That's just conjecture. Gruden is under contract through the 2020 season - and barring a couple of losing seasons, I think he'll at least be the Redskins coach through then. I don't see a collapse like that likely with an improving roster.We're in year 5 of his tenure and Jay Gruden has given us an average team for the first 4 seasons. Had he hired Wade Phillips, we'd have probably had a defense that would have given Gruden a few more wins and made us a better team. He has this season to save his career here in DC...anything less than 10-6 likely see Gruden fired, and I just don't see us going 10-6.
I can argue anything I want I understand your point. If you're looking at the entire NFL - sure - he's average. We've won about half our games. We've been in the playoffs about half the time. I get it. My take is based on my belief that we haven't seen his full potential, and also on my belief that the Redskins have the most stable staff and front office we've had in a long, long time, and that the team is about to turn the corner in a big way. You don't have to believe it - but I do.John, you just can't argue, given the body of evidence provided, that Gruden is anything but average. Until he proves otherwsie, I just don't see how you can argue that assertion.
I love our defensive staff. They kept us in the playoff mix and in almost every game last year with a defense held together with spit, popsicle sticks, and chewing gum. Prior to the injury bug hitting bigtime, the defense was starting to look very imposing. I think with better health this year, another season with basically the same coaching staff, and the addition of some significant young talent - we may well be a top 10 defense. Compared to 3 seasons ago, that's pretty great. Again, you don't have to agree.As for your "great" defensive staff assertion, I think you're coloring that a bit rosy, too. Tomsula is definitely a solid coach, Manusky has shown he can get the most out of his players, and there seems to be some talent at the other coaching position, but what exactly have they done to suggest they are great?