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The Redskins pull off a great move

January 4, 2006

Amid all the scrambling to fill the constantly increasing NFL head coaching vacancies, the Redskins staged a proactive move to set up a plan of succession to replace Joe Gibbs once he decides to retire. The next Redskin coach will be Gregg Williams, wiping out a prime candidate for numerous other league jobs.

For an organization not always known for its mastery of quality decisions, this one was a masterpiece. It brings about the possibility of great stability; the most traumatic change a team can undergo revolves around a switch in coaches. When Gibbs does step down, whether after this season or the next, this will be an incredibly smooth transition. The players will know Williams, he will know the players and more important, he and owner Dan Snyder will have an established relationship.

But the removal of Williams from the coaching derby, based on a contract extension making him the highest paid assistant in league history, messed up the game plans of a lot of teams now currently seeking a coach. Williams would have been interviewed a bunch of times over the next weeks, and would have his pick of jobs. But now these clubs have to move onto other names.

The irony of what's happening is that this is not a great year for depth among potential well-qualified candidates. That's why former head coaches like Mike Sherman, Jim Haslett, Mike Martz and Jim Fassel could, and should, wind up with another team. They are good coaches and deserve a job.

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I was never impressed with Martz. He inherited a Super Bowl team with young skill players and merely rode those players until they started to age and suffer injuries that reduced their effectiveness.

Each year since 2001 the Rams just got worse and worse culminating in the 6-10 record in 2005.

Martz also made the cardinal mistake in the Super Bowl in 2001 of not using Marshall Faulk in the fourth quarter despite having a close game on his hands.

The inability of the Rams to maintain possession enabled the Patriots to come back and pull the surprise upset.

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I was never impressed with Martz. He inherited a Super Bowl team with young skill players and merely rode those players until they started to age and suffer injuries that reduced their effectiveness.

Each year since 2001 the Rams just got worse and worse culminating in the 6-10 record in 2005.

Martz also made the cardinal mistake in the Super Bowl in 2001 of not using Marshall Faulk in the fourth quarter despite having a close game on his hands.

The inability of the Rams to maintain possession enabled the Patriots to come back and pull the surprise upset.

One of Martz's flaws is he didn't draft many defensive players. - I could definately see him in either Oakland or Detroit, where he'll have some offensive weapons waiting for him.

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