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The Insider: January, 2014

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Joe Gibbs ‘excited’ about Jay Gruden’s hiring, believes Redskins will get back to a Super Bowl under Daniel Snyder

Team’s former three-time Super Bowl-winning coach was on hand Friday at the media center.

By Mark Maske  |  03:58 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joe Gibbs, Super Bowl

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 01/31/2014

NFL is ‘listening’ to those who oppose Redskins’ name, Roger Goodell says

Commissioner Roger Goodell says NFL is listening to opponents.

By Mark Maske  |  02:11 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins name, Roger Goodell

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Roger Goodell says he knows other cold-weather cities will try to host outdoor Super Bowls

Commissioner speaks at annual news conference two days before the Super Bowl.

By Mark Maske  |  12:38 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins name, Roger Goodell, Super Bowl

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 01/31/2014

Coaches say Super Bowl outcome hinges on more than Denver offense vs. Seattle defense

Broncos’ John Fox, Seahawks’ Pete Carroll address the media for the final time before Sunday’s game.

By Mark Maske  |  09:58 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Super Bowl

Posted at 07:46 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Number of concussions down 13 percent this season, according to NFL injury data

League’s data also shows ACL injuries decreased from last season.

By Mark Maske  |  07:46 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL concussions

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 01/30/2014

NFLPA’s DeMaurice Smith says ‘broad discussion’ of Redskins’ name is appropriate

Union’s executive director stops short of calling for name to be changed but says ‘we’re in a better world if we’re not intentionally offending anyone.’

By Mark Maske  |  05:34 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins name

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Pierre Garcon ‘not surprised’ by Peyton Manning’s successful comeback

Redskins wide receiver says he’s pulling for his former Colts teammate to win another Super Bowl this Sunday.

By Mark Maske  |  02:05 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Peyton Manning, Pierre Garcon, Super Bowl

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Meriweather’s contract voids five days after Super Bowl

Safety is to become a free agent, one of several from Redskins’ 2013 defense.

By Mark Maske  |  03:20 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, contracts, Free agents, Safeties

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Would snow be a good thing at the Super Bowl?

The Post Sports Live crew debates whether it’s good or bad that a cold-weather city is hosting the Super Bowl.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:15 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Post Sports Live, Super Bowl, video

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/29/2014

What kind of player can the Redskins expect to draft at No. 34?

We’ll take a look not at what’s projected with the No. 34 draft pick, but what’s been drafted near there in the past, and what’s considered good value.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

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 07:00 AM ET, 01/28/2014

How about some Super Bowl predictions?

A sampling of Insider readers’ Super Bowl predictions.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, poll, Seattle Seahawks, Super Bowl

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Talks ongoing between Doug Williams, Redskins about front office job

Source says “nothing definite” at this point but both sides remain “receptive” and are trying to work out the details for a front office job for Doug Williams.

By Mark Maske  |  05:56 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, Doug Williams, Front office

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 10:05 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Redskins trio falls short at Pro Bowl

The Washington Redskins’ three Pro Bowl players fell short in their quest for a victory as Team Sanders lost 22-21 to Team Rice in Hawaii on Sunday night.

By Mike Jones  |  10:05 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Brian Orakpo, Pro Bowl, Trent Williams

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 10:10 AM ET, 01/24/2014

Should Pierre Garcon have made the Pro Bowl?

Pierre Garcon’s league-leading 113 catches weren’t enough to get him to the Pro Bowl, but when you see the other receiving numbers around the league, it makes more sense.

By Keith McMillan  |  10:10 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pierre Garcon, Pro Bowl, Wide Receivers

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 01/24/2014

Virginia OT Morgan Moses enjoying NFL preview

When he received the invitation to compete in the Senior Bowl, University of Virginia offensive lineman Morgan Moses welcomed the chance to showcase his skills to NFL talent evaluators.

By Mike Jones  |  07:30 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Senior Bowl

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 01:30 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Unclear if expanded NFL playoff field has enough support from owners

The proposal, in which seven teams per conference would reach the postseason instead of the current six, would need to be ratified by at least 24 of the 32 owners.

