Robert Griffin III-Jay Gruden feud enters Day 4, not getting any less sad

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What do you get when you combine two somewhat well-known NFL figures who are each trying to carve out a media career? In the case of Robert Griffin III and Jay Gruden, it was an online feud with no winners.

The former Washington Commanders head coach and starting quarterback started relitigating a very specific period in team history on Monday, with tweets still coming in from both sides as of Thursday night.

In case you need a refresher, Gruden was the Commanders head coach from 2014 to 2019, a period of time that saw the team transition from the oft-injured Griffin as starting quarterback to Kirk Cousins. Their time together time saw dysfunction that seemingly only Washington was capable of during the Dan Snyder years (a refresher is available here).

Few would have guessed the two were on great terms, but the dirty laundry was thrown with unusual vigor, and it all started with a simple tweet about the Philadelphia Eagles.

Gruden started things off by offering an apology to any quarterback he subjected to a night like that of Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, who was repeatedly pressured in a 32-9 loss.

If I ever put a QB through what Philly is putting Jalen through , I apologize. Pick up a blitz !

— Jay Gruden (@Coach_JayGruden) January 16, 2024

Less than a half-hour later, Griffin jumped in.

Gruden responded by questioning if he really didn’t prepare Griffin for pass rushes, at which point Griffin tried to go for the kill by saying the coach had told him he didn’t know how to coach a dual-threat quarterback like him.

Gruden didn’t respond until the next morning, seemingly conceding that he wasn’t right for Griffin, blaming his coaching staff and sending a well wish.

You are right. We didn’t have a good enough staff. Sorry. Hope all is well with ya.

— Jay Gruden (@Coach_JayGruden) January 16, 2024

That could have been the end of it. That seemed like the end of it. That wasn’t the end of it.

At this point, we should note where the respective men are in their careers….

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Publish date : 2024-01-19 04:31:53

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