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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 1/9

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Thursday, January 9, 2013.

All reports, rumors and conjecture are a reflection of the media conversation and are not endorsed or confirmed by the Washington Redskins.


--A look at how much the Redskins were interested in Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden and the competition around the league.

--The latest on offensive coordinator Jay Gruden and his relationships with the remaining members of the Redskins staff and Grudens impact on the Cincinnati offense.

--A look at what will entice the new head coach of the Washington Redskins heading into the 2014 season. That coach will inherit quarterback Robert Griffin III who will be 20 months removed from knee surgery entering the 2014 season.

--Some of the media predictions before the 2013 season and some of the expectations that were not met from a 3-13 season including a prediction of an NFC Championship game from multiple media sources.

--Redskins sign center Kevin Kowalski to a futures contract on Wednesday. The third year pro out of Toledo spent his first two seasons with the Dallas Cowboys.

--Former Redskins running back Clinton Portis shares his views on some of the anonymous sources that were used in reports this season. Portis said, "It’s always sources say and I think that’s the quickest way to tear down a locker room."

--Some pictures of the Redskins new cafeteria which head coach Mike Shanahan implemented during his time here as head coach.

--A look at the Redskins coaching search this offseason and the strategy general manager Bruce Allen implemented as multiple coordinators were interviewed.  

--A report on Wednesday that was given as Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden interviewed with the Washington Redskins and what the Redskins plans were moving forward after Gruden's interview.

--Redskins head coaching candidate and current Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin, has been reportedly offered the head coaching position at Penn State.

--After the interview on Wednesday, Jay Gruden became the sixth Redskins head coach candidate interviewed and a look at Gruden's coaching credentials.

--Why Jay Gruden wanted to draft Andy Dalton over Colin Kaepernick. Gruden said, "I also wasn’t really into the read-option stuff and it wasn’t really that popular at the time."  

--How former Redskins special teams coach Danny Smith was a person the Redskins considered to become the head coach of the Redskins next season.

--Former Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs spoke about the Redskins current coaching search and why he felt Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt would be a good fit in Washington. "The advantage you have with Ken is he’s got experience; he’s been to Super Bowls."

--A look at what head coaches have done under owner Dan Snyder and what the new head coach must prepare for as no head coach under Snyder's ownership has lasted his entire contract.

--How the Redskins defense will look going into the 2014 season and if a switch to the 4-3 is in order. Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett changed to a 3-4 and traditionally is a 4-3 defensive minded coach.

--One reporter feels that quarterback Kirk Cousins![](/team/roster/kirk-cousins/12b204ed-dfd6-4e83-9314-35b9e5f52223/ "Kirk Cousins") should be traded to the Cincinnati Bengals. Current Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has come under fire for his lack of production in the playoffs.


What's Trending In @Redskins Nation?

1) Tune in to at 4 PM for GM Bruce Allen press conference to introduce new #Redskins head coach. #HTTR

2) #Redskins confirm team officials interviewed Bengals OC Jay Gruden for head coach position. More on

3) Do you think #Redskins 3-time Super Bowl champion Joe Jacoby deserves to be a HOF finalist?

4) #Redskins announced today that they have signed offensive lineman Kevin Kowalski to a Reserve/Future contract. #HTTR

5) Jay Gruden: Super Bowl ring, Bruce Allen connection, credit for QB Andy Dalton's development & more:




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