Chad Dukes Predicts When Jay Gruden Will Be Fired

The writing is on the wall for Gruden, who likely won't make it through the season

September 25, 2019 - 8:45 am
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Jay Gruden has missed the playoffs in four of his five seasons in Washington, and he’s about to make it five out of six – if he survives.

The Redskins are 0-3, Gruden has minimal interest in giving first-rounder Dwayne Haskins a shot under center, and he will almost certainly lose his job this season – and sooner rather than later.

“I don’t think he wants to play Haskins,” D.C.’s The Fan host Chad Dukes said on Ferrall on the Bench. “I don’t think he wanted to draft Haskins. He got into a you-know-what-ing match about Derrius Guice and Adrian Peterson where he had kind of a weird comment about, ‘If I were going to line up in the I-formation and run the ball 51 times, maybe Adrian Peterson will be up.’ Then Guice gets hurt. I think he’s having a lot of stuff shoved on him right now and he’s firing back. But the firings are going to take place.”

The Redskins are apparently big on offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell and think he’s the next Sean McVay. Gruden, however, doesn’t let him call plays.

“Gruden bristled at that notion, too” Dukes said. “I think this is all setting up (for Gruden to be fired): if you get eviscerated by New England (in Week 5), you got your new quarterback and your coach of the future calling plays and you get to go into Miami (in Week 6) and hopefully get your first win of the season.”

While Gruden isn’t the only problem in Washington – Bruce Allen and Dan Snyder, anyone? – he will be the latest scapegoat for one of the worst franchises in sports.

“Give me a worse franchise in football than the Redskins,” Dukes said. “Don’t tell me the Dolphins because the Dolphins have a vision. They have a goal. The Dolphins are doing exactly what they want to do, and they’re moving in the direction they want to move in. The Redskins have never admitted they need a rebuild. They’ve never fully committed to that. They’re not close to being a competitor. They lie to themselves and think they are. They screw up absolutely every bit of the process.”

The Redskins (0-3) face the Giants (1-2) on the road this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

Click below to listen to Dukes’ interview in its entirety.