Nov 7, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A Washington Redskins helmet against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Redskins 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Candidates ‘very nervous’ about becoming Washington Redskins head coach

There aren’t many head coaching jobs in the NFL that are more stressful than that of the Washington Redskins position.

Make no mistake – being an NFL coach is extremely stressful, even on the worst teams with the most minimal of expectations. But on the Washington Redskins? With owner Daniel Snyder breathing down your neck? It’s not an enviable position, which according to Mike Freeman has potential candidates ‘very nervous‘ about accepting the job:

First, let’s get this out of the way. There is a feeling among the agents for a number of the NFL coaching candidates that the candidates are very nervous about coaching in Washington.

As if dealing with Synder on a near day-to-day basis isn’t difficult enough, you’re always walking into a situation where you don’t really know how healthy Robert Griffin III is or as to what form he’ll eventually return to.

I don’t know about you – but if I was an coach looking for an NFL job, I’d be looking elsewhere until all the options are dry.

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  • ty

    Agreed. I’ve been a Skins fan my whole life and I wouldn’t blame anybody who didn’t want to coach them at this juncture. Snyder is an anchor dragging the team to a watery grave and I’m sure it’s difficult to coach with the reaper always hanging over your shoulder. That being said, next year the bogus salary cap penalties will have expired and Allen will be in control of football operations again. Hopefully RGIII will be fully recovered and have a Newtonian resurgence.

  • Matt Sollars

    There are exactly 32 NFL Head Coaching jobs in the world. Not 3200, not 320, but 32. If you think for a second an up and coming OC, DC, or College Coach is scared to take the Redskins job, you know nothing about these guys or Pro Football. They all have massive egos and think no task is too hard.


    Mike Freeman also hates the Redskins for having such a “profane” name, refuses to even call them by the Redskins. While he may be a little right, he’s very biased against the team. Who really cares about stress? The next head coach will still make 5 mil/year even if he is awful!