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Bryan Kehl on special teams disconnect

Before being declared out for the season after suffering a knee injury against Dallas, Bryan Kehl was part of a struggling Redskins special team unit. In a call with Washington Football Tonight on 106.7 The Fan, Kehl admitted that there may be a disconnect between new special teams coach Keith Burns and his players.

“Is there a right way, I mean, who knows?” Kehl said when asked about different coaching methods. “Tomato, tomahtoEvery special teams coach has their own philosophies, and Keith’s no different, and he has his. And, um, as far as guys buying in, I can’t really speak for everybody else. I can tell you that there’s a lot things, me personally, that he coaches, that I wouldn’t naturally do it that way, but I’m fine with it.”

The Redskins declined to make Burns available to the media this week, so that he could “concentrate on his job.” Kehl said that the players should be taking the heat, anyway, and implied that there may be one or two who aren’t giving 100 percent.

“I’m not going to throw anybody under the bus, but, I mean, the results speak for themselves,” Kehl said. “If you had 11 guys with their hair on fire, I’ll tell you right now, that returner, you know what I’m saying, 11 guys covering a kick with their hair on fire, you know — ‘I’ve got to get to the ball, I’m gonna make this tackle, I’m gonna get there before the next guy gets there’ — if you have 11 guys like that, I’ll tell you right now, you’re not gonna have a kick return for a touchdown. You’re not gonna have a kick returned inside the 10.”

Perhaps this week they should actually set their hair on fire. It’s only weird if it doesn’t work, right?




Jay Cutler, being cool and totally unimpressed with DeAngelo Hall.

“Another player. Ya know.”


Jan Vesely and Chris Singleton with some random children. Just another Thursday night.


D.C. United at Kansas City, 8 p.m. on NBC Sports Network. All TV/Radio listings here.

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