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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 1/10

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Friday, January 10, 2013.

All reports, rumors and conjecture are a reflection of the media conversation and are not endorsed or confirmed by the Washington Redskins.


--Jay Gruden was hired as the teams head football coach on Thursday. Gruden makes the eighth head coach hired since Daniel Snyder purchased the team in 1999.

--In initial talks with reporters, Jay Gruden doesn’t give definite roles for the remaining Redskins coaching staff. Many NFL analysts believe that defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, secondary coach Raheem Morris and tight ends coach Sean McVay will play roles as coordinators for Gruden next season.

--Highlights from Redskins head coach Jay Gruden’s press conference yesterday including his opinion on the defensive scheme and why he is partial to the 3-4 defense.

--A preview of the Redskins running game under new head coach Jay Gruden. Gruden is known for being a bright offensive mind and incorporated both aspects of the zone blocking scheme and the power-based running plays in Cincinnati.

--How former Redskins players Chirs Cooley and London Fletcher both knew that Jay Gruden would become the Redskins new head coach next season. Cooley said, "I think it was Gruden’s job to turn down.

--New head coach Jay Gruden and former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann spent time together in the Arena Football League and Theismann spoke about Gruden. Theismann was a part owner of the Florida Tuskers when Gruden was their head coach.

--A look at the first couple of questions posed to new Redskins head coach Jay Gruden. Gruden was asked about the dysfunction and drama that swirled around the Redskins this season. Gruden said, "All I care about is next year moving forward."

--What some of the Redskins players think about a potential promotion to tight ends coach Sean McVay. McVay is thought to become the new offensive coordinator under Gruden and tight end Niles Paul said, "Sean is a genius, really."

--Former Redskins GM Bobby Beathard spoke about the hiring of Jay Gruden on ESPN 980's "The Sports Fix" on Thursday. Beathard said, "He’s excellent, I think it was the right hire." Beathard along with Jack Kent Cooke were responsible for hiring Joe Gibbs who brought three Super Bowl titles to Washington.

--Why Jay Gruden seemed to be the right fit at the beginning of the coaching search. Due to Grudens connections with the remaining members of the Redskins staff and the GM Bruce Allen, Gruden should feel comfortable in Washington.

--The unusual path Redskins head coach Jay Gruden took to become a head coach in the NFL. Gruden spent time coaching or playing at almost every level of football including the Arena Football League, United Football League and the World League of American Football.

--With the hiring of Jay Gruden, the Washington Redskins now look to use the pairing of head coach and quarterback Robert Griffin III to improve the team’s offense. While in Cincinnati, the Bengals improved in overall offense every year he was there as the offensive coordinator.

--Ten facts about new head coach Jay Gruden including his impressive stats during his time in the Arena Football League. Gruden is in the AFL Hall of Fame and finished his career with 21,476 passing yards and 397 touchdowns.

--A transcript from Jay Gruden during one of his speeches from HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks.’ Gruden was on the show as the offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals and was a fan favorite due to his fiery speeches.  

--Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall spoke on "Fox Football Daily" on the benching of quarterback RGIII. Hall said, "A lot of guys in that locker room kind of raised the question, like why are we doing this?"

--New coach Jay Gruden agrees to a five-year deal with the Washington Redskins. A five year deal is unusual for a firs-time NFL head coach as Gruden looks to be the first coach under Snyder to remain coach for the entirety of his contract.

--A look at former Redskins linebacker London Fletcher’s reactions to the Jay Gruden hire and if he feels the Redskins addressed the problems they had on defense.

--During Jay Gruden's press conference yesterday, Gruden was asked about the read option. Gruden said, "I love it. I think it’s apart of football now."

--Jay Gruden's brother Jon Gruden expresses his joy for his younger brother and his new job as the Washington Redskins head coach. Jon said, "I'm really happy for my brother. I expect him to make the most of this opportunity."

--A detailed breakdown of Jay Gruden’s playing and coaching career. Gruden has played at the college level, Arena Football and World League of American Football.


What's Trending In @Redskins Nation?

1) It's official! #Redskins GM Bruce Allen joined at the front table by new #Redskins head coach Jay Gruden. #HTTR

2) #Redskins GM Bruce Allen welcomes Jay Gruden to the Washington #Redskins#JayInDC

3) #JayInDC: "I don't know what happened last year and I don't care what happened last year...I'm going to make sure we're 1 team with 1 goal."

4) Tune in to at 4 PM for GM Bruce Allen press conference to introduce new #Redskins head coach. #HTTR

5) Gruden: "@RGIII's a great QB. It's very exciting. Any time you want to move forward with a franchise, that's a very important position."




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