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Report: Redskins wish to interview Mike Zimmer, Jay Gruden

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The Redskins have reportedly requested permission to interview a pair of Bengals coaches.

According to Mark Maske of the Washington Post, the Redskins are seeking to interview offensive coordinator Jay Gruden and defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.

Both Zimmer and Gruden interviewed for NFL head-coaching positions last offseason.

Gruden, 46, has been the Bengals’ offensive coordinator the last three seasons, while Zimmer, 57, just completed his sixth season leading the Bengals’ defense.

Washington is among five teams seeking new head coaches. Tampa Bay (Lovie Smith) and Houston (Bill O’Brien) have already filled their vacancies.

The Bengals’ season ended Sunday with a wild-card round loss to San Diego.

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25 Responses to “Report: Redskins wish to interview Mike Zimmer, Jay Gruden”
  1. therealraider says: Jan 6, 2014 11:19 AM

    At this point they should put an ad in the newspaper.. Wanted : Head Football Coach.

  2. ma5terbla5t3r says: Jan 6, 2014 11:23 AM

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: who in his right mind would possibly want this job?

  3. shaunypoo says: Jan 6, 2014 11:30 AM

    You can have Marvin instead.

  4. dublindemonszfl says: Jan 6, 2014 11:32 AM

    All people on the planet should boycott the job and leave it to Snyder to do.

  5. MichaelEdits says: Jan 6, 2014 11:34 AM

    Just because the Skins want to interview them doesn’t mean they want to be interviewed by the Skins.

  6. realskipbayless says: Jan 6, 2014 11:34 AM

    Zimmer please stay in cincy. Thanks-Bengals fans Who Dey!

  7. junglerat524 says: Jan 6, 2014 11:35 AM

    TAKE GRUDEN PLEASE !!!!!

  8. gocaps8 says: Jan 6, 2014 11:43 AM

    Bruce,

    I’m available. I live in the MD suburbs, coached my son’s flag football team to an undefeated championship season and I’ll do it for $1 million per year to help Dan offset Shanny’s payout. I’ll even keep paying for my season tix.

  9. deathonwings410 says: Jan 6, 2014 11:47 AM

    Washington Post Classifieds Section:

    WANTED: HEAD FOOTBALL PUPPET

  10. lahusk says: Jan 6, 2014 11:50 AM

    Yeah, stay in Cincy Zimmer!!

  11. aldante66 says: Jan 6, 2014 11:53 AM

    If that is a pic of zimer he looks more poessed than Shanny. Scaryy.

  12. jdouble777 says: Jan 6, 2014 11:53 AM

    Yeah, after that showing, against a putrid SD defense that was on the road…over Gruden and completely convinced he is the product of A.J. Green.

    Defense is Marv’s forte so tough to give a ton of credit to Zimmer, but that is a stout D for many season in a row at this point.

    Wisenhunt continues to impress, I mean just wow, how did Rivers turn into this after being that?

  13. coltzfan166 says: Jan 6, 2014 12:04 PM

    This is ironic considering Cincy is probably thinking about firing Gruden

  14. shoesfinest says: Jan 6, 2014 12:15 PM

    Still don’t understand what owner in their right mind would let Marvin Lewis coach 11 years after an 0-5 playoff record. Obviously the dude is a choke artist at this point….insanity continues to run in the Brown household…

  15. shoesfinest says: Jan 6, 2014 12:18 PM

    Would love to let you have Gruden…..but only if you take “DOLT”in with him….

  16. hendawg21 says: Jan 6, 2014 12:29 PM

    I’m not sure why everyone wants to act like being the HC of the Redskins is some loser job, Shanahan had 4 years and couldn’t accomplish what he claimed he could with total control. Granted 2 of the 4 years they were hampered by the cap penalty, and the first 2 years were spent dumping the likes of Haynesworth and others.

    The biggest failure was to address obvious problems and insisting that you’d made the best decisions i.e. that offensive line 3 if not 4 of them should not of been starters, this does not bode well for your QB as evidenced, the failure to make adjustments during games, time and clock management, Shanahan forcing Haslet’s hand on what type defense to run and attempting to call defensive plays when you have no experience on the defensive side of the ball.

    It was time to cut ties and move in another direction.

  17. hendawg21 says: Jan 6, 2014 12:30 PM

    Really!

    shoesfinest says:
    Jan 6, 2014 12:15 PM
    Still don’t understand what owner in their right mind would let Marvin Lewis coach 11 years after an 0-5 playoff record. Obviously the dude is a choke artist at this point….insanity continues to run in the Brown household…
    ___________________________________
    Don’t you mean Bengals household???

  18. hendawg21 says: Jan 6, 2014 12:32 PM

    Nevermind Mike Brown and his household, thought you were referring to Cleveland…

  19. boberto21 says: Jan 6, 2014 12:49 PM

    Defense is Marv’s forte so tough to give a ton of credit to Zimmer, but that is a stout D for many season in a row at this point.
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    Yeah defense is Marvin’s forte but before Zimmer came the defense was pretty terrible. I think Zimmer deserves all the credit for how well the defense plays.

  20. ravenswhat says: Jan 6, 2014 1:09 PM

    Lol @ the thought of Zimmer and Snyder interacting. Would be PPV worthy.

  21. bonniebengal says: Jan 6, 2014 1:33 PM

    Gruden appears to me to be a cheerful “Yes” man. That sounds like the kind of coach who would fit in well with Snyder.

  22. sidepull says: Jan 6, 2014 2:01 PM

    Zimmer is the best of all the candidates.

  23. shaunypoo says: Jan 6, 2014 2:39 PM

    Gruden…

    Was that the guy standing on the Bengals sideline with a clipboard who looked like he had no idea what he was doing?

    Or is that the guy who stands on the both waving his hands around so everyone can see his ring?

    Either way, take both of them.

  24. woodrree7 says: Jan 6, 2014 3:50 PM

    Zimmer would be an AWESOME head coach but dumb to take that job with that team!!

  25. haytammy says: Jan 6, 2014 8:52 PM

    I think zimmer is one of those guys that’s better as a dc then hc. Same with Leslie Frazier

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