The Washington Redskins are a complete disaster. They have the second-worst record in the NFL, can't decide which quarterback they want to start, and are being openly mocked by opponents for their poor personnel decisions.
So what do they discuss in team meetings? How to avoid a second-straight three-win season? No, head coach Jay Gruden is reading players' tweets.
Gruden reminds players to lay low on twitter. Said he he reads their tweets to them in meetings sometimes so they know he's watching— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) December 8, 2014
Sadly, this might actually matter in Washington. If there is a franchise unstable enough to be disrupted in fewer than 140 characters, it's this one.
So what kind of controversial things are Washington players tweeting?
A BIG thank you to the veterans across the country... I do not take for granted the freedoms that we have because of you!— Colt McCoy (@ColtMcCoy) November 11, 2014
It's a great day to be alive!!!!— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) December 2, 2014
Wow. Shocking stuff.
The Redskins' PR team spun it a different way, pointing to a passage in the team yearbook about how Gruden shows tweets as a way of "poking a little fun" at players. Gruden's tone sure sounded different Friday, though.
- Dan Gartland