...The Redskins will interview Jim Mora Jr., on Wednesday, presumably in town. Ron Meeks also will interview, but it appears Jim Caldwell will not (probably a good sign that Tony Dungy is going to retire and he'll take over). Mora has his flaws, but he was considered a solid coach in his first stint in Atlanta, though the record got worse each year. But Mora also likely would be a candidate in Seattle if Mike Holmgren retires.
...Darrell Green, Art Monk and Russ Grimm all were on the list of final
15 candidates for the Hall of Fame. Green is a first ballot guy and has
the best chance of gaining entry when the vote is taken Feb. 2. Eight
pure corners have been voted into the Hall of Fame. Former Redskins
coach Emmitt Thomas is also on the list.
...Former Redskins linebacker Antonio Pierce dropped by Redskins Park
today. Yes, he should be a bit busier with the Giants in the NFC
Championship Game. But Tuesday is a day off and he still has a home in
town. Naturally he endorses Gregg Williams.
Here's what Pierce had to say: ‘'Gregg would be a great hire. It would
keep the continuity that this organization, this team needs. He's
somebody that players and everybody in the organization trusts. My one
year with him and knowing the guys I've known the last four years that
have been on this team, the energy Gregg brings, everybody responds
well to him. Everybody [saw] that the first year he was here. He's a
good friend. I have a lot of respect from him. I would love to see him
get another head coaching job because what he had in Buffalo [wasn't
really] the coach he is, not the coach I knew."
...London Fletcher also dropped by and again endorsed Williams.
"For one, his detailed-ness, the ability to work with others,"
Fletcher said. "One person is the head coach but you have coaches that
you have to lean on and get input from them and he does that. He would
let his assistant coaches come and say this is something we'll be good
at. As a head coach, you need to trust your assistant coaches to be
able to have a little influence."
...Former defensive end Renaldo Wynn dropped by today as well. He's a
free agent hoping to re-sign with New Orleans, where he truly enjoyed
playing this year. Says the fans there were unbelievable; several
hundred met the team at the airport – after a loss had dropped them to
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