Jones: Redskins have to wait to make coaching staff changes

Josh Luckenbaugh
January 07, 2019 - 10:29 am

Jay Gruden has been told he'll be back as Redskins head coach in 2019, but there's plenty of speculation several members of his 2018 staff, including defensive coordinator Greg Manusky and assistant head coach/offensive line coach Bill Callahan, could be let go. 

However, if Washington wants to make these staff changes, they'll have to wait and see how the head coaching market pans out, Mike Jones tells The Sports Junkies.

"(The Redskins) don't have one of the most desirable situations out there, and so you've got to be selective," Jones said Monday. "Because you've got to wait and see who's available. Who do you have that you can go after?"

"Some of these head coaching candidates are not gonna get head coaching jobs, and then you have a chance to go after some of these guys and bring in somebody as a defensive coordinator who used to be a head coach, or somebody who's on a staff who gets let go."

As of Monday, there are eight NFL head coaching vacancies, so the Redskins could be waiting a while. But Jones says it's worth it if Washington wants the best candidates for any potential openings.

"I think that's why they have to wait and see what's going on with these guys because the best coaches out there are interviewing for head coaching jobs, and they don't want to talk to you about a defensive coordinator position right now," said Jones. "And then, once all that stuff's taken care of, then you can react to all that stuff."

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