Jay Gruden Has Been Fired

Jay Gruden has been fired after a 0-5 start.

Aug 29, 2019; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden looks on before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Early yesterday morning, the Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden has been fired. Gruden has been under a lot of fire for the past two seasons. After the Redskins lost their fifth straight game this season, the decision to fire Gruden was made. Gruden has been the head coach for six seasons.

The Washington Redskins under the Gruden areas has been a struggle. Since Gruden became the head coach, the Redskins had a 35-49-1 record. The Redskins only made one playoff appearance in the past six years. Yesterday, Jay Gruden talked to Les Carpenter from The Washington Post about his termination. “I’m not bitter,” he told Carpenter. “This is a production-based business, and I didn’t get it done.” Gruden shared with The Post about being upset that he did get a chance to see his team reach their true potential. “I just wish I could have had all of our offensive players. We never got to flex our offensive muscle.” Gruden has been working in the NFL since 2010.

The assistant head coach and offensive line coach Bill Callahan is the interim head coach for the Redskins. Callahan has coaching experience. He was the head coach of the Oakland Raiders from 2002-2003. The Raider went to the Super Bowl that year and lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48-21.

The Redskins will be on the road this week to play the Miami Dolphins. Both the Dolphins and the Redskins are at the bottom of their divisions. They both have zero wins and they are struggling to get their teams to work together. This road game could possibly be the Redskin’s first win of the season.

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