The Insider: coaches


Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Familarity, diversity key elements of Jay Gruden’s coaching staff

Jay Gruden wanted to find coaches he had worked with in the past, and others from a wide range of backgrounds.

By Mike Jones  |  01:47 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Kotwica, Brian Baker, Chris Foerster, coaches, Ike Hilliard, Jacob Burney, Jay Gruden, Jim Haslett, Kirk Olivadotti, Raheem Morris, Sean McVay

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 03/25/2014

NFL coaches describe first season as never-ending learning process

Many of Jay Gruden’s counterparts classified his eye-opening experience Monday as typical, and a challenging, but necessary part of the education of a head coach.

By Mike Jones  |  11:40 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Ken Whisenhunt, NFL coaches

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Jay Gruden finalizes coaching staff

The Washington Redskins announced that they have finalized Jay Gruden’s coaching staff by adding three assistants.

By Mike Jones  |  11:55 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Kyle Shanahan to interview Wednesday for Browns’ offensive coordinator job

Former Redskins offensive coordinator is now a candidate in Cleveland after being passed over by the Dolphins and Ravens.

By Mark Maske  |  02:52 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cleveland Browns, coaches, Kyle Shanahan

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Redskins mailbag: Free agency targets, roster needs and more . . .

With the coaching staff in place, the attention turns to talent evaluation and roster construction.

By Mike Jones  |  12:11 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, coaches, cornerbacks, Jay Gruden, Mailbag, Safeties, Scott Campbell

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Kyle Shanahan passed over for Ravens coordinator job

The Baltimore Ravens hired Gary Kubiak as offensive coordinator, and did not bring ex-Redskins OC Kyle Shanahan on board.

By Mark Maske  |  04:20 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Kyle Shanahan

Posted at 11:58 PM ET, 01/25/2014

Jordan hired as running backs coach

The Redskins hired former NFL player Randy Jordan as their running backs coach.

By Mark Maske  |  11:58 PM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Running backs

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Redskins add assistant offensive line coach Shane Day

Shane Day replaces Chris Morgan, and will work alongside Chris Foerster.

By Mike Jones  |  04:49 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Offensive line

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Kyle Shanahan gets second interview for Ravens’ offensive coordinator job

Former Redskins offensive coordinator still in the running in Baltimore to replace Jim Caldwell.

By Mark Maske  |  03:25 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Kyle Shanahan

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Matt LaFleur hired as Notre Dame quarterbacks coach

Former Washington Redskins quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur has accepted a position on Notre Dame’s coaching staff, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed on Friday.

By Mike Jones  |  12:20 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Quarterbacks

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Redskins mailbag: Salary cap, Gruden’s hires and roster needs

Jay Gruden is putting the finishing touches on his coaching staff, and this week is devoting much of his efforts to installing the offense with coordinator Sean McVay.

By Mike Jones  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Foerster, coaches, Free agents, Jay Gruden, Jim Haslett, Mailbag, Robert Griffin III, Roster, Salary cap

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 01/20/2014

Redskins hire Ike Hilliard as wide receivers coach

Former wideout played for Tampa when Jay Gruden coached there.

By Mark Maske  |  02:34 PM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Ike Hilliard, Wide Receivers

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Redskins hire Wes Phillips to coach tight ends

Phillips, the son of long-time NFL coach Wade Phillips, interviewed with Washington following the promotion of tight ends coach Sean McVay to offensive coordinator.

By Mike Jones  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Wade Phillips, Wes Phillips

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Redskins confirm they’re retaining Raheem Morris as secondary coach

Team also announces that it’s keeping Jacob Burney as defensive line coach and has hired Kirk Olivadotti as inside linebackers coach.

