Redskins president Bruce Allen: Jay Gruden firing 'not for cause'

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"So now it's really going to come down to whether [owner] Dan Snyder and [general manager] Bruce Allen want to roll the rookie out and just see what they have, and perhaps evaluate and make a decision whether or not he's the future".

Gruden was 35-49-1 with a single playoff appearance in 5+ years as the longest tenured head coach under Snyder.

ESPN reported Redskins assistant head coach/offensive line coach Bill Callahan will be the interim head coach. Callahan coached the Oakland Raiders from 2002 to 2003 in vastly different seasons. "Moving forward we are committed to doing all that we can collectively as an organization to turn things around and give our fans and alumni a team they can be proud of in 2019 and beyond". "Nobody's told me anything, and I don't have a concern. Go attack the Miami Dolphins and plan on getting our first win next week". The team was led by Gruden's record-shattering offense, which posted team records in total net yards (6,545), net passing yards (4,758) and yards per play (6.40), ranking in the Top 3 in the National Football League in all three categories. It was Washington's seventh consecutive loss dating back to last season. "I enjoy coaching, love coaching, like the players and I like the staff that we have and I hate losing". In addition to being Snyder's longest-tenured coach, he is also the only one to get a contract extension, having two years added to his five-year, $20 million deal in 2017 - two years before his original contract expired. He had two winning seasons - 9-7 in 2015 and 8-7-1 in 2016.

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