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The Redskins granted Ben Kotwica permission to speak with the Falcons, according to a person familiar with the situation. He was not fired.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) January 9, 2019
Absolutely.— Chad Ryan (@ChadwikoRCC) January 9, 2019
Remember how bad the #Redskins ST generally was 5 years ago? How many PR/KR TDs and big returns did we allow?
Kotwica's overall approach to Special Teams saw constant improvement.
FootballOutsiders had them as a genuine top 10 ST unit in 2018. https://t.co/u9IssTOZJ0
Under Coach Kotwica;— Chad Ryan (@ChadwikoRCC) January 9, 2019
- Tress Way developed into one of the best Punters in the league
- Dustin Hopkins is one of the best kickers in the league
- Deshazor Everett has developed into one of the best PP/teams guys in the league
- Sundberg continues to be as reliable as it gets.
Wait, what?— Chad Ryan (@ChadwikoRCC) January 9, 2019
Coach Kotwica was perhaps the single most respected coach under Jay Gruden.
How the #Redskins have let him leave the building is beyond me.
This one is a surprise, if the report is accurate. https://t.co/jSdpS4sYHL
Meh. Good coverage principals but ridiculously conservative on returns. https://t.co/ezwntggDl3— Burgundy Blog (@BurgundyBlog) January 9, 2019
Craig, first-time caller here. I say make them run the Oklahoma drill until they puke. That's how I'd handle pregame stretching.— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) January 9, 2019
“I don’t agree with that logic” is a patently stupid phrase.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) January 10, 2019
The reason I said it is because it is logic. It’s science. https://t.co/ab5zmdc5my
#Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has been relieved of his duties. Was not in the staff meeting this morning.— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) January 9, 2019
Gregg Williams becomes the first head coach to leave the new Browns with a winning record (5-3).— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) January 9, 2019
I don't know if #Redskins are interested in Gregg Williams. I think they like the idea but maybe not what comes with it.— Chris Russell (@Russellmania621) January 10, 2019
BUT they would be crazy not to be. They need his aggressiveness, kick-ass mentality & swagger along with his abrasive personality to wake some people up.
One of my personal favs. https://t.co/Tjag3gJKdN— Gregg F'in Williams (@GreggWilliamsOH) January 10, 2019
But for real... Williams is a hardass who would help keep players accountable https://t.co/ikGyZwW2I7— Hogs Haven (@HogsHaven) January 9, 2019
#Redskins are really about to flip 90% of their coaching staff while keeping the same head coach. Makes a ton of sense.— manny benton (@manny_benton) January 9, 2019
With Kubiak back in Denver, wonder if the Broncos approach the Redskins for assistant OL coach Phil Rauscher, who was an offensive assistant on Kubiak's staff in 2015-16— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) January 9, 2019
Updated NFL head coaching hires:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 10, 2019
* Broncos: Vic Fangio
* Browns: Freddie Kitchens
* Buccaneers: Bruce Arians
* Cardinals: Kliff Kingsbury
* Jets: Adam Gase
* Packers: Matt LaFleur
Waiting for the press release to read like, "Kitchens, who once bumped into Sean McVay at an NFL Combine mixer..." https://t.co/WFESAGG4Dk— Jake Kring-Schreifels (@jakeks19) January 9, 2019
Eight playoff teams remaining.— Peter King (@peter_king) January 10, 2019
Obviously none would have a soul worthy of being a head coach over the 7 hired hired in the last 50 hours.
I do not understand the sprint to hire coaches.— Peter King (@peter_king) January 10, 2019
Seven coaches hired in 50 hours.
One name to remember:
Hired 42 days after the end of the 2017 regular season.
Six NFL hires down. Zero people of color so far. Two openings remain.— Mike Jones (@ByMikeJones) January 10, 2019
After five of the NFL's eight minority head coaches were fired during this cycle, none of the six head coaches hired so far is a minority coach. Two head coaching vacancies remain, with the Bengals and Dolphins.— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) January 10, 2019
Five offensive-minded head coaches hired so far (LaFleur, Kingsbury, Arians, Kitchens, Gase) to one defensive-oriented head coach (Fangio).— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) January 10, 2019
Mike Florio says that while Mike Munchak may be the favorite in Denver, Vic Fangio is "so hell-bent" on being a head coach, he's willing to do whatever John Elway wants, including letting Elway pick his staff. Listen: https://t.co/tJn6KQF40G— Bernstein & McKnight (@Bernstein_McK) January 9, 2019
Yes, defensive coordinators are still allowed to be NFL head coaches, as the Broncos choose Vic Fangio... https://t.co/510n4St6Z0— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) January 9, 2019
Monday: Packers hire LaFleur.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 10, 2019
Tuesday: Cardinals hire Kingsbury, Bucs hire Arians.