By Mark Maske  |  04:28 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Jacob Burney, Jay Gruden, Jim Haslett, Kirk Olivadotti, Raheem Morris, Sean McVay

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Redskins interested in Wes Phillips for tight ends coach

Son of Wade Phillips could replace Sean McVay

By Mark Maske  |  01:41 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Sean McVay, Wes Phillips

Posted at 09:51 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Kirk Olivadotti rejoining Redskins’ coaching staff

Former longtime assistant had been at the University of Georgia the last three seasons.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  09:51 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, inside linebackers, Kirk Olivadotti

Posted at 08:31 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Kyle Shanahan interviews to become Ravens OC

Kyle Shanahan, fired by the Redskins along with his father after the season, interviews in Baltimore to be the Ravens’ new offensive coordinator.

By Mark Maske  |  08:31 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, coaches, Kyle Shanahan

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Paul Guenther to become Bengals defensive coordinator

A potential addition to Jay Gruden’s staff instead stays in Cincinnati to replace Mike Zimmer as defensive coordinator.

By Mark Maske  |  01:50 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cincinnati Bengals, coaches, Jay Gruden, Mike Zimmer, Minnesota Vikings, Paul Guenther

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Paul Guenther a candidate for Bengals, Vikings and Redskins staffs

Paul Guenther is a man in demand, as the Vikings, Redskins and Bengals are all interested in the Cincinnati linebackers coach.

By Mark Maske  |  12:45 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cincinnati Bengals, coaches, Jay Gruden, Mike Zimmer, Minnesota Vikings, Paul Guenther

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Redskins hire former Terp Brian Baker to coach outside linebackers

The Redskins announced on Wednesday that they have hired former Cleveland Browns assistant Brian Baker to coach their outside linebackers.

By Mike Jones  |  12:25 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Baker, coaches, outside linebackers, video

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Redskins hire Jets special teams coach Ben Kotwica [updated]

The Redskins hosted Jets special teams coach Ben Kotwica for an interview for a position on Jay Gruden’s coaching staff, a person with knowledge of the situation said.

By Mike Jones  |  11:35 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Kotwica, coaches, Jay Gruden, New York Jets, special teams

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Guenther’s status uncertain with Zimmer ‘looking good’ to land Vikings job

If Zimmer winds up with the Vikings, that likely would lead to Bengals linebackers coach Paul Guenther replacing him as Cincinnati’s defensive coordinator.

By Mike Jones  |  10:10 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Kotwica, Cincinnati Bengals, coaches, Jay Gruden, Jim Haslett, Mike Zimmer, Minnesota Vikings, Paul Guenther, Raheem Morris

Posted at 11:40 PM ET, 01/14/2014

Paul Guenther, Bengals linebackers coach, is possible candidate for Redskins’ staff

He would replace Mike Zimmer as Cincinnati’s defensive coordinator if Zimmer gets a head coaching job, but could join the Redskins if Zimmer remains with the Bengals.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  11:40 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cincinnati Bengals, coaches, Jay Gruden, Mike Zimmer, Paul Guenther

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 01/14/2014

As expected, McVay finalizes deal to be Redskins offensive coordinator

The Redskins and Sean McVay finalized a deal to promote the tight ends coach to offensive coordinator under new Coach Jay Gruden.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  06:40 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, offensive philosophy, Sean McVay

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 01/14/2014

Earnest Byner expected to interview for Redskins’ RB coaching position

The Redskins are expected to interview former running backs coach and running back Earnest Byner for a position on Jay Gruden’s coaching staff, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.

By Mike Jones  |  04:05 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Earnest Byner, history, Jay Gruden

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 01/14/2014

Diversity group praises NFL teams for improved consideration to minority candidates

John Wooten of Fritz Pollard Alliance says, ‘We were very disappointed in the way the process went last year. ... This year is totally different.’

By Mark Maske  |  03:50 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Jim Caldwell, Lovie Smith, Perry Fewell

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Redskins part ways with assistant O-line coach Chris Morgan

Assistant offensive line coach Chris Morgan will not return to the Redskins this year, according to a personal with knowledge of the situation.

By Mike Jones  |  04:15 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Jay Gruden, Offensive line

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 01/12/2014

Redskins say they never scheduled interviews with 49ers coordinators

ESPN reported that Niners were ‘not happy’ Greg Roman and Vic Fangio prepared for Redskins’ interviews and Redskins never canceled those interviews before hiring Jay Gruden.

