A day after Jim Zorn was named the Redskins’ offensive coordinator, the Washington Post’s Jason La Canfora reports highly regarded defense coordinator Greg Williams is not only out of the running for the head coaching position, but he’s gone, gone, gone to boot.
Williams, assistant head coach – defense, had a meeting with owner Dan Snyder this morning acccording to his agent Marvin Demoff, and is no longer a part of the organization. The sides mutually ageed that he was no longer a candidate, Demoff said, and will move on.
The meeting was pleasant and productive, Demoff said, and Williams intended to withdraw from their coaching search Tuesday. At the urging of Joe Gibs he stayed in the process. He reached out to Gibbs again Thursday and Friday and was asked to stay in, Demoff said. So he did.
In today’s meeting Williams asked Snyder about media reports that he had disrespected Joe Gibbs. “Both Snyder and Cerrato agreed that that had never occurred and those reports were totally false,” Demoff said. “They wished each other well in the future and the sides parted.”
Amongst those bound to be saddened by the above news are the creators of FireSynderandFassel.com (link courtesy Mr. Irrelevant), who seem unwilling to let simple facts (you can’t fire the owner, Fassel’s not been hired yet, etc.) stand in the way of their glorious right to free expression.