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Monday, October 21, 2019

Report: New Redskins coach Bill Callahan ‘laying down the law’ with players

The Washington Redskins are hoping a coaching change will help them turn things around after an abysmal start to the season, and the new man in charge is apparently trying to send a strong message ahead of a matchup against the only team in the NFL that may be worse than his.

Bill Callahan, who has been promoted from assistant head coach and offensive line coach to interim head coach, began installing his game plan and running practice on Wednesday. According to JP Finlay of NBC Sports, Callahan is trying to implement a culture of accountability in Washington.

Finlay went on to note that Callahan’s offensive line is one of the most penalized units in football through five weeks, so he may not be as much of a disciplinarian as he wants to be. Still, change could be a good thing for the Redskins given the laid back atmosphere Jay Gruden had supposedly allowed.

One Redskins player recalled a member of the team using an app on his phone during practice earlier in the season, so it sounds like Gruden was simply going through the motions toward the end of his tenure in Washington. Ironically, it was Callahan who led the Oakland Raiders to the Super Bowl several years ago when he took over for Jay’s brother Jon. While that level of success is not going to be achieved, a date with the Miami Dolphins may be just what the doctor ordered.



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