Redskins Retain Kirk Olivadotti
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Posted Jan 16, 2010

Mike Shanahan has decided to retain Redskins' Defensive Assistant Kirk Olivadotti. Whether the decision was his, or Jim Haslett's, is anyone's guess. But one would have to think they both had a say in it.

Kirk Olivadotti has been a Defensive Assistant and a Defensive Coach with the Redskins since 2000. He was hired in 2000 as a defensive quality control coach and defensive backs assistant when Norv Turner was the head coach.

He held that position until 2004 when Gregg Williams made him a Defensive Quality Control and Special Teams Assistant. In 2006, he moved to Defensive Line Assistant and Special Teams Assistant.

In 2007, he got promoted to Linebackers Coach, a position he has held ever since. He helped tutor Redskins' rookie Brian Orakpo this past season, who is on his way to the Pro Bowl and broke Redskins' sack records.

Mike Shanahan had this to say bout "K.O.":
β€œK.O. has great versatility and will be a tremendous help to our entire defensive staff, just as he has for the past 10 years here,” Shanahan said. β€œHe has made a quick impression on me and I am happy to be able to keep him with our team.”

This move seems to be a popular move among fans and one would think that the players will probably be for it as well. Most players like to see some consistency even when a new staff is coming in.

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