The Washington Commanders’ playoff hopes not too long ago got here to an finish and, on Tuesday, the staff introduced it might half methods with offensive coordinator Scott Turner.
During an look earlier this week on Washington metropolitan space radio station 106.7 The Fan, former Washington head coach Jay Gruden offered his two cents.
He mentioned he believes will probably be troublesome for the group to fill the coordinator emptiness after which proceeded to take a jab at his previous boss, embattled staff proprietor Dan Snyder.
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Gruden famous that the Commanders might need to go along with an inside coach as a result of exterior candidates might not need the offensive coordinator’s job.
“It’ll be hard, unless they do it in house. I don’t know who they have in house who would take it. Maybe [quarterbacks coach Ken] Zampese will take it, I don’t know,” Gruden mentioned. “You’re right, it is difficult, especially if you’re told what to do.”
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Gruden’s feedback gave the impression to be aimed straight at Snyder, who has a fame for meddling within the staff’s soccer operations.
Turner signed a three-year extension final offseason. He had been with coach Ron Rivera for seven years, together with the final three with the Commanders. But, for a 3rd straight yr, the staff completed the season within the decrease tier of most of the NFL’s offensive classes.
Gruden was later requested if he would have an interest within the job, and he took one other swipe at Snyder.
“Oh, yeah, I’d love to coach again. Who’s the owner?” Gruden requested.
Gruden was the top coach in Washington from 2014 till 2019. He has beforehand talked about that he didn’t take pleasure in working for Snyder.
In November 2022, Snyder employed Bank of America Securities to think about the potential sale of the franchise. Snyder and his household management all shares of the staff after minority companions have been purchased out in March 2021.
One day after the staff introduced that the providers of a financial institution had been retained, People Magazine reported that billionaires Jeff Bezos and Jay-Z may kind a partnership and have been “looking into buying the Washington Commanders.”
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Last February, the franchise unveiled its new title, 18 months after retiring the earlier one over mounting strain concerning the Redskins title and emblem.