Redskins Thoughts of the Week:
Here are my Redskins thoughts of the week:
– The biggest topic of the week is the search for defensive coordinator. On Tuesday we thought the search was over as it looked like Joe Barry had the job. It was reported by the NFL Network but not confirmed by our local guys. And as I write this Barry has still not been announced as the #1 man on defense. And this looks like another Jim Fassel situation. Meaning, I am guessing the Redskins gave Barry the impression the job was his and now have cold feet. Just like with Fassel (twice), fan reaction has been very negative at the potential of the Barry hire. My guess is another PR nightmare for the Redskins in the end even if they get their man. Every search for coaches turns up ugly for this team.
– One guy who had an ugly experience last season in the coaching search was Vic Fangio as the Redskins cancelled his interview hours before he was to leave for DC. The Niners didn’t forget but maybe Fangio has as he could be the holdup to the hiring of Barry. Hopefully it is Fangio in the end of this and if it has to be because he has no other opportunities as a coordinator, so be it. His only negative with this organization may be he wasn’t in Tampa between 2003-2009. That seems to be a must to get a job in Ashburn. Fangio’s success in San Fran is obvious as 1st rounders through 7th rounders became solid contributors in his scheme.
– Breaking news yesterday was the hiring of Bill Callahan to a lucrative deal. Lucrative. Take that you cheap Cowboys! Guess we have the highest paid offensive line coach in the NFL now. And you know they love to taunt with that at the Park. Either way I am cool with this move over continuing with Chris Forrester. Nothing against Forrester but maybe it was time to move on from the zone blocking smaller lineman scheme with Shanny long gone. I am a Nebraska fan also but I won’t hold that against Callahan in the upcoming season. With two rookies last season who saw minimal action and the likely pickup of multiple new lineman this job is going very important.
– Finally, the weekly thought on the quarterback position. GM Scot still is far from saying who will be the front runner as starter come training camp. And I understand because the talent is just not there based on what we have seen. But I still think in the end it isn’t Robert Griffin under center (or in the Pistol formation) with the first team when camp starts. I just think that Jay Gruden is not a fan still and now instead of Allen and Snyder making final call, its McGloughan’s now. Call me crazy but I think Gruden goes to him and gets him on his side concerning Griffin. I give it now a 50% chance that Griffin is the starter next season. And my guess is he ends up not on the roster come Labor Day. That instragram with the lion was pretty badass though. Joking.