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Los Angeles native DeSean Jackson has high praise for recently hired Rams head coach Sean McVay

Los Angeles native DeSean Jackson has high praise for recently hired Rams head coach Sean McVay

On Thursday afternoon, the Los Angeles Rams announced the hiring of Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay as their new head coach.

The 30-year-old spent six seasons with the Redskins, initially as the tight ends coach before taking over as offensive coordinator in 2014.

If you were to take a survey of offensive players at the Redskins' facility in Ashburn, Va. regarding McVay, you would likely get similar answers across the board. Most of the Redskins players liked McVay as a person and as a coach and think he's destined for big things.

Shortly after the announcement was made on Thursday, DeSean Jackson commented on the hire to ABC7 News' Erin Hawksworth.

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Jackson's arrival in Washington, D.C. coincided with McVay becoming the offensive coordinator.

Jackson holds the young coach in high regard, and with Jackson currently set to become a free agent and one who calls Los Angeles home, Jackson to the Rams is not out of the realm of possibility.

But Jackson wasn't the only Redskins player to congratulate McVay on the new gig.

Kirk Cousins, who flourished in McVay's system as the full-time starting quarterback beginning in 2015, had brief, but kind words for his now former-coach.

Jay Gruden also weighed in, per Hawksworth.

With the firing of Joe Barry as defensive coordinator, the Redskins now have two major coaching positions that need to be filled.

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Sean Taylor is scaring Pro Bowl punters like Tress Way to this day

Sean Taylor is scaring Pro Bowl punters like Tress Way to this day

The Pro Bowl may not count for anything other than an accolade on a player's resume, but it has delivered some memorable moments over the years. 

Maybe the best Pro Bowl play ever was when Sean Taylor leveled former Bills punter Brian Moorman when the AFC tried to run a fake in the 2006 Pro Bowl. 

Tress Way is representing the Redskins in the 2020 Pro Bowl and still has that play in the back of his mind. 

When asked whether he'd try to pull off a fake punt of his own on Sunday, Way said yes but under specific conditions. 

Minkah Fitzpatrick and Jamal Adams are the starting safeties for the AFC, so while both are great players and Adams is a hard-hitter in his own right, none of them are Taylor. 

So if you see the NFC pull off a fake punt and Tress Way quickly gets rid of the ball, you'll know why. 

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Winning a truck is DeAngelo Hall's fondest 2011 Pro Bowl memory

Winning a truck is DeAngelo Hall's fondest 2011 Pro Bowl memory

In the midst of the Pro Bowl being underway former Redskins’ defensive back DeAngelo Hall took a trip down memory lane. 

During Good Morning Football this week, the 2011 Pro Bowl MVP DeAngelo Hall said his favorite memory from the Pro Bowl wasn't exactly anything that happened on the football field.

You would think he would mention his impressive performance which included six tackles, an interception and a fumble returned for a touchdown. 

But no. His highlight of the day was winning a truck for his MVP performance. 

“I told my buddies going into it I wanted to buy a truck so I said hey, if I win this MVP I don't need to buy a truck so I called the shot ladies and gentlemen I really did," he said. 

It must have been a really special prize because to this day, he said, he still owns the truck. 

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