The latest two players added to the Saints Hall of Fame are both kick returners I’ve had the pleasure of watching in person. Both were pretty much the best returners in the league for a short time at their peak. Hughes made the Pro Bowl as a rookie in 1993 and Lewis also made it once in 2002.
Hughes finished his career with 5 kick returns (kickoff or punt) for touchdowns as a Saint...
Former Redskins linebacker, hero and all around good guy shocked us a few months ago when he slammed former defensive coordinator Jim Haslett’s chops as a coach.
“Why does Jim Haslett still have his job as a defensive coordinator after five years now of just ineptitude at the defensive coordinator position? He’s clueless as a defensive coordinator. He lacks attention to detail...
Ex-Redskins linebacker London Fletcher says he wants to make amends for his scathing criticism of the team's former defensive coordinator, Jim Haslett.
On Wednesday, Fletcher wrote on Twitter that he had "reached out" to Haslett and "apologized for the harm I caused him and his family. He didn't deserve to be treated like that."
In a TV appearance in December, Fletcher called Haslett...
Via AP on Fox
March 25, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) Ex-Redskins linebacker London Fletcher says he wants to make amends for his scathing criticism of the team's former defensive coordinator, Jim Haslett.
On Wednesday, Fletcher wrote on Twitter that he had ''reached out'' to Haslett and ''apologized for the harm I caused him and his family. He didn't deserve to be treated like that.''
In a TV appearance in December...
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March 25, 2015
After several months, it seems like London Fletcher has been hit with a change of heart.
In early December, Fletcher went on an unapologetic rant directed at his former defensive coordinator Jim Haslett.
Here are just a couple of the more memorable moments.
Fletcher on Haslett: “he would take the 85 Bears and turn them into a mediocre Defense” https://t.co/kJXmxl0G0X
The Washington Redskins have finally hired a defensive coordinator and it’s the guy we thought had been hired back on January 14 — Joe Barry, the former linebackers coach of the San Diego Chargers. Barry replaces Jim Haslett, who was fired after five seasons as defensive coordinator of the Redskins.
[Watch this video of Barry explaining what he does.]
Barry, who will turn 45...
ASHBURN, Va. -- Joe Barry is the new defensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins.
The San Diego Chargers' linebackers coach was hired Tuesday by Redskins coach Jay Gruden after a nearly three-week search for a replacement for Jim Haslett.
Barry has been a defensive coordinator once before. He was on the staff of the 2008 Detroit Lions, the only 0-16 team in NFL history.
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2015
Better safe than sorry, right?
It’s been over two weeks since the Redskins parted with Jim Haslett, and you can be sure that Washington has gone through their due diligence in finding a replacement.
So far, the Redskins have interviewed at least six candidates, including former head coaches Wade Phillips, Eric Mangini and Raheem Morris.
According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport and...
Reports are swirling that the Washington Redskins plan to hire Joe Barry — currently the linebackers coach of the San Diego Chargers — to be their new defensive coordinator.
The #Redskins plan on hiring #Chargers LB coach Joe Barry as their defensive coordinator, sources say.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 14, 2015
If true, Barry would replace Jim Haslett, who was fired...
In order to get an idea of what Ryan Pace will want in a head coach now that he is GM of the Chicago Bears, one must look at his history, who he’s been associated with, what he might view as a pitfall and what he might see as a benefit. Since 2001 he has spent his pro football career in New Orleans. During that time he has been exposed to some notable coaching names including...
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Apparently the Washington Redskins get the big picture and recognize a rebuild is in order. After finishing in last place in the NFC East for the fifth time in the last six seasons, a reshape is needed in Washington. That’s why a week ago yours truly penned five actions that needed to be made to revamp the team. The Redskins...
Redskins, Jim Haslett Mutually Agree to Part Ways The Washington Redskins announced today that the team and Defensive Coordinator Jim Haslett have mutually agreed to part ways after five rough years. Head Coach Jay Gruden and Haslett made the following statements: “Jim and I have had discussions over the last few days and have decided […]
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Phase one of the Redskins’ offseason is complete, as Jim Haslett is out as defensive coordinator. The Redskins’ official announcement said the two parties “mutually agreed” to part ways.
