"Sometimes the best addition to your football team is subtraction," Gruden told reporters this week, via CSN Washington. "That's what we've got to figure out. Being with these guys for a long time, there are some things that you want to address. You want to make sure you have the right people in here. I'm not saying that all 53 guys are my type of guys, you know?"
Gruden was speaking about his apparent dislike of anonymous media leaks; comments or spilled information that ended up defining his first season as Redskins coach.
While many of them centered on the progress and belief in Robert Griffin III, Gruden knows he can't successfully run a team if there's a perception that he has no control over his players.
Obviously, winning solves a lot of those issues, but more than anything, the first-time head coach wants to create the feeling that he's respected, which will undoubtedly prolong his career.