Jay Gruden has interest in speaking to Bengals assistant Paul Guenther about the defensive coordinator position in Washington, according to two reports.
A look at why the defense needs to take priority for the Redskins this offseason.
Allen is in charge. There will be a shared approach to decision-making, but ultimately one person must have final say. In the past four years it was Shanahan. This time it won't be Gruden.
And he's hired some of the all-time winningest coaches: Marty Schottenheimer (career winning percentage: .606), Joe Gibbs (.665) and Mike Shanahan (.552). He hired the college hot shot, Steve Spurrier (.730). Yet that group posted a combined winning percentage of .420 as Redskins coaches with eight losing seasons out of 11. The three longtime NFL coaches combined for seven losing seasons in their other combined 48 NFL seasons.
Jay Gruden did not commit Thursday to keeping holdover assistants Jim Haslett, Raheem Morris and Sean McVay on his staff when he was introduced as the Redskins new coach.
"Jay was big on asking my input, what I'm most comfortable with and any ideas I had," Dalton said. "With Jay, I had a very positive transition from college to the NFL. I feel fortunate to have had him as my only pro coordinator. He's helped me in a lot of ways.
4. Red zone percentage: The Bengals shined in this area, converting 73.9 percent of their red zone opportunities into touchdowns. That was second in the league. The Redskins converted 52 percent of the time, tied for 20th.