October 07, 2019

Jay Gruden Out as Washington Coach: Washington's NFL team has fired head coach Jay Gruden after an 0-5 start. He leaves with a 35-49-1 record and no postseason appearances.

posted by rcade to football at 04:25 PM - 5 comments

Soon to be hired as a "special adviser" to the Bengals. Kind of like Hugh Jackson's triumphant return to the Queen City.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:06 PM on October 07

There are many people asking the "what's it going to take" question in and around the nation's capital, and now it turns out that some of them were referring to the need for changes in the ownership and administration of the local football team.

If I was a GM and had a Jalen Ramsey on my roster making my life difficult and I was being forced to trade him, I wouldn't think of sending him anywhere besides Washington. It's the Guantanamo of pro football.

posted by beaverboard at 05:38 PM on October 07

Beaverboard, exactly. Scott Van Pelt ran through the entire line of DC head coaches under Snyder and pointed out that they've done each of the obvious types. Although I think SVP missed one type: minority/African-American. Maybe Bienemy, from your linked article, would fill that (though of course Tomlin will as well).

posted by billsaysthis at 11:23 AM on October 08

Jacksonville will trade Ramsey to any bad team that offers two first rounders. They might at this point take two first rounders from anyone now that he's claiming a dubious back injury that keeps him off the field.

posted by rcade at 11:54 AM on October 08

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