Does Gruden get a pass... Jan 2, 2019 10:34:21 GMT -5
Post by skinsfanvmi79 on Jan 2, 2019 10:34:21 GMT -5
Here is an interesting take on Jay, by Sean McVay....
I sometimes wonder why the fans can't see at least some of these traits in Jay. I surely do.
McVay: “Then when I got a chance to go to Washington, he (Jay Gruden) stayed there, went to Cincinnati, we’ve kept in touch. And when he got an opportunity to be the head coach for the Redskins, he gave me a chance to be his offensive coordinator. Those three years, being able to do that, what a great experience it’s been for me. He helped guide and lead me along the way. One of the things that really stood out about Jay that I thought is extremely special, is watching the way that he empowered his assistants. The way that he was able to delegate, let his coaches coach, really demonstrated a confidence and a security that he had in himself as a leader. And watching how that created a sense of loyalty and accountability to both him as our leader and our organization, is something that we hope to mimic and emulate here in L.A.”
Week in and week out, Jay has been a wizard at making on-the-fly game plan alterations when guys are falling like flies to injury each week. And given he level of talent he works with I'm impressed he has gotten as much out of this damaged roster as he has the last two years. We are when healthy, just reasonably talented. Middle of the pack. But when the starters go down, the talent is near flat-line on this team, yet Jay's hammers away. At SOME point its worth acknowledging the work he does and if you believe McVay the leadership he displays.
I have to wonder how well Jay would do with a better run Franchise....
Well Jay may be a very good administrator---delegating tasks and such---he may even be somewhat of wizard at patching an injured riddled team together to compete (but remember after 6-2 the Skins were 1-7 the rest of the way--and understandably so)---I have been a critic of Jay because I think he lacks the leadership ability to lead the troops when it really matters---on game day---there is no question in my mind that he appears lost in games at times---Jay has part of what it takes to be a good HC---he just does not have the complete package---just as there are few really elite QBs there are also very few NFL HC that are elite at what they do---you get one of those guys and you hope that he stays with you for 20+ years--like a Tom Landry or a Don Shula---most teams are happy with "good" at the HC position---but even "good" requires the HC to be competent on all duties of HC and possibly very good at some aspects of the job---so Jay is a good administrator and has the ability to patch and paste a team together in crisis (certainly a very good ability)---I guess I do agree with your points, but I still have strong reservations that Jay will ever be the complete package as a HC---but at this point I think he gets his two years on the extension to see if he can pull his chestnuts out of the fire---it would really help (as we all agree) if he had a competent FO backing him up