Well, let the never-ending rumor mill begin on who will be the next head coach of the Washington Redskins. Joe Gibbs is done, and it will right off the bat be interesting to see if the team leans on two men of their current staff, Al Saunders and Gregg Williams, or if they blow up the whole thing like teams sometimes like to do, and go out of the box for a new head coach. There of course is the strong rumor that owner Daniel Snyder is going to make a serious run at former Steelers head coach Bill Cowher.
There was a tidbit earlier in the Washington Post that said Snyder and Cowher were in town having dinner tonight, but it turns out it was just a rumor. Of course usually where there is smoke there’s fire, and you can bet that Snyder would love to replace his multiple time Super Bowl winning coach with one that won a bowl just two seasons ago. Here’s the thing with Cowher though, he really seems intent on staying out of the game for two years, and looks as if he’s having a good time at CBS. Of course money talks, and if Snyder wants to open his pocket book just a little bit more (can you say between $8-$10 mil a season), then there is no doubt that Cowher will listen.
At the press conference, Snyder did not give the most ringing endorsement to either Williams or Saunders, stating that they would go through the “process’ of hiring a new head coach. So that really does open the door for the team to go outside the organization to grab someone off the market. Mark it down, Snyder feels his team is close to being in the top tier of the NFC, so hiring a name coach that can come in, tweak a few things, and get the team ready for a run in 2008 is something he will look to do. Cowher or not.