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Mike Shanahan, Kyle Shanahan and the offense

Since day one of our 14-day Redskins break will be spent obsessing about the Redskins offensive hierarchy, I figured it was worth reviewing Chris Cooley's comments on the subject from Friday morning, during his weekly spot with the Junkies.

Cooley's most interesting nugget was that Mike Shanahan is actually not in the meeting room when much of the offensive game plan is installed, instead preferring to watch the meeting on a video feed in his office.

"Mike doesn't meet with the offense," Cooley said. "He'll come in sometimes, [but] he watches a lot of it in his office....Both Gibbs and Zorn ran most of the offensive meetings....I think [Mike Shanahan's] very hands-on in the staff meetings as far as what we're doing offensively. I know a ton of the run game revolves around a lot of his ideas. He's hands-on; he just lets Kyle install it, and our coaches install it."

Actually, the installation of the video cameras might be more interesting than the installation of the offense. I feel like I've possibly heard about these video cameras before, but I can't exactly remember where, so I'll press on. Here's Cooley, talking further about the new technology at Redskins Park.

"There's video cameras and stuff in all of our meetings, and he sits in his office and he can watch every meeting room," Cooley said. "He installed the video cameras this year. It's a new thing. And I kind of forgot about it, and we were watching some practice run tape, and he came in in the middle of nowhere and started talking about the play, and I think everyone had forgot about it, because it seemed insane. It seemed like he had insane psychic ability. He's watching everything. That dude knows everything that goes on. I mean, I got some packages [Thursday] in the mail, and I'm sure he'll come up today and say oh, you got some Muscle Milk, I see."

By Dan Steinberg  | November 1, 2010; 10:33 AM ET
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Comments

Dan I remember a WashPost article that mentioned the cameras in Denver. I came out around the time he was hired.

Posted by: AlbertoHurtado | November 1, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Bizarre

Posted by: LouLewis | November 1, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Creepy...yet awesome.

So conflicted.

Posted by: tha_prophet | November 1, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

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