Three biggest questions still to answer after the Redskins firing of Jay Gruden
2. What will Kevin O’Connell be able to show as a primary play-caller?
Some were hoping that O’Connell would have a chance to prove himself as the interim head coach. However, I actually don’t mind the decision to go with Bill Callahan.
Callahan’s presence will allow O’Connell to get a chance to operate as a primary play-caller for the first time at the NFL level. That said, he won’t have to deal with the other distractions that a head coach would normally have to deal with.
In short, the Redskins can evaluate how sharp his mind is. And if they like what they see, they can give him a promotion for a third-consecutive offseason and make him their new head coach.
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Of course, that’s getting way ahead of ourselves. O’Connell is considered to be an excellent mind, but this will be his biggest test to date. If the offense flounders, Jay Gruden won’t be there to accept the blame. Sure, Callahan may absorb some of it. But O’Connell is the primary play-caller on offense. So, that will open him to scrutiny.
Hopefully, O’Connell will end up performing well in his new role. The performance of the offense will be something to watch moving forward, especially when we see Haskins eventually get into the game.