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Shanahan brings Larry Coyer on board as a scout

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Redskins coach Mike Shanahan brought back one of his old friends to the organization, but not to the sidelines.

The Redskins announced that longtime defensive coach Larry Coyer has been hired as an advance scout.

The 70-year-old Coyer has been out of the business since the Colts fired him from their defensive coordinator job after the 2011 season.

Prior to that three-year stint, he had seven seasons working for Shanahan in Denver, including four as defensive coordinator. Coyer has 47 years of college and pro experience, and will give Shanahan a trusted voice.

The team also hired Aubrey Pleasant as an offensive assistant.

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12 Responses to “Shanahan brings Larry Coyer on board as a scout”
  1. skinsfaninnebraska says: May 29, 2013 11:53 AM

    Hey, thanks for a nice, straight-up news report with no snarky little comment at the end.

    This is a good hire for the Skins, who have been doing a pretty decent job of scouting talent as it is.

  2. michaeljacksonisback says: May 29, 2013 11:56 AM

    Who cares?

  3. wheeln69 says: May 29, 2013 12:17 PM

    michaeljacksonisback says:
    May 29, 2013 11:56 AM
    Who cares?

    Obviously you do…didn’t you click on the link to read the article?

  4. heeeeelzfan says: May 29, 2013 12:35 PM

    This is probably the move that guarantees them a deep playoff run next year.

  5. bigbenh8tr says: May 29, 2013 12:40 PM

    This is a good hire for the Skins, who have been doing a pretty decent job of scouting talent as it is.
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    Hahahahaha, still looking for that #1 WR and a Secondary. Great job with your 2 good guys from the last 20 years – RG3, Alfred Morriss. Too bad Shanahan backs never last more than 2-3 seasons (look back at Denver if you doubt that), and he already ruined RG3. What a losing culture we have here in DC – from all sports teams

  6. dcdiehard82 says: May 29, 2013 12:44 PM

    You clearly do because you took the time to comment about ya tool!.. Good hire…GO SKINS

  7. skinsallday says: May 29, 2013 12:53 PM

    The Redskins have the best scouting department in the entire NFL. HTTR

  8. peytonsneck18 says: May 29, 2013 1:01 PM

    Hes horrible as a D coordinator

  9. michaeljacksonisback says: May 29, 2013 2:27 PM

    Ummm no actually I didn’t click on anything except add a comment. I have an iPhone 5 and this is one of my apps. So I “browsed” the article then commented. Thanks for caring though!

  10. mrphootball says: May 29, 2013 4:06 PM

    peytonsneck18 says:
    May 29, 2013 1:01 PM
    Hes horrible as a D coordinator

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    Coyer’s defense consistently has ranked among the NFL’s most productive during his three seasons as the Broncos’ defensive coordinator and has helped the club advance to the playoffs each year. The Broncos have placed in the league’s top-7 in run defense in every year under Coyer and have allowed an average of 93.3 rushing yards per game since 2003 to rank second in the NFL during that period.
    Denver also has ranked among the league’s best teams in overall defense under Coyer, posting consecutive top-4 NFL rankings in yards-per-game allowed from 2003–04 and placing fourth in the league (289.5 ypg.) in that category since 2003. In addition, the Broncos have surrendered an average of 18.0 points per game since 2003 to rank fifth in the NFL in scoring defense with Coyer at the helm. Coyer’s defense was instrumental in the Broncos going 13-3 in 2005 and advancing to the AFC Championship Game

    Get your facts straight ……..armchair QB.

  11. hendeeze says: May 29, 2013 8:52 PM

    d coordinator to scout. Talk about a major demotion.

  12. musicman495 says: May 30, 2013 12:51 AM

    bigbenh8tr says: May 29, 2013 12:40 PM

    Hahahahaha, still looking for that #1 WR and a Secondary. Great job with your 2 good guys from the last 20 years – RG3, Alfred Morriss. Too bad Shanahan backs never last more than 2-3 seasons (look back at Denver if you doubt that), and he already ruined RG3. What a losing culture we have here in DC – from all sports teams
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    We all look forward to Ravens fans who comment on every Redskins post eating crow from their perch in 4th place in the AFC North now that their best players are retired or playing elsewhere.

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