnel..."

Some of us 'idiots' remember the skins using a hybrid 4-3 look against the iggles in '08 to great succcess.

We wonder why Blatche abandoned that defense and the creativity/confusion it invited.

That defense is pretty much the same defense the cowboys used three times to shut down the cowboys this season.

If it worked for us and them, then we need to make it work for us all over again.

I think given the skins personnel, a 3-4 won't happen.

But I do think some kind of scheme variation where the team can shift fronts and utilize its defensive personnel to make the plays the generate turnovers will happen.

And I'm the village idiot who hopes this happens.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 14, 2010 7:54 AM | Report abuse

Passing blame off on guys already gone is the easy thing to do. Right now the Redskins have a golden opportunity to start fresh with a new staff AND upgrade the position of ST coach with Bobby April. We've seen guys get fired for much less around here, not sure why Danny's thirst to have the best of everything doesn't extend to the special teams coach.

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 14, 2010 7:51 AM

This is Shanahan's call, not Danny's. And the reason the other ones -- Zorn and Cerrato -- are already gone is because they didn't do their jobs well and it affected the people below them. If three teams want to interview Smith, and Shanahan wants to keep him, then the guy's a lot better than you're willing to give him credit for. Now, maybe you know more than Shanahan, but....

Posted by: League-Source | January 14, 2010 7:56 AM | Report abuse

Congrats Chia. What a blessing they are.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 14, 2010 8:07 AM | Report abuse

Agree to disagree, LS. Seems to me if he wasn't good for Gibbs or Zorn, he wouldn't roll out of bed a better ST coach than Bobby April just because Shanny keeps him.

And you gotta see the irony in you making the statement "If three teams want to interview Smith, and Shanahan wants to keep him, then the guy's a lot better than you're willing to give him credit for" after you fought me tooth and nail over whether Russ Grimm would be a good HC.

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 14, 2010 8:09 AM | Report abuse

Good.

With the uncapped year coming up, I'd rather see Haynesworth pop off and get traded NOW, rather than 2 years down the line when we're still stuck keeping him because of his salary. Purge his fat salary, fat ass, and fat attitude and move on. We should have never signed that clown to begin with.

And if Suh falls to #4, it makes the decision all the easier.

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 14, 2010 5:38 AM |

If the Skins wanted to move AH and target Suh, they could target either the Rams or Lions as the partners swap 1st round picks, and some combination of later or future picks (I didn't bother going through the draft value charts). The Lions in particular make a lot of sense.

Posted by: TWISI | January 14, 2010 8:17 AM | Report abuse

It never pays to be a flunkie!

Posted by: jtrob_1 | January 13, 2010 10:53 PM | Report abuse

Quiet you, I need someone to do my laundry!

Posted by: alex35332 | January 14, 2010 8:22 AM | Report abuse

Good move for all parties involved. Hope it works out.

Posted by: skinsfanfrmbirth | January 14, 2010 8:30 AM | Report abuse

Speaking for myself, these NFL coaches make a h*ll of alot more money then I do. At this point in their careers I'm sure they've amassed more money then most on this blog. When I begin feeling any empathy about how this one or that one was shafted, I quickly remind myself of the above fact.

Posted by: outsourced_in_va | January 14, 2010 8:31 AM | Report abuse

wasn't Gray really a williams guy? Thinking this change is progress. It means the coach is making the decisions on his staff. now if he keeps smith which i am not happy with, doesn't mean next year he still can't replace him either. change for the team is good. Our defense needs a change, maybe overall. if big AL doesn't want to get in shape and accept his new role, then he gone. we know we can get a whole o-line for what we are playing him. watch and see if we make better $ decisions with acquiring new players. that will let me know if change is in full progress. 1-2 year deals versus 7 year deals for players over 30 plus: what a joke. when you change you have to change fully in mind body and soul!

Posted by: jamly7733 | January 14, 2010 8:35 AM | Report abuse

I thought Smith would be the first one fired. Okay, second after Zorn. I wonder how Shanahan goes about sizing up Smith compared to other special teams coaches.

