By Rich Tandler
Despite some buzz that many of you apparently picked up over the last 24 hours or so, there do not appear to be any coaching staff changes imminent on the Redskins’ staff, at least not at the top or at the coordinator level.
The chatter about change seemed to emanate from a few different places. One was speculation by NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi the Redskins’ coaching situation was “worth watching”. Don Banks of SI.com said that we should “keep an eye on Washington for the surprise factor” when it comes to coaching changes, including changes at the top. In other words, Banks also was dealing in unfounded speculation.
Then at Mike Shanahan’s Thursday media availability, Joe White of the AP asked Shanahan if he felt secure in his position given the two straight seasons of double-digit loss totals. White prefaced his question by saying that it was just one he felt he had to ask; call it a fishing expedition if you want. Shanahan replied, of course, that he believes he is secure and that he hopes that Dan Snyder feels the same way.
So, none of the coaching change talk out there comes from any reporter digging out any solid information. That doesn’t necessarily mean that nothing will happen. Things could always change and it’s possible that planned changes are being kept under tight wraps. But for the moment, anything out there along those lines is based on guesswork and not on hard reporting.