Wednesday: Broncos hire Fangio, Browns hire Kitchens, Jets hire Gase.
Jets' first hire from the offensive side of the ball since ... Rich Kotite. https://t.co/YL7YT2lxkY— Jeremy Bergman (@JABergman) January 10, 2019
Adam Gase becomes the Jets’ first head coach since Bill Parcells (1997) with previous NFL head-coaching experience.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 10, 2019
"We've sampled all the best wines on the market, but we've opted for this flat Diet Pepsi"— Josh ADHD (@FantasyADHD) January 10, 2019
A 21 year-old kid "supported" a decision that the GM who drafted him made? Likely AFTER said GM told him about it? This isn't Aaron Rodgers who hosts a radio show during days off, examining the league and firing off opinions.— RosterWatch (@RosterWatch) January 10, 2019
Nice attempt at spin from your Jets source, though. https://t.co/b6tXWoEDdx
No clue how Gase will do in New York, but I do know his press conferences and the back pages they inspire will be high theatre.— Gregg Rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) January 10, 2019
Adam Gase and the New York media should be... interesting pic.twitter.com/FdCuHyzLXP— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) January 10, 2019
Impossible to say about any hire. My point is that Gase hasn’t really worked with any young QBs (short Tebow, which isn’t the same), so who knows how he’ll do developing Darnold https://t.co/zfFu9FI8a1— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) January 10, 2019
Adam Gase had a road record of 1-7 last year.— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) January 10, 2019
Gase liked to have his team leave 2 days early for games.
It will be interesting to see if Jets allow this costly approach to continue.
Hey hats off to the search firms for unearthing these fresh new NFL names I’d never heard of before.— Dan Kadar (@MockingTheDraft) January 10, 2019
With the #Jets job off the table, Mike McCarthy told me he’s sitting out this season — and his wife and kids started cheering at dinner when he told them. “Family excited about dad at home for 2019. That’s all that matters as we both know.” He’ll prepare and be ready for 2020.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 10, 2019
I LOVE the Fangio hire. Said nothing about liking/ or liking any other hire. I LOVED when Doug Pederson got hired. I LOVED when Matt Nagy got hired. I LOVED when Frank Reich got his chance. I LOVED the McVay hire in LA. I LOVED the McDermott hire in Buffalo... want more ?! https://t.co/lObwLdGrIS— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) January 10, 2019
Allow me to lecture those who are lecturing everyone else to not criticize the coaching hires: That's part of the fun.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 10, 2019
.@iam_sdh20: "Now I can finally get an offseason where I can work on my craft. Get bigger, get faster, get stronger. Things like that. I’m looking forward to it.”— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) January 9, 2019
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Opening this up to everyone. Is it Crowder really? The best ones (Moss, Pierre, DeSean) weren't draft picks, obviously. https://t.co/FRPsPT7Uw0— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) January 9, 2019
Having said that, this research showed me Larry Centers once caught 81 passes (what?) and that letting Jamison Crowder's 60-70 catches (first three seasons) walk out the door as a free agent is probably a terrible, terrible idea. #Redskins— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) January 9, 2019
According to one source familiar with the report delivered to the NFL and NFLPA on Eric Reid's drug testing, that report says that Reid was not tested as many times as Reid asserted publicly.— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) January 9, 2019
Joint statement from the NFL and NFLPA. pic.twitter.com/pmM1oE62zc— Mike Jones (@ByMikeJones) January 9, 2019
Redskins have the second WORST quarterback situation in the entire NFL, per ESPN. https://t.co/Rsj8vH8nWM— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) January 9, 2019
Bill Belichick on Chargers safety Derwin James: “I think he leads their team in everything.” pic.twitter.com/rMZXlEUCuU— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) January 9, 2019
we sent our helicopter out to get aerials of Arrowhead Stadium and on its way there it noticed a game of Mario Kart had broken out on the Crown Vision board at Kauffman Stadium?? pic.twitter.com/rOy0icieVi— Tom Martin (@TomKCTV5) January 8, 2019
Sean McVay's agent, Bob Lamonte, on the magic touch of the Rams coach: "If anyone was sitting next to Sean McVay on an airplane and spoke to him for five minutes, that guy would wind up a head coach in the National Football League."— Sam Farmer (@LATimesfarmer) January 9, 2019
Time will tell on Kitchens as HC, but I’m fascinated that in Kitchens and Eberflus we have two people that it appears were capable of doing a lot more than anyone had hired them to do for many years. I wonder how many other guys like this the league is overlooking— Joe Banner (@JoeBanner13) January 9, 2019
Age of the 6 new NFL head coaches:— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) January 10, 2019
Bruce Arians (66)
Vic Fangio (60)
Freddie Kitchens (44)
Adam Gase (40)
Kliff Kingsbury (39)
Matt LaFleur (39)
Eight openings that year. Arians was 8th coach hired. Got a perfectly good coaching staff. That’s my point. This rush to get “a great coaching staff” is a pile of crap." https://t.co/uR2oGTqa0i— Peter King (@peter_king) January 10, 2019
I feel for Eric Bienemy, Zac Taylor, Kris Richard, Dan Campbell, Dave Toub.— Peter King (@peter_king) January 10, 2019
Do you know how good these coaches are?