By Mark Maske  |  12:05 PM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, Greg Roman, San Francisco 49ers, Vic Fangio

Posted at 08:38 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Jim Haslett, Raheem Morris, Sean McVay still thought to be staying with Redskins

Coach Jay Gruden wouldn’t commit to that Thursday but sources say all three remain in line to be on Gruden’s staff.

By By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  08:38 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Jay Gruden, Jim Haslett, Raheem Morris, Sean McVay

Posted at 08:30 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Kyle Shanahan interviews for Dolphins’ offensive coordinator job

Miami, seeking a replacement for Mike Sherman, also interviews Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor, a former Redskins assistant.

By Mark Maske  |  08:30 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Kyle Shanahan

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Gruden does not commit to retaining Haslett, Morris and McVay

Though Jim Haslett, Raheem Morris and Sean McVay are members of the Redskins coaching staff and are expected to be retained, new head coach Jay Gruden would not commit to that in his first news conference.

By Mark Maske  |  05:55 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, coaches, coaching search 2014, Jay Gruden, Jim Haslett, news conferences, Raheem Morris, Sean McVay

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 01/09/2014

At the podium, Jay Gruden: Will call plays, likely to keep 3-4 defense

Live tweets and reaction to the introduction of the eighth head coach under Daniel Snyder.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:58 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, coaches, coaching search 2014, Daniel Snyder, Jay Gruden, news conferences

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Niles Paul, teammates optimistic over Sean McVay promotion

Redskins players expressed optimism and excitement over tight ends coach Sean McVay’s promotion to offensive coordinator under new coach Jay Gruden.

By Mike Jones  |  03:45 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, Niles Paul, offensive philosophy, Sean McVay

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Ties to Allen, Redskins coaches helped convince Jay Gruden to take job

Past relationships with Bruce Allen and coaches on the Washington staff helped sway Gruden to take the job.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  12:09 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, coaches, coaching search 2014, Jay Gruden, Jim Haslett, Raheem Morris, Sean McVay

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 01/09/2014

London Fletcher on Redskins hiring Jay Gruden

Almost-retired linebacker says “job was Gruden’s to lose from the start” on Twitter.

By Missy Rosenberg  |  09:55 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, Jay Gruden, London Fletcher

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Jay Gruden expected to retain Jim Haslett, Raheem Morris; Sean McVay will be offensive coordinator [updated]

Jay Gruden will retain Jim Haslett and Raheem Morris. Sean McVay will be offensive coordinator.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  09:48 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, Jay Gruden, Jim Haslett, poll, Raheem Morris, Sean McVay

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Jay Gruden to become Redskins coach, agrees to five-year deal [updated]

Bengals offensive coordinator is given a five-year deal to succeed the fired Mike Shanahan, and will be introduced at 4 p.m.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  09:10 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cincinnati Bengals, coaches, coaching search 2014, Jay Gruden, photos, poll

Posted at 06:09 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Redskins, Jay Gruden make progress toward possible deal

Agreement for Bengals offensive coordinator to become Redskins’ coach said to be within reach but not yet done.

By Mark Maske  |  06:09 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, Jay Gruden

Posted at 12:53 AM ET, 01/09/2014

James Franklin reportedly offered Penn State job

The Redskins had been expected to meet with the Vanderbilt coach this week, perhaps Thursday. But that meeting apparently is off.

By Mark Maske  |  12:53 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, James Franklin

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Redskins strongly interested in Jay Gruden but facing competition [updated]

Other teams, including the Titans, are in the mix for the Cincinnati offensive coordinator.

By Mark Maske  |  01:21 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, coaches, coaching search 2014, Daniel Snyder, Jay Gruden

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Redskins coaching search: Jay Gruden by the numbers

Gruden, 46, has transitioned from prolific Arena Football League quarterback to successful offensive coordinator

By Mike Jones  |  12:16 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  By the numbers, Cincinnati Bengals, coaches, coaching search 2014, Jay Gruden

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 01/08/2014

Planned meeting between James Franklin, Redskins remains in limbo

Interview with Vanderbilt coach could happen as soon as Thursday, if Franklin doesn’t go to Penn State and if the Redskins don’t hire Jay Gruden.

