Bill Romanowski once lobbied to replace Mike Shanahan in Denver; now he might join Shanahan’s staff in Washington.
Jay Glazer reports that Romanowski is interviewing in Washington to be the team’s strength and conditioning coach. Seriously.
There are a ton of jokes that could be made here, but we’ll leave them to the commenters.
The NFL has largely avoided the steroids issue that has plagued baseball, but this hiring could put it front and center. We don’t doubt Romanowski knows conditioning — he owns his own nutrition company — but this is like if the Cardinals hired Mark McGwire to run the team’s weight room. (Our sister site, for one, appreciates that football writers don’t get too pious about the issue.)
Still, this move is a bit much. It’s not a big leap to think that a man that believed in the power of illegal performance enhancers as a player would feel the same as a coach.