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Redskins hire Ike Hilliard as wide receivers coach

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The Redskins have hired Ike Hilliard as their wide receivers coach, the club said Monday.

Hilliard, 37, coached the Redskins’ wide receivers in 2012, then joined the Bills’ coaching staff in the same role for 2013. Buffalo parted ways with Hilliard after the season.

Hilliard played 12 NFL seasons at wide receiver, catching a combined 546 passes for 6,397 yards with 35 touchdowns in stints with the Giants (1997-2004) and Buccaneers (2005-2008).

New Redskins coach Jay Gruden was a Buccaneers’ assistant coach for Hillard’s four seasons in Tampa Bay.

Hilliard’s NFL coaching career began in 2011 with the Dolphins, for whom he spent a season as an assistant wide receivers coach.

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16 Responses to “Redskins hire Ike Hilliard as wide receivers coach”
  1. coachjohnharbaugh says: Jan 20, 2014 3:33 PM

    thats why they are the redskins …

    and we’re the ravens

  2. arwiv says: Jan 20, 2014 3:50 PM

    Former Giants players/coaches are all over the NFL.

    Then again, the Giants pretty much set the standard back in the 50’s when they had 2 coordinators named Lombardi and Landry.

    Oh yeah, the greatest coach in football today (he coaches in NE)…a Giant. John Fox…a Giant.

  3. bigcheetah19 says: Jan 20, 2014 3:52 PM

    Glad to see new blood at the receiver coach position..going to need new personnel there as well. One legitimate player in Garçon. The rest need to go. Hankerson was average at best and is coming off another major injury. Santana Moss days are over and does anyone think Aldrick Robinson plays on any other team in the league? Josh Morgan basically quit last season. In my estimation a healthy dose of talent infusion is needed…2 through draft and 2 through free agency

  4. arwiv says: Jan 20, 2014 3:55 PM

    Another thing….the name on all footballs used in every game has the name “duke” on it. Who is the “duke”? That would be Wellington Mara…a Giant.

  5. losntina69 says: Jan 20, 2014 4:06 PM

    Makes sense for this coaching staff to make this hire, they decided to keep half the coaching staff of a mediocre team the past 4 years. So yes this is right on par. The season hasnt even ended yet and as redskins fan I am already wondering what we are going to do with a top 3 pick in the 2015 nfl draft smh.

  6. ravanator says: Jan 20, 2014 4:13 PM

    Ravens Nation takes time out of our busy work day to laugh hysterically at the R-Words coaching staff. Another year in the basement for the R-Words. All of you fans will have to jump on the Ravens band wagon, again.

    #ravensownmaryland
    #baltimore>landover

  7. arwiv says: Jan 20, 2014 4:30 PM

    Gotta love the Giants hate…lol.

  8. bigcheetah19 says: Jan 20, 2014 4:31 PM

    I can understand people’s frustrations with the results of this past season but I truly don’t have issue with retaining coaches off the old staff. Judging by what I witnessed the issues the skins had were based largely on lack of talent and not scheme. The only issue I had with scheme was the reluctance (either bc RG 3 didn’t want to do it or the coaches were trying to protect his knee) to run more zone read and spread principles.

    There are players who started last season or were key backups who have no business being in those roles..the offensive line outside of Williams are collectively embarrassing. There are a lack of playmakers on the offense. Defensively London Fletcher and Perry Riley were average this past season, Kedric Golson would not play for anyone else in the NFL. We have approx 10 players that winning teams in the NFL would have interest in.

  9. whysomanylosers says: Jan 20, 2014 4:47 PM

    Ike Hilliard – Mr. 3rd Down.
    The only Gator receiver to actually make a difference in the NFL.

  10. seattlecoug says: Jan 20, 2014 5:12 PM

    RGMe = zero playoff wins forever

  11. pixelito says: Jan 20, 2014 5:13 PM

    Ike still hates the Giants for cutting him.

  12. m4hawk says: Jan 20, 2014 5:28 PM

    This guy is a pro! IRemember him signing autographs in tampa for the soldiers during warmup. Also would sign walking from parking lot into stadium. Other guys like simeon would walk by with there headphones on. This guy is a class act who i always remembered .a pro straight up

  13. brudog says: Jan 20, 2014 6:21 PM

    Hilliard was with the Skins in 2012. he is not new blood

  14. thealmightybigblue says: Jan 20, 2014 6:28 PM

    This is why we are the New York football giants and u are the deadskins.#4rings>3ringsfrom20yrsago#bigbluenationlolsatdeadskins.

  15. redskinfansince82 says: Jan 20, 2014 10:44 PM

    Only time I see a Raven in MD is when they get in your trash! You see they eat alot of garbage so it’s no wonder they write alot of garbage on this site. Who puts a casino next to there stadium anyway? Only in Bmore!!!

  16. redskinfansince82 says: Jan 20, 2014 10:48 PM

    Giant Fan your owner has broken the most sacred code……”Don’t be a snitch.” See what happens when you snitch…..you don’t make the playoffs anymore and your QB looks like a Bust. RGIII all day baby !! HTTR

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