By Mark Maske  |  11:31 AM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, James Franklin

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 01/08/2014

Jay Gruden’s formal interview with Redskins follows dinner Tuesday night with Bruce Allen

After an ordinary meal Tuesday, Jay Gruden and Redskins GM Bruce Allen will meet Wednesday for the coach’s formal interview.

By Mark Maske  |  08:04 AM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Jay Gruden expected to interview Wednesday with Redskins

Bengals offensive coordinator also scheduled to meet Tuesday with the Titans and Thursday with Vikings.

By Mark Maske  |  02:05 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cincinnati Bengals, coaches, coaching search 2014, Jay Gruden

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Redskins mailbag: On the coaching search, Daniel Snyder and Robert Griffin III

Football Insider answers questions about why the owner can’t get it right, when coaches can interview and what Robert Griffin III needs to do.

By Mike Jones  |  01:41 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, coaches, coaching search 2014, Daniel Snyder, Mailbag, poll, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Is Redskins’ candidate James Franklin headed to Penn State instead?

Vanderbilt coach is expected to meet with the Redskins this week. But the status of that meeting is unclear as speculation increases he could replace Bill O’Brien at Penn State.

By Mark Maske  |  01:01 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, James Franklin, poll

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Redskins trying to hire Jay Gruden ‘would make a lot of sense’ to some

Coaching candidate has ties, through Buccaneers, to some in Redskins organization, including GM Bruce Allen.

By Mark Maske  |  12:22 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cincinnati Bengals, coaches, coaching search 2014, Jay Gruden

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Redskins coaching search: Perry Fewell by the numbers

Fewell, 51, just completed his 13th season as a defensive coordinator in the NFL, and his 21st as a coach in the NFL.

By Mike Jones  |  11:34 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  By the numbers, coaches, coaching search 2014, New York Giants, Perry Fewell

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Who would you most like to see coach the Redskins next season?

Of the 11 candidates so far for the Redskins’ coaching vacancy, who do you want the most?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, Opening kick, poll

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Redskins interview Giants DC Perry Fewell

The Washington Redskins confirmed that they interviewed New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell for their head coaching position on Monday.

By Mike Jones  |  05:30 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, New York Giants, Perry Fewell

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Redskins request permission to interview Greg Roman, Vic Fangio and Ken Whisenhunt [updated]

Redskins general manager Bruce Allen continues to widen his coaching search, requesting permission to interview Greg Roman, Vic Fangio and Ken Whisenhunt.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  01:33 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, Greg Roman, Ken Whisenhunt, san diego chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Vic Fangio

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Redskins coaching search: Jim Caldwell by the numbers

A look at how teams coached by Jim Caldwell have performed.

By Mike Jones  |  12:31 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  By the numbers, coaches, coaching search 2014, Jim Caldwell

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 01/06/2014

James Franklin expected to interview for Redskins job [updated]

Vanderbilt coach, a former Maryland assistant, expects to speak with the Redskins, but an interview is not yet set.

By Mark Maske  |  11:28 AM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, Greg Roman, James Franklin

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 01/06/2014

Redskins, Jon Gruden haven’t discussed head coaching job

Former NFL coach Jon Gruden said that he hasn’t had any talks with Redskins officials regarding their head coaching vacancy.

By Mike Jones  |  11:08 AM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, Jon Gruden

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 01/06/2014

Redskins request to interview Bengals’ Jay Gruden, Mike Zimmer [updated]

Cincinnati’s playoff loss means assistants are eligible to talk to other clubs.

