Though it’s surely not a precursor to another return to the sidelines in D.C., we’re told that Redskins owner Daniel Snyder had dinner Saturday night with two-time former coach Joe Gibbs.
Per a league source, Snyder still consults with Gibbs, who retired for a second time after the 2007 season, about the team. And we’ve got a feeling that the two men at some point discussed the best way to navigate a disappointing season in D.C.
Some still believe that Snyder also consults with Mike Shanahan; a team source has flatly denied that contention. And as to lingering rumors that Shanahan will be the next coach of the team, Peter King reported on NBC’s Football Night In America that Shanahan definitely will not taking a head-coaching job anywhere during the 2009 season, but that Shanahan will jump back into the fray in January.
It makes plenty of sense. Shanahan has less leverage if only one team wants him; he’ll have plenty of leverage come January, if multiple teams come calling.