Peter Schrager of FOX Sports reports that Rams new HC Sean McVay is hiring former Redskins defensive coordinator Joe Barry as the team’s assistant head coach and linebackers coach.
There are obvious ties between McVay and Barry, seeing as they spent the past two seasons with the Redskins.
Barry, 46, began his NFL coaching career with the 49ers back in 2000 as their quality control coordinator. Later caught on with the Buccaneers and served as their linebackers coach before he was hired to be the Lions’ defensive coordinator in 2007.
Barry returned to Tampa Bay for one season before he was hired by the Chargers as their linebackers coach. After four years in San Diego, Barry landed the Redskins’ defensive coordinator job but was unfortunately fired a few weeks ago.
In 2016, the Redskins were No. 18 points allowed, No. 3 total yards allowed, No. 21 rushing yards allowed and No. 2 passing yards allowed.