Jay Gruden Among Peers In Orlando

Here at the Redskins Blog we’ve been tracking Jay Gruden’s firsts like proud parents, or at least proud parents who are 20 years younger and significantly less affluent than the object of their adoration.

There was the first day at work, the first community event and the first NFL Scouting Combine address.

Yesterday brought a new set of firsts. While traveling to Orlandoto take part in the annual owner’s meetings, Gruden posed for his first head coach portrait.

That’s him in the white shirt on the first row. He’s sandwiched between Pete Carroll and Lovie Smith on the left and Dennis Allen and Tom Coughlin on the right.


ABOUT THE REDSKINS: Headquartered at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned by Daniel Snyder, the historic Washington Redskins Football Club has won five World Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves in Massachusetts, the team changed its name to the Redskins in 1933 and relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1937. Since then, the team has become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (with seven others who also were Redskins) and becoming the first team in the NFL with an official marching band and fight song, "Hail to the Redskins." The Redskins have been owned by Dan Snydersince 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.