Schefter: 49ers' staff upset with Redskins

January, 12, 2014
Jan 12
11:20
AM ET
Here’s an interesting nugget from ESPN’s Adam Schefter:

By now, everyone knows Washington hired former Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden as its head coach on Thursday. It happened to be on the same day that the Redskins had scheduled interviews in San Francisco with 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.

What bothered the 49ers most was that the Redskins didn't cancel the interviews before news broke of Gruden's hiring.

It's part of the business, teams hiring coaches before others can interview. But San Francisco's coaches were angry that, in a week in which they are preparing for their biggest game of the season against the Panthers, they wound up devoting some of their time to head-coaching interviews that they were not told would not take place.

Washington was pleased with its selection of Gruden as head coach, but 49ers coaches weren't.

Update: Redskins spokesman Tony Wyllie said no interview was ever scheduled with either San Francisco coordinator.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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