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Metro 'SafeTrack' issues will impact Redskins vs. Packers on Sunday night

Metro 'SafeTrack' issues will impact Redskins vs. Packers on Sunday night

Metro issues have impacted plenty of sports in D.C. - most notably Nats and Caps playoff games - but now the 'SafeTrack' program will impact the Redskins crowd on Sunday night. 

The team put out a press release to let fans know that trains may stop running before the end of the game:

In advance of Sunday’s game between the Washington Redskins and Green Bay Packers at FedExField, the Redskins are reminding fans that the last train (Franconia-Springfield) will depart the Morgan Boulevard Metro station at 11:27 p.m. on Sunday as required by the Metro SafeTrack program. More information on the SafeTrack program can be accessed at www.wmata.com/rail/safetrack.

Fans attending Sunday are asked to please plan accordingly by visiting www.redskins.com/fedexfield/parking-and-directions for more information, including Uber and cash parking options. As a reminder, the Redskins have established a designated Uber Pick-Up & Drop-Off Zone, a ride-share lot located at the Prince George's County Sports Complex, adjacent to the stadium’s parking lots in the following location: Prince George’s County Sports & Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Hyattsville Md. 20785.

Kickoff of the Redskins vs Packers won't take place until well after 8 p.m., and considering the average length of NFL games stretches beyond three hours, fans depending on the Metro would be in quite a tight time crunch. Adding to the tight timeline, the Morgan Boulevard station is one mile from the stadium.

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Report: Bill Callahan to join Browns' staff as offensive line coach

Report: Bill Callahan to join Browns' staff as offensive line coach

Bill Callahan was not unemployed for long.

The former Redskins offensive line coach, who served as Washington's interim head coach in 2019 after Jay Gruden was fired following an 0-5 start, is joining the Cleveland Browns staff, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

The 63-year-old will reportedly serve as the Browns' offensive line coach, a title he has over two decades of coaching experience of.

Callahan served as the Redskins offensive line coach from 2017-2019. He worked his way up the coaching ranks in both college and the NFL as an offensive line coach for over a decade before the Raiders hired him as offensive coordinator in 1998. He was later promoted to head coach in 2002 and spent two seasons at the helm before leaving for the same position at Nebraska.

After a four-year tenure as head coach at the University of Nebraska ended in 2007, Callahan returned to the NFL as an offensive line coach for the Jets. He spent the next 12 years as an offensive line coach for three different NFL teams before he was named the Redskins interim head coach in October.

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Scott Turner won the Redskins offensive coordinator job over Kevin O'Connell, per source

Scott Turner won the Redskins offensive coordinator job over Kevin O'Connell, per source

There has been plenty of speculation as to why new Redskins head coach Ron Rivera decided to hire Scott Turner as offensive coordinator, and now a source tells NBC Sports Washington the answer is simple. 

Turner won the job competition. 

Many expected 2019 Redskins offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell to maintain his position when the team hired Rivera as their new head coach earlier this month. That didn't happen. 

As Rivera moved quickly to assemble his coaching staff, the biggest question seemed to be running the offense and working with second-year quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Rivera interviewed O'Connell and Turner for the job, and asked to interview former Giants head coach Pat Shurmur. 

Shurmur declined the interview, and at that point, a source explained that Rivera then made his decision to go with Turner over O'Connell. 

So why Turner? 

Both candidates got their first experience calling plays last year after an in-season firing to the head coach. The results weren't great for either coach, but Turner's game plans involved more play action passing than O'Connell. 

Turner's resume working with Cam Newton and Teddy Bridgewater mattered, as did the plan Turner presented for working with Haskins. 

It's important to note that Rivera had years of experience working with Turner, as well as his father Norv Turner. That mattered too, and one source explained Rivera "believed" in Turner. 

While O'Connell landed in a strong spot as offensive coordinator for the Rams, he won't be calling plays. Coaches don't like giving up control, particularly offensive coaches giving up play calling. For O'Connell, maybe that will change in LA, but it will take time. 

Some Redskins fans have a bad habit of assuming the worst. That maybe Turner got the job because O'Connell passed on it. That's not the case, per multiple sources.

Ron Rivera wanted his guy, and that's why Turner got the job. 

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