Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden fired
- Author: Lawrence Cooper Oct 08, 2019,
Oct 08, 2019, 1:01
Gruden, 52, had been with the franchise for a little more than five full seasons and accumulated a 35-49-1 record. "I'll just wait and see", said Gruden, whose contract ran through next season.
For now, Bill Callahan is the interim head coach in Washington, but the question is, who will be the head coach when the Redskins take the field in 2020? "Moving forward we are committed to doing all that we can collectively as an organization to turn things around and give our Redskins fans and alumni a team they can be proud of in 2019 and beyond". Washington finished the season 1-6 and is 1-10 after Smith's injury.
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Snyder made a decision 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. The Redskins have been a total disaster this season and are cycling through quarterbacks.
In 2015, the Redskins hired Callahan away from the Cowboys to become the offensive line coach in Washington. He served in just two other roles in the National Football League before taking the helm in Washington: offensive coordinator of the Bengals from 2011 to 2013 and offensive assistant with the Buccaneers from 2002 to 2008. The Cowboys and Eagles are now tied for the division lead, with both sitting at 3-2 on the season. Allen was scheduled to make a rare appearance at a news conference Monday afternoon. The only club that ranks worse than Washington in both categories - the Miami Dolphins, who are 0-4 and had a bye this week - will host the Redskins next Sunday.