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Gruden’s coordinators expected to come from current Redskins staff


In 2009, Jay Gruden served as the offensive coordinator on head coach Jim Haslett’s coaching staff with the UFL’s Florida Tuskers.

It looks like the two men will be working together again, although the roles may be reversed. Gruden has agreed to become the head coach of the Redskins and Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports reports Haslett is expected to remain in the defensive coordinator job he’s had in Washington for the last four years.

Adam Schefter of ESPN, meanwhile, reports former Buccaneers head coach and current Redskins defensive backs coach Raheem Morris is a possibility¬†for the defensive coordinator post. Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports Haslett “could be” the choice and that both coaches are candidates to remain with the team so it remains to be seen how things play out in the end.

Haslett’s unit closed well as the Redskins took the 2012 NFC East title, but, like most of the Redskins, the group isn’t coming off its best season. The Redskins finished the 2013 season ranked 30th in the league in points allowed and they ranked 18th in yards allowed as Washington slumped to the 3-13 record that opened the door for Gruden’s arrival.

Schefter also reports that the offensive coordinator on Gruden’s first staff is also expected to be a holdover from Mike Shanahan’s staff. Tight ends coach Sean McVay is expected to get promoted to the coordinator position and is familiar with Gruden after spending the 2009 season on that Tuskers staff as a wide receivers and quarterbacks coach. He is the grandson of former NFL coach and executive John McVay.

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12 Responses to “Gruden’s coordinators expected to come from current Redskins staff”
  1. mogogo1 says: Jan 9, 2014 10:48 AM

    I think Morris could be an excellent coordinator.

  2. matt4477 says: Jan 9, 2014 11:12 AM

    Why do they want to keep Haslett so much?

  3. altajo3 says: Jan 9, 2014 11:36 AM

    Skins need to go back to the 4-3 defense

  4. realfootballfan says: Jan 9, 2014 12:03 PM

    Just as I surmised when the whole Shanahan exit plan began taking form. Snyder went cheap, including keeping the terrible defensive assistants and all, in order to offset the hefty price tag he still owes the former coach.

  5. justintuckrule says: Jan 9, 2014 12:05 PM

    might as well keep shanny then

  6. 49erfan44 says: Jan 9, 2014 12:33 PM

    Clean house.

  7. dcstinks says: Jan 9, 2014 1:12 PM

    Keeping Haslett?

    –Eagle Fan

  8. harveyredman says: Jan 9, 2014 1:31 PM

    They need to get rid of all the coaches and the GM too. Team has no depth outside of QB and RB. The O-line can’t pass block. Defense, especially the secondary is horrible and the special teams are so bad words escape me….

    Start over from scratch, and yeah – get the QB healthy and some reps in off-season so he’s comfortable with the new Offense can get back to form before week 6 like last year

  9. laserw says: Jan 9, 2014 2:58 PM

    As a Redskins’ fan, I can’t understand this Gruden pick. When Gibbs was picked up as HC, he was part of a wonderful offense. This clown from Cinncy has a mediocre record at best on offense in the regular season and is as effective as Mike Smith, the fool over at Atlanta, in the playoffs.

    Hail to the Redskins – screw Gruden and Robert Griffin the Turd.

  10. JSpicoli says: Jan 9, 2014 4:57 PM

    Looks like Haslett could use a pint or two of AB+

  11. babehuee says: Jan 9, 2014 6:45 PM

    Maybe the skins will ask to speak to Tom Quinn?

  12. pjmcd85 says: Jan 9, 2014 9:26 PM

    That is an awful idea, this team is doomed….

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