Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden was disappointed on Tuesday when he talked about his younger brother's dismissal from the Washington Redskins in the middle of his sixth season.
Jon Gruden said he knew what it felt like to have been traded by the Raiders to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during his first stint as head coach and later, after winning a Super Bowl with the organization, from the Buccaneers fired.
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"I'm obviously very disappointed with my brother," Gruden told reporters at a media conference, according to ESPN. "It was a long night, the last few nights. He worked hard. I have a lot of respect for my brother. Obviously disappointed that he was fired.
"My father was fired. I was fired. Jay was fired and … welcome to the club, brother.
Jay Gruden was in the middle of his sixth season with the Redskins. Washington was only once in the playoffs during Gruend's term and never won more than nine games in the regular season.
Washington was in Gruden's first season 4: 1
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"If the key works on Monday, I'll keep working," he told Washington Post reporters.
Veteran Adrian Peterson's sharp criticism of the veteran coach's team after the loss on Sunday also indicated that Gruden's departure was likely to occur sooner rather than later.
"It's clear something has to change," said Peterson ld Die Post. "That's one thing you know, because we're 0-5, we did not win, we were not productive as an insult."
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He added, " You need to go back to the drawing board and say, "Okay, as a coaching staff … what can we do better to put our players in a better position to be pro-productive to be better as a defensive?" That's theirs Task 0-5 What we obviously did not work. "
Deputy head coach Bill Callahan, who replaced Jon Gruden as Raiders coach in 2002, was named interim head coach of the Redskins.