As noted earlier this week, Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett has seen a version of this movie before, from the other side — and it went well for him when he did. Haslett, of course, coached his first game as interim head coach of the St. Louis Rams in FedExField back in 2008, and beat Jim Zorn’s Redskins in a fluky, frustrating game. So he knows the emotional boost an interim coach can provide, as the Vikings come to town having just installed Leslie Frazier as interim head man.
“When you have a streak of losing games,” Haslett said today, “obviously the players — it’s like, after three games it’s like they’re gonna revolt if you lose three in a row. So you’ve gotta kinda keep their spirits up. And knowing Leslie the way I know him, he’ll bring high energy into the group, and players’ll play for him because it’s just a newfound energy. It’s a different guy talking, with his own values, his own beliefs, and that team’ll come in ready to play.”
But the coaching change isn’t the only reason Haslett is warning his defensive players about the Vikings. Read more »
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