The Bills are trying to get in on the Chip Kelly derby, but they’re clearly putting together a Plan B.
And one of the names on the Plan B (or maybe C) list seems to be Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett.
There was an item in the Washington Post Monday which mentioned two teams having “preliminary interest” in Haslett as a candidate for head coaching jobs, but it seemed as much like back-scratching as a report of serious interest in someone hiring Haslett.
Then Chris Russell of ESPNRadio980 in Washington mentioned that one of those teams was the Bills.
Haslett has a clear link there, having played for the Bills for seven seasons. But it’s unclear how serious the interest is, or whether they’ll ask for permission to interview him.
quote:lack of up-and-comers ready to take the leap.
What is it with the NFL and retread coaches??
Haslett's undoing was his hard headed belief that Aaron Brooks was a legit NFL QB. He fell into the same trap that catches many coaches, loyalty to a person who doesn't deserve it, and pride insisting to prove everyone else is wrong and he is right. If he can deal with this, he can be a good coach.
Haslett would be a good hire depending on the team.