By Mark Maske  |  10:18 AM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cincinnati Bengals, coaches, coaching search 2014, Hue Jackson, Jay Gruden, Mike Zimmer

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 01/05/2014

Bengals’ loss makes Jay Gruden, Mike Zimmer, Hue Jackson available immediately

Chargers’ Ken Whisenhunt can be interviewed this week but cannot be hired with San Diego’s season still in progress.

By Mark Maske  |  05:28 PM ET, 01/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, Hue Jackson, Jay Gruden, Mike Zimmer

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 01/05/2014

Redskins interview Jim Caldwell

Meeting about Washington’s vacant head coaching position takes place at team’s headquarters.

By Mark Maske  |  04:56 PM ET, 01/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, coaches, coaching search 2014, Jim Caldwell

Posted at 09:41 PM ET, 01/04/2014

Vanderbilt’s James Franklin ‘on the radar’ for NFL teams but not known if he’ll be candidate

Former Maryland offensive coordinator also could be a candidate at Penn State.

By Mark Maske  |  09:41 PM ET, 01/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, James Franklin

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 01/04/2014

Redskins’ interview with Jim Caldwell set for Sunday

The former Colts head coach interviewed Friday with the Lions.

By Mark Maske  |  03:25 PM ET, 01/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, Jim Caldwell

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 01/04/2014

Redskins coaching search: First-round NFL playoff results will determine status of several candidates

Ken Whisenhunt, Greg Roman, Hue Jackson, Jay Gruden and Mike Zimmer are all coaching this weekend.

By Mark Maske  |  01:32 PM ET, 01/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, Greg Roman, Hue Jackson, Jay Gruden, Ken Whisenhunt, Mike Zimmer

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 01/04/2014

Redskins coaching search: Rich Bisaccia by the numbers

The Cowboys’ special teams coordinator interviewed for the Redskins’ head coaching opening on Friday. How have his charges performed statistically in the past?

By Mike Jones  |  11:36 AM ET, 01/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  By the numbers, coaches, coaching search 2014, Rich Bisaccia

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 01/03/2014

Art Briles, Bill Cowher shoot down rumors regarding coaching moves

Baylor head coach Art Briles and retired coach Bill Cowher said they are not interested.

By Mike Jones  |  12:10 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art Briles, Bill Cowher, coaches, coaching search 2014

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 01/03/2014

Redskins interview Dallas special teams coach Rich Bisaccia [Updated]

General manager Bruce Allen has an interview today with Dallas Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

By Mike Jones  |  11:26 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, Dallas Cowboys, Rich Bisaccia, special teams

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 01/03/2014

Redskins coaching search: Sean McDermott by the numbers

Continuing our look at the Redskins’ coaching search and their candidates, today we take a look the Sean McDermott’s body of work.

By Mike Jones  |  09:52 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  By the numbers, Carolina Panthers, coaches, coaching search 2014, Sean McDermott

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Jim Caldwell a candidate for Lions and Redskins

Leader of Fritz Pollard Alliance says Caldwell’s interview with Washington remains next week.

By Mark Maske  |  05:20 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, Detroit Lions, Jim Caldwell

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Redskins have not spoken to Bill Cowher about their coaching job, Bruce Allen says

General manager declines to discuss other candidates.

By Mark Maske  |  03:45 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Cowher, coaches, coaching search 2014, Jon Gruden

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Are the Redskins the best remaining coaching opening?

POLL | There are several reasons prospective coaches might like the Redskins’ opening more than others’.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:09 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cleveland Browns, coaches, coaching search 2014, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Opening kick, poll

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 01/02/2014

Redskins coaching search: Darrell Bevell, by the numbers

Darrell Bevell has had success with a wide range of quarterbacks and runs similar schemes to those of the Redskins. But how did his unit fare statistically this past season?

By Mike Jones  |  09:17 AM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  By the numbers, coaches, coaching search 2014, Darrell Bevell, Seattle Seahawks

Posted at 10:03 PM ET, 01/01/2014

Bucs to hire Lovie Smith as coach

The former Bears coach and the Bucs have reached an agreement, removing Smith from the Redskins’ list of possible coaches.

