We were told that Redskin Head Coach, Mike Shanahan spent his time watching games
during his year away from football. Shanahan said he visited teams to see what
they were doing to get a better feel for things he could not see as a narrowly
focused coach. This begs the question of why he hired Jim Haslett as Defensive Coordinator.
A simple glance of Haslett’s resume reveals nothing that says he is capable of
building a consistently effective defense, let alone a dominant one. As I go through his career starting with his
stint as an Assistant Coach at the University of Buffalo in 1988 up to his last
gig as head coach of the Florida Tuskers of the United football league I see
nothing of note.
Since I am not one to complain without offering solutions
the following Coaches are people I would have at least brought in or
The biggest difference between the guys on my shortlist
above and Jim Haslett is all of the guys on my list are winners while Haslett
has not won anything of note. That is not to say Haslett cannot be a winner but
the Redskins need to surround themselves with guys that can lead from the
front. If Shanahan made his rounds,
checked the stats and actually watched games it makes me wonder how he settled
on a guy that was coaching in the UFL over the guys actually getting it done on
very good defensive teams. The stats and resumes are there for your review
would you have picked Haslett?