Posted by: League-Source | January 14, 2010 5:48 AM | Report abuse

I think Smith was redeemed when Zorn came out and said that he was the one that was keeping El in on PR and Rock in on kickoffs. Smith has great fire, no one can deny that. If we gave him a good kicker and a good punter, let him hand pick his return specialist. I think there would be something going for him in that case.

Posted by: alex35332 | January 14, 2010 8:35 AM | Report abuse

If the Skins wanted to move AH and target Suh, they could target either the Rams or Lions as the partners swap 1st round picks, and some combination of later or future picks (I didn't bother going through the draft value charts). The Lions in particular make a lot of sense.

Posted by: TWISI | January 14, 2010 8:17 AM


I'd make that trade so long as we could do it without giving up any other picks. God knows this team has spent enough of those...

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 14, 2010 8:36 AM | Report abuse

Enough with the hard on for Suh, every year when we grab a guy in the first we go D. Our Offence has the potency of bob dole pre-blue pill.

Posted by: alex35332 | January 14, 2010 8:40 AM | Report abuse

#1: Gray wasn't a very good DB coach. His DBs were constantly abused with the same technique all year round: double moves. And the fact that more than 1 player was victimized tells me he didn't do a good job as coach. Plus, his DBs lining up miles away from receivers is just dumb.

#2: Am glad he's getting what's coming for him. Taking part in secret interviews for your boss's job never goes down well. I hope he doesn't find a job in the NFL.

Posted by: tundey | January 14, 2010 9:08 AM | Report abuse

Jerry Gray and anybody else who was leftover from Zorns coaching staff can go. We were the most underachieving, non-motivated team I've seen since here in a long time. Those last few games were reminiscent of the three games Robiskie coached when Norv Turner got axed whatever year that was. This team needs leadership and cant afford to have one holdover (bad apple) in the bunch to resemble the easier days when the players ran the show. No offense Jerry but CYA!

Posted by: scottmando1 | January 14, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

I thought Smith would be the first one fired. Okay, second after Zorn. I wonder how Shanahan goes about sizing up Smith compared to other special teams coaches.

Posted by: League-Source | January 14, 2010 5:48 AM | Report abuse

_________________________________________

I like Danny Smith... He called some really cool special teams plays this year... Yeah, that last one was a joke but who knew Hunter the Punter was such an athlete? 1 running TD, 1 throwing TD... It's not his fault that ARE only weighs 180 lbs & is afraid to get hit... He's a fair catch artist & afraid he might get hurt, got his 10 mil + in the bank... just guarding his retirement... LOL

We need to look for a special teams guy... like Cribbs/Hester that just specialize in returning kicks/punts so we don't have to keep putting back Moss, Thomas, & Hall. I can't believe the Redskins didn't draft Desean Jackson when they were going after 3 receivers in a row & left him on the board... Size doesn't matter... Heart, determination & speed KILLS!

Posted by: tony325 | January 14, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

the second antonio pierce retires (neck injury??) skins should nab him and groom him via 2--3 years as LB coach to be def coordinator.........I too am dubious of haslett--retread coach w\o any remarkable or noteworthy success.....gray needs to go--new start somewhere and again DBs underperformed w him here.....get a young buck in there in the mold of mike singletary asap......wait where's monte coleman? he ever coach? who's the LB coach for the ravens--they ALWAYS have good LBs.........just sayin...

Posted by: tabtool | January 14, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Jerry Gray will be just fine, just like all the other coaches who have left redskins park.

He was D-Coord for Buffalo and his Defenses were very good.

The secondary this year was ranked #9 in yards allowed despite Landry playing out of position, and the offense giving the other team great field position.

Posted by: ProfessorWrightBSU | January 14, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

I wonder - do you think Zorn said to Gray, "Let me give the Seahawks a call on your behalf." It would be like him to help the guy who tried to stab him in the back...

Posted by: AlohaFan | January 14, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

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