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The Week That Was: What can Davis and Garçon do together?

The Week That Was: What can Davis and Garçon do together?

RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, August 4, four days before the Redskins play the Titans in their preseason opener.

That Was the Week That Was

—The Redskins have just three full practices next week and so don’t look for any major changes to what Robert Griffin III does. Mike Shanahan said that the second phase of the team’s plan for RG3’s practice activities would not kick in until the Monday after the Tennessee preseason game. That day is the start of the final week of training camp in Richmond. The good folks in the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia might get a peek at RG3 running in 11 on 11 drills. Or they might not. Shanahan wouldn’t say one way or the other yesterday.

—I’ve written off Santana Moss more than once and he usually proves me wrong. I didn’t write him off this year and, hey, it looks like I’ll be right. The one-handed catch he made last week (you can see the picture here) was the play of camp so far. And his camp has been more than one spectacular play; he has been catching virtually everything throw in his direction the whole time. I’m not sure what I’ll be saying about Moss next year when his contract is up but right now the call is for a lot of key plays from No. 89 in 2013.

—Fred Davis says he’s pain free about nine and a half months after surgery to repair his torn Achilles tendon. Pierre Garçon has been doing well after choosing to rehab the toe injury that cost him six games last year rather than a surgical procedure that had no track record of results. And both of them talk of being able to help each other as a Mr. Inside (Davis) and Mr. Outside (Garçon) combo. It will be interesting to see what the two can do together. By the time Garçon had regained his form last year after dealing with the toe injury that he suffered in the first quarter of the season opener, Davis was on the shelf with his injury.

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Links to all 46 Redskins posts from the past week:

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Tuesday 07.30

Wednesday 07.31

Thursday 08.01

Friday 08.02

Saturday 08.03

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Report: One more potential defensive coordinator is off the market for the Redskins

Report: One more potential defensive coordinator is off the market for the Redskins

Well it looks like the name many considered to be the Redskins top choice at defensive coordinator is off the market. Adam Schefter broke the news of Gus Bradley to the Los Angeles Chargers.

The Redskins interviewed Bradley early in their process of selecting a new defensive coordinator. His latest gig ended poorly after he was fired as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, but Bradley's best success came as defensive coordinator with the Seattle Seahawks.

When he served in that role with Seattle, Bradley worked with Scot McCloughan. And prior to his coaching stint in Seattle, Bradley coached in Tampa, where he worked with both Bruce Allen and Jay Gruden.

Those connections, and his success in Seattle, had many fans hoping Bradley would take over for Joe Barry, who Washington dismissed more than two weeks ago.

The connection between Bradley and the Chargers comes as no surprise, and it leaves    Washington still in need of a defensive boss.

Mike Pettine probably jumps to the top of the ranks of other coaches the Redskins have interviewed, but it still seems internal candidate Greg Manusky could be in position to move up to coordinator. Manusky spent the 2016 season as outside linebackers coach and has prior coordinator experience.

The Skins have also interviewed Dennis Thurman, last of Buffalo, Jason Tarver, last of San Francisco, Rob Ryan, also last in Buffalo, and John Pagano, last with the Chargers.

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Report: Kevin O’Connell to be hired as Redskins QB coach, possibly signaling future moves

Report: Kevin O’Connell to be hired as Redskins QB coach, possibly signaling future moves

The Redskins are reported to have a new quarterbacks coach. Normally that is not news that moves the needle much but if the report proves to be accurate the move has some big implications for the Redskins coaching staff. 

First, about the coach. Kevin O’Connell was most recently an offensive assistant with the 49ers. Prior to that he was a quarterback who spent time with the Patriots, who drafted him out of San Diego State in the third round in 2008, Lions, Jets, Dolphins, and Chargers. He only saw the field the Patriots and he attempted just six passes. His addition as the Redskins’ quarterbacks coach was reported by Fox Sports.

Related: Redskins offensive coordinator resume: Matt Cavanaugh

The thing is, the Redskins don’t officially have an opening for a quarterbacks coach. The job is held by Matt Cavanaugh. However, the Redskins do need an offensive coordinator since Sean McVay left last week to become the head coach of the Rams. Moving Cavanaugh, who played quarterback in the NFL for 13 seasons before starting a 23-year career in coaching, to offensive coordinator, seems to be the logical move to make to many. 

If O’Connell’s addition to the staff does indeed become a reality, that would all but confirm that Cavanaugh is getting the promotion. Nothing is official until it’s official but this seems to be the way things are heading. 

Stay tuned to CSNmidatlantic.com for the latest. 

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