Jay Gruden calls Washington Redskins fans ‘Raider Nation’ (Video)

Jan 9, 2014; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden and general manager Bruce Allen pose for a photo after a press conferences at Redskins Park Team Auditorium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been said that making a great first impression is a key to success.

Hopefully new Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden was given a mulligan.

Gruden, who has experienced a whirlwind twenty-four hours after being named the Redskins head coach on Thursday was doing the prototypical interviews after the introductory press conference and had quite the slip up, suggesting he was ready to be part of the Raider Nation.

Wait. What?!?!

Yep – the brain lapse created quite the awkward moment in an interview with D.C. CBS-affiliate WUSA:

“The only thing I can do is be Jay Gruden, coach these guys up, and hopefully make the Raider nation — Redskin nation — very proud.”

Oh bother.

Thankfully Gruden quickly caught himself, but the flub was already complete.

Now, in fairness, Jay may have been channeling his inner-brother, who was the longtime Oakland Raiders head coach but that’s a pretty bad mix-up regardless.

Hopefully this doesn’t lead to owner Dan Snyder giving him a bag of apples….

H/T For The Win

Topics: Jay Gruden, Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins

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  • Ross O

    Raider Nation Baby!!!!

  • razkaz187

    Rrrraaaaaaiiiiiidddddeeeeerrrrrrsssss

  • Ricky Bobby

    Was Jay a POSSIBLE CANDIDATE?

  • Big Batt

    THERE IS ONLY ONE NATION, THE RAIDER NATION!!!!!!!!WTF is a Redskin Nation?

  • PJ

    Redskin Nation? The whole NFL are calling their own teams the ? Nation now. Except Dallas who thinks their Americas team. Im sure the Sue indians will have something to say about that in court?

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