As expected the Washington Redskins have fired head coach Jay Gruden. Amid early reports last week that Gruden was expected to be fired today after the team played the Patriots. Those reports have come to fruition. Jay Gruden finished his career with the Reskins with a record of 35-49-1.
The Redskins have gotten off to a very bad start sitting at 0-5. However, the good news is that the organization needed to make a change and they made that change. Reports stated that Gruden had completely given up on the team and from the product, on the field, it’s hard to argue against that. It was also reported last week that rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins didn’t practice with the first team. That wouldn’t have been a big deal however Gruden just threw the kid into game action and that was a disaster. More than that it was unfair to the kid. In his six seasons as Redskins coach, Gruden only had one winning record and one playoff appearance.
The feeling within the organization is that Gruden was never the right man for the job. Sean McVay served as the team’s offensive coordinator from 2014-17 before landing the Rams head coaching job. Seeing the success he has had with the Rams it’s said that a lot of front office personnel in Washington are angry that owner Dan Synder let him walk out of the building.
Only time will tell who the next head coach. Let’s hope they can bring in someone who can develop Haskins and bring in a rare light of hope for this once great organization.