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Thursday, January 9, 2014

FOX Sports: Mike Garafolo- Jay Gruden The Next Head Coach of The Washington Redskins

This post was originally posted at The New Democrat

So in other words the Redskins thanks to Dan Snyder go out and not hire the best available name out there. Instead they hire the hot guy so to speak, the up incomer, the guy who will generate the most buzz. The most sexy pick to use a bad pop culture term. But that is the Dan Snyder Redskins for you and get the most attention for the Redskins. And to sell the most tickets for the Redskins. Instead of hiring the most qualified guy to become the next Redskins head coach.

And if this is the case, that perfectly sums up the Redskins right now under Dan Snyder. Who are more interested in buzz and attention than winning football games. Also it looks like the Redskins aren’t interested in replacing the defensive coaching staff. I wonder if Jay Gruden will have any say in that considering he will be the head coach of the whole football team. This is a team that gave up over thirty points a game last season and only held one team to under twenty points. That being the 4-12 Oakland Raiders who actually won one more game than the Redskins.

The Redskins defense despite having pretty good personal on defense have never been good under Jim Haslett. And need to scrap the 3-4 all-out-blitz defense especially with that secondary. And go to more of a 4-3 gap or cover 2 defense and bring more pressure with their front seven. Which they have the personal, but probably not the coach for. Whenever the Redskins have been good on defense, whether it was the 1970s, 80s or early 90s they were a 4-3 defensive team that could pressure the QB with just their lineman and drop LBs in coverage.