The Washington Redskins fired head coach Mike Shanahan and his son Kyle Shanahan, who was a horrifically bad offensive coordinator for the Redskins during his time with the organization. Aside from the magical playoff appearance in the 2012 season, both of the Shanahans had a pretty tumultuous time with the organization, and they were both obviously going to be fired upon the conclusion of an awful 2013 season. Stubborn owner Dan Snyder is the real problem, but he isn’t going away any time soon and neither is his mind-numbing willingness to entitle Robert Griffin III.
Anyway, the Redskins have hired former Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden as their new head coach, and he will almost certainly be calling the shots on offense. He should also be expected to have a fair amount of say in personnel decisions, as Redskins GM Bruce Allen and Gruden have a pleasant history together. Gruden is the kind of “name” guy that Snyder usually likes, and this is a big jump and opportunity for him. If he can get a strong defensive coordinator- Raheem Morris and Jim Haslett are the top candidates to either be promoted or stay at DC, so there’s not much hope on that front- and defense together and then develop RG3 correctly, then the Redskins should be a playoff team again.
We also know who the next offensive coordinator of the Washington Redskins is going to be, as Grant Paulsen reports the Redskins have promoted tight ends coach Sean McVay to OC. McVay was always expected to be promoted, and he’s not going to have much power behind head coach Gruden.