The Insider: coaching search 2014


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 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 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 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