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The Skins Heard You Love Rob Ryan So They Put A Rob Ryan In Your Rob Ryan

Earlier today, Washington’s football team named Rob Ryan its inside linebackers coach. Linebacking is a skill that cannot be coached by just one man! They announced the hiring of the longtime NFL defensive coordinator with a press release and a tweet. The latter is what I’m interested in here.

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At first I just thought there was nothing particularly notable about it, except the usual pleasure that comes from remembering one of the rowdy Ryan Boys. But then I noticed the bottom left corner. What??

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For a moment, I thought Rob Ryan was wearing a shirt with his own face on it. That would be a little weird, but also … kind of cool? It turns out, though, that this is part of the graphic. It’s actually house style for Washington’s football team.

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The only difference is that Ryan is already wearing burgundy, so the graphic makes it look like he’s wearing a photo of himself on a shirt. It’s great! Kudos to the design team down in Ashburn.

Also, sometimes Washington just forgets to do the little corner head graphic thing.

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Or maybe the team didn’t do it because the Angelichio photo is already a headshot. The mystery continues, in some way.

Staff editor, Deadspin

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