Colt Brennan speaks with Warpath Confidential
One of the cool things about being associated with a site like WarpathConfidential.com is that when you want to write an article on a subject but you're kind of stuck on a slant, there's always one over there that captures the essence of the subject. So instead of me coming up with something lame (no cracks out there about that being the standard here, now) I can just point you over there and you can be enlightened by one of the solid pros writing over there.
In one, Editor John Pappas recounts a conversation with Colt Brennan about the QB's play in the scrimmage on Saturday. It's a must-read for members of the Cult of Colt and others, like me, who are interested in his progress but not yet ready to proclaim him the starter and bemoan the fact that the Pro Bowl isn't in his home state of Hawaii this year.
But I digress. Here is John's article on Colt:
Colt's Corner—Assessing the Scrimmage
And there's also a short one about how the QB depth chart looks now and how it is likely to look on Sept. 14.
The Quarterback Shuffle
Enjoy, and tell 'em I sent ya.
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.
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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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According to a report from Ben Standig of Breaking Burgundy, Redskins running back Rob Kelley has undergone a knee procedure already this off-season.
Kelley has reportedly already resumed walking following the minor procedure.
The injury, which occured in a Week 16 matchup against Chicago, is not expected to impact Kelley into the 2017 season.
Kelley came out of nowhere an impressed in the pre-season and took over the starting job from Matt Jones in Week 9.
Stay tuned for more updates on Kelley.
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