Reaction to Redskins Hiring Jay Gruden as Head Coach
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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - 106.7 The Fan’s Grant Paulsen has confirmed Jay Gruden will be the next head coach of the Washington Redskins, with an official press conference announcing the news scheduled for 4 p.m. at Redskins Park.
Tight ends coach Sean McVay is in line for a major promotion. Paulsen has confirmed McVay will be the team’s new offensive coordinator.
Conflicting reports point to either Jim Haslett or Raheem Morris remaining on the Redskins staff as defensive coordinator.
The news broke while the Junkies were on the air on 106.7 The Fan on Thursday.
Here were their initial reactions:
“The Gru-dog era,” Lurch said.
“You can’t get Jon? I’ll take the brother,” EB said.
“In retrospect it makes all the sense in the world,” JP said. “Because of the ties that he had with Bruce Allen, the fact that the Redskins retained six coaches, and two or three of them had connections with Jay Gruden – including the tight ends coach, McVay, who coached under Gruden, including Raheem Morris who coached alongside Gruden, and Bruce Allen himself, who of course who was running the show in Tampa during the six years that Gruden was an assistant under his brother.”
“To me, I actually feel bad for all those other guys; Perry Feweel, Bevell,” Jp said. “They never had a shot! They already had their guy before they interviewed.”
“That’s fine,” Cakes said. “They’re gonna find work elsewhere or stay in their respective positions right now. I don’t feel bad for them.”
“Thank God,” EB said, exhausted. “No disrespect to ‘em. I’m sure they’re all great. Thank God it ain’t Darrell Bevell, even Caldwell who was high on there for a day.”
“Oh you love him!” Lurch shouted. “You loved him! You wanted them to hire him!”
“I know, but he doesn’t get me fired up,” EB admitted.