Adam Caplan continues to hear that the Redskins new HC Jay Gruden has interest in Bengals LB coach Paul Guenther.
Caplan adds that the Bengals could, however, block Washington from hiring Guenther as they reportedly have him pegged as a replacement for DC Mike Zimmer if he were to accept a head-coaching position.
Adam Caplan reports that the Redskins are not set on a specific candidate for defensive coordinator at this point in time.
- Caplan mentions that there are some obvious favorites for the job, but nothing is “set in stone yet.“
- According to Caplan, Bengals LB coach Paul Guenther is “high on Jay Gruden’s list.”
As of now, the candidates for defensive coordinator appear to be Jim Haslett and Raheem Morris.
Now that the Redskins have agreed to hire former Bengals OC Jay Gruden as their new head coach, there was some question as to who his coordinators will be.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Redskins are expected to promote Tight ends coach Sean McVay to offensive coordinator.
He was a part of Gruden’s first staff while they were with the UFL’s Florida Tuskers, so he is more than familiar with Gruden and his offensive philosophy.
Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports reports Jim Haslett is expected to remain the team’s defensive coordinator job, despite the fact that the unit has struggled mightily in recent years.
- Adam Schefter reports that Bengals LB coach Paul Guenther is likely to get consideration for Redskins defensive coordinator job as well.
To be honest, the decision to possibly keep Haslett is fairly surprising given that the Redskins finished the season No. 30 in points allowed and looked be over matched for much of the year.
Adam Schefter reports Redskins defensive backs coach Raheem Morris is a possibility for the defensive coordinator post.
Morris was the head coach of the Buccaneers before joining the Redskins and is highly regarded by the team’s players. Even after Tampa Bay fired him, he found a lot of interest as a coordinator, so we’ll have to see which way they go here.
Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports Haslett could be their choice with regards to the defensive coordinator positions, but they are expected to retain Morris as well.
We’ll have more as the news is available.