When it comes to NFL coaches on the hot seat, Jay Gruden of the Washington Redskins has been a popular name on such lists since long before the 2019 season began.
Gruden has led the Redskins to the playoffs just once in five seasons. With his team 0-3 heading into Sunday’s game at MetLife Stadium against the New York Giants, Gruden was asked Tuesday during a conference call with Washington area media whether he felt he was coaching for his job on a week to week basis.
“No. I haven’t felt like that. Who knows? I’m just trying to concentrate on the Giants right now. Put our best foot forward, Learn from our mistakes here and try to get better,” Gruden said. “That’s all we’re trying to do here.”
The coach also reiterated that Case Keenum will remain at quarterback and first-round pick Dwayne Haskins will continue to sit.
“We played three games against three playoff teams. Haven’t played our best ball yet. I anticipate we’re going to get better.”
Gruden said Keenum “deserves a chance to get us out of this thing here this week against the Giants.”
Of Haskins’ development, Gruden said:
“I think Dwayne’s on pace. He just needs to continue to sit back and learn and continue to develop.”