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WASHINGTON - The number of candidates for the Washington Redskins coaching job more t
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WASHINGTON - The number of candidates for the Washington Redskins coaching job more t
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The Bengals were eliminated on Sunday, so Gruden and Zimmer are free to pursue head coaching opportunities immediately. Roman, Fangio and Whisenhunt can be interviewed this week, but they cannot be hired as long their respective teams remain alive in the post-season. The competition could be intense. The Redskins are one of five teams seeking a head coach, and several of their candidates have been approached by other teams. Gruden alone has drawn the interest of the Minnesota Vikings, Tennessee Titans and Detroit Lions. "Theyre all different and theyre all looking for something unique," said Gruden, who also interviewed for multiple head coaching jobs last year. "Theyre looking for somebody to come in and bring something different than what they had. But like I said earlier, I think the most important thing when you go to any interview is to be yourself and not try to be somebody youre not." 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