The Washington Commanders fired offensive coordinator Scott Turner this week, and former head coach Jay Gruden thinks they could have a difficult time finding a replacement. You will not be surprised to hear why he feels that way.
During a Tuesday appearance on “The Grant & Danny Show” on 106.7 The Fan, Gruden was asked if he believes the Commanders will be able to find a legitimate offensive coordinator. He said they may have to promote from within because external candidates might not want to come in and be told what to do.
“It’ll be hard, unless they do it in house. I don’t know who they have in house who would take it. Maybe (quarterbacks coach Ken) Zampese will take it, I don’t know,” Gruden said. “You’re right, it is difficult, especially if you’re told what to do.”
Gruden obviously was not taking a shot at Washington head coach Ron Rivera. What he meant by that is that Daniel Snyder is too hands-on, which is something Gruden has talked about in the past.
But to remove all doubt, Gruden was asked if he is interested in the job. He then took a less veiled swipe at Snyder.
“Oh, yeah, I’d love to coach again. Who’s the owner?” Gruden asked.
You can hear the full exchange below: