Hello everyone, the Redskins have a new coach. What are your thoughts? Do you like the hire???
I think this is a good hire for them, I think he is a guy that will come in and hold everyone accountable including Robert Griffin III. He has plenty of connections in the organization and I think that's a big plus.
The most important thing he has to do is to get Griffin back to playing football and having fun. I think he will be able to do that. He also needs to surround himself with a good staff, he has qualified candidates already on staff in McVay, Haslett, R Morris and Bobby Turner
The thing I really like about this is that it's definitely a Bruce Allen hire. He has a number of coaches on staff that are part of the Allen tree. He is now in charge, which can be a refreshing thing. Let's see if it remains that way.
He definitely seems like a guy that will light a fire under the players. He is a guy that will get in your face and seems like he won't take any stuff from them.
@Phil, that's the thing that everybody is waiting to see happen. If they win, great. If not, then we will be doing this all over again in four years. Fans want results and I completely understand that.
How do you feel about Jim Haslett staying as possible defensive coordinator?
@Phil, Mike Shanahan definitely interfered with the defense especially in games. So, Haslett may get a pass on that and get a chance to have more of an input. That will remain to be seemed. The Fletcher comments were definitely a shot at Haslett.
I don't have a problem with Haslett staying, if he's allowed to have more of a say. I don't blame him for much of what happened last year. Personnel wasn't right, so let's see what happens. I know I'm probably in the minority on this.
They need to bring Perry Riley back and maybe Brian Orakpo at linebacker. Secondary will have Phillip Thomas back, who was drafted last year but got hurt in training camp. D Hall and J Wilson are Free Agents, so a lot to be determined there as well.
Bottom line is that Bruce Allen, Morocco Brown and Scott Campbell have to be allowed to run this team. If they are allowed to do so, then you might see a change in culture. If not, and Dan is still heavily involved then we are in trouble.
I think Kirk Cousins will be on the team next year. I don't think he played well enough to get a 2nd round pick for him. That being said, if there are teams that get desperate for a quarterback this off season then he could be moved.
Jay's brother John loves Kirk Cousins, but Jay said yesterday that Robert is the starter so there is none of that talk.
Thanks for joining me everyone. Have a great off season and we will look forward to doing this again next year.