Jay Gruden: If the key works Monday, I’ll keep working

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Washington fell to 0-5 in a lopsided loss to the Patriots on Sunday and that means more questions about how long head coach Jay Gruden will keep his job.

There was a report before their Week Four loss that Gruden might be fired soon and Sunday’s outing did little to make anyone feel better about the direction of the franchise. Speculation that a change is coming soon will be helped along by video shared by Mitchell Tischler of NBC Sports Washington that shows team owner Daniel Snyder and president Bruce Allen leaving the stadium in an unusual hurry on Sunday.

Gruden said at a postgame press conference that he feels he’s been given “ample opportunities” to succeed, but the team hasn’t produced on Sundays. He said he hasn’t heard anything about whether he’ll be fired.

“If the key works Monday, I’ll keep working,” Gruden said.

That’s a variation on what Ben McAdoo said shortly before the Giants relieved him of his duties in 2017. We’ll find out soon enough if Gruden will suffer the same fate.

Until then, it’s time to smoke ’em if you got ’em.

 

35 responses to “Jay Gruden: If the key works Monday, I’ll keep working

  1. What makes leaving the stadium quickly when you’ve failed to put out a winning product unusual? What were they supposed to do hang around and smile, and shake hands with all of the fans who have been getting fleeced all year?

  2. The Redskins might get a win next week no matter who the head coach is because they play the Dolphins next Sunday in a game that should be titled “The Toilet Bowl”. Because both teams stink

  3. His bro will hire him and he’ll be better off by far. Snyder and Allen have run this once proud organization into the basement. I feel so badly for my wife, a livelong fan who first started going to games on her daddy’s lap in the old Griffith Stadium. She lived through the joy of their Super Bowls, but now is having to endure the pain of the Snyder/Allen era. Sigh. What a horrible management/ownership team, huh. Sorry my Pats beat the crap out of her team today. She’s now also a Pats fan, other than today, but the result didn’t surprise her. Sadly for her she expected it…. Go Pats!

  4. There were Redskins fans screaming “Sell the team!” up at Snyder’s box. He got out of there just ahead of the pitchforks.

  5. Why all the negativity? C’mon everybody, the season’s not over yet! Haven’t you ever heard that saying before? “When you start at 0-5, Superbowl hopes are still alive.” Oh right, I haven’t heard that saying before either. Ever. Because it’s not a thing. And the Redskins have been on a 20 year journey of suckiness, with another 20 years of suckiness guaranteed to come, unless the Big Man Upstairs issues a recall on all crappy NFL franchise owners.

  6. You don’t have to worry Jay , who in their right mind would want to coach this team the rest of the season.

  7. Must be nice to completely bomb at your job yet be set for life. Only football people and weather people mess their jobs up all the time yet continue to get paid well.

  8. Adrian Peterson was right… Bill Belichick dumbed down the whole play of the team and let the Redskins sink their own ship. You could see it. They didn’t look like the same dynamic team they usually do.

  9. Right now this team is so lacking of real talent on key positions that you could install Joe Gibbs in the coaching position and the team wouldn’t win a game.

    After the millions squandered on Captain Checkdown who never brought his team from behind last year and whose best aspect was he managed 23 points per game (a low number in competent football but a great number in modern Numbskin football), this team is devoid of anything that is breathing on offense. Camp Cupcake has produced a team that breaks when you breathe on it.

    Firing Chubbs would deprive us of him leaving having never won a game in 2019 after 16 this year. This guy truly deserves to have his nose rubbed in this mess.

    And then the GM, that Allen brat, should be thrown off a bridge to show his level of success. I doubt he would be able to swim.

  10. Haskins is just the QB this team needs. He is without any talent and consumes oxygen.

  11. Next weeks game should be fun. Two teams with no intent of the wind. Should be a thing of beauty

  12. wolverineinnc says:
    October 6, 2019 at 5:33 pm
    His bro will hire him and he’ll be better off by far. Snyder and Allen have run this once proud organization into the basement. I feel so badly for my wife, a livelong fan who first started going to games on her daddy’s lap in the old Griffith Stadium. She lived through the joy of their Super Bowls, but now is having to endure the pain of the Snyder/Allen era. Sigh. What a horrible management/ownership team, huh. Sorry my Pats beat the crap out of her team today. She’s now also a Pats fan, other than today, but the result didn’t surprise her. Sadly for her she expected it…. Go Pats!
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    And some people have this weird idea the American male has lost view of what’s important, that they identify with their sports team as if it was their only child, and perhaps most disturbing, they’ve completely lost their manhood. Kinda makes you wonder.

  13. WOULD CHRIS THOMPSON CRY IS BRUCE ALLEN WAS FIRED?

    I think not. I don’t know what Bruce has on Snyder but it must be good, unless Dan is just that lonely. The two of them have ruined a lifelong passion to the point of embarrassment being a Redskins fan. You’re like a disease, you can devastate and ruin something I love but can never take the team from me. But I do wholeheartedly and absolutely despise you both.

  14. While the locksmith is down there, could the facilities manager point him to Bruce Allen’s office too?

  15. Was at the game today after being away for awhile It is truly shocking what a lousy fan experience it is. The stadium is a dump. Getting in and out is a nightmare. The lines to pay vendors enormous money for lousy food are insane. And most of all, whoever is playing against the Skins has more fans there than the home team, by a significant amount. The Redskins got boo’d when they took the field, and they look like they couldn’t care less they lost. Jay may not be Vince Lombardi, but Dan Snyder and Bruce Allen have destroyed that franchise. Jay should hope his key doesn’t fit Monday.

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