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Darrell Green tweets ‘maybe I could help’ as Redskins secondary coach

Following a 5-11 season, change of some sort is inevitable for most struggling football organizations. If the Redskins tweak their coaching staff this offseason, Hall of Famer Darrell Green has one suggested addition: himself.

Shortly after the Redskins’ 34-10 loss at Philadelphia on Sunday, the former Redskins great posted on Twitter and his Facebook page: “I am starting to change my mind about not wanting to coach the Redskins secondary. Maybe i could help coach Shanahan bring a winner back to the Burgundy & Gold.”

The Redskins currently have two defensive assistants in charge of the secondary. Steve Jackson has coached here under Joe Gibbs, Jim Zorn and Mike Shanahan, and Bob Slowik carries the title of assistant head coach and was defensive coordinator for Shanahan in Denver.

“I am not sure how to go about it, but we will see,” Green tweeted. “There is no other way to say it! As a community ( the DMV) we desperately need our Redskins to return to glory!”

Green is a fan favorite and his posts Sunday evening received quick reaction. On Facebook, Green’s initial post received more than 500 “Likes” and more than 175 comments.

Green played for the Redskins from 1983 to 2002 and was named to seven Pro Bowls. Following his retirement, Green never entered coaching and runs the Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation.

Later Sunday night, Green took to social media once again to say: “I want to thank everybody for the support and encouragement, but let’s all keep in mind that it will take two to tango. We will see!”

Rick Maese is a sports features writer for The Washington Post.



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