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Old 10-08-2009, 02:48 PM   #16
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My guess is Blache is a big grump and would rather focus his time on more important things.
I'd like to believe that this is in fact the explanation, and this was my initial thought, but the scenario is simply altogether too weird. Ordinarily, I would think that a coordinator or other member of a team or coaching staff proclaiming that he is no longer talking to the media would be a reaction grounded in a brief fit of frustration, with the possibility wide open for a change of heart. But the fact that the team has gone so far as to communicate with league officials to get permission to excuse Blache seems to imply something more complex than a mere grump reaction.
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:52 PM   #17
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I would be ok, very ok, with Blache falling on the sword and retiring, but I think the episode with Matich early on just showed that he wasn't really in the mindset this year to deal with the media.
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:59 PM   #18
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Well said. Too many times here people have posted and quoted from articles without actually reading the entire thing, and that always bugs me.

More importantly, like freddyg12 just said, the timing of this is really interesting. One day we bring in a guy who could, most of us assume, take over the reigns of the offense for Zorn fairly quickly. And then the next day the guy who many assume would make the most sense to be the interim coach should Zorn get canned dumps of his "non-football essential" roles onto an assistant who could, most would also assume, take over the D pretty quickly.
Neat.
The problem with this train of thought, from my perspective, is the one thing a HC has to do ad nauseum is discuss things with the media. Blache, while ok with that as a DC, would not do well when confronted with the whole scope of Redskins media. I think that Blache is just tired of the whole media circus, his unit is doing what it should, even Tripp lost his ax , and Blache doesn't want to deal with questions that have nothing to do with his unit.
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:00 PM   #19
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I would be ok, very ok, with Blache falling on the sword and retiring, but I think the episode with Matich early on just showed that he wasn't really in the mindset this year to deal with the media.
Effing Matich needs to watch where he's going in the damn parking lot. Nearly wrecked my car.
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I dont mind blatche and I really don't like this. Blatche just leaving isn't going to solve a ton of things IMO.

I am also not sure Blatche would just tell the Skins he doesnt wnat to talk to the media. The dude has pride, and even though he hates talking the media, I am sure he wouldn't just run away from it.



This and the Sherm thing. Man I am not too excited about either move.
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Actually I wouldnt mind the Sherm thing if actually are gonna hire MH this season or next.
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:13 PM   #22
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Re: Jerry Gray takes over Media Duties from Blache

Why would he retire after a game where the defense finally got back on track?
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:27 PM   #23
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Was just about to say the exact same thing. Though I think Blache was very close to being named 49ers coach a few years back and then I think they shocked everyone and hired Dennis Erickson. But yeah I could absolutely see Gray being the head coach (interim head coach)



Talked to some people close to the NFL at lunch today, they still believe Shanahan is the guy. Gruden might be an option in Dallas

Smootsmack - when they said Shanahan was the guy did they mention anything about the current Front Office setup? Would Vinny still be part of the organization? Would Shanhan only come if he gets to bring his Front Office people including a new GM and would Synder get out of all things except signing the paychecks and marketing?
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:37 PM   #24
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The more this circus goes on, the more I wish Snyder would just sell the team and just blow it all up and start all over again. It realy ashame whats happened to this franchise since he has taken over. For all the idoits who say "dont blame Snyder" he is the constant common dominator over this pathetic last 10 years.
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Smootsmack - when they said Shanahan was the guy did they mention anything about the current Front Office setup? Would Vinny still be part of the organization? Would Shanhan only come if he gets to bring his Front Office people including a new GM and would Synder get out of all things except signing the paychecks and marketing?
I didn't really ask specifics. Next time I will
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:46 PM   #26
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Gray could also be promoted to interim head coach if Zorn is canned at the bye. He's been closer to being a HC candidate that Blache ever has.

As to the 'we can't fire Zorn mid-season and hope to get a respectable HC' logic, it's bs. One of the big boys (Holmgren, Shanahan, Cowher) will come because Snyder won't big time them like he did with small potatoes Fassel, Mariucci, Zorn or one of the other first time head coach candidates he interviewed. If one of the big fish said, I'll come but it has to be my way, Snyder will acquiesce. He's done it twice already (Schotty, Gibbs) and would do it again for the right guy. I don't think he will go to the length he did previously with Schottenheimer and give one man complete and ultimate power, but Shanahan and Holmgren may not want that, rather they'd want to name their own GM/Personnel Director which Snyder will agree to.
That would certainly be ideal; however both times Snyder gave a big fish what he wanted, it didnt really work out. Shottenheimer was fired after one season and Gibbs, by all appearances, had no problems with Snyder meddling. I don't think Snyder has done enough to prove to a big fish that he's changed and won't: A) Meddle or B) Fire them for refusing to let him meddle. At the end of the day, Snyder's still the owner, and there's always the possiblity he'll change his mind, no matter what he tells them when they sign the contract.
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I just wish whatever is going to happen to go ahead and happen. I'm so tired of this constant starting over again. I really wished Gibbs would have coached out his contract with the Redskins.

I have a feeling if the Redskins lose against Carolina this Sunday, Zorn is good as gone. But, isn't it funny that there are teams with 0-4 records who, at least to us, appear to not be going through the same drama as the Redskins, who are 2-2?
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The more this circus goes on, the more I wish Snyder would just sell the team and just blow it all up and start all over again. It realy ashame whats happened to this franchise since he has taken over. For all the idoits who say "dont blame Snyder" he is the constant common dominator over this pathetic last 10 years.
as an idoit who says "dont blame Snyder", I agree he is the constant dominator over the past 10 years. I agree it has been a pathetic 10 years. I don't agree that selling the team to another rich billionaire fan who is going to repeat the same pattern of mistakes makes any sense. I don't agree that the Snyder that bought the team is the same Snyder that currently is trying to figure out what his appropriate role is. I don't agree that change for change sake is a good thing. And finally, I don't see how calling for something that won't happen in my lifetime (and I have a bit of time left Lord willing) is in any way the thought of a sensible/rational person.
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I just wish whatever is going to happen to go ahead and happen. I'm so tired of this constant starting over again. I really wished Gibbs would have coached out his contract with the Redskins.

I have a feeling if the Redskins lose against Carolina this Sunday, Zorn is good as gone. But, isn't it funny that there are teams with 0-4 records who, at least to us, appear to not be going through the same drama as the Redskins, who are 2-2?
How do you know the team is going through all this drama and its not just something on the internet.
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I just wish whatever is going to happen to go ahead and happen. I'm so tired of this constant starting over again. I really wished Gibbs would have coached out his contract with the Redskins.

I have a feeling if the Redskins lose against Carolina this Sunday, Zorn is good as gone. But, isn't it funny that there are teams with 0-4 records who, at least to us, appear to not be going through the same drama as the Redskins, who are 2-2?
I've thought about this as I look at our schedule. I don't know what the fans are like in Carolina but that team went 12-4, lost in the playoffs w/a 6 int. day from its qb, who then comes back in 09 to throw more int.s and they're 0-3!

At the beginning of the year everyone (most polls anyway) had W. Phillips as most on the hot seat. Now they're 2-2 & it seems that Romo & garrett are getting more heat than phillips.

think about this, what if tampa had signed AH instead of us? They might still be winless, but they'd have that huge contract to deal with. I think much of it comes back to that, the money that's being spent while either losing or fielding a mediocre team.
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