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Kyle Shanahan, not Mike, will call Redskins' plays

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By Eric Edholm

INDIANAPOLIS — Although Mike Shanahan mostly spoke in generalities at the Combine about his team's specific plans next season, he did reveal one interesting nugget.

Kyle Shanahan, Mike's son who has been hired as offensive coordinator, will call plays.

"Kyle did a great job calling plays last year [for Houston]," Mike Shanahan said. "I'm heavily involved in offense and defense."

Mike Shanahan always called plays in Denver, despite other people holding the title of offensive coordinator. And though he's giving that part of his coaching responsibility up, keeping it in the family, he still will be heavily involved in the offensive game plan.

"I think one of the reasons why I've stayed in this profession is I love the game," Mike said. "I love the Xs and Os. I love the game, and I'll always be involved in both sides of the ball. I'll also delegate a lot of responsibility to people that have proven they can handle it."


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