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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 1/6

Posted Jan 6, 2014

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Monday, January 6, 2013.

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Monday, January 6, 2013.

All reports, rumors and conjecture are a reflection of the media conversation and are not endorsed or confirmed by the Washington Redskins.


--Sources say Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen interviewed Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott on Saturday for the Redskins head coaching position. McDermott is the third reported interview since Mike Shanahan was fired on Monday.

--According to reports confirmed by the team, Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell met with Redskins general manager Bruce Allen to interview for the head coaching position. Caldwell went 26-22 as the Indianapolis Colts head coach and made a Super Bowl XLIV appearance in 2009.

--One reporter takes a look at Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder’s progression as the owner of the team and how the team has faired during his time in Washington. The Redskins have made the playoffs four times in Snyder’s 15 seasons as owner.

--On Friday, the Redskins interviewed Dallas Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia. Redskins general manager spent six seasons together with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

--A comparison of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and fellow second-year quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson as they both made the playoffs this year and Griffin III did not.

--How Baylor’s head coach Art Briles and former Steelers head coach Bill Cowher have dismissed rumors regarding talks of interviewing for the Redskins head coaching position.

--A breakdown of Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott. McDermott has spent 14 seasons in the NFL and currently has the NFL’s second-ranked defense, allowing 15.1 points per game.

--A look at where Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia has built his coaching experience around the NFL. Bisaccia spent two seasons in San Diego and eight in Tampa Bay but has no head coaching experience.

--Players to watch for from the 2014 Cotton Bowl between Missouri and Oklahoma State. If linebacker Brian Orakpo leaves the team in free agency, defensive end Kony Ealy of Missouri could be someone the Redskins target in the upcoming draft.

--Dallas Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia may not be a household name but former players have spoken highly of his personality and coaching style. San Diego Chargers special teams player Bront Bird said, “I would say to sum him up, he’s a guy that you would go to war for.”

--According to media reports, the Washington Redskins have requested to interview Vanderbilt’s head coach James Franklin. Franklin has been coaching Vanderbilt for the past three seasons and has had three straight seasons with bowl game appearances.

--NFL prospects from the 2014 Orange Bowl between the Clemson Tigers and the Ohio State Buckeyes. If the Redskins trade back into the first round this year, Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins would be a huge pickup for a team that lacks depth at the position.

--A look at free agency prospects from the Colts-Chiefs game this weekend that could be signed to the Redskins roster next season. Linebacker depth could be an issue and Chiefs linebacker Frank Zombo could be a target as he will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

--How the Redskins can improve going into the 2014 season and five ways the new head coach could improve certain lacking statistics like the average punt return average. The Redskins was 16.8, the rest of the league was 9.4.

--Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt is one of the latest coordinators the Redskins are reportedly interested in according to league sources. In his first season with the Chargers Whisenhunt has helped the Chargers to a playoff birth and a wild card playoff win over the Bengals on Sunday.


What's Trending In @Redskins Nation?

1) Search continues as #Redskins confirm Ravens OC Jim Caldwell interviewed with team officials for head coach position today.#HTTR

2) Condolences to the family and friends of Greg Rodgers, who led the drumline for the Redskins Marching Band.http://t.co/woXdJMhidP

3) #Redskins HC candidate Jim Caldwell has a history of developing quarterbacks http://t.co/SFqVVi7dXc #HTTR

4) ICYMI: A little background on confirmed #Redskins head coach candidate Rich Bisaccia http://t.co/VkATAcZYZZ

5) Caldwell won his first 14 games with 2009 Colts, an NFL record for 1st-yr head coaches. His story: http://t.co/cAU7tmo7sP #HTTR





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