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Spags and Williams

As of this moment - 8 pm. - Giants DC Steve Spagnuolo remains in meetings with owner Daniel Snyder about Washington's head coaching vacancy. Things continue to move along and sources close to several candidates believe Snyder will make a decision tonight, with Spagnuolo and Jim Fassel the most likely choices.

Gregg Williams, former assistant head coach - defense, was also announced as Jacksonville's new defensive coordinator today, and released this statement through the Jaguars about his four years in the Redskins organization:

"The last four years, being a part of the Redskins organization was a great experience," Williams added. "I appreciate the process that Mr. Snyder and Vinny Cerrato allowed me to participate in. It was the most thorough process I've been involved in in the NFL. I thank the Redskins fans and the organization for allowing me to be a part of their family. It was a dream come true to work for a Hall of Fame coach like Joe Gibbs.

"I will be able to utilize a lot of great learning experiences, and Joe Gibbs is not only a Hall of Fame coach but even a better person. I appreciate all the opportunities that Dan Snyder and the Redskins family allowed me to be a part of and I take with me many fond memories from my time in Washington."

By Jason La Canfora  |  February 6, 2008; 7:52 PM ET
 
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Comments

Bill Frist?

Posted by: SMACK1 | February 6, 2008 7:57 PM | Report abuse

first?

Posted by: bmorris11 | February 6, 2008 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Turd.

I mean third.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | February 6, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

8pm? That was hours ago, my man!

Posted by: SMACK1 | February 6, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Tick tock, tick tock.

Posted by: the_squire | February 6, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Dan

Make a decision already. It's time to move forward

Posted by: mdvj | February 6, 2008 7:59 PM | Report abuse

yeah, right.

Posted by: bestmick1 | February 6, 2008 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Class Act Gregg

Posted by: K88J28 | February 6, 2008 7:59 PM | Report abuse

gg comments are all first class. I wish him well!

Posted by: jfurrow | February 6, 2008 8:00 PM | Report abuse

jason please update us after the meeting is over

Posted by: xpoc2 | February 6, 2008 8:00 PM | Report abuse

Clayton is reporting that the meeting has moved to Redskins Park.

Posted by: rtandler | February 6, 2008 8:00 PM | Report abuse

nothing but class, just as you would expect from Gregg, good luck in Jax

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

I'm going to be late to my Morton's dinner, so expect a bit of a delay in the announcement, but rest assured, the Washington Redskins will be naming a new head coach.

Adam

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

Gregg proves that he was nothing but class. I wish him the best in Jacksonville.

Hopefully it is Spags. Fassell will be met with opposition from the public I think. Something about him just reminds me of Norv and that pretty much makes me want to hurl...

But we shall see and thanks for the updates JLac

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

All Dan Snyder is trying to do is beat out his arch-nemisis Peter Angelos and drag out this coaching search longer than it's taking Angeloser to trade Erik Bedard to the Mariners.

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

Gregg proves that he was nothing but class. I wish him the best in Jacksonville.

Hopefully it is Spags. Fassell will be met with opposition from the public I think. Something about him just reminds me of Norv and that pretty much makes me want to hurl...

But we shall see and thanks for the updates JLac

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

I wonder what Spags is going to get for dinner... "Mr." Snyder will probably order his usual boiled bunny rabbit stewed in a broth of baby's blood. Tastes just like chicken.

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

For the love of god please hire Spags I cannot walk with my head up saying Fassel is our coach!

Posted by: mofass79 | February 6, 2008 8:11 PM | Report abuse

Miss you already Mr. angry face.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 6, 2008 8:11 PM | Report abuse

I guess I'm not disappointed in getting Spags. If it wasn't going to be Williams, and a big splash candidate such as Cowher couldn't be talked into the job. Then hiring a first time coach makes sense to me.

Spags might be the flavour of the month, but he is so for a reason I guess. In the playoffs his defense 'debacled' the top three offenses in the league, on their respective home fields and kept arguably the greatest offense ever, to 14 points. He comes from a winning background, IN the NFC East. I know there has been a lot of talk about having a pre-hired staff, and about having an OC who is in his first year in the position. But how much influence does a HC have on the specifics of their team's Off. and Def.? I think a HC is more about a team identity, and overall gameplan, and the co-ordinators run their scheme in a way which fits in with the HC's ideas.

