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Posted at 1:43 PM ET, 12/ 8/2010

Sean McVay replaces Jon Embree as tight ends coach

By Jason Reid

First-year offensive assistant Sean McVay has replaced Jon Embree as the Redskins' tight ends coach.

After Embree left the team Sunday to become head coach of the University of Colorado, Coach Mike Shanahan promoted McVay, 24, to a position coach. Previously, McVay assisted Embree and wide receivers coach Keenan McCardell.

Last season, McVay worked under defensive coordinator Jim Haslett while Haslett was the head coach of the United Football League's Florida Tuskers. McVay served as the Tuskers' tight ends coach and also worked with the team's running backs.

McVay began his NFL coaching career in 2008 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, working under Bruce Allen, who was hired as the Redskins' general manager in 2009. McVay is a graduate of Miami of Ohio, where he played wideout.

McVay's grandfather, John, was a longtime, successful executive with the San Francisco 49ers. John McVay, the 49ers' vice president/director of football operations, was selected the NFL executive of the year in 1989. The 49ers won five Super Bowls during his tenure.

By Jason Reid  | December 8, 2010; 1:43 PM ET
 
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Coach Mike Shanahan promoted McVay, 24, to a position coach.

McVay's grandfather, John, was a longtime, successful executive with the San Francisco 49ers. John McVay, the 49ers' vice president/director of football operations, was selected the NFL executive of the year in 1989....

Must be nice to be able to get in on the family business...

Posted by: Alan4 | December 8, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Neat.

Posted by: PlayAction | December 8, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Can't go wrong with a Miami grad!

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | December 8, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Of course, up until this point -- and outside of the obvious genetic engineering -- his only real claim to fame was an uncanny ability to keep Fred Davis Devin Thomas awake at team meetings.

Something about tazers and water pistols...

Posted by: Vic1 | December 8, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

sooooooo, chris cooley will be coaching sleepy davis and logan paulsen???

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | December 8, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Coach Mike Shanahan promoted McVay, 24, to a position coach.

McVay's grandfather, John, was a longtime, successful executive with the San Francisco 49ers. John McVay, the 49ers' vice president/director of football operations, was selected the NFL executive of the year in 1989....

Must be nice to be able to get in on the family business...

Posted by: Alan4 | December 8, 2010 1:52 PM

==============

Shanny continues to surrounds himself with those that wont challenge his draconian ways.

Heard in Detroit..
Mike Shanahan.. "Son, I know its just two minutes left in this winnable game but, I am going to yank Donovan."

KS "Uhhh, Dad he is one of the best come-from-behind QB's in the history of the NFL...".

MS "We need to make an example of him to the rest of the team, now is a good time."

KS "But, But..." (quivering in his voice)..

MS "Now Kyleey, do you need a time out?".

KS "No, Dad whatever you say...

Posted by: onanygivensunday | December 8, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth-Shanahan feud didn't derail the season, players say

~Oh, yes it did, fans say

Posted by: pabrian2003 | December 8, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: MColeman51 | December 8, 2010 11:40 AM

Absolutely.

Posted by: edvar | December 8, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

yeah but who will be the fall guy if AH is not on the team then. Im thinking Dmac, shanny has already set the table for this one.

Posted by: Stu27 | December 8, 2010 12:32 PM

I'm thinking DMac as well. It's already started...

Posted by: edvar | December 8, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

KS "Uhhh, Dad he is one of the best come-from-behind QB's in the history of the NFL...".

Posted by: onanygivensunday | December 8, 2010 2:18 PM

Really? One of the best of all time? I don't think so. He's not bad but he is hardle one of the best of all time.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | December 8, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

burp burp

Posted by: PlayAction | December 8, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Is he really the best the team could get????? His accomplishments again please????

Posted by: stu_pid | December 8, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

It's better to promote within to those who work hard than to constantly hire from the outside. This will get all the coaches to work harder because they will see it can result in a promotion. Nice move!

Posted by: will907 | December 9, 2010 8:19 AM | Report abuse

onanygivensunday wrote: "Shanny continues to surrounds himself with those that wont challenge his draconian ways."

The word is obeisance.

That's what Shannahan is all about. Bend to my way. He gets results because he controls his team. A guy like Haynesworth comes along and it's a total mismatch. There is no room for anything but compliance.

Posted by: 44fx2901 | December 9, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Nepotism is so prevalent in the NFL at the coaching level...I seriously think that the game could be better than it is if its deserving and innovative masterminds were always promoted.
I guess if Daddy was a rocket scientist, junior could be one too...it is in the genes...lol

Posted by: marabout_noir1 | December 9, 2010 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Nepotism is so prevalent in the NFL at the coaching level...I seriously think that the game could be better than it is if its deserving and innovative masterminds were always promoted.
I guess if Daddy was a rocket scientist, junior could be one too...it is in the genes...lol

Posted by: marabout_noir1 | December 9, 2010 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Nepotism is so prevalent in the NFL at the coaching level...I seriously think that the game could be better than it is if its deserving and innovative masterminds were always promoted.
I guess if Daddy was a rocket scientist, junior could be one too...it is in the genes...lol

Posted by: marabout_noir1 | December 9, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

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