Is the end game approaching for Jay Gruden?
For the last few days we have been hearing that many insiders believe that Gruden and the Redskins are a logical fit and that the two getting together seemed to be a logical, but not foregone, conclusion.
Gruden is being interviewed at Redskins Park today and some things are starting to leak out. Mark Maske of the Washington Post tweeted the following:
One source says Jay Gruden seems to prefer Titans to Redskins. That source has been told Redskins might make offer that's tough to refuse.— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) January 8, 2014
Gruden interviewed with the Titans yesterday.
What’s going on here? It is very possible, make that likely, that someone is putting out information in order to create leverage for one side or the other. And the leak here would tilt the scales in a negotiation to Gruden’s camp.
That would point a finger at Bob LaMonte, who represents Gruden. He could well be using his client’s interest in the Titans, real or concocted, to try to drive up what the Redskins will have to pay to obtain Gruden’s services. It’s one of the oldest tricks in the book but it’s still around because it works.
Stay tuned, but don’t believe everything you hear.