Jay Gruden not happy after latest loss

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Two weeks ago tonight, Washington obliterated Green Bay to move to 6-3-1. Since then, Washington has lost at Dallas and now at Arizona and coach Jay Gruden isn’t happy about it.

Via Mike Jones of the Washington Post, Gruden could be heard yelling at the team after the 31-23 loss to the Cardinals. Gruden specifically was complaining that the team hadn’t given its all during the week.

The loss, which has dropped Washington to 6-5-1, will make it harder to get back to the postseason. Paraphrasing Jim Mora’s epic rant from 15 years ago, Gruden told reporters, “There’s no talk about the playoffs. We’re just trying to win the next game.”

The next game will be at Philadelphia, followed by a home game againt the Panthers, a trip to Chicago, and a regular-season finale vs. the Giants.

 

15 responses to “Jay Gruden not happy after latest loss

  1. That was some of the sorriest defense I’ve ever seen. So many 3rd and longs converted. Completely uninspired. Joe Barry deserves to be canned.

  2. It’s sad when average teams get their hopes up after annihilating the Packers. Looks like it’ll be 8-7-1 and home for the holidays for the Skins.

  3. GM Scot McCloughan’s rebuilding project is going well. This roster is vastly superior to the one he inherited after Mike Shanahan’s scorched earth exit. The front office and scouting are professional. Dan Snyder and Bruce Allen are rarely heard in the media. And the team is tough and resilient.

    Sensible people knew that the rebuild would take three years at the least. The defense was predicted to be a liability with weaknesses up front, at ILBs and Safeties. The thought was to be competitive with prolific offense. The team has been competitive, but problems in the red zone have been fatal in several games. This glaring problem and many other gameday issues are directly attributable to the laughably poor decision-making of Jay Gruden.

    McCloughan has improved the roster by adhering to his “football player” mentality when selecting and signing players. If he applies a similar “football coach” approach to his coaching decisions, he will replace Gruden.

    If he doesn’t, Skins fans can look forward to Gruden putting up big numbers in yards, losses and mindblowingly idiotic gameday decisions.

  4. Defense can’t make stops when needed. That’s what happens when you have the oldest DL in the league. Playoffs or not, they wouldn’t go deep in the playoffs without opponents imploding. Next year will be the one to watch if most FA return and they draft for the trenches.

  5. I read often that the O-line gives Kirk time but that’s a deception because he gets rid of the ball quickly. Anything approaching 3 seconds and he’s in trouble. The running game is also suffering from the lack of holes being open. Teams with poor running games filter inside the red zone. The Giants have that problem too.

  6. Gruden needs to start yelling at these lazy gold bricks BEFORE the game, not after! They started believing their own hype (like every season) and now they are on the outside looking in as far as the playoffs.

  7. Someone needs to tell Gruden to stop calling end zone fade routes. Cousins has proven dozens of times that he just cannot make that throw. it’s a wasted down each time they try it. Also it’s one thing to try that play with Garcon, but Jackson??!!! come on.

  8. Poor play and zero adjustments. Did you see the last play of the game? The Cardinals ran the exact same defense as the play before when they got to Cousins, and the Skins did nothing to prevent the exact same thing happening. Instead Cousins threw some junk and it got picked. The whole game was like that, once the Cards figured out what was working on offense, they just kept doing it over and over, no adjustments made by Washington. The defense looks awful every 4th quarter, they are either in poor condition or they lack the mental toughness to make a stop when they need to seal a game.

  9. gurnblanstonreturns says:

    This glaring problem and many other gameday issues are directly attributable to the laughably poor decision-making of Jay Gruden.

    McCloughan has improved the roster by adhering to his “football player” mentality when selecting and signing players. If he applies a similar “football coach” approach to his coaching decisions, he will replace Gruden.

    If he doesn’t, Skins fans can look forward to Gruden putting up big numbers in yards, losses and mindblowingly idiotic gameday decisions.

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    This is insane. Jay Gruden is an offensive football coach, and their offense is one of the very best in the NFL. Mission accomplished. The Redskins are majorly lacking talent on the defensive side of the ball, and their DC has a track record of terrible defenses (see the 0-16 Lions).

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