I mean, this rush to hire coaches is really, really problematic to me.
These NFL teams need their head coach pick to renege so they can hire the next Frank Reich.— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) January 10, 2019
Not the greatest week the Rooney Rule has ever had, though.— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) January 10, 2019
Sean Payton went into the Saints locker room with the Lombardi trophy on top of $225k in cash (Saints’ players SB bonus) and said “Y’all want this? Win 3 f--king games," per @JonDeTrinis pic.twitter.com/xo9OJssC2r— Bleacher Report NFL (@BR_NFL) January 9, 2019
Team run when you win, not run to win, all day baby. https://t.co/plwFVZmJN2— Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) January 10, 2019
Tweeted earlier about Eagles D. People asked for similar numbers on offense. Whether or not you think they are better off with Foles vs. Wentz depends on whether you count Weeks 1-2 or not.#FlyEaglesFly offensive DVOA— Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) January 10, 2019
Weeks 1-2: -14.7%
Weeks 3-14: +0.8%
Weeks 15-18: +5.1% https://t.co/io3YnNv8Pi
When J.C. Jackson was measured at the combine, he was listed at 5-9 3/4. He's now listed as 6-1. I asked him about it. "I know I’m not 5-9. They must have measured me wrong.” It's all part of the growing legend around the rookie. #Patriots @BostonSportsBSJ https://t.co/5CAZJr62kN pic.twitter.com/a0Owuo44hC— Christopher Price (@cpriceNFL) January 10, 2019
I feel like Aaron Donald's sweatshirt should also mention sacks, but ♀️ pic.twitter.com/lnaUx6eiX5— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) January 10, 2019
Also, look at this dang sports front. Nothing's changed in 50 years. Dog content. Empty seats content. Players answering questions about motivation. A manager calling his pitchers "dumb" and "nonathletes." pic.twitter.com/S2zRI8WobC— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) January 9, 2019
Nope, not Snyder. Not Cooke or Edward Bennet Williams. It was George Preston Marshall. Was reading something I wrote years ago about the Redskins founder, thinking there were modern parallels. He won two world titles in the first 13 years, then nothing more the last 20+ years.— Rick Snider (@Snide_Remarks) January 9, 2019
Marshall was last owner to sign African American players after forced by federal government. Said, "I didn't know the Government had the right to tell the showman how to cast his play." Wanted to debate JFK, saying, "I could handle him with words."— Rick Snider (@Snide_Remarks) January 9, 2019
VCU was officially announced today as one of the headliners of next season's Emerald Coast Classic. Tennessee, Florida State and Purdue will be among the other participants for the tournament, which will be played Nov. 29-30 in Niceville, Fla. https://t.co/VkzBCY1KWb— Wayne Epps Jr. (@wayneeppsjr) January 9, 2019
Vrana said yesterday that he would work shots backdoor after missing that pass from Ovechkin in the third period. He wasn’t kidding. pic.twitter.com/BzOe2902G5— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) January 9, 2019
At Costco to buy my beloved tart cherry juice when group was trying samples of it. Told them how it helps my arthritis and sold eight boxes in two minutes. Joked they should hire me, but standing on that concrete floor all day would cripple me. It's a great cure for arthritis.— Rick Snider (@Snide_Remarks) January 9, 2019
Dearest mother —— Capt. Andrew Luck (@CaptAndrewLuck) January 9, 2019
I have received your care package of braised pigeon shins and fresh Squirrel Oil. By way of Chief trickery, the unit lost a day’s travel after reaching Lawrence only to discover Kansas City is actually in Missouri. No bother. Our focus remains unfazed.
Deep down hoping that tonight’s Masked Singer is @LeVeonBell— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) January 10, 2019
Personal favorite #2... pic.twitter.com/9XCphHa47N— Gregg F'in Williams (@GreggWilliamsOH) January 10, 2019
personal favorites Part 3 pic.twitter.com/VEu6QCOb38— Gregg F'in Williams (@GreggWilliamsOH) January 10, 2019
Redskins should bring Gregg Williams back. I’m serious— Bram Weinstein (@RealBramW) January 9, 2019