Despite never fielding a top 10 defense, Washington DC Jim Haslett was viewed favorably by most defenders on the team.
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Washington has announced that it has mutually parted ways with defensive coordinator Jim Haslett after 5 years with the team.
Redskins said they and Defensive Coordinator Jim Haslett have mutually parted ways (consciously uncoupled).
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 31, 2014
The team announced a mutual parting of the ways between Gruden and Haslett, who has been the team’s defensive coordinator since 2010 when the team brought on Mike Shanahan as head coach. After Shanahan was fired following the 2013 season, Haslett survived the regime change.
“Jim and I have had discussions over the last few days and have decided that it’s best for everyone that we have a new defensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins,” Gruden said in a statement released by the team. “I wish him nothing but the best in the future.
Haslett stated, “Jay and I mutually agreed it’s time for the Redskins to have a new defensive coordinator. I want to thank Dan Snyder, Bruce Allen, Coach Gruden and all the players and fellow coaches for their efforts the last five years and I wish them nothing but the best.”