Redskins make off season moves for the better
The Washington Redskins have been making a lot of off season moves to improve the team for the better. With all of the moves they have made, the Redskins have been a hard team to keep up with. Lets review some major off season headlines.
One of the first, and most major moves, made was the hiring of their new head coach Ron Rivera. Does the name sound familiar? Let’s go back to February of 2016 when the Carolina Panthers had a dominating season just to lose Super Bowl 50, 24-10. The hiring of Ron Rivera brings fans some hope after finally firing team coach Jay Gruden and team president Bruce Allen.
Goodbye Bruce Allen
The firing of team president Bruce Allen didn’t take many fans by surprise as it was much anticipated after the Redskins 3-13 season, and many fans asking for the firing of Allen as a hashtag of #FireBruceAllen started trending on Twitter. Even causing one fan to pay $1,600 for a plane to fly a banner asking team owner Dan Snyder to fire Bruce Allen, as reported by Mike Cugno on Twitter. After the firing fans had more breathing room for the Washington Redskins as they were finally seeing changes.
Goodbye Larry Hess
Along with Bruce Allen, the Redskins also let go of another longtime employee. Although fans weren’t paying $1,600 for a banner to be flown across the sky they wanted this change as well and that was the firing of the head trainer Larry Hess. Larry Hess worked as the head trainer for the redskins for 17 years, but with the past few years things went downhill, resulting in the team going a different direction.
Redskins make history
As we all know it is black history month. What better month to make additional black history? The Redskins did just that after hiring Jennifer King for the teams full time intern coaching position, making her the first full time African American female coaching intern in the NFL. While speaking to ESPN Rivera said “Jennifer is a bright young coach and will be a great addition to our staff,” he said in a statement, “Her familiarity with my expectations as a coach and my firsthand knowledge of her work ethic and preparation were big factors in bringing her to the Redskins.”
The Redskins signed former Detroit Lions running back J.D. McKissic . After three years with the Seattle Seahawks, and a year with the Lions, the Washington Redskins have inked a two year deal with the free agent running back.
Goodbye’s not done
The Redskins were not done with goodbyes as they said farewell to three well known players, Jordan Reed (TE), Josh Norman (CB) and Paul Richardson JR. (WR). Certain players, who will not be named, were anticipated to be released while some we were surprised about.
This is only the start of the off season moves keep an eye out on our Twitter @MDSportsblogDC where we will have all of the updates for you!