The Washington Redskins have endured a tough season under rookie head coach Jay Gruden. Heading into Week 16 with a 3-11 record they have stumbled from one mistake to another.
Inadequate performances on the field have been joined by quarterback controversy, ill-thought out press conferences and players fighting at practice in what has been a tough few months for the Redskins. And that's before you add in the debate surrounding their nickname.
You would think such a disjointed season of set backs and let downs would see those in charge look to move in a different direction. News today though suggests that they are set to continue the trend by backing Jay Gruden to continue as coach for the 2015 season.
As reported by Dianna Marie Russini of NBC Washington, the Washington Redskins hierarchy have informed the under pressure HC that he will be in the hot seat beyond the end of the current season.
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Gruden's struggles to get the Redskins moving in the right direction on the field have been compounded by his lack of composure off it. Whether it was his handling of the RGIII benching, the quarterback's calling out of his teammates, or today's unnecessary criticism of DeSean Jackson, there has been little sign that Gruden is the man to keep control of an NFL franchise in need of an overhaul.
With the Redskins currently on a six game losing streak many fans have been becoming restless and had hoped to see a change in the coaching position come the end of the season.
End of RGIII
That now seems unlikely however and what's more, Gruden's return for 2015 seems to suggest the future of Griffin in Washington looks bleak.
With Gruden having reportedly told Washington officials he has no plans to continue to work with the quarterback, unless there has been an extreme change of heart, it looks like RGIII's days are numbered.
Either way the return of Gruden isn't going to be met with particular optimism by the majority of Redskins fans. As the saying goes; The only things worse than firing a coach after one season is bringing back a bad coach for a second season.