By Mark Maske  |  01:30 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL playoffs, owne

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 11:35 AM ET, 01/23/2014

Nebraska CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste hopes to follow Richard Sherman’s path

With many of the NFL’s top wide receivers coming in bigger and stronger packages in recent years, the league has started to trending toward defensive backs of similar molds.

By Mike Jones  |  11:35 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, NFL draft, Senior Bowl

Posted at 07:11 PM ET, 01/22/2014

Doug Williams might rejoin Redskins in front office job

A source says ‘there’s a very good chance of that,’ but Williams and Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen do not respond to requests for comment. The timing of such a potential move is unclear.

By Mark Maske  |  07:11 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Front office, Quarterbacks

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 01/22/2014

Haslett welcomes fresh start, stresses need to re-sign Orakpo and others

Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett expressed optimism about the direction of the franchise and its ability to quickly rebound.

By Mike Jones  |  06:25 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Defense, Free agents, Jim Haslett, Senior Bowl

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 01/22/2014

Virginia Tech’s Logan Thomas tries to show consistency at Senior Bowl

Logan Thomas had an up-and-down career at Virginia Tech, but his size makes him stand out in Mobile, so he needs to prove he can be a consistent passer.

By Mike Jones  |  03:51 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quarterbacks, Senior Bowl

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 01/22/2014

What’s your ideal Redskins offseason?

We ask readers to project their ideal offseason moves for the Redskins. . . within reason, of course.

By Keith McMillan  |  11:05 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  draft, Free agents, offseason

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 01/22/2014

Redskins’ Morocco Brown passed over for Buccaneers’ GM job

Tampa instead hires Jason Licht, Arizona’s vice president of player personnel.

By Mark Maske  |  10:18 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Front office, Morocco Brown

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/22/2014

Moves pay off for versatile running back Charles Sims

Charles Sims has played for both Houston and West Virginia, and at wide receiver and running back, and now has his NFL dream within reach.

By Mike Jones  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Senior Bowl

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Brian Orakpo headed to third Pro Bowl

Washington Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo will make his third Pro Bowl appearance, the team confirmed on Tuesday.

By Mike Jones  |  02:58 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Brian Orakpo, Pro Bowl, Trent Williams

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 09:18 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Wisconsin ILB Chris Borland feels well-prepared for NFL

As the meetings and practices got underway at the Senior Bowl here in Mobile, Ala., Wisconsin inside linebacker Chris Borland felt well-prepared for this fast-paced, action-packed week-long job interview/audition.

By Mike Jones  |  09:18 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Borland, NFL draft, Senior Bowl

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 08:52 AM ET, 01/20/2014

Russell Wilson beats Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck to Super Bowl

Seahawks quarterback becomes the first signal caller from the 2012 draft class to reach the Super Bowl.

By Mark Maske  |  08:52 AM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Super Bowl

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 01/19/2014

AFC, NFC championship games open thread

A place to talk about the AFC and NFC title games.

By Keith McMillan  |  02:10 PM ET, 01/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, NFL playoffs, open thread, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Alfred Morris will play in Pro Bowl

Originally selected as an alternate, Redskins second-year running back will head to Hawaii.

By Mike Jones  |  03:12 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Pro Bowl, Running backs

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Redskins will retain Jim Haslett at defensive coordinator [updated]

By Mark Maske  |  02:40 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Jim Haslett, Redskins

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Redskins select Alfred Morris as 2013 Walter Payton Man of the Year winner

The Washington Redskins announced Friday morning that running back Alfred Morris earned the team’s 2013 Walter Payton Man of the Year award, which honors players for their community service and volunteer work.

By Mike Jones  |  02:30 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris

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 11:21 AM ET, 01/17/2014

DeAngelo Hall tries to clarify remarks about Redskins name change topic

DeAngelo Hall: “I wasn’t saying, ‘Hey, let’s go change the name.’“

By Mike Jones  |  11:21 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, name change

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 12:30 PM ET, 01/16/2014

How big a contract should Brian Orakpo get?

POLL | Brian Orakpo is about to become a free agent. What kind of contract can the Redskins expect to offer him to retain him? Weigh in with your prediction.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, Free agents, outside linebackers, poll, Rob Jackson, video

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 12:45 PM ET, 01/14/2014

Redskins mailbag: Jay Gruden’s staff, to-do list and more . . .

