Jay Gruden’s eyes pop out of his head following third RG3 question in interview

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Jay Gruden has been the head coach of the Washington Redskins for less than a day, and the guy is already sick of questions about Robert Griffin III.

Hours after Gruden, the former Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator, was introduced Thursday as the new head coach of the Skins, he did an interview with ESPN’s “SportsCenter.” Host Lindsay Czarniak peppered him with three straight RG3 questions, even though Gruden made it clear after the first question that he hadn’t spoken with Griffin yet. That didn’t stop Czarniak from following up twice with RG3 questions, leading Gruden’s eyes to pop out of his head after the third question.

“Jay, how much communication have you had with RG3?” was the first question.

“None yet. I’ve been talking with you guys for the last 3-4 hours,” he answered.

“When do you expect to first be able to sit down with him?” she asked.

“I don’t know. I don’t know, I just got here,” Gruden said. “I have to find a great staff, and that’s my first order of business.”

That answer didn’t stop Czarniak from tripling down on RG3 questions, leading to Gruden’s great, overwhelmed reaction.

“When you do have the opportunity to sit down with the franchise quarterback, RG3, what are you going to convey as your expectations for him as a leader for this team?”

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Jay Gruden to become Washington Redskins head coach

Jay GrudenThe Washington Redskins have reportedly hired Jay Gruden to be the team’s next head coach. A press conference is scheduled for 4 p.m. EST on Thursday to announce the move, which was reported by various media outlets.

Gruden interviewed for the Redskins job on Wednesday, and several beat writers speculated that he would be offered the job and accept it. There was some speculation that Gruden might prefer the Tennessee Titans job, but Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has been known for sparing no expense to land the coach he likes the most. Apparently that was Gruden.

Gruden has spent the last three seasons as the offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals. For whatever reason, his accomplishments in Cincinnati have made him a top head coaching candidate. As LB mentioned earlier this week, we don’t really understand what Gruden has done with the Bengals’ offense that makes him so special.

As many of you know, Jay Gruden is the younger brother of ESPN analyst and former NFL head coach Jon Gruden. Perhaps the name “Gruden” has gone a long way for Jay over the past few years. Time will tell if he is able to get a Redskins offense that was abysmal in 2013 back on track.

Jay Gruden reportedly is Redskins’ top choice for head coach

Jay GrudenJay Gruden is the Washington Redskins’ top choice for their head coaching vacancy and likely to become their next coach, according to reports.

The Redskins confirmed that Gruden, who is the offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals, interviewed for the job on Wednesday. Gruden interviewed with the Titans on Tuesday and is scheduled to interview with the Vikings on Thursday. The Lions have also reportedly reached out to him.

NFL Network’s Jeff Darlington has said the past few days that he believes Gruden will be the next coach of Washington:

The Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud said the same thing:

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen said on “NFL Insiders” that Gruden has “always been near the top of [the Redskins'] list.” He also says if Gruden leaves, the Bengals will likely promote Hue Jackson to offensive coordinator.

The Washington Post’s Mark Maske says Gruden is believed to be the Redskins’ first choice, but they’re not sure if the feeling is mutual. They say Gruden may prefer the Titans job, but that owner Daniel Snyder could make an offer Gruden can’t refuse.

Aside from his last name being “Gruden,” I don’t see what makes him such a great head coaching candidate. Are you really telling me that Jay has done special things with the Bengals’ offense? I don’t see it.