ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Seattle Seahawks defensive backs coach Jim Mora Jr. will interview for the Washington Redskins' coaching job Wednesday.
``I think he is an excellent football coach,'' Seattle coach Mike Holmgren said Tuesday from Seahawks headquarters in Kirkland, Wash. ``He is a great communicator. He has great enthusiasm. The players respect him - that's all good.''
Mora is among five known candidates to replace Joe Gibbs, who resigned last week. He's seeking his second head coaching job, having gone 27-23 over three seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, including an appearance in the NFC championship, before he was fired a year ago.
``He and I have talked a lot about Atlanta,'' Holmgren said. ``What he thought happened in Atlanta, what I thought happened in Atlanta. And, if you remember what happened the first time around, you should be better.''
Redskins assistant Gregg Williams, the leading in-house candidate, has had three interviews of varying formality with Redskins owner Dan Snyder, and Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz and at least one other candidate met with Snyder last week.
Interviews have also been planned for Indianapolis Colts assistants Jim Caldwell and Ron Meeks, either of whom would satisfy the Redskins' obligations under the ``Rooney Rule'' that requires teams to speak to at least one minority candidate.
Mora, Caldwell and Meeks all became available for interviews this week after their teams were eliminated from the playoffs.

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Giants vs. Redskins Total Pick Will the over cash for bettors when the Washington Redskins and New York Giants on Thursday night when the NFC East rivals clash at 8:30 p.m. ET?
Thumbnail Chargers vs. Cowboys Total Pick Will the Los Angeles Chargers and Dallas Cowboys combine for enough points to push the score over the betting total when the two teams meet at 4:30 p.m. ET on...
Week 12 NFL Survivor Pool Picks 11/21/17
Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Thumbnail Week 12 NFL Survivor Pool Picks Need help making your selection of your NFL survivor pool? As we do every Tuesday, here are three options for Week 12 to help push you deeper into your NFL survivor...
Thumbnail Vikings vs. Lions Total Pick Can the Detroit Lions find a way to move the ball on the impressive Minnesota Vikings defense when the two meet up on Thanksgiving Day at...
Thumbnail Falcons vs. Seahawks Prediction Are the Seattle Seahawks a safe bet to cover the point spread as a home favorite tonight when they host the Atlanta Falcons? Kick-off for Monday night is set for 8:30 p.m....

NFL Team Pages