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Redskins coach Jay Gruden would like folks to stop calling him fat

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 07: Head coach Jay Gruden of the Washington Redskins looks on during the first half of a game against the St. Louis Rams at FedExField on December 7, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 07: Head coach Jay Gruden of the Washington Redskins looks on during the first half of a game against the St. Louis Rams at FedExField on December 7, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

The Redskins are a mess. They've been a mess for a long time.

When it comes to criticizing the head coach, however, Jay Gruden would appreciate it if you kept your insults strictly about football.

At a recent press conference, Washington's head coach was asked about tuning out the noise from the media, and disgruntled fans upset about things like his relationship with quarterback Robert Griffin III.

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Here's how he responded:

"I listen to it a little bit, I read some articles. I have to kind of be up to date so when I come up here I'm aware of what's going on, you know. I really dislike the guy who called me a fat ass. That really ticked me off. I don't mind you critiquing my coaching style, but to make fun of my weight, that's unfair. I'm only 225. Jesus."

Gruden went on to explain that taking verbal abuse is a part of the gig for a head coach that he's accepted: "But the 'fat' thing, I don't have to."