Matthew McConaughey isn’t a football coach, but he played one on the big screen, and the actor and Redskins fan helped inspire Jay Gruden’s players at a charity event the night before their win over the Eagles.

On Monday, Gruden was asked about McConaughey’s address to his team and whether he would be making the trip to Atlanta to deliver another speech before Washington’s Week 5 game.

“If he wants to come,” Gruden said. “You know, he’s acting right now. He’s doing a movie role. He looks a little different. But, uh, I don’t know what his message was, man. I just know that everybody was looking at him in awe. He’s a heck of guy, a big Redskins fan, and he got the team fired up. And if we have to fly him in, we will. That’s up to Dan [Snyder].”

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McConaughey looked “a little different” because he added a few pounds and sports a receding hairline for his role in his new movie “Gold.” Gruden said McConaughey, a friend of Snyder’s, was in town for a charity event and happened to be staying in the same hotel as the Redskins’ event.

“It wasn’t planned or anything like that,” Gruden said. “He was there so we just invited him over. A huge Redskins fan, had a good talk to all our guys, and got them fired up. That’s it.”

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