Jim Gruden, flanked by his sons Jon and Jay, said he goes through "eight hours of “We support each other and root for each other to the end. In , before he became a 49ers executive, John McVay was head 1of 2 Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and Rams head coach Sean “Next thing I know,” Gruden said, “he's out there helping Joey Galloway and our receivers play better.” in under new head coach Jay Gruden, Jon's brother. A Redskins assistant coach who played for Jon Gruden and works with Jay Callahan has a long-standing relationship with team president Bruce Allen, the two.
And that somebody might be Manusky. Coaches understand that pro football is a harsh business, and missing the playoffs usually means staff changes.
At Redskins Park, some of those changes could come this week. Callahan's situation is different.
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He's been with the Redskins sincewhen the organization poached him away from the Dallas Cowboys. Inwhen Sean McVay left to coach the Los Angeles Rams, Callahan got increased influence of the offense and much control over the Redskins run game. With the Cowboys, Callahan's offensive line and run game was the league's best.
In Washington, Callahan's influence on the offensive line and run game haven't found nearly the same success.
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This season, Adrian Peterson was the first 1,yard rusher of Callahan's tenure. And considering Peterson is years-old and eventually headed for the Hall of Fame, it's unclear how much of the run-game success was a testament to Peterson or the gameplan.
There has been speculation Callahan might want to leave the Redskins. That could certainly happen.
It also seems appropriate to point out that for the past two seasons, Washington has sustained significant injuries along their offensive line.
At almost every practice and throughout training camp, Callahan keeps the offensive line on the field well after the rest of the team has concluded their work.
While it's overly simple to draw a straight line from the extended practices to the injuries, there might be some correlation.
There's also the run game, which has been somewhere between bad and mediocre throughout Callahan's tenure in Washington. The zone blocking techniques don't look the same as other more effective schemes, like what Kyle Shanahan ran with the Redskins and now deploys in San Francisco. Callahan has a long-standing relationship with team president Bruce Allen, the two worked together in Oakland in the late s and early s. What that means is unclear, but it could impact any decisions made this week or going forward.
And Jay did get a chance during his bye week to watch the Raiders' win over Cleveland. I was rooting for him, that's all. I really want him to have success. This business is hard, and I know what type of competitor he is. It used to be just Jon or just Jay for a while. I might go out and walk around the block. Kathy watches every play of every game. When Jay called Jon Tuesday, he did so at 7: Nowadays if they have a common opponent, they can discuss that.
But Jon will benefit more than Jay: They have two common opponents and the Redskins played each first.
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We know how hard it is to coach in this league and how hard it is to win any game. We also love the game and competition. Only, he was concentrating on the teams playing on MNF. He also work with quarterbacks in the offseason, including former Redskin Kirk Cousins. While Jon stayed current on NFL players, coaching offers an entirely different set of challenges.
The collective bargaining agreement in altered how much time could be spent with players, how often they could practice and with how much contact. Jon Gruden picked his brother's brain after taking the job in Oakland as he tried to learn about some of the challenges of coaching that changed since he was last on the sidelines.
How much are you involved in that? How do you develop a player?
What do you do when you lose five linemen and you play at Seattle?