Reaction to the news news that Jay Gruden will be introduced as the Washington Redskins’ new head coach…
Gruden leaves the Cincinnati Bengals after three years as offensive coordinator, but a lot of the focus was on his tenure with the Florida Tuskers. You remember the Tuskers, the team he led to the UFL championship game in 2010. There was some snark about that connection.
The Washington Tuskers.
— Sean Kennedy (@EatSleepRedskin) January 9, 2014
Should #Redskins fans be alarmed that our Head Coach & both coordinators were coaching the Florida Tuskers in the UFL a couple years ago?
— Doug Ramey (@fatpickled) January 9, 2014
The Florida Tuskers to Washington Redskins pipeline continues. 1st Jim Haslett. Now Jay Gruden.
— Patrick Hite (@Patrick_Hite) January 9, 2014
Jay Gruden is the Johnny Cash ("I've Been Everywhere") of football leagues. WFL, AFL, UFL, NFL. Tuskers, Dragons, Kats, Predators…
— Chris Sprow (@SprowESPN) January 9, 2014
Jim Haslett was head coach of Florida Tuskers (UFL) in 2009, Jay Gruden in 2010. Both lost to Las Vegas Locomotives in championship.
— HogsHaven.com (@HogsHaven) January 9, 2014
There was considerable skepticism, given that Gruden — Jay, not Jon! — is Daniel Snyder’s eighth head coach (if you count Terry Robiskie, and we do). From the People Who Cover the NFL for a Living:
Jay Gruden has been hired as the next coach to be fired by the Redskins.
— Jeff Schultz (@JeffSchultzAJC) January 9, 2014
I used to believe Jay Gruden would be a good head coach. The last few years changed that some.
— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) January 9, 2014
Bengals fans, rejoice. This is a great day for you. Your team would still be playing if Hue Jackson had been your coordinator last week.
— Jim Trotter (@SI_JimTrotter) January 9, 2014
Do we know yet if Gruden will report to Snyder, Allen or RGIII?
— Dave Goldberg (@davegoldberg84) January 9, 2014
Breaking: rest of NFC East rejoices on news of Redskins hire
— John Kincade (@JohnKincade) January 9, 2014
So, Mike Shanahan and his son get fired, George Allen's son takes over, hires Jon Gruden's brother. But nah, theres no ol' boys' network.
— David Steele (@David_C_Steele) January 9, 2014
I've texted with Bengals players who say the team will miss Gruden dearly. Other Bengals say the offense will be better without him.
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) January 9, 2014
Not everybody was so snarky:
Jay Gruden is young, up-and-comer who – most importantly – isn't a big-name coach cashing in on accomplishments elsewhere. I'm cool with it.
— Homer McFanboy (@HomerMcFanboy) January 9, 2014
— Daniel Folkman (@danielfolkman) January 9, 2014