Posted by: kost52 | February 6, 2008 8:19 PM | Report abuse

That was classy, Gregg

Posted by: DocHolliday1906 | February 6, 2008 8:24 PM | Report abuse

And for those of you who thought Williams hadn't learned diplomacy ...

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 6, 2008 8:30 PM | Report abuse

i miss me some gregg williams. i still cant wrap my head around the fact that he isnt the head coach. whenever i search for news about the coaching position and still see fassel's name, i get physically ill. now, i dread ever having to face the jags or rams, because if youve been a skins fan as long as i have, you already know that our castoffs always come back to haunt us.

Posted by: downseid | February 6, 2008 8:31 PM | Report abuse

Report is the giants are preparing to make spags the highest paid dc in the league.. i still think he is pulling thee ole "squeeze play" and using the redskins... which everyone does.. can't blame them.. i'd be surprised if he takes a job where he has little control, staff is already picked for him, etc.. look for fassel as the only one who will take the job here (after this half ass way of doing things) and the skins to say he was their man all along.. right..

Posted by: vpar57 | February 6, 2008 8:32 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad we don't play the Jags this year, their defense is going to be nasty.

Posted by: kost52 | February 6, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

The newly-revised and updated blog preference list for new Head Coach is as follows:

1) Spagnuolo
2) Grimm
3) Adam (Argh)
4) Mariucci
5) Meeks
6) Cardboard cutouts of dead coaches
7) Cardboard cutout of Spuds McKenzie
8) Col. Henry Blake (from the movie)
9) "Toe" Blake
10) WSOP Champion Fossilman
11) Denny Green
12) Gibbs 3.0
13) Anyone else but Fassel
14) Fassel

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

And for those of you who thought Williams hadn't learned diplomacy ...

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 6, 2008 08:30 PM

Someone in the Jags' front office listened to the story that Williams told and then said "Gregg, could we help you phrase that a little better?"

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

I'll go with the flow on the anti-Fassel mentality. I wouldn't mind Spags that much...after all, nobody knew Gibbs before he became HC...but he's only been a coordinator for one year and unless Blache is willing to bend to the will of another defensive mind (ie Saunders submitting to Gibbs), what does he have to offer? Seems a little crazy to hire a man based on his performance in one game (three if you count beating the Cowboys and the Packers)when he won't even have control over what he does best.

I still like the idea of Mariucci.

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

I don't want to come off defending Snyder. But I don't remember em saying that Sags was the guy all along.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 6, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Gregg Williams, you are a class act and will be truly missed by this Redskins fan.

Go Jags!

Posted by: Lisa_R | February 6, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

GW you're a class act.

SOB Snyder you are not.

Posted by: goskinsgo | February 6, 2008 8:37 PM | Report abuse

So, my question is this. If you were Mr. Snyder and were choosing a new head coach, and you could interview five or six guys, what questions would you ask them and what answers would you like to hear them say? Man, I wouldn't want to have to choose a head coach.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 6, 2008 8:37 PM | Report abuse

The unedited version:

"The last four years, being a part of the Redskins organization was a great experience. *I appreciate the* (what a stupid assinine) process that (those two jacka$$es$ pt me thru) Mr. Snyder and Vinny Cerrato allowed me to participate in. It was (like being in a Laurel and hardy movie, except they weren't that smart or that funny) the most thorough process I've been involved in in the NFL.

I thank the Redskins fans and the organization for allowing me to be a part of their family. It was a dream come true to work for a Hall of Fame coach like Joe Gibbs.

"I will be able to utilize a lot of great learning experiences, and Joe Gibbs is not only a Hall of Fame coach but even a better person.

I appreciate (some of) all the opportunities that (lying POS) Dan Snyder and the Redskins family allowed me to be a part of and I take with me many fond memories from my time in Washington (along with my Vinny voodoo doll that my dog is chewing on as we speak)."


Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 6, 2008 8:37 PM | Report abuse

This is all working out perfectly for Spags.

He'll take that offer sheet right back to New York faster than you can say.... Jim Fassel.

Dagger

-Ricky Bobby

Posted by: johnw | February 6, 2008 8:39 PM | Report abuse

i like the idea of the mooch, too. i think hed actually do well here. better than fassel without a doubt. as far as this hysteria of hiring these hot and sexy coordinators goes, lets ask the jets fans how thats working out for them.

