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Daily Slop: Coaching Search Continues

A look at the top Redskins stories around the web as their on going coaching search begins to heat up.

Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE


Redskins coaching search: Sean McDermott by the numbers | Washington Post the Insider

McDermott has emerged as a head coaching candidate after taking over a Carolina defense that ranked among the worst in the league in 2010 and transforming it into one of the league's top units. This season, the Panthers ranked second in the league, limiting teams to 301.3 yards and 15.1 points per game.

Redskins have not spoken to Bill Cowher about coaching job | Washington Post the Insider

The Washington Redskins have not spoken to former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher about their vacant head coaching job, General Manager Bruce Allen said Thursday.

What should the Redskins look for in their new head coach? |

A look at the 5 most important things the Redskins should look for in their next head coach.

Quick Takes: Coaching Search | ESPN Redskins Blog

The Redskins face an uphill battle in some ways with their search. Yes, there are attractive parts to the job -- young offensive nucleus, cap space -- but the reality is a 15-year record of mostly losing and chaos every few years. That will scare some candidates off and make others leery. So find out from experts such as Gruden and Cowher what they need to do -- and who they need to interview.

A look at how the Redskins will still need to pay money on the voided contracts of Josh Morgan and Brandon Meriweather and the retiring contract of London Fletcher.

Biggest need: Head coach. They already needed secondary help, another linebacker, a pass-rushing lineman and another receiver -- plus an offensive lineman or two. Now they need someone to lead the franchise. This is the sixth time owner Dan Snyder will have to find a new head coach in the offseason, which suggests his approach has not worked. No coach will have lasted more than four years under him. Not everything is his fault, of course, but it is a fact.

It's a fact of life that players get cut during the offseason in order for a team to create more cap space. The presence of a new coaching staff can make for even more cap casualties. Here are five players the Redskins could consider releasing in order to create more cap room (or just to save money):