We reported earlier today that Redskins defensive coordinator Greg Blache already has been interviewed for the team’s head-coaching job, which currently is not vacant.
Jason Reid of the Washington Post reports that Redskins spokesman Zack Bolno said the team has no comment in response to the report.
The message to be taken from the team’s position isn’t clear. It could be interpreted as an implicit concession that the interview occurred — especially since they weren’t bashful about disputing the content of our Friday report regarding Vinny Cerrato’s role as a consultant to owner Daniel Snyder and/or the team.
And while some might wonder why the team didn’t opt for the predictable “we have a head coach” response, the fact that interviews were conducted for Cerrato’s job while he still held it would have opened the door for folks to criticize the “we have a head coach” tactic.
Reid also reports that most of the assistant coaches and head coach Jim Zorn “have realized for at least two months that they would not return in 2010.”
Since Mike Shanahan is an expert on the offensive side of the ball, there’s a chance that Blache would remain in place under the new regime.