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

even though they leeked that coach williams dised gibbs.glad skins dont plat jags this year

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

GG did land in a good place. Jax has a lot going for them and I thought they'd push the Pats in the playoffs. But their defense against the Pats was pretty passive and NE moved the ball at will. As I watched that game, I wondered what Jax defensive coordinator was thinking.

Jax is already close to an elite team.

GG will help them take a step up and it wouldn't surprise me at all if at this time next year, the hot assistant that everyone wants for the next HC is GG.


Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 6, 2008 8:44 PM | Report abuse

How about a MD/Wiz/Caps trifecta tonight?

Please...

Posted by: johnw | February 6, 2008 8:45 PM | Report abuse

He'll take that offer sheet right back to New York faster than you can say.... Jim Fassel.

Posted by: johnw | February 6, 2008 08:39 PM

Maybe. But HC offers don't come very often. Ask Gregg Williams who was the hottie two years ago, improved his lot with the Redskins, and hasn't gotten a call from anyone since.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 6, 2008 8:46 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure the reaction to GG's first draft was something like this ...

Ummmm, Gregg, you sure got a lot of words that begin with 'f' in there.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 6, 2008 8:46 PM | Report abuse

HAHA... Idiot, Skinner!

Posted by: johnw | February 6, 2008 8:48 PM | Report abuse

The Jaguars got a great coach and a real gentleman. It's truly our loss. Best of luck to Gregg Williams!

Posted by: busterkurosawa | February 6, 2008 8:48 PM | Report abuse

Hiring Spags means the both sides of the ball are getting overhauled. Blache means some continuity, but I can't image either Meeks or Spags won't want their imprint on that side of the ball. Of course, cap issues are going to impact the roster. With continuity and loyalty gone, expect a sizable change there as well.

As many of us expected when GG got passed over, it'll be like Joe Gibbs was never here.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 6, 2008 8:50 PM | Report abuse

No way Spags takes this job. The Giants front office is a much classier operation than our fat little rich boy with his weasel-like sidekick....

He stays in NY and gets the HC job there when Coughlin steps down like Holmgren at the end of next season.

So it's 'effin Fasselpalooza.

Welcome 4-12!

Posted by: Soups1 | February 6, 2008 8:51 PM | Report abuse

I agree with TE, IF Spags gets offered the job, he has to take it. Look at guys who in the past few years were hot commodities, but didn't even get a look in this year, Rivera, Singletary, Grimm etc. There's no guarantees that you'll get a second chance.

Posted by: kost52 | February 6, 2008 8:54 PM | Report abuse

I'm cursed for loving Emmit.

There are no guarantees.

Posted by: kost52 | February 6, 2008 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Only 5-6 questions? that is tough. Here are my first thoughts...

What are your offense and defensive philosophies? (Depends on what your team is already doing, in our case I am guessing West Coast/4-3. I would like to see us using some more 4-6 but don't think its going to happen.)

What are your thoughts when it comes to dealing with players when they get out of line? Semi trick question, a good coach should know his players enough to keep out of the situation.

Do you see yourself as more of a disciplinarian or a friends of the players coach?
Not sure of a good answer for that one.

take me through your first week if you get the job..

Hookers or Weed?
(Weed, Hookers can talk)

What do you think are the three most important non-starter positions to lock up on O and D? Backup QB, RB, OL, DL, S, DE.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 6, 2008 8:56 PM | Report abuse

He stays in NY and gets the HC job there when Coughlin steps down like Holmgren at the end of next season.

Posted by: Soups1 | February 6, 2008 08:51 PM

Coughlin's going no where and Spags knows it. Coughlin's worked too hard to get here and he's not going to be happy to step down just as he's hitting his stride.

Besides, the Redskins are a much classier organization than you gave them credit for. Just read what Gregg Williams wrote about them!

Spags may not be offered the job. And if he is, he may turn it down. But if he turns it down, it may be a while before he gets another shot at HC. Just ask Gregg Williams who was the hot DC two years ago.

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

TE,

I hear ya... I really do. But there's also a great chance that Spags would be walking into an ambush... just look at the coaching history under Snyder, minus his boyhood idol he never consider firing.

