The Redskins have fired head coach Jay Gruden

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On Monday morning, news broke that Jay Gruden had been relieved of his duties as head coach of the Washington Redskins.

After his team was blown out 33-7 at home by the New England Patriots, Gruden was asked if he has any thoughts on all the talk that the seat underneath him is getting warmer by the day.

Callahan started his coaching career back in 1980 as an assistant at the University of IL, and he's served as a head coach at the University of Nebraska, and briefly for the Oakland Raiders, as well.

The statement announcing that Gruden would no longer be the head coach said: "Through the first five games of the 2019 season, the team has clearly not performed up to expectations, and we all share in that responsibility". It will take a strong-minded coach and one with unwavering vision - as well as conviction when dealing with owner Dan Snyder and general manager Bruce Allen - in how they'd like to see the Redskins turn things around. He lasted longer than any of Snyder's six previous head coaches, with none staying longer than four years.

Gruden was 35-49-1 with Washington since taking over in 2014.

Snyder made a decision to keep Gruden in January after the team finished 7-9 for a second straight season, but told associates he would make a change if Washington lost four games early in the season. The team was led by Gruden's record-shattering offense, which posted team records in total net yards (6,545), net passing yards (4,758) and yards per play (6.40), ranking in the Top 3 in the National Football League in all three categories. Washington used the franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins for two straight years, angering Cousins, who eventually left in free agency after the 2017 season to join the Minnesota Vikings.

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