Jun 17, 2014; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden (middle) smiles on the field next to Redskins running back Silas Redd (24) and Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (16) during minicamp at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Redskins Jay Gruden: 'Happiness comes with wins'

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The Redskins imploded last years. There’s no two ways around it. They lost 13 games. They won 3. Things weren’t right. So when Jay Gruden was asked to asses the state of the franchise in 2013, he had a quick response.

“Happiness comes with wins,” Gruden said, via CSN Washington“Nobody is going to be happy if we’re 2-14.”

If it doesn’t matter who wins, then why keep score? Vince Lombardi said it — it must be right.

At the center of the teams success is the young man who will be distributing the ball, quarterback Robert Griffin III. It seems no one is more affected by the wins and losses than he is. Jay Gruden is working to get him comfortable in his system for the sake of — what else — wins.

“Our whole goal is to make sure that we make him as comfortable as possible with this system,” said Gruden, via CSN Washington. “On Sundays, he’s comfortable and he feels good about the direction we’re going offensively. And if we can make him feel comfortable, put him in a comfort zone, a place where he can succeed, I feel like we’ll have a much better chance for this franchise to be successful.”

That does not mean that RG3 will get special treatment.

“Our relationship with all of the players is hopefully a strong one and a good one,” he said. “I’m the coach and they’re the player but moving forward I’ve got their back and we’re going to do everything we can to help them.”


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