Dan Snyder is always thinking about the next shiny toy to distract the Redskins fan base. Jay Gruden lost his luster, and he was placed in front of the firing squad at 5am this morning. Bill Callahan will finish out the season, and Kevin O’Connell will be evaluated to see if he has the wunderkind gene.
But Snyder always has his eyes on bigger fish. Ed Werder reports there are three names that will be on Snyder’s wish list when it comes time to hire a new head coach. Todd Bowles is a name Redskins fans will be very familiar with. He was a member of the Redskins as a player from 1986-1990 and from 1992-1993. He also interviewed to replace current Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky with Manusky in the room. Bowles passed on that chance to join Bruce Arians staff with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the DC.
Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin could be on the hot seat, but Pittsburgh tends to give their top guys a longer leash than other teams. They are currently 1-4, but lost Ben Roethlisberger for the season, and had their top backup knocked out of the game yesterday. He has been there since 2007, and would likely get interest from several teams if the Steelers did move on.
The third name on Werder’s list is someone I have seen many Redskins fans talking about as a potential Gruden replacement. Eric Bieniemy was a RB in the NFL from 1991-1999, and played for the Chargers, Bengals, and Eagles. He has been a RB coach and and offensive coordinator in college and in the NFL since 2001. Bienemy joined Andy Reid’s coaching staff in 2013 as the Kansas City Chiefs RB coach. He was promoted to Offensive Coordinator last year, and has some HC buzz this year.
In a recent conversation with someone who knows Dan Snyder well and is aware of his thoughts on potential next #Redskins head coaches that any list of candidates would include: #Steelers HC Mike Tomlin, #Bucs DC Todd Bowles, #Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy.— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) October 7, 2019
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