The Washington Redskins are shaking things up on their offensive workers.
The club presented Tuesday afternoon that passing sport coordinator Kevin O’Connell has been promoted to offensive coordinator. O’Connell will most doubtless be replacing Matt Cavanaugh, who turned into Washington’s OC for the closing two seasons. Cavanaugh has been reassigned to senior offensive assistant.
This can also very neatly be O’Connell’s first OC job. He spent the previous two years with the Redskins as trip sport coordinator/quarterbacks coach. He turned into also a QBs coach in Cleveland underneath Mike Pettine and an offensive assistant in San Francisco underneath Chip Kelly. A third-round retract of the Modern England Patriots in 2008, O’Connell spent five seasons biking through waivers prior to swapping taking half in for coaching. His profession stats underneath heart: two video games performed, 23 passing yards.
The 33-year-broken-down O’Connell will inherit an offense that underneath Cavanaugh turned into bitten by the injury malicious program all over the last two years. In 2018, Redskins quarterbacks Alex Smith and Colt McCoy both suffered season-ending leg accidents, and rookie working support Derrius Guice tore his ACL prior to the season even began. Smith is anticipated to go away out your entire 2019 season, leaving a major hole underneath heart and an early impediment for O’Connell.
The Redskins executed 16th in total and scoring offense in Cavanaugh’s first year on the helm, but slipped to twenty eighth and twenty ninth, respectively, in his second year accountable.
O’Connell is the third offensive coordinator of the Jay Gruden generation in D.C. (Sean McVay, Cavanaugh).
Washington also presented that line of defense coach Jim Tomsula will return for his third season with the organization.