The Washington Redskins lost both of their coordinators this offseason. As of right now, the Redskins are definitely missing former offensive coordinator Sean McVay.
One of the biggest storylines of the offseason for the Redskins has been their complete regression on the offensive side of the ball. Despite sporting a widely improved defense in 2017, the Redskins do not have the look of a playoff caliber team. The unit to blame for this is certainly the offense.
At first, it wasn’t exactly clear why the Redskins weren’t able to repeat their success. Sure, they had suffered losses on the field, but they were supposed to be able to fill those in with other players. But the bigger issue came as a result of the departure of Sean McVay.
Back in the winter, McVay agreed to become the youngest head coach in NFL history when he joined the Los Angeles Rams. Just 31, McVay was sent in to jumpstart the stagnant Rams offense and thus far, he has done great work in a short period of time. McVay surrounded himself with knowledgeable veterans and that has allowed the Rams to rebuild themselves quickly.
The departure of McVay was written off as not a big deal by Washington. After all, they still had Jay Gruden, who was a smart offensive mind in his own right. But thus far this season, the Redskins look far worse off without the wunderkind on the sideline.
With all of that said, it is clear that the Redskins made a mistake by letting McVay depart. Granted, they couldn’t do much to keep him away from the Rams once the head coaching offer was made, but still. Not having their offensive guru has hurt, especially after seeing what he accomplished in Week 1 in L.A.