Posted on: January 26, 2008 8:27 pm

Here We Go Again

It looks like Daniel Snyder is being Daniel Snyder again, clearing house and "rebuilding" the Redskins at the coaching level. I suppose he and Vinny Cerrato haven't realized that great teams require coaching stability, and that firing coaches left and right doesn't help the franchise improve as a whole. Great coaches are much more valuable to an organization than great players. We have seen this time and time again. A great coach can take a mediocre team and turn them into a great team, but usually the opposite isn't true.
So now Gregg Williams is out, as is Al Saunders. I doubt that either of them will be on the market for very long. We still don't have a head coach. It would seem to me that Snyder is trying to build the entire coaching staff to fit around Jason Campbell, who has been tagged "the franchise player", like Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. I'm not sure it's going to work, though. It's as if the front office is putting all of its eggs into one basket with this move. Time will tell if Snyder finally got it right, or if it's more of the same. One thing is for sure, though; we need a General Manager. Badly.
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Posted on: January 23, 2008 6:37 pm
Edited on: January 23, 2008 6:38 pm

Jim Fassel?

Now that Joe Gibbs has stepped down as head coach of the Redskins, we now have a vacancy at the position. The Redskins have met with former Giants coach Jim Fassel three times, which pretty much assures that the front office is seriously considering hiring him. The only other candidate that seems to be a serious possibility is current Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams. Williams has done an amazing job putting together the defense for the Redskins; it seems year after year they have a solid defense that can change a game in a heartbeat. Not only that, but Gregg Williams is a locker-room favourite; it seems that everyone on the Redskins roster loves the way he coaches and loves his mentality about the game. It is true that Williams hasn't had much success as a Head Coach over the years; three unimpressive years in Buffalo are the only coaching merits on his resume. That said, though, the pieces are already in place. The Redskins have a playoff-caliber team and, for the first time in a while it would seem, some chemistry.

No offense to Jim Fassel, but he is not what the Redskins need. I'm not saying that we should go out and get a big-name coach just because he is a big-name coach (*cough cough Bill Cowher cough*), but surely we can do better than Jim Fassel.
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