Cooley says Danny Smith wants Redskins coaching job

December 23, 2013

(John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

Chris Cooley, Steve Czaban and Al Galdi were taking calls on Friday afternoon about who fans would want as the next Redskins’ head coach, if that job should happen to be vacant in the coming days. Some people suggested that the head coaching job would not have a lot of applicants. Then this happened.

“I heard an interesting rumor, and it’s not that we’re going to hire somebody, [but it's] someone that really wants the job,” Cooley said. “Danny Smith.”

All the !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“No way,” Czaban said.

“Get out of here,” Galdi said.

“Wants it bad,” Cooley continued.

“Wow, okay,” Czaban said. “Interesting. He’d know where the locker room is and where to park.”

“So to say no one wants it is not true,” Cooley said.

Cooley went on to say there was a “zero” percent chance of that hire happening. But he had high praise for the team’s former special teams coach.

“The one thing about it is, if I trusted one person in this organization at any point in my career, it was always Danny Smith,” Cooley said. “If I wanted to know what was going on — in a positive way — it was always Danny Smith. If I ever wanted to play for somebody – really play for somebody? I hated special teams, HATED them, but I’d play for Danny. There’s something to be said for that. Now, I’m not saying there’s a high-percentage chance, just because the stereotype of everything that’s going on. But I don’t know if it would be the worst thing in the world.”

(Listen to it here. Via @Russellmania980 and @MrIrrelevantDC)

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.
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