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Batiste signed

Batiste signed

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From: "Redskins Public Relations"
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 10:45:39 -0500
Subject: REDSKINS SIGN D'ANTHONY BATISTE

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                  

December 10, 2008

 

REDSKINS SIGN D’ANTHONY BATISTE

 

 

ASHBURN, VA - The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed offensive lineman D’Anthony Batiste. He will wear jersey No. 78.

 

The 6-foot-4 Batiste, who is in his third NFL season, played and started four games at guard for the Atlanta Falcons in 2007.  He was originally signed by Dallas as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He spent the first six weeks of that season on the Cowboys practice squad before being signed by Carolina. He did not see any action for the Panthers.

 

A native of Marksville, La., Batiste was a four-year letterman at University of Louisiana-Lafayette. He was born March 29, 1982.

 

 

-REDSKINS-

 

Contacts:              Zack Bolno                           bolnoz@redskins.com                         703-726-7065

William Norman                   normanw@redskins.com                    703-726-7036

Michael Pehanich               pehanichm@redskins.com                 703-726-7077   

 

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3 reasons why Redskins promoting Matt Cavanaugh to offensive coordinator makes sense

3 reasons why Redskins promoting Matt Cavanaugh to offensive coordinator makes sense

Championship Sunday produced a flurry of Redskins news. A pair of internal promotions erased the team's vacant coordinator positions, as Greg Manusky landed the defensive coordinator spot and Matt Cavanaugh will take over as offensive coordinator. When Sean McVay left to coach the Rams, many expected Cavanaugh to take over his spot. Here are three reasons why:

  1. If it ain't broke, don't fix it - There was plenty to criticize from the Redskins the last two seasons, but not much of it came on offense. Cavanaugh joined the organization in 2015 as quarterback coach, and the offense has consistently improved in those two seasons. Though the team struggled to score TDs in the Red Zone, the 2016 version of the Redskins moved the ball at a team-record clip and ranked among the top offensive teams in NFL yardage. When something is working as well as the 'Skins offense, it's not wise to change it dramatically.
  2. Impressive work - Cavanaugh began coaching QBs for the Redskins in 2015. Kirk Cousins took over as Redskins starting quarterback in 2015. In two years working together, Cousins twice broke the Redskins franchise passing record and is now poised to get a mega-contract in free agency. Talking after the 'Skins loss to the Giants earlier this month, Jay Gruden said, "I think [Cousins'] really improved his game a lot in the last couple years. And a lot of it has to do with Matt Cavanaugh and Sean McVay."
  3. Make the call - The biggest question remaining for the Redskins - outside of the HUGE unknown surrounding Cousins - will be about play calling. All indications are that Jay Gruden will return to calling the plays from the Washington sideline, and obviously, that's a situation Cavanaugh understands. For two seasons now, Cavanaugh along with McVay, Gruden and offensive line coach Bill Callahan have had input on play calling. With McVay gone, Cavanaugh and Callahan will likely contribute even more in support of Gruden. 

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