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Rhodes Next To Interview! Thanks Green Bay!

Postby Jake » Sun Jan 04, 2004 8:55 pm

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Redskins Ready to Talk to Rhodes
Seahawks' Season Over for Coach
By Mark Maske and Leonard Shapiro
Washington Post Staff Writers
Monday, January 5, 2004; Page D09


Washington Redskins officials hope to interview Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Ray Rhodes for their head-coaching vacancy in the next day or two.

The Redskins planned to get in touch with Rhodes late last night or today, after he returned to Seattle. The Seahawks' season ended with an overtime loss in Green Bay in the first round of the NFC playoffs.

Rhodes declined to comment after the game. A Seahawks source said that Rhodes was uncertain if he wanted to interview with the Redskins, but added that members of the organization probably would urge him to seek the job. The Seahawks already have granted the Redskins' request to interview Rhodes.

Rhodes has expressed satisfaction with being a defensive coordinator since head-coaching stints with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Packers ended bitterly. He was fired by Green Bay after only one season. When he served as the Redskins' defensive coordinator in the 2000 season, he said he was content being an assistant.

Redskins owner Daniel Snyder offered Rhodes the head-coaching job after firing Norv Turner with three games remaining in that season. But Rhodes refused, saying that taking the job would have been disloyal to Turner. He left the Redskins in a dispute with incoming coach Marty Schottenheimer and served as Denver's defensive coordinator before moving on to Seattle. He remains a favorite of Snyder's, but the owner probably would have to persuade him to seek the job.

Snyder and Vinny Cerrato, the Redskins' vice president of football operations, remained on the West Coast after interviewing former New York Giants coach Jim Fassel and former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green in San Francisco in recent days. Green spent about 12 hours with Snyder and Cerrato over a two-day span. Green interviewed with the Arizona Cardinals last week and is scheduled to meet with Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis today.

"I thought [the Redskins interview] went well,'' Green said in a telephone interview yesterday. "I met with [Snyder] Friday and Saturday, and we had a great exchange of ideas. There was no offer made. I'm going to Oakland [today] to talk to them.''

Sources said the Redskins were convinced after meeting with Green that they could work out a system with him for making player-related decisions if they want him to be their coach. Green has said in the past that he would want the final say on player moves, but Snyder and Cerrato do not seem prepared to step out of the process. Green had only kind words about the franchise yesterday.

"I think Washington is a great organization," Green said. "They have the ability to get unrestricted free agents. You look at their top 25 players, there are a lot of number one and number two draft choices. It does appeal to me and because it's the nation's capital, you've got 80,000 people in the stadium and everyone in Washington Redskins country loves the Redskins. They're number one in everything that can take place outside the game -- their revenue, their marketing, their ticket sales. If you can get good on the field, you've got everything you could possibly want.''

Fassel is scheduled to interview with the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday and perhaps Wednesday. He interviewed with Arizona last week, and NFL sources said the Cardinals were mulling over making an offer as early as today. There is some sentiment around the league that Fassel is the favorite to be offered the Redskins' job, and offers from other teams perhaps would force a resolution to the matter late this week.

The Redskins plan to reevaluate their options around midweek, sources said. Team officials put Fassel, Green and Rhodes at or near the top of their list just after Steve Spurrier resigned Tuesday, but said they would consider other candidates. New England Patriots defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel could be next in line if the Redskins expand their search to other assistant coaches around the league.

Shapiro reported from Green Bay, Wis.


Hopefully we will give Crennel a good look, too. I want either Crennel or Green. I really hope we get a good coach. :cry:
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Postby hailskins666 » Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:21 pm

He remains a favorite of Snyder's, but the owner probably would have to persuade him to seek the job.

someone please explain to me why the He!! we would want a guy that would have to be "persuaded" to be a HC again. :?
New England Patriots defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel could be next in line if the Redskins expand their search to other assistant coaches around the league.
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Hopefully we will give Crennel a good look, too. I want either Crennel or Green. I really hope we get a good coach.

we will get a top candidate because of the $$$ snyder will put up. how long we keep that guy is another story........
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Postby Justice Hog » Sun Jan 04, 2004 11:15 pm

I just hope to Gawd that the Redskins don't make Rhodes their next coach. After seeing what he can (and can't) do as head coach in Philly and at Green Bay, I am confident that his is NOT the guy we want!!!

This guy is a very good defensive coordinator (except I must say his game-planning against the Redskins sucked). He should stick at that job where he's at his best.

Head coaching is just not his gig.
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Postby DEHog » Mon Jan 05, 2004 7:37 am

Come on Crennel...This guy would be a good pick for the Skins!!
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Postby doeslammer » Mon Jan 05, 2004 7:57 am

DEHog wrote:Come on Crennel...This guy would be a good pick for the Skins!!

Hey DEHog, I don't know to much about this guy, could you please fill me in on him, I don't want Rhodes here at all.
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Postby DEHog » Mon Jan 05, 2004 8:56 am

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Postby NC43Hog » Mon Jan 05, 2004 9:02 am

What does everyone have against Rhodes. He did well (1st 2 years anyway) at Philly and didn't get a fair shake at GB.

He is a great Defensive coach and after watching how bad we were this year that in itself would be a welcome sign. Somehow I get more irrate when teams run all over us than if we can't score a touchdown.

The next question would be who would the OC be, and could we attract someone who will be around for a few years.

Rhodes doesn't seem to be a good fit for this team.

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Postby DEHog » Mon Jan 05, 2004 9:04 am

speek wrote:.

He is a great Defensive coach


You answered your own question!
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Postby NC43Hog » Mon Jan 05, 2004 9:04 am

speek wrote:Rhodes doesn't seem to be a good fit for this team.


Correction - I meant he would be a GOOD fit.
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Postby hailskins666 » Mon Jan 05, 2004 7:08 pm

What does everyone have against Rhodes.

this:
He remains a favorite of Snyder's, but the owner probably would have to persuade him to seek the job.

i don't want a gut that dosen't want to be here. My 2 cents
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Postby redskincity » Mon Jan 05, 2004 9:58 pm

exactly and I dont want a star defensive coordinator cause he will leave for a HC job soon as oppurtunity present its ugly head :D
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Postby SkinsChic » Tue Jan 06, 2004 9:24 am

My vote's for Dennis Green...but I'm sure Danny & Vinny are not going to let him have the power he's requesting....so he won't come here.
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Postby jrforbes » Tue Jan 06, 2004 9:53 am

hailskins666 wrote:
He remains a favorite of Snyder's, but the owner probably would have to persuade him to seek the job.

someone please explain to me why the He!! we would want a guy that would have to be "persuaded" to be a HC again. :?

Triple 6...I agree. Rhodes was terrible as a HC :x ...let him be a DC. I would much rather see Romeo, PHI Jim Johnson, or practically anyone but Ray as our HC. :x

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Postby HitDoctor » Tue Jan 06, 2004 10:49 am

Green won't come to this freak show! That is what this is, a freak show.
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