Two candidates the Redskins wanted to interview, but were not allowed to due to their teams denying them permission could soon be available on the open market. Multiple reports say that with Rex Ryan hired as the new Head Coach of the Buffalo Bills, Defensive Coordinator Jim Schwartz will not return next year. Ryan will instead bring in his former DC from the New York Jets, Dennis Thurman, along with other defensive coaches. Rex Ryan runs a 3-4, while Jim Schwartz is known more for the 4-3. The differences in styles, along with Rex already having someone ready to take over will likely lead to Schwartz's departure as early as today. Will the Redskins try again with Schwartz, and will that lead to a new defensive scheme in Washington?
The other Defensive Coordinator whose team denied the Redskins permission to interview was San Francisco 49ers DC Vic Fangio. Reports came out last night that if Fangio does not get hired as the Head Coach, he will asked for his release. Mike Silver reported that he could stay if former Redskins HC Mike Shanahan gets hired. I'm sure that Redskins fans would love to hear that Shanahan is the reason a highly sought after DC candidate is not available to interview in Washington. Fangio will get a lot of interest around the league if he becomes available, and the Redskins will definitely try to interview him again.
Vic Fangio could request a release from his contract as defensive coordinator of the 49ers if the organization passes him over for the team’s head-coaching job for a younger candidate, a source confirmed Tuesday morning to CSNBayArea.com.
Fangio, 56, was the first candidate to interview with 49ers CEO Jed York, general manager Trent Baalke and president Paraag Marathe to replace Jim Harbaugh. Fangio would remain with the 49ers if he or Mike Shanahan, 62, were named as coach, Mike Siliver of the NFL Network, reported citing sources in "coaching circles."