By Mark Maske  |  10:03 PM ET, 01/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, Lovie Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 01/01/2014

Redskins request permission to talk to Giants DC Perry Fewell

The Redskins will reportedly interview New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell for the head coaching vacancy.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  06:33 PM ET, 01/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, New York Giants, Perry Fewell

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 01/01/2014

Redskins expected to interview Jim Caldwell next week [updated]

Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell will interview for the Redskins head coaching vacancy.

By Mark Maske  |  03:29 PM ET, 01/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, coaches, coaching search 2014, Jim Caldwell

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 01/01/2014

Lovie Smith headed to Tampa?

Former Bears coach is thought to be on the Redskins’ list of candidates but some within league circles are convinced he prefers the Buccaneers.

By Mark Maske  |  12:05 PM ET, 01/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, Lovie Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 12/31/2013

Art Briles says he hasn’t heard from the Redskins

He’s thought to be a candidate after coaching Robert Grffin III in college.

By Mark Maske  |  04:08 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art Briles, coaches, coaching search 2014, Daniel Snyder

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 12/31/2013

Redskins to interview Carolina’s Sean McDermott

Redskins officials are expected to interview Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott in Charlotte for their head coaching vacancy this weekend.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  02:26 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Carolina Panthers, coaches, coaching search 2014, Doug Williams, Front office, Sean McDermott

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 12/31/2013

Redskins request permission to interview Seahawks’ Darrell Bevell (updated)

Seahawks’ offensive coordinator has most recently tutored Russell Wilson.

By Mark Maske  |  01:33 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, Seattle Seahawks

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 12/31/2013

Redskins mailbag: Front-office structure and the future head coach

Well, the 2013 campaign is finally in the books, Mike Shanahan is out, and Bruce Allen is on the case, looking to put this franchise on the winning track, once again.

By Mike Jones  |  01:12 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, coaches, Daniel Snyder, Front office, Mailbag, Mike Shanahan, Morocco Brown, Scott Campbell

Posted at 07:27 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Redskins players express regret following dismissal of Shanahan, assistants

Redskins players regret that they weren’t able to save Mike Shanahan’s job, and their season.

By Mike Jones  |  07:27 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 season, coaches, Mike Shanahan

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Lovie Smith is a candidate for Redskins’ coaching vacancy

Candidacy of former Bears coach called legitimate but it’s not known where he ranks in relation to other candidates.

By Mark Maske  |  05:00 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, Lovie Smith

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Bruce Allen says final say over Redskins’ player moves now belongs to him

That power formerly belonged to Mike Shanahan, who was fired Monday as the team’s coach.

By Mark Maske  |  04:40 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, coaches, Daniel Snyder, Front office, Mike Shanahan, Morocco Brown, Scott Campbell

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Robert Griffin III thanks Mike Shanahan, assistants for past two years

Robert Griffin III expressed gratitude to fired coach Mike Shanahan and his assistants for the investments they had made in him in his first two seasons in the NFL.

By Mike Jones  |  04:16 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Kyle Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Haslett, Morris among six Shanahan assistants retained, for now [updated]

Many of Mike Shanahan’s assistants were fired Monday, but six of them remain in limbo and will have their fates decided by the next head coach.

By Mike Jones  |  03:45 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Jim Haslett, Kyle Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, Raheem Morris

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Shanahan to receive full amount owed to him for next season

Fired coach is owed an estimated $7 million under the terms of his contract.

By Mark Maske  |  03:23 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Mike Shanahan

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 12/30/2013

Redskins fire Mike Shanahan after four years as coach [updated]

The Redskins have fired Mike Shanahan after four seasons as head coach.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  09:32 AM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 season, Bruce Allen, coaches, Daniel Snyder, Mike Shanahan, poll, video

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 12/29/2013

Redskins expected to fire Mike Shanahan

Move could come Sunday night or Monday.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  12:06 PM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Mike Shanahan, Week 17

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 12/26/2013

Kyle Shanahan, Jim Haslett focus on what they can control

Kyle Shanahan and Jim Haslett acknowledge uncertainty of future but focus on what they can control.

