Yesterday was a little stressful in Redskins Nation with word coming that Vic Fangio would be meeting with John Fox and the Chicago Bears before coming to town to interview with the Redskins. Dan Snyder does not play around once he has a coach or player that he covets in the building, and getting him here was the first step. Fangio likely had this meeting with the Bears planned, and the news of it only leaked out in the last two days. The original story about Fangio meeting with the Redskins said Saturday would likely be the earliest day, and that's exactly what happened.
ESPN's John Keim is reporting that the plan was always for Redskins brass to have dinner with Fangio on Saturday night, then move to the formal interview and hard sell the following day. The Redskins have serious interest in bringing in Fangio to replace Jim Haslett.. Fangio has had top-10 defenses in both points and yards over his last 4 years as the San Francisco 49ers Defensive Coordinator. That's just a little different from the defenses the Redsins are usually putting on the field. There is one glaring difference, and that is the level of talent and the use of resources towards the defense. If Fangio is hired, new GM Scot McCloughan will have to provide better players on defense to work with.
But that's all down the road, the first step is getting him to sign a contract, then they can begin scouting players and rebuilding the defense.
Source says the #redskins will meet again today with Vic fangio about the defensive coordinator position— John Keim (@john_keim) January 18, 2015
Source also says today's meeting with fangio was always part of the plan. How it's usually done: dinner one night, long interview next day— John Keim (@john_keim) January 18, 2015
[UPDATE #1: 11:51 am 1/18/15] Fangio is meeting with Gruden, scheduled to leave later today. Other teams interested.
Vic Fangio is meeting with Jay Gruden at Redskins Park right now. Source says he's scheduled to leave this afternoon, others interested.— Dianna Marie Russini (@NBCdianna) January 18, 2015
[UPDATE #2: 3:52 pm 1/18/15] No decision from Fangio expected today. Other teams interested.
Don't expect anything to happen on the Skins D coordinator front today. They want Fangio. He has decision to make and other interested teams— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 18, 2015
[UPDATE #3: 4:27 pm 1/18/15] As of now, Fangio has no other interviews scheduled
Was also told by source that, as of now, fangio does not have any other interviews lined up. That can always change of course— John Keim (@john_keim) January 18, 2015