The Washington Redskins are one of six NFL teams with a head coaching vacancy. After three full years of Mike Shanahan at the top spot, Washington is on the move to hire its eight head coach since May of 1999 when owner Daniel Snyder bought the team for over $800 million. Needless to say, Snyder and Redskins general manager Bruce Allen are now in charge of finding the right man to pioneer the Redskins back to the playoffs.
Let’s just say they are off to an unimpressive start. On Tuesday, news broke that Washington was to interview current Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott for a head coach position. At 39 years old, McDermott has never been a head coach at any level, yet he is familiar with the NFC East considering he spent the first 11 years of his coaching career with the Philadelphia Eagles.
McDermottt would be an awful fit for the Redskins. After surrendering such high draft picks in order in the Robert Griffin III trade, Allen would be incredibly foolish to bring in a defensive-minded head coach. If I was a Redskins fan then I would be screaming and yelling for the team to hire Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. With the help of Bevell, Russell Wilson has emerged as an MVP candidate, and that is exactly what the Redskins need from Griffin III. Not to mention, Bevell has been on the Seahawks’ sideline for the last three years, which means he knows a thing or two about defense.
By hiring an ex-defensive coordinator like McDermott, the Redskins would only be pushing themselves further down the NFC East totem pole.