Published: January 14th, 2010 | Tags: Bob Slowik, Chris Cooley, Danny Smith, Kirk Olivadotti, Kyle Shanahan, Lou Spanos, Mike Shanahan, Mike Waufle, Richard Mann, Schott Wachenheim, Steve Jackson, Tim Krumrie, Washington Redskins
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan is scheduled to meet with his staff Monday to begin to announce who will stay and who will go beyond the positions that already have been filled.
Shanahan’s son, offensive coordinator Kyle, recently had a child and will begin work Friday, according to league sources. Bobby Turner has been hired as running backs coach, though he will carry an assistant head coach title. Former Buccaneers receivers coach Richard Mann is scheduled to interview with the Redskins by Friday.
Current Redskins TE coach Scott Wachenheim also recently interviewed with Mike Shanahan to keep his current job, and Pro Bowl TE Chris Cooley went to bat for him. Wachenheim is a strong candidate to retain his position.
Redskins special teams coach Danny Smith, like Wachenheim, remains under contract and has drawn strong consideration from other teams, but he hasn’t been allowed to pursue other jobs. According to sources, the Seahawks, Steelers and Lions have all asked for permission to interview Smith for their special teams openings, but all have been denied.
Last year, the Redskins blocked the Packers from meeting with Smith about their special teams opening. Smith likely will be a part of Shanahan’s staff.
Steve Jackson interviewed to keep his position as safeties coach, and Kirk Olivadotti interviewed for an assistant linebackers coach job, as Lou Spanos was hired as the primary linebacker coach this week. Both Jackson and Olivadotti are candidates to remain with the Redskins, although Olivadotti also has drawn interest from the Dolphins to join their staff, according to league sources.
Longtime Shanahan confidant Bob Slowik, the coach’s former defensive coordinator in Denver, also will join the Redskins, though it could be in a personnel capacity or as a defensive backs coach of some sort. And the Redskins are considering Tim Krumrie or Mike Waufle for their defensive line coach vacancy, according to sources.