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Redskins Insider Addresses Jay Gruden's Job Security

Redskins coach Jay Gruden clapping.

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 30: Head coach Jay Gruden of the Washington Redskins looks on prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField on December 30, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)

After last night's debacle of a loss on Monday Night Football, the Washington Redskins are 0-3. Head coach Jay Gruden's job appears to be in jeopardy.

Before the season, Gruden himself said he would probably be fired if the team didn't reach the playoffs. Well, the odds of them getting there are astronomically slim, and the Redskins have looked positively awful in their first three games.

All of this leads to speculation that an in-season change could be coming. Gruden and defensive coordinator Greg Manusky are on the hot seat, but their jobs are reportedly safe for now.

According to NBC Sports Washington's JP Finlay, Gruden and Manusky will coach against the New York Giants on Sunday. Beyond that though, things could get dicey.

Team sources in Ashburn have described an incredibly explosive situation where Gruden and Manusky‘s jobs are on the line next week in New York.

While sources have said Snyder was “livid” after his Redskins got blasted by the Cowboys in Week 2 and that Snyder and Allen stayed at FedEx Field until well past 2 a.m. Tuesday morning after the embarrassing 31-15 loss to the Bears, it seems the staff will remain intact for Week 4.

As Finlay notes, the Redskins typically don't fire coaches during the season. They wait until after the year to blow things up and start over, which has been a theme in D.C. for more than two decades.

Gruden is 35-47-1 with one division title and playoff appearance in five-plus seasons with the 'Skins. It is a matter of when, not if, he gets fired.

However, as long as Dan Snyder is running the show in Washington--and Bruce Allen is his second-in-command--things are unlikely to change. The dysfunction engulfing the franchise will continue.