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Redskins after April

Posted by Chris Brown on January 7, 2010 – 2:07 pm

Well Bobby April told me on Thursday that he “has a few opportunities out there” and he wasn’t lying.

The Pittsburgh special teams job is open and now word is coming out of the nation’s capital that Redskins owner Dan Snyder covets April.

April is more familiar with Pittsburgh ownership having coached there once before from 1994-95 as the special teams coach. But Snyder pays big money for assistant coaches as we all remember when he shelled out millions for Gregg Williams after he was fired as coach of the Bills.

What’s ironic is if April is offered and takes the job with the Redskins he’ll replace the same guy that he replaced in Buffalo, Danny Smith.

Smith is a very good special teams coach in his own right. While his cover teams were very good in Washington this season, his return units were lacking and they ultimately had to clip kicker Shaun Suisham after putting a few too many attempts outside the uprights.

The new Bills head coach would make some Buffalo special teamers happy if they hired Danny Smith back, provided he no longer has a job at day’s end. Smith coached Moorman and Lindell when he was here (2001-2003).

The Washington coaching staff is currently meeting with Mike Shanahan today to learn their fate.


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