Monday, January 28, 2008

More new names

Now that Gregg Williams has been formally eliminated from the Redskins' head coaching search, you'd think that there would be some indication about who the favorite was, or maybe a couple of guys for Snyder and Cerrato to decide between. Or at least an end to the interview process. But we've only just begun.

According to Adam Schefter, the Skins recently kicked the tires of Peter Carroll. It's likely that Carroll would want final say on personnel decisions (as would Bill Cowher, who the Redskins reportedly have also interviewed) and unknown whether Snyder would put that in writing. Schefter says the Redskins are deciding between Jim Fassel and Steve Spagnuolo, and that the performance of the Giants' defense in the Super Bowl will weigh heavily. Jason La Canfora thinks Steve Mariucci could be a candidate, but that's pure speculation at this point. Finally, Colts defensive coordinator Ron Meeks, the lone minority candidate interviewed, was brought back for a second interview.

Out of these choices, I could imagine Spagnuolo and Mariucci turning down the job. I'd tab Fassel the favorite at something like 3:1, Spagnuolo at 4:1, Meeks at 8:1, Mariucci at 10:1, Josh McDaniels at 20:1, and the field at 5:1.

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