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PRESS RELEASE: Redskins Name Sean McVay Tight Ends Coach


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The Redskins have named Sean McVay as their tight ends coach. McVay stepped into that role for the final four games of the 2010 season following the departure of Jon Embree to become the head coach at the University of Colorado. And head coach Mike Shanahan believed that McVay performed well enough that he might be in demand around the NFL.


ES Staff Appended Edit:


For Immediate Release

February 16, 2011


LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have hired Sean McVay as the team’s tight ends coach.

McVay spent last season as Offensive Assistant for the Redskins, in addition to working with the team’s tight ends during the final four weeks of the season following the departure of former tight ends coach, Jon Embree.

“Sean impressed me tremendously during his four games as our tight ends coach at the end of this past season,” Redskins Executive Vice President/Head Coach Mike Shanahan said. “He has an excellent rapport with the players and is a promising coach in the NFL. It quickly became clear after the season that he was going to be a full-time position coach in this league soon, and we wanted to make sure that it was with the Redskins.”

In 2010, the Redskins ranked eighth in the NFL in passing yards per game (244.6). Tight end Chris Cooley ranked second among NFL tight ends in receptions (77) and third in receiving yards (849).

McVay joined the Redskins in 2010, following a stint as Quality Control/Wide Receiver Coach for the United Football League’s Florida Tuskers. The Tuskers finished a perfect 6-0 in the regular season before losing in the UFL’s inaugural championship game.

McVay served as Offensive Assistant with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008. During his time in Tampa Bay, McVay worked closely with wide receiver Antonio Bryant, who recorded career highs in receptions (83), receiving yards (1,248), and touchdowns (7), en route to winning The Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year Award.

McVay graduated from Miami University (Ohio) where he played wide receiver, earning Miami’s Scholar-Athlete Award in 2007.

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Wonder if we will hire a replacement for KO?

Seemed to me he was a player's coach/glue guy basically. Not sure what his day to day responsibilities were after Spanos came in.

Not that he won't be missed - he will. I just don't know how you go about replacing what he did (or if you even try).

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