There have been reports that some of the seven NFL teams that are currently looking for head coaches are interested in talking to Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett about their vacancies.
Haslett, who was the head coach of Saints from 2000-2005 and the interim coach of the Rams for 12 games in 2008, did not seem to be very interested when asked about the possibility during his news conference on Wednesday.
“First of all, I don’t worry about those things,” he said. “I worry about this game coming up. That’s something you worry about when the season’s over.”
But when it’s time to worry about it, Haslett may not worry about it.
“I came here to win and I like the pieces of the puzzle now,” he said. “I think we have an opportunity, and hopefully this year, and for the future to win a couple of Super Bowls.”
Haslett, who turned 58 last month, indicated that he might not be interested in adding another head coaching stint
“As a player, and as an ex-player and a coach, I’ve kind of done everything that I wanted to do from an individual standpoint,” he said. “I’ve been rookie of the year, I was coach of the year, you know all that stuff. That stuff doesn’t make a difference to me. I can get a ring, that’s one thing I don’t have. So, obviously I like the future of this club.”
Haslett was NFL Coach of the Year in 2000 with the Saints and he was the NFL Defensive Rookie of the year in 1979 as a member of the Bills.