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Washington Redskins Hire Ex-Giant, Ike Hilliard, as Wide Receivers Coach

January 19th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
By Dan Benton

Former New York Giants wide receiver Ike Hilliard has had a relatively successful post-NFL career, coaching wide receivers at the pro level. However, following a 6-10 season, Hilliard was shown the door by the Buffalo Bills; fired publicly by head coach Doug Marrone who said the decision was simply based on "a difference in philosophy."

But it took only days for Hilliard to land on his feet, being signed by the Washington Redskins to again coach their wide receivers — the same position he held under then-head coach Mike Shanahan in 2012.

The decision to bring Hilliard back is an interesting one for the Redskins, indicating that the previous staff did, in fact, force him out following the 2012 season.

In addition to the Bills and his 2012 stint with the Redskins, Hilliard was also an assistant wide receivers coach for the Miami Dolphins in 2011 and wide receivers coach for the UFL's Florida Tuskers (now known as the Virginia Destroyers) from 2009-2010.

During his playing days, Hilliard hauled in 546 career receptions for 6,397 yards and 35 touchdowns. He played for both the Giants (1997-2004) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2005-2008).

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Tags: Buffalo, Buffalo Bills, Doug Marrone, Football, Ike Hilliard, Mike Shanahan, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Washington, Washington Redskins

22 Responses to “Washington Redskins Hire Ex-Giant, Ike Hilliard, as Wide Receivers Coach”

  1.  Marques G says:

    Regarding Nicks it was obviously clear he didn’t want to be in here any longer which is a sad end to a once promising start to his career here. Missing meetings and not letting nobody know not cool. Not to mention him dogging it on some routes leading to some picks. He was one of my favorite Giants but so much for that, good luck to wherever he goes and thanks for the 2011 SB run.

    •  Krow says:

      I think we all knew there was something going on with Nicks. The Giants play it pretty close to the vest with this sort of thing. It’s not surprising that there was little news. But it’s starting to look like he was being a dik … for some reason or another. It’s still not clear why, but usually it comes down to money. Too bad … I thought he was going to be something special … instead he’s just your garden variety a$$hole.

  2.  kujo says:

    Well, the nightmare scenario of a New England-San Francisco Super Bowl has been laid to rest…

  3.  GOAT56 says:


    I don’t think Starks should be part of a contingency plan, he should be part of our plan. Even if Wilson recovers well and is on track for week 1 and Brown is re-signed we need more help at RB. I think Cox has potential but nothing that can be counting on. We need to add a RB like Starks than if called upon to be the #1 RB during the season is capable. I also think we need to draft a RB in the mid to late rounds. That will give us 4 RBs even no Wilson and 5 RBs fighting for probably 4 slots.

    In addition, I wouldn’t assume that Conner or Hypnoski will definitely be our starting FB. If we are going to be more of a west coast offense then we might want more pass catching and running abilities than either of those RBs has. Let’s not forget than Kuhn is also a free agent for GB and it’s possible either him of a FB like him is our target to be our FB. Maybe there’s even a role for Peyton hillis as a FB in this type of offense. I don’t know if he can block well enough but as a west coast type of FB he could get a look.

    I do think the addition of McAdoo finally means the end for Pascoe. GB never seemed to keep a blocker only TE type. All of their TEs are fairly athletic. Both Robinson and Donnell can have a role next year. I think we will finally get the answer on if they can play.

  4.  Marques G says:

    Yes it would be nice to see what AR and LD can do with an offense that actually includes the TE in the passing game, plus it would be nice to find as long term solution at the position and no more stop gaps.

  5.  kujo says:

    Some big boy football being played in this NFC Championship game. Is this the blueprint for success going forward?

    •  Krow says:

      There’s more than one blueprint. But this one features hard defense … and a QB on his rookie deal. Cause I don’t think you can have one without the other.

      •  kujo says:

        Should be an interesting contrast in the Super Bowl, with the more traditionally-constructed Broncos versus the so-called “new wave” 49ers and Seahawks.

  6.  fanfor55years says:

    Gotta love this game. Old-time football. And just btw, Peyton was fabulous. Not a single long pass all day. Just short and medium stuff where he knew exactly where to throw on every throw.

  7.  jerseyrich says:

    Pats defense was simply disgusting today….I don’t think even we were that bad when we played Denver earlier this year.

  8.  Dirt says:

    Forty Whiners getting fisted by the refs all night and I love it

  9.  GOAT56 says:

    This game is just great football

  10.  BleedingBlueSince04 says:

    So happy the whiners lost. That bowman injury looks horrible. I’m rooting for big bro to win his second in our stadium .

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