Dan Snyder praises Jay Gruden

Updated: March 24, 2014, 2:40 PM ET
By John Keim | ESPN.com

ORLANDO, Fla. -- In hiring Jay Gruden, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said he liked the coach's background and ability to relate to quarterbacks.

Thus far, Snyder has been impressed by what he's seen from Gruden.

"He's a terrific workaholic and a pleasure to be with and very focused on making all the great football decisions," Snyder said. "It's going to be exciting for us."

Snyder did not speak publicly last season and had not addressed the media since ...

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