The situation in Washington is a mess.
An even bigger mess than the New York Jets, and that takes a lot of messing up. A perspective coach on the Redskins wishlist really has to look in the mirror, and decide if uprooting a family is worth possibly not having a job in 3 or 4 years anyway.
According to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report, coaches interesting in potential openings around the league are nervous and apprehensive the situation in D.C.
There is a feeling among the agents for a number of the NFL coaching candidates that the candidates are very nervous about coaching in Washington.
They know about Dan Snyder’s reported meddling and that Robert Griffin III became closer to the owner than the head coach. They wonder if that knee will ever totally heal. That organization makes some of the candidates damn skittish.
“A situation where a lot of money is almost guaranteed to come with a lot of headaches,” said one agent.
Another agent said coaches in the running for head coaching jobs have the most questions about two organizations: Washington and Cleveland.
If you’re a veteran coach in the league, taking and losing the Redskins job isn’t necessarily that big of a deal. To a hot, young up and comer, it could be the difference between their first and last head coaching job.