January 20, 2010

Update: Schefter Reports Shanahan Makes More Staff Hires in DC Today

Adam Schefter just tweeted the following: "Redskins today named Kyle Shanahan offensive coordinator, Matt LaFleur quarterbacks coach and Jon Embree tight ends coach."

And Redskins Insider has the full story up for your reading pleasure.

LaFleur was in Houston the past two years with the Texans. He worked with Matt Schaub (who just made the Pro Bowl as a replacement after leading the NFL in passing yards this season).

No word on who will be doing the playcalling on offense, but LaFleur and both Shanahans are sharp offensive minds.

This could be the best coaching Jason Campbell will ever see. Definitely an upgrade from the previous two years. He would be wise to stick around because this should make him a more than respectable starter.

As for Embree, he is a former NFL tight end and was the TE coach in Kansas City for the last three years of Tony Gonzalez's time with the Chiefs. He also spent time coaching with UCLA and the University of Colorado.

Embree will coach the most talented position on the team. The Redskins have a Pro Bowler in Chris Cooley, 2009's breakout performer in Fred Davis, and a reliable blocker and red zone threat in Todd Yoder.

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