Although Gregg Williams had his fourth interview with the team yesterday, solidifying rumors that he is the favorite to take over the Redskins (related: Ben says no to Al Saunders but also vows to comment on Williams tomorrow, and I look forward to reading that). others will get their chance, including newcomer to the discussion Jim Mora, Jr. per Fanhouse who will be interviewed by the team later today. Per MDS at Fanhouse:
One additional comment on Jim Schwartz. Ryan Wilson at Fanhouse had this to say:
head coaching positions. He managed to hold on as the Titans went through salary cap hell, and the poor defensive ratings for his team in recent years have a lot to do with departure of talent and some poor drafting of front seven guys. This year he had new pieces and some existing pieces that took a big step forward (namely Albert Haynesworth). His schemes combine the best of his many past influences -- remember, he worked for Belichick a bit, he worked for Marvin Lewis a bit, and the last few years he's been with Jeff Fisher, who of course is influenced by Buddy Ryan because Fisher was part of the 46 defense. He's not wedded to one idea -- he wants to go with what works. He understands that you build a scheme that emphasizes what your players do well and doesn't ask them to do things they don't do well. That team made the playoffs this year strictly on defense and Rob Bironas.
I do think that sometimes people looking for a good hook almost over-state how much Jim is a "Moneyball-type guy" because that almost makes him sound like, well, me. The fact is the guy is a coach first and foremost, and his economics background and his openness to improving the team with a little bit of mathematical analysis are just a small part of his overall philosophy. Trust me, you would be getting a hardcore on-the-field football guy who happens to be friends with a couple of stat guys, not a stat guy who somehow bumbled his way into coaching.
As for a fit with Washington, I'm not going to tell you I know exactly what he would do, but I'm pretty sure he would try to convince the front office to build more depth. He's the one who said to me that in the NFL, there's no such thing as "we can contend if we avoid injuries." Nobody avoids injuries, and the trick is to be prepared when they come.