Grudenâ€™s arrival signals a new chapter for the franchise. And he wants his players to move on from last season. But at the same time, when they gather at Redskins Park next month for the start of offseason workouts, Gruden will tell his players he doesnâ€™t want them to totally forget last season.
â€śThereâ€™s two sides to it,â€ť Gruden said. â€śI want it to be a fresh start, but I also want them to remember that horrific 3-13 and make sure it doesnâ€™t happen again. So itâ€™s kind of two sides to it.â€ť
Gruden said he doesnâ€™t know how long it will take for the Redskins to rebound from last season. But he believes the moves made in free agency will both improve all three units. He believes with an effective draft, Washington can further improve its depth.
The rebuild could require patience. But Gruden believes that itâ€™s not impossible to think that he and the Redskins can make a dramatic turnaround in one year.
â€śThere is proof of teams going from 2-14, 3-13 to playoff caliber,â€ť Gruden said. â€śKansas City last year is a great example, so thereâ€™s a lot of reason for us to be optimistic moving forward. We have a great nucleus of players, we have a great staff and weâ€™re all going to be together and moving forward and I think the sky is the limit for this franchise.â€ť
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