If I was Spags I'd take that offer sheet right back to NY for a 7 figure raise, reunite with his Super Bowl winning team for another run at the title, and wait for a job at the end of next year that isn't as risky.

Think about it. Snyder and Vinny. The 2-headed circus clowns. Unless Snyder is going to turn around and let Spags choose his own coordinators, I just can't see him coming here for an extra 3-4 mill only to find himself as the d line coach for the Raiders in 2 years.

Just like you said, these opportunities don't come around that often. But opportunities may not ever come again for Spags if he comes in here and is fired in 2 years like every other coach under Snyder. If I was taking that chance, I'd want my own guys coming with me.

Posted by: johnw | February 6, 2008 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Vinny Cerrato allowed me to participate in. It was the most thorough process I've been involved in in the NFL."

Translation: "Snyder gave me a financial settlement that stipulates that I kiss his butt in public."

To all you morons who think this is "classy," I'd say you spend too much time with hookers. This is whorish capitulation, plain and simple. I'd have more respect for GG if he told the f'ing truth, that Snyder screwed him.

Posted by: james7691 | February 6, 2008 9:01 PM | Report abuse

"I appreciate the process that Mr. Snyder and Vinny Cerrato allowed me to participate in. It was the most thorough process I've been involved in in the NFL"

Let's see what other words could have been used by Gregg instead of "thorough"

1. F'd Up
2. Excruciating
3. Hilarious

The funniest part of the whole thing is that the candidates all have had to sleep at Snyder's house. Are you kidding me?

Maybe Gregg didn't get the job because he wouldn't sleep over at The Danny's telling him "I live 5 miles from here."

Posted by: isnadd | February 6, 2008 9:02 PM | Report abuse

If you get the offer, and your coach is not already announcing that next year is his last and you are replacing him . . .you have to take the job. Coughlin is signing an extension. Spaz has take the job . . . or I will shoot myself.

Eenie meenie miny moe,
If VinnyDAN picks Fassel
I will shoot off my toe.

:)

Posted by: RedBee | February 6, 2008 9:02 PM | Report abuse

Ricky Bobby, are you EVER positive about ANYTHING????

I realize times have been rough for the Skins fans - especially lately - but I'm holding out a little hope here. Coughlin is due to sign a long time extension with the Giants so there is not really a lot of hope for Spags to succeed him there. Spags may not do as well next season if he stays with the Giants (or even here) and his "sexiness" may decrease. And last but not least, if he is still hot next season, a team that comes after him will be a "losing" team who has fired their coach and one without Snyder's open wallet.

Posted by: Lisa_R | February 6, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Lisa,

Come on, babe. I've got Ovie, Grevis, and hopefully Antwan to be positive about tonight, although the Wiz aren't looking great right now.

I actually wouldn't mind Spags, if he's allowed to pick his own guys. I just don't see it happening.

I honestly think he's here for one purpose and one purpose only... a raise and return trip to NY.

I hope I'm wrong.

Posted by: johnw | February 6, 2008 9:07 PM | Report abuse

Wiz are gonna lose....AGAIN. Very depressing.

Posted by: Lisa_R | February 6, 2008 9:12 PM | Report abuse

This inane search resembles a pregnancy - full term was a couple weeks ago. Now the prognosis of the very late newborn is bleak.

Now we are in February and interest has waned. Everyone is fatigued of the clowns and their jet-setting shenanigans.

It's going to be entertaining watching Danny at that podium - selling the new coach, beads of sweat on his brow, trying to gin up excitement for an appointment that should have come weeks ago.

Posted by: gdennie | February 6, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Stay away from the punch bowl, rickybobby.

Here are some specific questions for hour #13 of the interview with Spagnuolo:

#221: You gave up 41 points to Adrian Peterson last fall. What happened? Why? What did you do to fix it? Why didn't that work?

Posted by: daggar | February 6, 2008 9:19 PM | Report abuse

There's only one guy that truly makes sense as we look at the menu for our next coach. It's the big splash everyone is ready for but not expecting. And it's a name not publicly linked to the job yet.

R U ready?

Are you sure?


John Madden


:-O

Well, at least it would be a hoot of a interview, and he would fit the profile that Mr. Snyder desires (aka Hall of fame coach like his predecessor). Imagine if this was a remote possibility.

