The Redskins finished their fact-finding mission with a simple truth – nobody wants to be their defensive coordinator. After all, NFL coaches can smell blood.
Sure, like that’s true.
Sadly, even Gruden has succumbed to the Redskins Way of doubletalking.
Why in the world would other coaches want to help the Redskins with fresh ideas? That alone discredits the team’s pretense of keeping Manusky all along.
Uncertainty at quarterback clouds everything. The Redskins privately don’t expect injured veteran Alex Smith to return and can’t afford a replacement. Maybe they’ll draft one, but how many rookies make an immediate impact? A few, but for every Robert Griffin III rookie year, there are 10 busts.
The Redskins probably won’t gain much defensive help, but with a strong young line and decent personnel throughout, they should be better than last season. That’s on Manusky. He’ll get a second chance, but not a third.