Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Photo gallery: The 'other' brothers

Some day, the Washington Redskins' choice of Jay Gruden as head coach might seem prescient. It might go down as one of the smartest decisions in the organization's history. But until then, we've got to ask the question:

They know they didn't hire Jon Gruden, right?

Still, assuming owner Daniel Snyder had his wits about him, and with Jon currently ensconced in the broadcast booth, it would seem that the team instead opted for the best available Gruden.

And though Jay shares a surname with his older brother, he does not yet possess Jon's experience, success or charisma.

For the time being, at least, he is 'the other Gruden.'

Where Jon won 176 games during 11 seasons as head coach of the Bucs and Oakland Raiders, Jay is just getting started. Where Jon led the Bucs to a Super Bowl championship after the 2002 season, Jay can claim only ArenaBowl titles. (Though, to be fair, he did receive a Super Bowl ring as an offensive assistant on Jon's staff.)

Where Jon has penned a book and had another written about him, Jay has appeared in media guides. Jay's voice and delivery don't inspire imitators. And where Jon has a trademark scowl and memorable nickname ("Chucky''), Jay, well, doesn't.

In honor of Jay joining the Redskins, we put together a photo gallery of some others who have coached or played in the shadow of their siblings. We didn't include those who are equally famous, such as the Klitschko brothers in boxing, Williams sisters in tennis, Harbaugh brothers in football or Sedin twins in hockey.

     
               
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