Winless Redskins Make Changes

Jay Gruden out as head coach of the Washington Redskins following a 0-5 season beginning.

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Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder and president Bruce Allen confirmed that they have relieved head coach Jay Gruden of his duties on Monday, October 7th.

This comes following a win-less beginning to this year’s season. The Redskins 0-5 beginning has proven to be a difficult start to the season. The team agreed that they played poorly and did not play their 100% game.The team states that they are committed to doing all they can to turn things around and give the fans and alumni a team they can be proud of this year and for years to come. 

Bill Callahan has been named interim coach according to an announcement by Bruce Allen on October 7th.  Callahan was introduced to the team in 2015 as an offensive line coach and named assistant head coach in 2017. Prior to his start in Washington in 2015 he had head coaching experience with the Oakland Raiders who he led to the Super Bowl in 2002. 

On Monday, Callahan told the media that he is not considering Dwayne Haskins, a rookie first round draft pick to start at this time. He also notes that a decision on who is starting is still being considered, but they are looking at  Colt McCoy and Case Keenum as top choices. 

Over a course of just under six years, Gruden has led the Redskins to win 35 games. Of those seasons he had two winning seasons but could never pull out a win in the playoffs. The team had been plagued by injuries over that period of time as well, which made Gruden’s coaching skills hard to read.  According to NBC Sports Washington’s J.P. Finlay, “This year nothing has gone right for the head coach and injuries aren’t the main culprit.” Finlay also writes that the Redskins got off to a good start against Philadelphia in week 1 but ended up getting out scored 32-10 in the rest of the game for an upsetting loss.  Following that loss the team had two more losses at home, one against the Cowboys and then the following Monday against the Bears. On Sunday prior to Gruden being let go the team lost 33-7 to the New England Patriots.  

The Redskins were set to hold a press conference on Monday afternoon. Stay tuned for more details and updates in the days to come.

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder and president Bruce Allen confirmed that they have relieved head coach Jay Gruden of his duties on Monday, October 7th.

This comes following a win-less beginning to this year’s season. The Redskins 0-5 beginning has proven to be a difficult start to the season. The team agreed that they played poorly and did not play their 100% game.The team states that they are committed to doing all they can to turn things around and give the fans and alumni a team they can be proud of this year and for years to come. 

Bill Callahan has been named interim coach according to an announcement by Bruce Allen on October 7th.  Callahan was introduced to the team in 2015 as an offensive line coach and named assistant head coach in 2017. Prior to his start in Washington in 2015 he had head coaching experience with the Oakland Raiders who he led to the Super Bowl in 2002. 

On Monday, Callahan told the media that he is not considering Dwayne Haskins, a rookie first round draft pick to start at this time. He also notes that a decision on who is starting is still being considered, but they are looking at  Colt McCoy and Case Keenum as top choices. 

Over a course of just under six years, Gruden has led the Redskins to win 35 games. Of those seasons he had two winning seasons but could never pull out a win in the playoffs. The team had been plagued by injuries over that period of time as well, which made Gruden’s coaching skills hard to read.  According to NBC Sports Washington’s J.P. Finlay, “This year nothing has gone right for the head coach and injuries aren’t the main culprit.” Finlay also writes that the Redskins got off to a good start against Philadelphia in week 1 but ended up getting out scored 32-10 in the rest of the game for an upsetting loss.  Following that loss the team had two more losses at home, one against the Cowboys and then the following Monday against the Bears. On Sunday prior to Gruden being let go the team lost 33-7 to the New England Patriots.  

The Redskins were set to hold a press conference on Monday afternoon. Stay tuned for more details and updates in the days to come.