By Mike Jones  |  05:15 PM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Jim Haslett, Kyle Shanahan, Redskins vs. Giants, video, Week 17

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Shanahan expects quick resolution on his future once season ends

Mike Shanahan expects the future of his coaching career to be determined quickly once the season ends.

By Mike Jones  |  04:56 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Daniel Snyder, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Giants, Week 17

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Kyle Shanahan defends assistants, says he isn’t trying to part ways with his father

Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said he isn’t looking to part ways with his father and coach elsewhere. He also defended his assistant coaches.

By Mike Jones  |  04:27 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Daniel Snyder, Kyle Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Week 16

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 12/18/2013

London Fletcher advocates for Mike Shanahan’s return

As odd as it sounds, London Fletcher says, the Redskins should extend Mike Shanahan because they need stability at head coach.

By Mark Maske  |  04:31 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Daniel Snyder, London Fletcher, Mike Shanahan, Week 16

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Redskins mailbag: Cousins’s value, Shanahan’s to blame and future coach candidates

Who’s to blame for the mess, who should replace Mike Shanahan as coach and how much could Washington get in a trade for Kirk Cousins? Mike Jones answers all of these in this week’s Mailbag.

By Mike Jones  |  12:33 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Injuries, Kirk Cousins, Mailbag, Mike Shanahan, Week 16

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Mike Shanahan reiterates he won’t resign, will meet with Daniel Snyder after season to determine future with team

Redskins coach addresses his job status, media leaks a day after declining to do so and cutting short his postgame news conference in Atlanta.

By Mark Maske  |  06:37 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Daniel Snyder, Gary Kubiak, Jim Haslett, Kyle Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, video, Week 16

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Shanahan says he isn’t considering coaching staff changes

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that he has “a lot of belief” in his assistants, and doesn’t ponder changes during the season.

By Mike Jones  |  01:32 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Bears

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Redskins mailbag: Who deserves the blame for the 1-4 start?

In this week’s mailbag, we begin to play the blame game as most of your questions centered on which coaches and players should be held responsible for the 1-4 start?

By Mike Jones  |  12:07 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, coaches, Jarvis Jenkins, Jim Haslett, Keith Burns, Kyle Shanahan, Mailbag, Offensive line, special teams

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 05/29/2013

Redskins add a scout and offensive assistant

The Redskins on Wednesday announced that they added former Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Larry Coyer to their scouting department. The team also hired former Michigan assistant coach Aubrey Pleasant as an offensive assistant.

By Mike Jones  |  11:32 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Coaching staff

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Redskins hire Broncos assistant Keith Burns to coach special teams [Updated]

Keith Burns will take over for Danny Smith.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  05:46 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Redskins coaches, special teams

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Diversity group seeks expansion of NFL's Rooney Rule to cover coordinator jobs

No minority candidates were hired for eight head coaching or seven general manager vacancies recently filled by NFL teams.

By Mark Maske  |  05:26 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL coaches, NFL diversity

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 01/17/2013

Ike Hilliard leaving Redskins for receivers coach position with Buffalo

Hilliard will work for new Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, who served as an assistant in Tampa Bay from 2006-07 while Hilliard played there.

By Mike Jones  |  11:43 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ike Hilliard, Redskins, Redskins coaches

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Mike Shanahan waiting to make decisions on coaching staff

No requests yet from other teams to interview Washington staff, Shanahan says

By Mike Jones  |  12:55 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Coaching staff, Redskins, Redskins coaches

Posted at 07:44 PM ET, 09/23/2012

Late chaos, unsportsmanlike penalty end game on sour note

For the second week in a row, the Redskins' game descends into chaos in the final minutes.

By Mike Jones  |  07:44 PM ET, 09/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Kyle Shanahan, penalties

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Redskins give contract extensions to coaches Jim Haslett, Danny Smith

Coach Mike Shanahan calls embattled coordinators "excellent football coaches."

By Jason Reid  |  05:27 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Contract extensions, Redskins coaches