Brian Baker was honest with himself.
After playing for Jerry Claiborne and Bobby Ross at the University of Maryland from 1981-1983, Baker knew he didn’t fit an NFL prototype for any one position. So he became a student coach and then a graduate assistant, launching a 30-year coaching career that’s taken him to eight professional teams.
Baker explained his thought process coming out of college to Larry Michael on “Redskins Nation” Wednesday night.
“I’m pretty realistic about things,” Baker said. “I knew based on my college career that I was kind of a tweener safety/linebacker. I played that wide-tackle six (scheme). I was that outside linebacker, which was half linebacker, half safety, half corner, which means you’re not much of anything for the NFL.”
The new outside linebackers coach told Michael about his “animated” coaching style, how other teams look at Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo and what he learned last year in Cleveland.
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