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Redskins hire three assistants, retain another

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New Redskins head coach Jay Gruden has his coaching staff set.

The club announced Tuesday the hiring of three assistant coaches: Bradford Banta (assistant special teams), Shane Day (assistant offensive line / offensive quality control) and Jake Peetz (offensive quality control).

Banta was the Lions’ assistant linebackers coach in 2013, but he was Detroit’s assistant special teams coach from 2008 through 2011.

Day was quarterbacks coach at the University of Connecticut last season. He coached the Bears’ quarterbacks in 2010 and 2011.

Peetz was a Jaguars assistant in 2012 and an analyst for the University of Alabama in 2013.

The club also has retained Aubrey Pleasant, who will be a defensive quality control coach this season. He served as an offensive assistant for Washington in 2013.

Gruden has finished hiring his assistants, the club said.

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7 Responses to “Redskins hire three assistants, retain another”
  1. greymares says: Feb 4, 2014 11:56 AM

    Gruden has also named RG3 the starter the 2nd best QB on his roster. He can bring in Vince Lombardi reincarnated he has already proven he lacks the ability to put together a winner.

  2. getyourownname says: Feb 4, 2014 12:29 PM

    It may seem like a lot of quality control guys, but remember the owner said he fired his prior GM because the GM allowed him (Danny) to make too many mistakes, so there’s a real need in this area.

  3. losntina69 says: Feb 4, 2014 12:34 PM

    Does Gruden know something that none of us know? He wants to keep everyone on the defensive side of the ball, the same defense that has sucked over the past 4 seasons.???????????

  4. fightforalldc says: Feb 4, 2014 12:39 PM

    How in the world is kirk better than Robert?

  5. dcapettini says: Feb 4, 2014 12:55 PM

    “Defensive Quality Control” coach. This isn’t some kind of a joke, right? They already have a defensive coordinator, and assistant defensive coordinator, a defensive line coach, an assistant defensive line coach, a linebackers coach, an assistant linebackers coach, a defensive backfield coach and an assistant defensive backfield coach. Just what does the “Quality Control” coach do? And, will he get an assistant quality control coach too?

  6. 23rdusernameused says: Feb 4, 2014 2:49 PM

    none of this will matter! They will still suck, bad!
    it’s the danny snyder curse!!
    ever since Jack Kent Cooke died, they’ve been crap!

  7. skinsdiehard says: Feb 4, 2014 11:24 PM

    We won the division in 1999, 2005 and 2012. Made the playoffs in 2007 as well. What curse? How is that sucking since Cooke died? If you mean not winning a Superbowl, thenhalf the NFL must suck in your opinion since 1998. Dont bother to watch then.

    A quality control coach helps position coaches run drills, helps put together film on opponents and helps with setting practice schedules. They are basically serving apprenticeships.

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