The Washington Times - October 6, 2009, 05:19PM

The Redskins have announced the hiring of veteran NFL coordinator Sherman Lewis as an offensive consultant.

Lewis, who has 22 years of NFL experience, has a West Coast offense background from stints with San Francisco, Green Bay, Minnesota and Detroit.


The Redskins’ passing game ranks 15th in the league only 27th in scoring.

The statements from Vinny Cerrato and Jim Zorn:

Cerrato: “Sherm’s history started with the innovator of the West Coast Offense, Bill Walsh, and over the past two decades he has directed some of the best offenses, and coached and developed some of the league’s premier players. He has a diverse NFL background, having coached running backs, wide receivers, and serving as a coordinator. Jim and Sherman share a common bond in that they both worked for Mike Holmgren at different times in their careers. Sherman’s overall experience and expertise will be a tremendous addition to our coaching staff. His track record humbles us all.”

Zorn: ““We’re happy to have Sherm’s set of eyes and voice to help us as we continue to find ways to create success on offense. I am excited to have him on the staff and welcome his input.”

Lewis: “The Redskins contacted me and told me they wanted a fresh set of eyes, and I intend to provide just that. I am grateful to join this offensive team and an organization with such a great tradition. I am looking forward to working with Jim Zorn, Sherman Smith, Joe Bugel and the rest of the coaching staff.”

- Ryan O’Halloran