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Redskins Hire Sherman Lewis As Offensive Consultant

Posted by Matt Terl on October 6, 2009 – 5:29 pm

I’m covering an event in DC at the moment, but wanted to at least have this posted here: the team has brought in a “fresh set of eyes” to work with the offense. From the press release:

The Washington Redskins announced today that they have hired longtime NFL assistant coach Sherman Lewis as an offensive consultant. Lewis, a 22-year NFL coaching veteran, brings a history of success and a vast knowledge of the West Coast Offense, in addition to four Super Bowl rings.

“Sherm Lewis is an outstanding coach who has been an instrumental member of four Super Bowl championship teams,” Redskins Executive Vice President of Football Operations Vinny Cerrato said. “Sherm’s history started with the innovator of the West Coast Offense, Bill Walsh, and over the past two decades he has directed some of the best offenses, and coached and developed some of the league’s premier players. He has a diverse NFL background, having coached running backs, wide receivers, and serving as a coordinator. Jim and Sherman share a common bond in that they both worked for Mike Holmgren at different times in their careers. Sherman’s overall experience and expertise will be a tremendous addition to our coaching staff. His track record humbles us all.”

“We’re happy to have Sherm’s set of eyes and voice to help us as we continue to find ways to create success on offense,” Head Coach Jim Zorn said. “I am excited to have him on the staff and welcome his input.”

Check in at Redskins.com for further updates — here’s Larry Weisman’s interview with Vinny Cerrato about the hire.

(Photo courtesy of Detroit Lions)

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