Mike Jones answers readers’ questions as the Redskins try to fill out a coaching staff and reshape the roster to Jay Gruden’s liking.

By Mike Jones  |  12:45 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, Chris Chester, Daniel Snyder, Jay Gruden, Jim Haslett, josh leribeus, Kory Lichtensteiger, Mailbag, Mike Shanahan, Offensive line, Raheem Morris, Sean McVay

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 10:07 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Robert Griffin III encouraged after talks with Jay Gruden

Robert Griffin III has spoken with new Coach Jay Gruden and has come away with a sense of encouragement.

By Mike Jones  |  10:07 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Robert Griffin III, Sean McVay

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 02:59 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Morocco Brown interviewing for Bucs’ GM job

By Mike Jones  |  02:59 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morocco Brown; Tampa Bay; Redskins

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Jay Gruden’s growth impressed Bruce Allen

With Tampa Bay, Bruce Allen couldn’t help but notice the fervor shown by one of the assistants, Jay Gruden.

By Mike Jones  |  11:29 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jon Gruden; Bruce Allen; Redskins

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Cousins encouraged by Gruden selection, McVay’s role

Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins sees similarities in Jay Gruden’s offense.

By Mike Jones  |  11:14 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Kirk Cousins, Kirk Cousins; Jay Gruden; Redskins; quarterback, Quarterbacks

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

Jay Gruden envisions the Redskins sticking with the 3-4 defense

Gruden on the defense: “This team is built for the 3-4. They’ve been a 3-4 for a while and I love the 3-4.”

By Mike Jones  |  10:03 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Jay Gruden; Jim Haslett; Redskins

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 01/10/2014

How the Redskins passing game might look under Jay Gruden

Mark Bullock examines some of the things Jay Gruden did well in the passing game in Cincinnati.

By Mark Bullock  |  09:40 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Jay Gruden, Jordan Reed, offensive philosophy, Pierre Garcon, Robert Griffin III, Roy Helu Jr., The Outsider

Posted at 10:21 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Joe Jacoby not among Hall of Fame finalists

The longtime Redskins offensive tackle does not make the cut for the 2014 Hall of Fame class.

By Mark Maske  |  10:21 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Gruden committed to Griffin, will have diverse playbook

Jay Gruden believes that the young passer has everything it takes to be a winning quarterback in the NFL.

By Mike Jones  |  10:06 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

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 03:15 PM ET, 01/09/2014

How the Redskins running game might look under Jay Gruden

We examine Gruden’s preference for power runs and whether the read option has a future in Washington.

By Mark Bullock  |  03:15 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, offensive philosophy, Running backs, The Outsider, zone read

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 04:46 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Redskins sign center Kevin Kowalski

The Redskins signed a ninth player to a futures contract, picking up former Cowboys center Redskins sign center Kevin Kowalski.

By Mike Jones  |  04:46 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, Offensive line

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 05:05 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Post Sports Live discusses Sally Jenkins’s Robert Griffin III column

The Post Sports Live crew discusses columnist Sally Jenkins’ piece on the Robert Griffin III’s sway within the Redskins organization and whether the quarterback is a lure for head coaching candidates.

By Keith McMillan  |  05:05 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Post Sports Live, Robert Griffin III, video

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Redskins sign WR David Gettis to futures contract

The Redskins announced on Tuesday that they have signed wide receiver David Gettis to a futures contract.

By Mike Jones  |  02:59 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, practice squad, Roster moves, Wide Receivers

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Robert Griffin III named Redskins Ed Block Courage Award winner

Award is voted on by players and given annually to someone who shows courage in the face of adversity.

By Keith McMillan  |  02:29 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  awards, Robert Griffin III

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 11:21 AM ET, 01/03/2014

Poll: Which teams are going to meet in the Super Bowl?

With 12 teams set to compete for a trip to Super Bowl XLVIII, who do you think will be the final two?

By Keith McMillan  |  11:21 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  poll, Post Sports Live, Super Bowl, video

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 12:35 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Kerrigan to have arthroscopic surgery on left knee

Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan said that he will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to repair a torn lateral meniscus. A date for the surgery has yet to be determined, Kerrigan said on Thursday.

By Mike Jones  |  12:35 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, outside linebackers, Ryan Kerrigan

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

 

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