Feinstein: Gruden may be best 'Skins can get

Ben Krimmel
December 14, 2018 - 10:05 am

Jay Gruden's job as head coach of the Redskins may be safe, according to The Washington Post's John Feinstein.

While the results of Gruden's five-year tenure have been underwhelming, Feinstein wouldn't be surprised if Gruden remains head coach as there may not be any better options for Washington owner Daniel Snyder. 

"I've said this before, I think Jay's a pretty good coach," Feinstein told The Sports Junkies Friday. "Is he a great coach? No. But who's out there who would be willing to come and work here who's going to be better?"

"If you're going to fire someone, regardless of the job, you better know who you can get who you think will do a better job," Feinstein said. 

The Junkies's Jason Bishop agreed with Feinstein.

"Yeah, I think that they're gonna stay with Jay because they like him, he's very likable," Bishop said. "He doesn't cause any problems... there's no power struggle with him."

In the past, Snyder has not worked well with coaches who are interested in taking a more active role in the organization. Feinstein noted the firings of Mike Shanahan and Marty Schottenheimer, both of whom had strong personalities.

Ironically, Feinstein said in order to win team's need a coach with a strong personality. 

"Bringing in a strong personality has not worked in the past (for the Redskins)," Feinstein said. "I think it's probably what you need in the NFL....if you're going to win at the highest levels." 

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