Jay Gruden Announced As Redskins Head Coach

Posted by: hail2skins on Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Jay Gruden was just announced as the Redskins head coach taking over a 3-13 team that experienced a lot of drama this season.  It didn’t take long for questions about the drama to arise.  He seems like a straight shooter and addresses several things in his presser.  He basically said he didn’t pay attention to the drama because he was focused on the Bengals.   He said he doesn’t care about what happened this season and that he is looking forward and not backward.

Jay Gruden

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Of course he started by acknowledging and thanking family members, Dan Snyder, and Bruce Allen.

He talked about this opportunity being a good one with an owner and GM that are concerned more with winning and providing the resources to do it.  He also talked about how it’s about the fans, coaches and players and working as hard as he can to put a competitive team on the field.

He talked about wanting to work with Robert Griffin III and how he sees all of the characteristics in him to be a great QB.  He mentioned how he will do his best to put him position to succeed and the hard work he will expect from.  He talked about how if RGIII doesn’t like a play that he won’t call it.

He mentioned that he hasn’t made any decisions on his staff and that there are a lot of good coaches out looking for work.  He even stated he received over 350 text messages from coaches looking to work with him.

He talked about how he likes zone blocking, power blocking and the read-option.  Basically, he said if it works, he likes it.  He felt that there is a good nucleus here on the offensive side of the ball and that he would like to stick with the 3-4 on the defense.  I’m sure a lot of fans didn’t like hearing that though.

He mentioned how decision on players will be a group process and that everyone won’t agree but they’ll come to a decision because everyone has the same goal in mind.


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