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Santana Moss: Gruden-Shanahan switch is like a new girlfriend

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Mike Shanahan is out and Jay Gruden is in as the new head coach in Washington, and wide receiver Santana Moss has a colorful way of describing the difference.

Moss told the Washington Post that having a new head coach is an exciting time. Like getting a new girlfriend.

“When it’s new, everything is all good,” Moss said. “At the end of the day, it’s new. It’s just like getting that new girlfriend. You had the old one and she got on your nerves. The new one ain’t gonna get on your nerves until down the road. When it’s new, everything is all good.”

Shanahan probably wouldn’t be thrilled about being compared to an old girlfriend who got on his players’ nerves, but Moss says last year’s 3-13 season wasn’t Shanahan’s fault.

“I just feel like last year things didn’t go as well as we had planned. And it should have. I feel like the coaching staff, they did a tremendous job of getting us ready every week. At the end of the day, we went out there and laid the eggs. But it’s not just on the offense, the defense or the coaching staff. It’s on everybody,” Moss said.

If Gruden can make this year’s team look more like the 2012 team and less like the 2011 team, fans in Washington will be in love.

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40 Responses to “Santana Moss: Gruden-Shanahan switch is like a new girlfriend”
  1. thepftpoet says: Jun 9, 2014 8:46 PM

    This is a great comparison.

    Santana Moss realizes that the team will get broken up with sooner or later.

  2. thepftpoet says: Jun 9, 2014 8:49 PM

    Michael Sam is now happy the Redskins didn’t draft him.

  3. kegowhisky says: Jun 9, 2014 8:51 PM

    Santana has to be the master communicator. What a way to describe the change, in words everyone can understand and relate to!

  4. realnflmaster says: Jun 9, 2014 8:54 PM

    New England Patriots have not won a Super Bowl in this existence. Asterisk. Asterisk. Asterisk.

  5. realnflmaster says: Jun 9, 2014 8:55 PM


  6. jaishenreeder says: Jun 9, 2014 9:05 PM

    Even with a new girlfriend ‘Tana’ doesn’t make the opening day roster.

  7. citizenstrange says: Jun 9, 2014 9:08 PM

    The Washington team gave up a LOT for RG3. He has yet to prove he’s worth it. It’s as simple as that.

  8. jayovalentine says: Jun 9, 2014 9:10 PM

    The Minnesota Vikings have 0 (ZERO) Super Bowl thophies and will never win one in my lifetime.

  9. jayovalentine says: Jun 9, 2014 9:11 PM


  10. ariani1985 says: Jun 9, 2014 9:11 PM

    And the packer slide continues!

  11. phinfan84 says: Jun 9, 2014 9:17 PM

    “The Washington team gave up a LOT for RG3. He has yet to prove he’s worth it. It’s as simple as that.”

    Everyone expects instant and constant success now for athletes it seems. He has only been in the league two years and he had an amazing rookie season. Last year he was coming off a major knee injury and being mobile is crucial to his success. This year will give us a much better idea of what RG3 is. I predict an awesome season.

  12. avenueoffreedom says: Jun 9, 2014 9:22 PM

    I cannot wait to watch this team implode this season.

  13. skinsfantom says: Jun 9, 2014 9:34 PM

    i cannot wait to watch this team DEE-stroy the rest of the league.

  14. h1ndrix says: Jun 9, 2014 9:36 PM

    Tana should be suspended by the league for this tasteless comparison. Now if he would have said “boyfriend”, he would’ve been applauded.

  15. thefox61 says: Jun 9, 2014 9:51 PM

    Oh my!

  16. thetooloftools says: Jun 9, 2014 9:59 PM


  17. notthetroll says: Jun 9, 2014 10:02 PM

    at least he remains true to himself by saying “The new one ain’t gonna get on your nerves until down the road”
    he’ll be washed up by then and take shots at this ‘girlfriend’ on his way out.

  18. jlmd17 says: Jun 9, 2014 10:14 PM

    They still don’t have a QB. A distracting prima Donna maybe but not a QB.

  19. bbwasright says: Jun 9, 2014 10:23 PM

    Actually, I have a feeling that fans in Washington really don’t care the performance of the team that used to be in the District of Columbia and now plays in Maryland, but has a name that offends most sensible people. People in Washington are cheering for the Seahawks!!!