Haslett thanked the Redskins’ brass for the opportunity to be the Redskins defensive coordinator.
Statement from Jim Haslett: "“Jay and I mutually...
It didn’t take long for the Redskins to make their first offseason move, but it was still long overdue.
On Wednesday morning, the Redskins and defensive coordinator Jim Haslett agreed to “mutually” part ways.
In a news release issued by Coach Jay Gruden, he said, “Jim and I have had discussions over the last few days and have decided that it’s best for everyone that we...
ASHBURN, Va. -- Jim Haslett is out after five seasons as defensive coordinator with the Washington Redskins.
The Redskins say in a news release Wednesday that the team and Haslett "have mutually agreed to part ways."
It's the first fallout after the Redskins finished 4-12 for their sixth last-place finish in the past seven seasons.
In Haslett's five seasons with Washington -- four...
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December 31, 2014
Just minutes before Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen holds an end of the year press conference, the team announced it has “mutually” parted ways with Defensive Coordinator Jim Haslett. The coach leaves Washington after five years with the team.
Haslett released the statement: “Jay and I mutually agreed it’s time for the Redskins to have a new Defensive Coordinator...
The Washington Redskins announced Wednesday that they have “mutually” agreed to part ways with defensive coordinator Jim Haslett.
BREAKING: #Redskins and defensive coordinator Jim Haslett have mutually agreed to part ways. pic.twitter.com/Q7YhJaWisG
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) December 31, 2014
Redskins HC Jay Gruden said earlier in the week that he planned...
After Sunday’s 44-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, mixed emotions filled the Washington Redskins locker room as some players stood by their lockers for the final time to end their season. For some players, the offseason will be a time to critically analyze the 2014 season and take the necessary steps to get better physically and mentally. For the veterans, it will be a time to reflect...
Whatever comes tomorrow for the Redskins, Hog Heaven is certain of one thing. It will be yet another short cut to placate the mob (us fans) with a famous name.
Perhaps will be Wade Phillips to replace Jim Haslett as the defensive coordinator because the touts are adamant that Rex Ryan would rather be on TV than an assistant in Redskins Park.
Maybe A. J. Smith will be brought in...
Handing out labels following Skins games, this time a 44-17 season-ending loss to Dallas.
Season summary. pic.twitter.com/2We8rRZArx
— Danny (@recordsANDradio) December 28, 2014
DeSean Jackson — He made yet another big play, this time a 69-yard touchdown, to cap off a season full of them. He’s just about the only winner, today and all season, along with Ryan Kerrigan...
The hardest thing about sports blogging is not covering the action or figuring out what to say about something. It's figuring out what people want to see. Yeah, there are the scoring plays, the big hits, the girls, etc., but somethings are not quite as easy to figure out. For example--I never would have guessed that there would be a lot of interest in Redskins defensive coordinator...
The video doesn't lie: Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett fired a snot rocket on the sideline in full view of live television cameras during the second quarter of Saturday's game against Philadelphia.It was a particularly forceful attempt on Haslett's part to clear his nose. Unfortunately, it could not have been more poorly timed given the millions of viewers...
Most recently in the news for not having any idea what he’s doing on defense, Jim Haslett just vaulted himself right back in the sports conversation for a new reason: a snot rocket.
During a first half in which his defense gave up 172 passing yards and a touchdown to the struggling Mark Sanchez, Haslett took a moment to aggressively clear the snot from his nose- right in the...
Handing out labels following Skins games. Today, a 24-13 loss at New York.
This RG3 rushing TD to end the first half ???? https://t.co/BLVLLxkY02
— Danny (@recordsANDradio) December 14, 2014
Robert Griffin III — While it wasn’t finest-hour stuff, he played well enough to make people (e.g., me) wonder why he was benched for Colt McCoy these past three weeks.
Former NFL linebacker London Fletcher is not a huge fan of Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. Fletcher, who played under Haslett in Washington from 2010-13, is working as an analyst for CBS Sports on The Other Pregame Show. On Sunday, Fletcher was asked about the Redskins defense and he absolutely plastered Haslett, per Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post: