Now that Joe Gibbs has stepped down as head coach of the Redskins, we now have a vacancy at the position. The Redskins have met with former Giants coach Jim Fassel three times, which pretty much assures that the front office is seriously considering hiring him. The only other candidate that seems to be a serious possibility is current Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams. Williams has done an amazing job putting together the defense for the Redskins; it seems year after year they have a solid defense that can change a game in a heartbeat. Not only that, but Gregg Williams is a locker-room favourite; it seems that everyone on the Redskins roster loves the way he coaches and loves his mentality about the game. It is true that Williams hasn't had much success as a Head Coach over the years; three unimpressive years in Buffalo are the only coaching merits on his resume. That said, though, the pieces are already in place. The Redskins have a playoff-caliber team and, for the first time in a while it would seem, some chemistry.
No offense to Jim Fassel, but he is not what the Redskins need. I'm not saying that we should go out and get a big-name coach just because he is a big-name coach (*cough cough Bill Cowher cough*), but surely we can do better than Jim Fassel.