Posted by: pgustav | February 6, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

#291: What kind of offensive coordinator-impersonator calls three straight runs to the left at the goal line with no time left on the clock?

Posted by: daggar | February 6, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

#292: What will you do on that series next year?

Posted by: daggar | February 6, 2008 9:24 PM | Report abuse

gdennie--

I think it was a smart move to wait until the Super Bowl so they could interview Spagnoulo. Maybe they don't hire him, but they're the only team in the league that has a chance. If it goes past Friday, then I agree that it's lasted too long.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 6, 2008 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Question number 348:

Have you ever seen Jerry McGuire?

Follow up- hehe, that guy's a pretty talented actor, huh? what would you say if I told you that you could meet that man and pet his baby Suri?

Posted by: johnw | February 6, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

The Skins just hired their Head coach

Posted by: leevi98 | February 6, 2008 9:27 PM | Report abuse

#497: Other than bringing Jessica Simpson, who do you use to pop Romo so hard that whoever's holding Jerrah's skin back there lets go?

Posted by: daggar | February 6, 2008 9:28 PM | Report abuse

I just thought of this... is there any correlation to Daniel Snyder's weirdness and Michael Jackson's weirdness?

They both have very deep rooted insecurities from their childhood.

They both seek out celebrity friends to be seen with.

They both love sleep overs.

Strange.

Posted by: Dorf | February 6, 2008 9:28 PM | Report abuse

dorf,

that is the funniest line I've heard in awhile. Pretty soon Danny will rename his mansion the "Potomac-land Ranch", add a ferris wheel to the front yard, and will have a nose of clay...

Posted by: johnw | February 6, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Dagger - Harsh to blame that on Spags!! Peterson didn't play, the Vikes only 256 yds of offense, and Eli threw 4 INTS.

Posted by: kost52 | February 6, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

3 of which were returned for TD's!

Posted by: kost52 | February 6, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

totally forgot about the amusement park affinity!

even stranger!

Posted by: Dorf | February 6, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: kost52 | February 6, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

On a more serious note (the madden post was just grins), I have to say I'm intrigued by Ron Meeks as a candidate. He seems to have a fairly decent resume after 6 productive seasons with the Colts. (visit http://tinyurl.com/22vgrt) I can't see why he couldn't be a good fit.

Posted by: pgustav | February 6, 2008 9:34 PM | Report abuse

"Starting quarterback Jason Campbell, whose season ended with a dislocated kneecap, is now fully recovered and passed his exit physical, Tyer said. "

That's GREAT NEWS!

Posted by: leevi98 | February 6, 2008 9:34 PM | Report abuse

I love the sound of JC back under center. I also heard that 22 is in good shape.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 6, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Watching it taped at halftime. Luca Toni...Magic...MAGIIIIIC!!!!

Posted by: Skinz | February 6, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

PFT -

Amid reports that former Niners and Lions coach Steve Mariucci is no longer in the running to become the next head coach of the Redskins, Adam Schefter of NFL Network reports that Snyder and Mariucci spoke after the news broke, and that Snyder assured Mooch that he's still in the mix.

The other candidates for the job are former Giants coach and Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Fassel, Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, and Colts defensive coordinator Ron Meeks.

It is believed in some circles that Fassel is the favorite. We agree with that assessment, and we believe that the Redskins are kicking tires on other candidates so that they'll be able to claim that they did their homework, and that Fassel was the right man for the job.

Posted by: kost52 | February 6, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

I think it was a smart move to wait until the Super Bowl so they could interview Spagnoulo. Maybe they don't hire him, but they're the only team in the league that has a chance. If it goes past Friday, then I agree that it's lasted too long.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 6, 2008 09:24 PM

TE,

The duo were caught flat-footed with the resignation. They had no continuity planning in place - this is clear.

The big mistake in this whole process was the hiring of the Coordinators. When Fassel leaked and the blogs blew, the duo panicked and they felt they had to show some progress. The over-reacted and hired the OC and DC and I believe they will live to regret that decision.

They should have been more timely in their HC hiring, and then let the new HC hire his staff.

It was a basic and potentially very costly mistake. This is simply undeniable.


Posted by: gdennie | February 6, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Darrell Green denies that.

