Monday, January 14, 2008
Williams interviews again; Skins to talk to Caldwell, Meeks, Mora
WASHINGTON -- Assistant coach Gregg Williams interviewed
again Monday for the Washington Redskins' coaching vacancy, and the
team was also planning to speak to Seattle Seahawks assistant Jim
Mora and Indianapolis Colts assistants Jim Caldwell and Ron Meeks.
Owner Dan Snyder met for the third time with Williams, who has
been in charge of the Redskins' defense since 2004. Williams had a
preliminary interview Wednesday and his first full session with the
Sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen that the Redskins were to interview Mora and Meeks, while a person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press that Caldwell is also on the list. The Redskins haven't publicly stated the names of any candidates.
Snyder has also
interviewed Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz and
at least one other candidate.
Either Caldwell or Meeks would satisfy the Redskins' obligations
under the "Rooney Rule," which requires that at least one
minority candidate be interviewed. Meeks was an assistant on coach
Norv Turner's staff with the Redskins in 2000.
Mora went 27-23 over three seasons with the Atlanta Falcons,
including an appearance in the NFC championship at the end of the
2004 season, before he was fired a year ago. He's now the defensive
backs coach for the Seahawks.
The Redskins are seeking to replace Joe Gibbs who announced his retirement from the NFL on Jan. 8.
Chris Mortensen, who covers the NFL for ESPN, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.