Charlie Weis Going To Washington? Why Not?

Jarrett CarterAnalyst IDecember 4, 2009

PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 28:  Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis walks off the field after warmups for their game against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium on November 28, 2009 in Palo Alto, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Here’s the problem with Redskins fans that would laugh off the possibility of Charlie Weis coming to Washington; it’s that same kind of situation that got your team and your emotions into this mess in the first place.

Let’s go over the facts about this gloriously hypothetical scenario. Vinny Cerrato, the GM that can’t do enough to get fired, has Notre Dame ties. Let’s assume for a moment that these ties wouldn’t be enough to put ND alum Weis in line for the ‘Skins gig.

You still have the reality of Daniel Snyder wanting to chase down every new hot name in a sweatshirt and head phones to coach this team.

And Weis has always maintained privately that he had plenty of options, most of which are back in the NFL. We all know that when somebody has options, coach or player, the Redskins are usually the kid in front with their hand up high saying “Ooooh! Ooooh! Pick us! We got lots of money to put in it!”

Why wouldn’t the Redskins at least be intrigued? Weis is a credible offensive coordinator and has as many Super Bowl titles at that position as the Redskins have in franchise history. Of the hot coaching prospects out there, only Mike Holmgren can make the same claim.

Since when are we above putting unorthodox coaching hires above Snyder and Co.? Snyder and Cerrato are crazy enough to hire Weis just to gain additional leverage in the Jimmy Clausen sweepstakes, of which they are the only eager contestant as it stands now.

Most ‘Skins fan may take this as a joke, but hiring Weis as the next head coach of the Washington Redskins is a very real and tangible proposition under this leadership group. And even though it is a hilarious proposition, it’s also one that you couldn’t classify as totally insane from the prospect of improving the team.