Posted by: daggar | February 6, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Spags is the choice, the hot read that Dan likes to hire. However, if you want a DO, why not hire Meeks, who is very successful and more experienced?

Posted by: n6797p | February 6, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

I love the sound of JC back under center. I also heard that 22 is in good shape.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 6, 2008 09:39 PM

That's great news, anything on Rocky Mac?

Posted by: kost52 | February 6, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

It seems that everything I read says it is Fassel, and that would gibe with VinnyDAN's mo. They can SAY they spent the time and did the due diligence and worked the system and every other effing thing - then hire the guy that he wants and no one else does.

My choice, for what it is worth:

1. Meeks;
2. Spaz;
3. Moochie;
4. Brooke Shields (looks H-O-T in the ads);
5. The guy who just got fired from the local McDonalds for spitting in the burgers.
6. Death;
7. Ron Paul;
8. Mike Gravely;
9. Curly Lambeau;
10. Fassel's brother, Ole;
11. Fassel's nail clippings.

-33-

Posted by: RedBee | February 6, 2008 10:02 PM | Report abuse

kost, you following USA v MEX friendly online? Pretty decent game.

Posted by: SMACK1 | February 6, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

"Director of sports medicine Bubba Tyer, who has been with the Redskins for more than 30 years, said he would return for another season. Tyer said cornerback Carlos Rogers, who underwent reconstructive knee surgery last season, had taken a positive turn in his rehabilitation in the last week. Prior to that there were serious concerns about Rogers's rate of recovery."
So while that's better news about Rogers, it's not exactly great news. I can only imagine that he's still trying to regain explosiveness at this point. If he's still trying to regain strength at this point, he's in trouble.

Posted by: daggar | February 6, 2008 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Is there any truth to the rumor that Dan will be tucking Spags in tonight?

Posted by: skinsfan1234 | February 6, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Wow, I just thought to myself "The US have no business playing this game"... then two solid goals. (One just waved off, but a great goal nonetheless).

Posted by: daggar | February 6, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

SMACK, how come you guys are playing a friendly against a team you meet on a regular basis? (or don't you?) Isn't it better to play friendlies against teams you don't normally meet?

Posted by: kost52 | February 6, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

He probably has some other Tucking Vice President to cover that responsibility.

Posted by: SMACK1 | February 6, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

hahaha Executive Vice President of Tucking, I like it!

Posted by: kost52 | February 6, 2008 10:12 PM | Report abuse

kost, I guess because they're right there and they don't mind coming over to play.

We would also like one order of Canada please.

We don't like to lose our friendlies, we find it discouraging. So we keep playing Mexico.

Posted by: SMACK1 | February 6, 2008 10:13 PM | Report abuse

kost: el dinero es muy bueno!

Posted by: daggar | February 6, 2008 10:13 PM | Report abuse

SMACK, don't worry, it was a pretty stupid question, I guess while in the middle of the European soccer season, most countries are playing friendlies against 'local' teams.

Posted by: kost52 | February 6, 2008 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Mexico loves coming up here to play; it's another home game for them, and the money really is good for them.
And most decent international teams won't be coming over here 'till summer vacation.

Posted by: daggar | February 6, 2008 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Spags is the choice, the hot read that Dan likes to hire. However, if you want a DO, why not hire Meeks, who is very successful and more experienced?

Posted by: n6797p | February 6, 2008 09:54 PM

Spags is a pretty accomplished coach. He learned under Andy Reid and Jim Johnson in Philly for 8 years on a bunch of winning teams and just won a Super Bowl. I respect Gibbs but how many times in his second stint were chances to win games blown on poor play calling and clock management. Maybe some new younger blood will do some good for the Skins. Seems like Spags gets his players up to play. Fassel and Moorch would lead uninspired middle of the road teams in my opinion. Fassel worse of course.

Anybody who digs college hoop should check out Duke/UNC. Solid game so far.

Posted by: cdubb | February 6, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Clearly Williams has more class than Snyder ever will. That said, the content and tone of his statement probably has as much to do with his desire to get another head coaching job somewhere else as it does his true feelings about what the Boy King and Kato put him through.

Posted by: jaypem | February 6, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Makes sense.

