What a wild weekend it’s been for Redskins fans
The Washington Redskins entered week five at 0-4 facing the undefeated New England Patriots and future hall of famers Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. As if this wasn’t interesting and daunting in and of itself, the Redskins weekend was full of more twists and turns than a Gillian Flynn novel. Let’s take a look at a Redskins timeline that is sure to go down int he annals of the Redskins once-proud history (all times approximate).
Friday, 1:41 P.M. – Jay Gruden names Colt McCoy as the starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against New England. Gruden states that he made this decision long ago and that it has always been McCoy’s job to lose. His rational is that McCoy know his offense best and gives the team the best chance to win.
Friday, 5:09 P.M. – A mysterious video surfaces on twitter of Jay Gruden allegedly “hitting” on a young woman on the sidewalk while obviously inebriated. Additionally, the video depicts Gruden smoking something, although what that something is cannot be identified. The account used to post the video immediately went private. The Redskins decline to comment on the video.
Sunday, 1:00 P.M. – 4:15 P.M. – The Redskins are thoroughly dominated by the Patriots 33-7. The man identified as giving the team the best chance to win goes 18-27 with 119 yards and an interception. The team’s offensive output is double by the Patriots 442 yards to 220. The team goes an abysmal 1-11 on third downs.
Sunday, 4:24 P.M. – It is reported that Dan Snyder and Bruce Allen get into a car and leave FedEx field immediately. This type of behavior is odd for the duo, as they typically stick around for a while after the game.
Sunday, 4:45 P.M. – In his post game presser, Gruden points to rustiness on McCoy’s part due to injury and states that the team must be better around him. This seems to open the door for another start for McCoy against the Dolphins.
Monday, 5:00 A.M. – Gruden is summoned to FedEx field and told that he is being fired. The Redskins issue a release confirming as much. The release is attributed to no one.
Monday, 6:57 A.M. – Adam Schefter reports that assistant coach Bill Callahan has been named interim head coach.
Monday, 10:23 A.M. – Ed Werder reports that Snyder has a list of potential replacements for Gruden that include Mike Tomlin, Todd Bowles , and Eric Bieniemy .
Monday, 1:00 P.M. – Bruce Allen addresses the media… stay tuned.