July 4, 2010

Weekend Roundup: Air Coryell

Legendary San Diego Chargers coach Don Coryell died last week, and the surge of attention that has accompanied his passing certainly indicates that he may finally get the push he needs to be admitted into the Hall of Fame.

Coryell's connection to the Redskins is a strong one. He mentored Joe Gibbs at San Diego State and set Gibbs on the path to success. Coryell revolutionized the passing game in football, and Gibbs took his philosophies, winning there Super Bowls with them.

Bill Walsh took Coryell's vertical scheme and modified it into a lateral scheme, bringing about the birth of the West Coast offense as we know it today. Coryell is truly the father of the modern NFL.

RIP Don.

Tough to follow that up, but there are a couple of good links I need to share.

Do the 'Skins have the best offensive line in the NFC East? You can make a case for them.

Rich Tandler breaks down the 'Skins running backs.

No extension talks between Donovan McNabb and the Redskins. Same with Jammal Brown. The 'Skins might be doing the right thing by waiting until midseason to determine if they want to invest in a couple of older players.

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