One day after the firing of Washington Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden, reporters were told by his brother Jon that he would not be doing any speculating on the chances Jay may climb on board his staff. He went on to say,
“I’m obviously very disappointed for my brother,” Gruden said Tuesday as his Raiders head into their bye week. “It was a long night, last couple of nights. He worked hard. Got a lot of respect for my brother. Obviously, I’m disappointed for him getting fired. But my dad’s been fired. I’ve been fired. Jay’s been fired and welcome to the club, bro.” – Per Around The NFL Writer, Jeremy Bergman, NFL.com
Jon knows it’s all just part of the business, only a very minute number of coaches don’t experience it. Arguably the greatest NFL Head Coach of all time, Bill Belichick has been fired once, by the Cleveland Browns, go figure the Browns making a horrible decision like that, just don’t add up. But, I digress, The Washington Post’s Les Carpenter reported Monday that Jay Gruden “didn’t plan on working again this season.” So it would seem unlikely you will see the Brothers Gruden teaming up in 2019. Jay has admitted, “I just didn’t get it done”. In its simplest form, there you have it from the horse’s mouth.
No word yet who the likely successor might be, but clearly the Gruden era in our Nation’s Capital has come to an abrupt closure.
Redskins ranks since 2014
Points per game -21 – 24th
Total yards game – 344 – 17th
Rushing yards game – 100.2 – 27th
Turnovers – 131 – T 25th
3rd down Percentage – 37.2 – 25th
Stats per NFL.com