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


Washington Redskins Coach Jay Gruden has been fired, according to a person with knowledge of the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Washington's current offensive coordinator, Kevin O'Connell, may also receive consideration for the head coaching job, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport added. Callahan coached the Oakland Raiders from 2002 to 2003 in vastly different seasons. Allen was scheduled to make a rare appearance at a news conference Monday afternoon. "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".

After his team was blown out 33-7 at home by the New England Patriots, Gruden was asked if he has any thoughts on all the talk that the seat underneath him is getting warmer by the day. I don't have a concern. "I'll just wait and see", said Gruden, whose contract ran through next season.

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Overall, the Spartans have defeated Ohio State 10 times since 1971 when the Buckeyes entered the game ranked in the AP Top 25. Chase Young already has eight sacks on the year and is looking like a potential high draft selection next year.

Among the NFL's 32 teams, Washington ranks 30th in points scored and 30th in points allowed.

"Under Bill's leadership, the programs he's going to put in, the discipline and execution, we believe we're giving him the best opportunity to beat the Miami Dolphins, and the rest of the year", Allen said. I've got good players, I've got a good staff.

In 2015, Gruden led the Redskins to an NFC East Championship, posting a 9-7 record to complete the second "worst-to-first" turnaround in team history. He spent five years covering TCU athletics, which included two BCS bowls, two trips to the college World Series and the move to the Big 12.