Redskins OL coach Callahan already earning player’s trust

After changing blocking schemes, personnel and the offensive line coach, the Washington Redskins‘ offensive line has truly undergone a complete overhaul. New offensive line coach Bill Callahan has thrown a lot at his offensive linemen in a short period of time, but the players have faith in what he’s preaching, based on his excellent track record.

“[Callahan] talks for two to three hours straight and doesn’t take a break in between words so with that comes a lot of details, a lot of tips, a lot of things that can help us in the future," rookie guard Arie Kouandjio said, per Redskins.com. "No wonder why he’s had a lot of success with offensive linemen wherever he’s been.”

Running back Alfred Morris loves sitting back and watching the talented Callahan go to work. He believes that as the offense continues to get more repetitions, Callahan’s imprint will be more transparent.

"I just kind of watch him with the guys and he works them," Morris said, per Redskins.com. "He works them hard and I know sometimes is can be hard for them with them not being used to it but it’ll pay off in the long run. I feel like we’ve been meshing very well, we’ve been able to get some good runs and get some solid protection and even now we still get tackled in the backfield but that’s part of it so we need to just get better and not get complacent and always try to find room for improvement.”

The Redskins finished as just the 24th-best run blocking unit in 2014, according to Pro Football Focus’ grades. With Callahan, Brandon Scherff and Spencer Long on board, they should finish closer to the middle of the pack in 2015.

(h/t Washington Redskins)

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