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    Jay Gruden fired: Redskins dismiss coach after 0-5 start to season

    Mike Jones, USA TODAY

    On the heels of their 0-5 start and yet another blowout, the Washington Redskins have fired coach Jay Gruden, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports.

    Jay Gruden holding a baseball bat: Washington head coach Jay Gruden walks off the field after the Redskins loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday, Oct. 6.© Geoff Burke, USA TODAY Sports Washington head coach Jay Gruden walks off the field after the Redskins loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday, Oct. 6.

    The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team had not yet officially announced the firing.

    ‪With a six-year run that featured a 35-49-1 record and one playoff appearance, Gruden was the longest-tenured coach of Daniel Snyder’s 20-year ownership of Washington’s football team.

    However, that run produced only two winning seasons and just one playoff appearance.

    Following Sunday’s 33-7 loss to New England, a game in which fans of the visiting Patriots overwhelming dominated the home crowd in number, Gruden acknowledged that he had received ample opportunities to turn the Redskins around. But he said as long as his key to Redskins Park still worked Monday morning, he would keep working to improve the team.

    Snyder and team president Bruce Allen have seen enough, however.

    Gruden did indeed receive multiple opportunities to work his way through disappointing stretches of underperformance. But he also was hamstrung by organizational dysfunction and rampant injuries.

    He went through three defensive coordinators and seven starting quarterbacks.

    His playoff appearance in 2015 was one of only four postseason bids for Washington since Snyder purchased the team in 1999.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl...zzQ?li=BBnbfcL

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    I wonder if they'll give the job to Callahan permanently in an attempt to lure Trent Williams back.

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    It'll be interesting to see where Jay goes... likely Oakland. It'd be interesting to have Callahan the son go to Washington to join Dad, and have Jay come back here as OC. 'Course, Taylor is the de facto OC here, and he calls the plays - but the offense took a lot of positive steps when Jay was the OC, and hasn't been as good since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOF View Post
    I wonder if they'll give the job to Callahan permanently in an attempt to lure Trent Williams back.
    Just read Williams says he has no plans to end his holdout.

    The pressure to trade him in the next couple of weeks is going to be enormous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOF View Post
    Just read Williams says he has no plans to end his holdout.

    The pressure to trade him in the next couple of weeks is going to be enormous.
    My bet is on NE. It's a non-conference team, and they have had injuries and a talent shortage at T (Marshall Newsome, anyone) and with Brady's age, they are on a shorter "win now" time frame. They've got a solid run game with Michel and others. They need to protect an aging QB. This is a perfect fit - not that he wouldn't be an asset to any team.

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