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Press Release: Redskins hire Brian Baker

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Press Release: Redskins hire Brian Baker

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have named Brian Baker as Outside Linebackers Coach.

Baker joins the Redskins with 30 years of coaching experience to his credit, the last 18 of which have come at the NFL level. Last season, he served as the Cleveland Browns’ outside linebackers coach, helping the Browns finish third in the AFC and ninth in the NFL in total defense (332.4 yards per game).

Baker’s NFL coaching pedigree includes stints with the Dallas Cowboys (2011-12), Carolina Panthers (2009-10), St. Louis Rams (2006-08), Minnesota Vikings (2001-05), Detroit Lions (1997-2000) and San Diego Chargers (1996). Among the players selected to the Pro Bowl from Baker’s units throughout his career are Jay Ratliff, Julius Peppers, Kevin Williams, Robert Porcher and Luther Elliss. Baker also contributed to the Pro Bowl selections of linebackers DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer as part of his responsibilities overseeing the pass rush in Dallas.

Baker, 51, started his career at the University of Maryland, where he played linebacker from 1980-83 and then helped coach outside linebackers as a student coach and graduate assistant from 1984-85. His collegiate background also includes coaching positions at the United States Military Academy at West Point (1986) and Georgia Tech (1987-95).

BAKER FOOTBALL TIMELINE

  • 1980-83:          Linebacker, Maryland
  • 1984:               Student Coach, Maryland
  • 1985:               Graduate Assistant, Maryland
  • 1986:               Fullbacks Coach, Army
  • 1987-94           Linebackers Coach, Georgia Tech
  • 1995:               Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach, Georgia Tech
  • 1996:               Defensive Line Coach, San Diego Chargers
  • 1997-2000:      Defensive Line Coach, Detroit Lions
  • 2001:               Defensive Line Coach, Minnesota Vikings
  • 2002-03:          Linebackers Coach, Minnesota Vikings
  • 2004-05:          Defensive Line Coach, Minnesota Vikings
  • 2006-08:          Defensive Line Coach, St. Louis Rams
  • 2009-10:          Defensive Line Coach, Carolina Panthers
  • 2011-12:          Defensive Line Coach, Dallas Cowboys
  • 2013:               Outside Linebackers Coach, Cleveland Browns

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The Redskins newest coach has a rap video in his honor

The Redskins newest coach has a rap video in his honor

On Monday morning, the Redskins made several new coaching hires official, including Jim Tomsula as the new defensive line coach.

Tomsula was out of football in 2016 after serving as the 49ers head coach for the 2015 season in which the team finished 5-11.

Despite struggling as a head coach, Tomsula gained an odd, if not heavy cult following. It made little sense considering he has the look and demeanor of someone who was put on this earth to coach football and coach football only. But through the glories of the internet came this:

The Jimmy Tomsula rap song.

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It's just a demo, and I suppose the full version could be out there somewhere since this song is over a year old. But there's something hypnotizing about 60 consecutive seconds of "Open up my shirt like im Jimmy Tom-Sula."

How long before we begin hearing this song at FedEx Field on Sundays?

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New #RedskinsTalk Podcast - With coordinators in house, all eyes on Kirk Cousins

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New #RedskinsTalk Podcast - With coordinators in house, all eyes on Kirk Cousins

The Redskins found two new coordinators - both in house - and Rich Tandler is more excited by the hires than JP Finlay. Listen as they break down the promotions, and talk Kirk Cousins. 

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