Sources within the NFL announced today that former New Orleans Saints and UFL head coach Jim Haslett has accepted an offer from the Washington Redskins to become their new defensive coordinator.
The former Buffalo linebacker was atop a long list of prospects that included Mike Zimmer of the Cincinnati Bengals. When the Bengals resigned Zimmer earlier this week, it was clear the deal between the ‘Skins and Haslett would gel quickly. Read more…
Posted by Zack Nally Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tags: cincinnati bengals, dallas cowboys, Jim Haslett, Mike Shanahan, Mike Zimmer, NFC East, nfl defensive coordinators, NFL Draft, redskins news, redskins rumors, UFL, Washington, washington redskins
It’s a fair question. And quite honestly, based on Tim Tebow’s decision to return for his senior season at Florida, one that actually warrants a careful response.
We will undoubtedly have to wait until next April’s NFL Draft to find out for sure, but the question remains: Would it be better for an under-hyped college football star to take the short route to pro stardom and join the UFL, or take his chances in the NFL Draft and be a back-up?
Or worse—possibly not even make an NFL roster?