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.