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During his press conference at the NFL Combine today, Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden touched on a variety of topics about the team, one of which was the impact some of the new coaches will have on the roster.
On Feb. 2, the Redskins announced that Robb Akey was named defensive line coach.
While he’s got extensive coaching experience, including most recently being the assistant defensive line coach for the Minnesota Vikings during the 2014 season, Akey really stands out because of his passion for the game.
And that’s both on and off the field.
“Robb Akey — he’s got some energy, man,” Gruden began. “He’s an energetic, passionate guy. When we interviewed him, he knocked over garbage cans and chairs and tables, he was fired up.”
That’s one way to show you’re ready to go.
Overall, Gruden said he’s looking forward to spending more time with the new coaches on staff.
“It’s a great group, I think,” he said. “With Joe Barry and Robb and Perry Fewell and the coaches that we’ve added on defense, and on offense with Bill Callahan and Matt Cavanaugh, and, of course, our strength room has changed. I think we’ve made some positive changes.”
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