No se­crets Rams’ coach Sean McVay and Jay Gru­den re­united in to­day’s matchup

The Washington Post Sunday - - FRONT PAGE - BY MIKE JONES

Para­noia runs strong in the NFL. For­mer Washington Red­skins coach Ge­orge Allen had the trees around train­ing camp prac­tice fields searched for would-be spies from op­po­nents. Nowa­days, even with so­phis­ti­cated film study prac­tices and equip­ment, teams go to great lengths to pro­tect their in­for­ma­tion while try­ing to glean as much as they can from their op­po­nents.

But what do you do when your next op­po­nent was once your most trusted as­set?

On Sun­day, when the Red­skins face the Rams at the Los An­ge­les Me­mo­rial Coli­seum, secrecy largely will be tossed out the win­dow.

As Jay Gru­den tries to di­rect his team to its first win of the sea­son, he will do so while stand­ing on the op­po­site side­line of a man who knows his of­fense as well as he does: for­mer Red­skins of­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor and new Rams Coach Sean McVay.

It’s a coach­ing chal­lenge un­like any Gru­den has ex­pe­ri­enced.

“Not re­ally. Not like this,” Gru­den ac­knowl­edged. “We

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