It’s not precisely profound to say that the soccer workforce in our nation’s capital is dysfunctional. You would say that sweet is good or soda cans are made from aluminum and it might be a equally controversial assertion. However, that they’re allegedly SO dysfunctional that they don’t seek the advice of and even clue their head coach in on their largest free agent splash of the offseason is however newsworthy.
In response to Eric Bickel of 106.7 The Fan’s Sports activities Junkies morning present, Jay Gruden came upon about Washington’s acquisition of star former Giants security Landon Collins when a media member texted him about it. Even for the Skins, that is astounding. (Obligatorily, the Skins will deny this later in the present day, however what fairness have they got that anybody ought to imagine them?)
Because the Sports activities Junkies famous within the phase, Gruden is on the outs and Bruce Allen is answerable for every thing. There’s in all probability considerably of an understanding that it is a lame-duck yr for each the coach and the franchise. Whereas the workforce was enjoying decently final season earlier than Alex Smith went down, they’ve holes up and down the roster. Nobody is beneath the impression that plugging in Landon Collins, Case Keenum, and whomever they get within the Draft can be a magical panacea.
That is a kind of weird circumstances within the NFL the place Gruden in all probability would’ve been higher off in the long term dropping his job on the finish of final season. What’s the purpose in being there if issues are so frayed that the entrance workplace gained’t even trouble to inform him they’re making a giant free company splash?