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Redskins say interviews with Roman and Fangio weren’t scheduled

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The Redskins failed to cancel interviews with 49ers assistant coaches.  Unless they didn’t.

In response to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN that the Redskins didn’t pull the plug on interviews with 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman (pictured) and 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio on Thursday, the same day Jay Gruden was hired to be the head coach, the Redskins say that’s not the case.

Redskins senior V.P. of communications Tony Wyllie tells PFT that permission was sought and received to interview Roman and Fangio, but that the sessions were never actually scheduled.

In response to the response, Schefter contends that the 49ers gave the Redskins two options for the interviews, Thursday in San Francisco or Saturday in Carolina, and that the Redskins chose Thursday.

Of course, just because the Redskins picked Thursday doesn’t mean the interviews were set in stone for a specific time.

It’s possible that there was a misunderstanding.  It’s also possible that someone who currently works for the Redskins — or who until very recently worked for the Redskins — embellished, exaggerated, and/or fabricated the snafu, out of disgruntlement.

The latter may be more likely, given that the 49ers told the Washington Post that they have no concerns about the manner in which the situation was handled.

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14 Responses to “Redskins say interviews with Roman and Fangio weren’t scheduled”
  1. mutohasaposse says: Jan 12, 2014 12:54 PM

    As I said in another post when it comes the Skins, the media doesn’t hesitate to make up stories or go with speculation as fact. The last story on here about it said “The 49ers are apparently displeased with this development, and they should be.” … now, “the 49ers told the Washington Post that they have no concerns.”

    It would be great if the media dealt with information instead of smear campaigns.

  2. aldante66 says: Jan 12, 2014 1:04 PM

    Those interviews are scheduled for right after thee olypucks.

  3. kst2074 says: Jan 12, 2014 1:30 PM

    HTTR

  4. backdapack4evr says: Jan 12, 2014 1:30 PM

    What’s up with the name change??

  5. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 12, 2014 1:34 PM

    mutohasaposse says:

    As I said in another post when it comes the any subject they feel like writing about, the media doesn’t hesitate to make up stories or go with speculation as fact.
    _______________________

    Fixed your post. Its not just the Washington team, its pretty much anything.

  6. chaddukesthebuttpirate says: Jan 12, 2014 1:47 PM

    Shanahan?
    Schefter?
    Nah, too easy.

  7. NotoriousKDV says: Jan 12, 2014 2:58 PM

    Regardless, I still don’t understand how Washington could have been so blown away with Gruden that they would hire him without even interviewing guys like Roman and Fangio. I would think they would want to do their due diligence and make sure they get the right guy. If they felt like Gruden was the right guy even after interviewing Roman and Fangio then so be it but I think that both Roman and Fangio deserved interviews.

  8. dgoldinglive says: Jan 12, 2014 3:11 PM

    mutohasaposse says:

    As I said in another post when it comes the Skins, the media doesn’t hesitate to make up stories or go with speculation as fact.

    —————————————————-

    Funny how that didn’t stop everyone in the comments blasting the Skins for being classless

  9. djohnson757 says: Jan 12, 2014 5:02 PM

    Who cares!!!! HTTR!!!

  10. officialgame says: Jan 12, 2014 5:15 PM

    It’s the Redskins way, “screwed up and classless”.

  11. skins1970 says: Jan 12, 2014 5:19 PM

    The interviews were not scheduled, How many times does that have to be said?

  12. wagon151515 says: Jan 12, 2014 8:45 PM

    Please continue to stick up for your beloved Skins, Florio.

  13. rasta028 says: Jan 13, 2014 4:09 AM

    Official game you’re an idiot!

  14. musicman495 says: Jan 13, 2014 7:50 AM

    Maybe they thought the 49ers had a good chance to win the Super Bowl and did not want to wait another month to start assembling a staff.

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