Skins Wrap Up Two-Day Interview With Green.

Talk about the Washington Redskins here. Do you bleed burgundy and gold?
Junior Hog
User avatar
Posts: 11246
Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2003 3:18 am
Location: Mayo, Maryland

Skins Wrap Up Two-Day Interview With Green.

Postby Jake » Sat Jan 03, 2004 10:10 pm

Redskins, Green Wrap Up Interview

By Mark Maske and Leonard Shapiro
Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, January 4, 2004; Page E03


The Washington Redskins completed a two-day interview with former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green yesterday, then began their wait to see whether Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Ray Rhodes will be available to interview with them in the next few days.



Sources said the Redskins had not decided how they would proceed if they are unable to interview Rhodes early in the week. They have been granted permission by the Seahawks to interview Rhodes, who served as the Redskins' defensive coordinator in the 2000 season and remains a favorite of owner Daniel Snyder. But Rhodes has indicated that he does not want to talk to the Redskins about their vacant head coaching job until after Seattle's season is over.

The Seahawks play at Green Bay today in an NFC first-round playoff game. The Redskins might not be willing to wait for Rhodes if Seattle wins and he keeps them on hold for another week. If Seattle loses, the Redskins would like to interview Rhodes on Monday or Tuesday.

The Redskins also are considering several other NFL assistant coaches, sources said, for the vacancy created when Steve Spurrier resigned on Tuesday. But those candidates are beneath the three former NFL head coaches -- Green, Rhodes and former New York Giants coach Jim Fassel -- the Redskins put at or near the top of their list after Spurrier's resignation, sources said.

Snyder and Vinny Cerrato, the Redskins' vice president of football operations, spent about 12 hours with Green late Friday and yesterday in San Francisco. That's about the same amount of time that they devoted to interviewing Fassel in three separate meetings late Thursday and early Friday.

Green intrigues the Redskins because he amassed 97 regular season victories in 10 seasons as Minnesota's coach between 1992 and 2001. The Redskins can envision him possibly doing for their offense what he did for the Vikings' offense with quarterbacks Randall Cunningham, Jeff George and Daunte Culpepper and wide receivers Randy Moss and Cris Carter.

But Green didn't get the Vikings to the Super Bowl. And Green, Snyder and Cerrato would have to work out a system for making player-related decisions if the Redskins are going to hire Green. Green has said that he would want the final say on player moves for any team that hires him, but Snyder and Cerrato don't seem likely to stay completely out of the decision-making mix.

Green interviewed with the Arizona Cardinals last week, and he has said that he also has spoken to the Oakland Raiders about their coaching job. Fassel interviewed with the Cardinals yesterday and plans to interview with the Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills. His agent, Steve Rosner, said Fassel's meetings with the Redskins went well but Fassel wants to speak to all of the teams interested in him.

Redskins officials have said they will consider other candidates. The assistant coaches receiving the most interest for head coaching jobs around the league include St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Lovie Smith, New England defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, Patriots offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Jim Mora Jr., Philadelphia defensive coordinator Jim Johnson and Eagles offensive coordinator Brad Childress.

Club officials say that, after Spurrier went 12-20 in two NFL seasons on the heels of winning 122 games and a national championship in 12 seasons at the University of Florida, they are not giving serious consideration to hiring a college coach.

Maske reported from Charlotte; Shapiro from Green Bay, Wis.
RIP Sean Taylor 1983-2007
RIP Kevin Mitchell 1971-2007
RIP Justin Skaggs 1979-2007
RIP Sammy Baugh 1914-2008

RIP JPFair
RIP VetSkinsFan

#60 Chris Samuels: 6-time 6-time 6-time 6-time 6-time 6-time Pro Bowl left tackle!

piglet
Posts: 25
Joined: Fri Dec 26, 2003 9:02 pm
Location: Roanoke, Va.

Postby Star City Skins Fan » Sat Jan 03, 2004 10:26 pm

But Green didn't get the Vikings to the Super Bowl.


I'd settle for contending for a wild card right now.
Yes, there is another Redskins fan in Roanoke!

Junior Hog
User avatar
Posts: 11246
Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2003 3:18 am
Location: Mayo, Maryland

Postby Jake » Sun Jan 04, 2004 8:13 pm

I agree. That's how I've been thinking. Man, I'd probably settle for 9-7 and no playoffs. As long as we improve. [-o<
RIP Sean Taylor 1983-2007
RIP Kevin Mitchell 1971-2007
RIP Justin Skaggs 1979-2007
RIP Sammy Baugh 1914-2008

RIP JPFair
RIP VetSkinsFan

#60 Chris Samuels: 6-time 6-time 6-time 6-time 6-time 6-time Pro Bowl left tackle!

Return to Hog Wash - Washington Redskins Football