Following heavy action on the sports calendar Sunday, the Washington Redskins waited until the early morning hours to announce they had fired head coach Jay Gruden. After an 0-5 start, the decision was made to oust him and his career 35-49-1 record and install offensive line coach Bill Callahan as interim coach.
The team released the following statement.
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. Moving forward we are committed to doing all that we can collectively as an organization to turn things around and give our Redskins fans and alumni a team they can be proud of in 2019 and beyond.
Team general manager Bruce Allen will hold a press conference at 1:00 p.m. Monday. A media recluse, Allen will surely be asked questions about how he has retained his job, held since 2010. Allen's teams actually have a worse winning percentage overall than they have under Gruden, who came aboard in 2010.
Meanwhile, players have begun anonymously giving their takes on the firing. ESPN's Josina Anderson checked in with a damning assessment of Gruden's tenure.