  20. kneelbeforesod says: Jun 9, 2014 10:53 PM

    Only the Heat fans in the DMV (DC Metro area) root for the Seakawks.

  21. cruzcowboy says: Jun 9, 2014 11:14 PM

    Your new girlfriend is about to dumb you for a younger man.

  22. stampnhawk says: Jun 9, 2014 11:39 PM

    Mantei Te’o wants an explanation.

  23. jayniner says: Jun 10, 2014 12:00 AM

    Moss should clean up his own backyard before he goes knocking on his neighbors door.

    When’s the last time you won a Super Bowl Moss?

  24. aceakking says: Jun 10, 2014 12:40 AM

    Please change the offensive name!

  25. ajgreenhof says: Jun 10, 2014 12:41 AM

    I’d be shocked if Jay ended up being a good coach.

  26. mrneto72 says: Jun 10, 2014 1:22 AM

    Los Angeles Kings!!!

  27. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jun 10, 2014 4:45 AM

    Some would describe it as a homey moon phase. Haven’t lost any games yet together with Gruden or had any disagreements. But it’s just a matter of time.

  28. zam0854 says: Jun 10, 2014 6:27 AM

    I thought bringing in Ryan Clark was going to get this team back to the playoffs?

    Jay Gruden, here’s a guy that coached at all levels of the game and never once was a head coach. He picked a good team to try that job out on. It’s not like Gruden and DJack were taking this team from 3-13 to 13-3, it’s rebuilding time.

  29. logicalvoicesinmyhead says: Jun 10, 2014 7:28 AM

    . . . and in other news, DeSean Jackson is claiming that he doesn’t owe Drew Rosenhaus $500K because it was a “bribe”.

  30. papajack1259 says: Jun 10, 2014 7:42 AM

    Grudge was head coach in Oakland and if not for the Brady tuck/fumble he and not Tom Terrific would of been in the Super Bowl
    He likes veterans and will get the most out of Moss
    Is RG3 real? We will see Gruden will sit the kid down in a heart beat he is not a stuburn fool like The Shanahan Man and his Son were
    Gruden also likes a hitting defence he will not tolerate lazy practice habits or on field antics
    Washington has a good chance of getting to the wild card if things work out

  31. officialgame says: Jun 10, 2014 7:47 AM

    All you need is love.

  32. winskins says: Jun 10, 2014 7:49 AM

    Dang. And that makes Terry Shea into Robert’s girl on the side?

  33. jgedgar70 says: Jun 10, 2014 8:17 AM

    We’ll see how this man-crush is doing halfway through the season when Moss has played about 25% of the snaps and has 8 catches for 23 yards.

  34. kozmo50 says: Jun 10, 2014 8:22 AM

    The Redskins offense was ranked 9th last year “overall”…..their defense was ranked 16th “overall”…..all of this with a bum knee’d QB and an egotistical coach…..I like their chances in the NFC East…….

  35. greymares says: Jun 10, 2014 8:33 AM

    It’s been my experience that guys seem to gravitate to the same type of girl, as a girlfreind. HTT?

  36. operations666 says: Jun 10, 2014 8:34 AM

    The old girlfriend was starting to pack on the pounds. The new one is hot! 🙂

  37. tylerhutchison2005 says: Jun 10, 2014 9:11 AM

    At least Santana doesn’t have Ray Rice tendencies. Santana respects women, and coach Shanahan should be happy about that.

  38. gumbosaints says: Jun 10, 2014 9:22 AM

    “The Redskins offense was ranked 9th last year “overall”…..their defense was ranked 16th “overall”…..all of this with a bum knee’d QB and an egotistical coach…..I like their chances in the NFC East…….”

    They played in by far the worst divison in football last year…

  39. truths4all says: Jun 10, 2014 9:31 AM

    Anyone remember how predictable the Bengals offense was in their playoff loss? Jay Gruden did not get his full credit for that. Instead, he was promoted to the HC of the Redskins.

    Let’s see how te the “New Girlfriend” performs this season when it gets hot and heavy!

  40. kingkornkahn says: Jun 10, 2014 10:45 AM

    Take a look at your girlfriend. He’s the only one you’ve got.

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