Report: Redskins sticking with Greg Manusky

Ben Krimmel
January 16, 2019 - 3:58 pm

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Greg Manusky can finally exhale. The Washington Redskins are still planning to keep him as the defensive coordinator for next season. 

After much speculation about the team looking at potential replacements and a late report about the team looking to meet with former DC Gregg Williams (before he signed with the Jets), reports Wednesday indicate Manusky will still be the guy in charge of Washington's defense.

The Washington Post's Les Carpenter reported after looking at potential replacements, continuity is what will keep Manusky in his position:

"A person with knowledge of Washington’s offseason plans said Coach Jay Gruden was looking for 'different perspectives' in the conversations with outside coaches. The team is keeping Manusky, in part, because Gruden wants to keep continuity with a young defense that showed promise of being one of the league’s better units last year."

It has yet to be determined if these meetings with potential defensive coordinators were job interviews, conversations to suss out interest in joining the Redskins or simply an opportunity to exchange ideas, according to Carpenter.

While the Redskins defense outperformed the injury-plagued offense, Manusky's unit endured a fair amount of tumult during his second year in charge: From safety D.J. Swearinger's critical comments about Manusky's play calling following the Skins loss to the Titans (which saw Swearinger released) to linebacker Zach Brown tweeting his own criticism after a defeat. 

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