December 9, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett talks on the sidelines against the Baltimore Ravens at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Redskins likely to retain defensive coordinator Jim Haslett

The Washington Redskins, for all their trouble this season, actually has a respectable offense that ranked in the NFL’s top ten.

But defensively? They were nothing short of awful, ranking 30th in the league.

Considering both Mike Shanahan and his son, Kyle were canned for their performances, one would expect defensive coordinator Jim Haslett to have the same fate.

Apparently not.

According to the Washington Post, it’s possible the Redskins and new head coach Jay Gruden will retain Haslett:

Redskins coach Jay Gruden, hired on Thursday, may choose to keep holdovers Sean McVay and Jim Haslett as assistant coaches on his 2014 staff, but there will be plenty of new faces for Redskins players to impress. That can be a blessing and a curse.

Haslett is expected to be named the defensive coordinator, though Gruden would not confirm that at his press conference on Thursday at Redskins Park.

Granted, there were a lot of injuries and it was an incredibly dysfunctional workplace, but I’m not sure Haslett did much to keep his job either.

Lucky horse shoe, I guess.

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