We had our first game under new coach, Dutchie, Pim Verbeek last night. Nice 3-0 win over Qatar. Tired badly in the second half, but I guess it's a little expected when almost all our players are European based, so had only just arrived back in the country.

Posted by: kost52 | February 6, 2008 10:25 PM | Report abuse

If Fossil is hired, boycott synder and everything that he represents! I will not be renewing my season ticket(s) and will be watching the Skins on TV next season.

GW's comments regarding his experience with the Redskins was very classy! It's sad that he wasn't treated in the same manner by the little Napoleon!!

Posted by: skinsfan7 | February 6, 2008 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Spags is like a Standout Jr. in college leaving for the NFL. Hit it while it's hot. Hiring own staff is over rated. The good ol' boy system doesn't always work. Gruden made it work. Rocky Mac prob won't be ready until mid way through at best.

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | February 6, 2008 10:38 PM | Report abuse

Also, would rather take a chance on a 40 something than someone in their mid to late 50's. Just in case he's good. I'd like a 10-15 yr run. Not a 3-5 yr and retire from burnout.

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | February 6, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Mr.Clegg, thanks for the news on Rocky. I agree with the younger coach point you made. Would be nice to take a path similar to the Steelers, hire a young Coach, let him grow into the position, and stick with them.

Posted by: kost52 | February 6, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

Read this. Here's hoping Spags doesn't! Sally is partially correct. Unfortunately she is blinded w/ dislike of Snyder. This team does have a very solid "CORE" to win. If it stays healthy in '08, they will be a contender.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/06/AR2008020604290_2.html

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | February 6, 2008 10:54 PM | Report abuse

jason I love your stuff .. But could you tell your fellow "hate " writter to go to hell.. nicely of course.

Posted by: raulsharm | February 6, 2008 10:58 PM | Report abuse

Sally's knowledge of how things work Up Here is impressive, considering she's never Up Here.

Posted by: daggar | February 6, 2008 11:03 PM | Report abuse

Jim Mora will succeed Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren, beginning with the 2009 season.

also

Assistant head coach Jim Caldwell would replace Tony Dungy if the Indianapolis Colts coach retires, team owner Jim Irsay said Thursday night.


I can't help but wonder if these teams are hiring HCs a year out because they don't want to go through the fiasco they see the Skins going through right now.

Posted by: Alan4 | February 6, 2008 11:07 PM | Report abuse

I can't help but wonder if these teams are hiring HCs a year out because they don't want to go through the fiasco they see the Skins going through right now.

Posted by: Alan4 | February 6, 2008 11:07 PM

You'd reckon so. At least both Holmgren and Dungy have let their respective teams know that this will be their last season, allowing them to make a succession plan. I read that Holmgren wanted to do it publicly, so that potential free agents understood that even though he may be leaving next year, the team would remain stable.

Posted by: kost52 | February 6, 2008 11:13 PM | Report abuse

Danny:

Time to follow the Costanza Principle.

Your gut told you Spurrier's offense would thrive in the NFL. Your gut told you Gibbs could still game-day manage. Your gut tells you Fassel.

Do the opposite, Danny. Please go with Spags.

Vinny, please print this out and hand to Danny ASAP.

God speed.

Posted by: CMoney1 | February 6, 2008 11:24 PM | Report abuse

I have a source who says that Danny will give the position to whoever tells the best bedtime story.

Posted by: kost52 | February 6, 2008 11:35 PM | Report abuse

Sally Jenkins is aiming at the heart of the matter. What truly ambitious and sensible coach is going to play in this sandbox that Snyder created? Not only do you have to wonder about not having choices in all subordiate matters but you have to figure that you are getting one of the most problematic general managers in the game today. Basiscally, you start out totally screwed and then if your name is not Gibbs your lifeboat already has a hole in it somewhere. Only the most desperate of men will take this head coaching job. At least pitchers and catchers report in a fortnight.

Posted by: driley | February 6, 2008 11:37 PM | Report abuse

So the worst case scenario is that you get two years coaching a pro team, @$3M/yr, get a $3M paid vacation for the last year, and go get a job as a D coordinator?
Yeah, I can't imagine the attraction...

Posted by: daggar | February 6, 2008 11:41 PM | Report abuse

Looks like Jacksonville might be a playoff-bound team worth following next year.

