Jay Gruden out as Washington Redskins’ coach

Jay Gruden out as Washington Redskins’ coach

Jay Gruden was sacked as head coach of the Washington Redskins on Monday after an 0-5 start to the sixth season of a tenure that featured only one playoff appearance.

A source told the Associated Press that offensive line coach Bill Callahan would replace Gruden on an interim basis.

Ironically, the situation that saw him become the top guy in Oakland is eerily similar to the circumstances he's now seeing in Washington, as well.

Snyder chose to keep Gruden in January after the team finished 7-9 for a second straight season, but told associates he would make a change if Washington lost four games early in the season. Don't be surprised to hear that the Grudens are high-up on Callahan's Christmas Card List this year.

In 2018, the Redskins' offense - with Gruden as the play-caller, ranked 29th in total offense, 28th in passing offense and 17th in rushing offense.

Callahan, however, said Haskins is not a candidate for the starting role at this time.

There was some buzz ahead of Sunday's game which indicated it would be Gruden's last as the Redskins' head coach.

And while Gruden had some success drawing up and calling creative plays for Washington's offence, his area of expertise, he never seemed to get a feel for other aspects of the job.

A bad day just keeps getting worse for the Redskins.

Gruden is Snyder's eighth coach in 20 seasons and the seventh to be fired. He spent five years covering TCU athletics, which included two BCS bowls, two trips to the college World Series and the move to the Big 12.

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