Jon Gruden Can Forget About Any Future Redskins Coaching Jobs

GrudenA Redskins fan abroad who watched the Australian broadcast of the Monday night curbstomping administered by the Giants in FedEx Field caught an interesting exchange in the announcing booth that supposedly wasn't heard by audiences in the U.S. One that, if true, gives an idea of the frosty relations between a head coach that was rumored to be considered for the Redskins imminent head coaching vacancy and the ownership. (All sic'd.)
⇥⇥During a 2nd Quarter TV timeout, we did not go to commercial, so you⇥could just here Jaws, Gruden and Tirico talking in the booth (thinking⇥they weren't on air).⇥⇥

⇥⇥After a bit of back and forth and laughing with each other about how⇥the hell they give America the impression this is still a contest or⇥that the Skins can come back, Jaws laughing says, "You know what I⇥think, the Skins are guaranteed to win this game, they are gonna come⇥back." Next, Jaws and Mike have a go at Gruden for being too negative⇥(while laughing) and just putting teams down. Gruden then replys:⇥⇥

⇥⇥"Spend ten minutes with Dan Snyder and you'd be negative all the time⇥too" to which Jaws and Mike stop chuckling and just sort of solemnly, but completely agree.
The reports that the Redskins are aggressively trying to court Mike Shanahan to be their next head coach despite them hiring Bruce Allen, who worked in Tampa while Gruden coached there lends minor credence to the anecdote. Without an audio or video clip, it's hard to be sure. Still, if true, it's revealing based on the prompt agreement from all involved just how poor Dan Snyder's reputation is within the football world.↵

This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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