I did not see this posted. After reading the Denver post and this I think the skins next coach will be Shanahan.
Report: Shanahan, Skins have been talking
Posted by Mike Florio on December 18, 2009 8:54 AM ET
Multiple sources have told us in the wake of Daniel Snyder's decision to swap out Vinny Cerrato for Bruce Allen that the maneuver was simply the first step in a plan that culminates with the hiring of Mike Shanahan to coach -- and, as a practical matter, to run -- the team.
Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that, indeed, Shanahan and the Redskins have been talking about just such an arrangement.
Klis also explains that Shanahan and Allen are indeed a package deal, and that Allen would have gone to Buffalo if Shanahan had been interested in taking over the Bills.
And while the two men have not previously worked together, Klis points out a few links between them.
First, they both worked for the Raiders, so they arguably are in a position to commiserate regarding the challenges of answering to owner Al Davis.
Second, Shanahan's son worked for the Bucs as an assistant coach.
Third, Shanahan and Allen worked together on the trade that sent quarterback Jake Plummer to Tampa. In the end, the Bucs made $3.5 million on the transaction in bonus money recovered from Plummer, who never reported and eventually retired.
So good luck, Redskins, in persuading a minority candidate to interview for a job that many are now convinced will go to Shanahan.
That said, we've got a feeling that the Redskins already have complied with the Rooney Rule by somehow making Greg Blache and/or Jerry Gray believe that they actually have a shot at becoming the next head coach of a team owned by a man who loves to make a big splash -- and who many believe has had his sights set on Shanahan from the moment he became available in January.
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