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Ex-Bucs QB King: Gruden 'is inherently dishonest'

Posted on: November 2, 2011 11:39 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Keyshawn Johnson had some interesting things to say about Jon Gruden, a fellow employee at ESPN and his former coach, when he recently ripped the environment in Tampa Bay.

On Tuesday, former Buccaneers quarterback and current radio host Shaun King said on WQYK-AM 1010 (via JoeBucsFan.com) expounded on some of that talk, ripping Gruden pretty thoroughly.

"Jon has a major character flaw in that if he's not the center of attention, it's a problem," King said. "It is what it is. Ala the 'Chucky face.' You look at the NFL Films, it's just ironic, anytime that he's mic'd up or filmed, the 'Chucky face,' you know, it's showcased a lot more than normal."

King went on to say that Gruden "wasn't a guy that a lot of his players were endeared to" and that the coach-turned-broadcaster "is inherently dishonest."

That's a lot of mud that just got slung Gruden's way, but if anyone has actual knowledge of Gruden's behavior with the Buccaneers, it's King, who led the team to an NFC Championship Game.

That being said, you could pretty easily argue that all of mankind is "inherently dishonest" and that none of the traits that King described will keep Gruden, who recently signed a five-year extension with Monday Night Football, from being a popular name rumored as a candidate for open coaching positions around the NFL.

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Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2011 10:30 am
 

Ex-Bucs QB King: Gruden 'is inherently dishonest'

As if most people gave a damn what any whiny ex-nfl player thinks about ANYTHING, let a lone a former coach.


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Since: Apr 5, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 2:29 am
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Since: Mar 10, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 1:01 am
 

Ex-Bucs QB King: Gruden 'is inherently dishonest'

Exactly, these whiny ex-athletes should just shut the bleap up. Keyshown, really? Was there ever a more asshole player? And please Shawn King, you sucked. You had one good year because of Chuckie!



Since: Aug 1, 2009
Posted on: November 2, 2011 11:03 pm
 

Ex-Bucs QB King: Gruden 'is inherently dishonest'

king who?? ive never met a coach that was not an asshole, do you want your coash to be your best friend ?



Since: Aug 6, 2010
Posted on: November 2, 2011 10:15 pm
 

Ex-Bucs QB King: Gruden 'is inherently dishonest'

"He's dying to be a head coach again, but the bridges he's burned are coming back to haunt him."

If he wanted to be a coach again I guarantee he could easily find a job.



Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: November 2, 2011 9:18 pm
 

Ex-Bucs QB King: Gruden 'is inherently dishonest'

This really isn't new, or news for that matter. Gruden is still pretty young, has a Super Bowl ring, yet he signed a 5 year extension with the mother ship. Apparently his reputation of being an a$$hole, is well known around the league. He's dying to be a head coach again, but the bridges he's burned are coming back to haunt him.



Since: Jan 29, 2008
Posted on: November 2, 2011 8:59 pm
 

Ex-Bucs QB King: Gruden 'is inherently dishonest'

I like Jon Gruden. I think he has a good attitude, and has a lot of character.



Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: November 2, 2011 8:59 pm
 

Ex-Bucs QB King: Gruden 'is inherently dishonest'

Pick up the phone & call Gruden... Why take a shot at him on a live radio broadcast?

Bottom line; nobody cares... 

News just isn't what it use to be. 



Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: November 2, 2011 8:03 pm
 

Ex-Bucs QB King: Gruden 'is inherently dishonest'

Gruden can be overbearing but most broadcasters are, I cannot stand how Gruden always says he LOVES this or that about EVERYONE. I think the Chucky face thing was something that has gone to his head (or someone slapped his back and it froze there) and its an alter ego. Jon please show me a guy you dont love and I cant imagine you have that dumb look on your face when your kissing your kids good night..loosen up and be real



Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: November 2, 2011 7:59 pm
 

Ex-Bucs QB King: Gruden 'is inherently dishonest'

With King at quarterback, he HAD to be dishonest - because he had to tell him that he was good so he could develop confidence when he actually SUCKED!


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