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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Gregg Williams is staying in DC

Despite being the hottest name on the potential NFL head coaching list, Redskins' Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has decided to stay put, reportedly agreeing to a new three-year deal worth around $8 million, a record for an assistant coach.

I have to hand it to Little Danny Snyder on this one. Holding on to Gregg Williams for at least another year is cruicial for the Skins. Perhaps Williams just wasn't too keen on taking another head coaching job so soon after the beating he took in Buffalo, but the fact remains that many teams were courting his services and his departure seemed a forgone conclusion to many.

Frankly the Skins have a great chance to get to the Super Bowl this year after the way they have dominated the NFC with an 10-2 record. However, even if that doesn't happen, the braves will surely be back on the warpath next year with a pair of capable chiefs leading the way.

Until then, lets focus on getting our revenge down by the bay. GO SKINS!


Blogger Shaun Kenney said...

We can all assume now that Coach Gibbs will more than likely remain in Washington for two years or so -- I get the feeling that Coach Williams will stick it out long enough to become the next head coach in DC.

Which is awesome.

Now on to beating the SUCKANEERS!

2:04 PM

Blogger Virginia Centrist said...


The original plan with Williams was that he'd stay for 5 years then take over after Gibbs retired. Gibbs will probably retire after he wins his first Super Bowl (the Skins will probably peak next year). So Williams would be smart to stay around, build this defense, and raise his family in the nation's capital.

2:11 PM

Blogger Madisonian said...

Very excited by this news, which I think is the right decision for Williams. By the time Coach Gibbs retires, it looks like he will have trained the Danny to keep out of the coach's face and stop messing with personnel decisions. Since that was really the only reason not to coach in D.C., it's a way better job than Texas or Minnesota, even if you have to wait a couple of years. Plus, as a defensive coach, a reputation as a run-first offense (where the Skins are at their most effective) has to be appealing.

2:51 PM

Blogger CR UVa said...

Excellent move by the Skins, and one of the three most important things I figured they would need to do to make next year successful. As much as I look forward to the playoffs, next season should be even greater.

4:27 PM

Blogger Bwana said...

This is great news, but there is no reason to hope for a Super Bowl trip next year when it might happen this year-slim, but possible.

You see, I remember 1999, and there was similiar chatter about how close the 'Skins were to the Big Game...just a few more parts and we are there...and we know how that turned out.

Fortunes change so quickly in the NFL today...five of the six teams in this year's NFC playoffs did not make it last year, so there is no need to precipitously look to next year. Git-R-Done now!!!

10:48 AM


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