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3 potential concerns with Redskins promotion of Matt Cavanaugh to offensive coordinator

3 potential concerns with Redskins promotion of Matt Cavanaugh to offensive coordinator

The Redskins made a lot of news on Sunday with the promotion of Greg Manusky and Matt Cavanaugh to defensive and offensive coordinators, respectively. A case can be made for both moves, though each decision also brings potential pitfalls. Below are three areas that could bring trouble for Cavanaugh:

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  1. He's not Sean McVay - This has nothing to do with Cavanaugh, but it's nearly impossible to think the Redskins won't suffer some small setback with McVay gone. There is a reason the Rams hired the 30-year-old as the youngest head coach in NFL history. Known for his meticulous attention to detail and eye for defensive tells, McVay will be missed on the staff, even though Cavanaugh has plenty of experience and the two worked closely the past two seasons.
  2. Don't look back - Cavanaugh served as an offensive coordinator twice before, first in Chicago from 1997 and 1998 and then in Baltimore from 1999 to 2004. Never did his offenses finish in the Top 10 in yards and only once did his team finish in the Top 10 in points. The Redskins finished the 2016 campaign ranked third in yards and 12th in scoring, and depending what happens with the roster, fans won't have much patience for a step back. 
  3. Less individual attention - Kirk Cousins' growth as a quarterback during the past two seasons has been remarkable. While much remains to be determined about his 2017 status, no matter what, Cavanaugh deserves some praise for Cousins emergence as a definitive starting NFL QB. In two years working together, Cousins broke the Redskins team passing record in 2015, and then broke his own record in 2016. Head coach Jay Gruden often credited Cavanaugh's tutelage of Cousins, a sentiment the passer echoed. In the offensive coordinator role, it's inevitable Cavanugh will have less time to spend directly with his quarterback.

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Andrew Brandt says near impossible to get new Redskins name before Week 1

Andrew Brandt says near impossible to get new Redskins name before Week 1

Regardless if fans like the current name or want it changed, just on time alone the Redskins face a near impossible task to change their moniker in time for Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season. 

Andrew Brandt is an expert on NFL business and worked for the Packers for a decade. His work can be read in MMQB among others, and on Monday, he explained to the Redskins Talk Podcast that a new name and logo for the Redskins before the 2020 NFL season kicks off will require a "Herculean effort."

Normally changing the name of a football franchise valued at more than $3 billion would take years, with focus groups and market research to back up the decision. In this case, Washington is slated for a preseason game in Nashville on August 15th and to host their regular season opener on September 13th at FedEx Field. 

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The preseason opener is a little more than a month away, and the team hasn't even provided a timeline on a name change. In fact, though it's widely expected to come, the team hasn't even publicly said they're going to change the name at all.

It's hard to fathom the team could roll out even just new uniforms by August 15th, let alone erase every Redskins logo on their official stationery, moving supplies, marketing materials, and so on by September 13th. 

Brandt believes it could make sense for the team to just go by Washington this season and allow appropriate time to pick a new name for the 2021 season. 

"Maybe we have this provisional name without a lot of marks out there," he said. 

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A provisional name could end up being the Washington Football Club or something similar. 

For every fan making their case for Red Wolves or RedTails or Warriors or Hogs on social media and new uniform images on Instagram, realize that the effort to change the name goes miles beyond just new uniforms.

And to the experts, whatever that new name is won't be in play for 2020. 

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Chase Young's latest workout defies the laws of gravity

Chase Young's latest workout defies the laws of gravity

In a world that has been so unpredictable over the past few months, one constant has remained: Chase Young putting together insane workout videos.

The No. 2 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft has yet to get the opportunity to show off his skills with Washington. However, it hasn't stopped him from having his strength and athleticism on display for the world to see.

From benching an insane amount of weight to releasing a hype video that mimicked a blockbuster movie, the excitement about what is to come for Young has even reached NBA star LeBron James

Somehow, Young has found a way to out-do himself with his latest session that went viral.

The first drill that features Young easily clearing incredibly high hurdles shows that gravity doesn't really apply to him. Young is 264 pounds of pure muscle, and yet he gracefully leaps over each obstacle in a way that makes it seem effortless. The fact that he can jump that high at that size is absurd, and it also means quarterbacks should get ready for plenty of passes to be deflected.

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Young then easily transitioned into a full out sprint that has to be giving offensive linemen nightmares. For good measure, he also showed off his strength later in the video with leg workouts that can make you feel the burn just watching them. A walking lunge with a ton of weight on his back? Not a problem for Chase Young.

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There's no denying that Young has the size, strength and overall athletic ability to be a star in the NFL. Soon enough, he'll finally get the opportunity to show how these workouts are only part of what makes him impressive. 

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