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Daily Slop: Week Two of Playoffs

A look at the top Redskins stories around the web.

Patrick McDermott


Report: Gruden interested in talking to Guenther | CSN Washington

Jay Gruden has interest in speaking to Bengals assistant Paul Guenther about the defensive coordinator position in Washington, according to two reports.

Bruce Allen on the "Redskins Way" | DC Sports Bog

Redskins defense needs to be focus for Jay Gruden |

A look at why the defense needs to take priority for the Redskins this offseason.

After hire, Bruce Allen remains in charge | ESPN Redskins Blog

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.

Jay Gruden different from previous hires | ESPN Redskins Blog

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.

Brown, Smith interviewing with other teams | ESPN Redskins Blog

Haslett, Morris and McVay still thought to be staying with Redskins | Washington Post The Insider

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.

Kyle Shanahan Interviews for Dolphins Offensive Coordinator Job | Washington Post

Marvin Lewis and Andy Dalton, Happy for Jay Gruden | Washington Times

"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.

Need to Know: Comparing the Redskins and Bengals in 5 Offensive Categories | Real Redskins

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.

5 Bengals Free agents the Redskins could be interested in |