Nice to see that Snyder let four years of Redskin football run away with a big pile of his money. Dork.

Posted by: JimmieBise | February 6, 2008 11:51 PM | Report abuse

Suns - Hornets 3OT???

Posted by: kost52 | February 6, 2008 11:55 PM | Report abuse

Guess not, damn.

Posted by: kost52 | February 6, 2008 11:57 PM | Report abuse

Amen, cmoney1! This quote by Grilliams struck me:

"I appreciate the process that Mr. Snyder and Vinny Cerrato allowed me to participate in. It was the most thorough process I've been involved in in the NFL."

This statement, on its own, is very neutral. If Snyder and Vinny had a winning tradition here, this statement would seem like a compliment. But given the history of mediocrity these gentemen have brought, and the carousel of coaches since they've been here, their "process" sounds akin to Wierd Al's 700 page playbook... mostly unnecessary.

Posted by: Alan4 | February 6, 2008 11:58 PM | Report abuse

No, Daggar.

The worst case scenario is that you accept the job and spend two years struggling in conflict with an owner who can't keep his hands off the team and then fires you for not doing your job right. In addition, by accepting this HC position you forfeit the chance to be offered a HC position with a far more professionally organized team in the near future.

Posted by: driley | February 6, 2008 11:59 PM | Report abuse

Marty and Norv got other jobs? Norv did even after another bad stint in Oakland.

Posted by: kost52 | February 7, 2008 12:13 AM | Report abuse

To all you morons who think this is "classy," I'd say you spend too much time with hookers. This is whorish capitulation, plain and simple. I'd have more respect for GG if he told the f'ing truth, that Snyder screwed him.

Posted by: james7691 | February 6, 2008 09:01 PM

Right, and the time and place to discuss what you think of your boss is by cornering him at the Christmas Party after you've had the requisite # of Schnapps Coolers.

This is nothing but boilerplate, written by flacks and vetted by lawyers. It's the land where Grownups live. As for spreading the bad word about Snyder? That's done behind closed doors or in post-career Memoirs. Another thing. GG doesn't give a flying leap what you think of him.

Posted by: corkczar | February 7, 2008 12:16 AM | Report abuse

After all these weeks the Redskins make me ill. This AP story about Gregg Williams adds to my illness. What a cruel fate he was handed by Snyder and Vinny, the Dynamic Duo of the NFL. I have pulled for the Redskins since Sammy Baugh retired. But I really had hoped that Williams would end up with the hated Dallas Cowboys so he could face the Redskins at least twice a year and rub dirt into the noses of Snyder and Vinny. Look out, AFC, the Jags, already close to a world title, could get there with a Williams-coached defense while the Redskins bring up the bottom of the pack in the NFC with Spag or Fossil, or Lord knows who.

Posted by: royhobbs56 | February 7, 2008 12:24 AM | Report abuse

Gregg Williams refused to read Danny a bedtime story. I bet right now Spags is reading about Clifford the big red dog.

I hope it can rival the rendition of the little engine that could that Fassel read. My sources say it really moved Danny.

Posted by: skinsfan1234 | February 7, 2008 12:38 AM | Report abuse

skinsfan1234 - Grilliams did read Danny a story, Where The Wild Things Are, and it gave Danny nightmares. Gregg had to go back three or four times to reassure him that monsters aren't real, so that Dan could get to sleep at night. Fassel only got his foot in the door because he took a night light with him to the interview.

Posted by: kost52 | February 7, 2008 12:45 AM | Report abuse

I'm just hoping Spags hasn't opted to read The Hobbit. We could be here for a few more weeks if that's the case.

Posted by: kost52 | February 7, 2008 12:50 AM | Report abuse

Sally Jenkins is a cancer to the Redskins. Never has anything good to say about them, Ever. Why is she here at the Post? Do we need to hear this crap? If her daddy hadn't been at the Post perhaps she wouldn't have this soapbox to spew her poison...

Posted by: oldcameras | February 7, 2008 2:21 AM | Report abuse

That was a very clssy statement. I really wish Gregg Williams was named HC of the Redskins. Will not be surprised to see Jacksonville in the Super Bowl next year. Good Luck Gregg! Good things happen to good people.

Posted by: cangle12 | February 7, 2008 7:30 AM | Report abuse

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