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Gruden says 'I'll be back at ESPN' next year

Posted on: December 31, 2011 12:27 pm
 
GrudenBy Josh Katzowitz

Rumors have been swirling the past few weeks that Jon Gruden will leave ESPN’s Monday Night Football set and return to the sidelines to coach in 2012.

Two of Mike Freeman’s sources told him recently that Gruden is indeed leaning toward coaching next season. As Freeman wrote, “Some of this might be semantics. I'm told Gruden wants to see what positions he could possibly get before making a 100 percent final decision and that he hasn't officially made one yet because of the uncertainty … And while I fully expect Gruden to issue a statement with some sort of non-denial/denial saying he's happy at ESPN, he's eyeing a return.”

And now we’ve got that non-denial/denial saying he’s happy at ESPN.

"I love my job and I'll be back at ESPN with the guys,'' Gruden told the Tampa Tribune. "I'm not going anywhere.”

The hottest rumor states that, assuming A.J. Smith is fired as general manager by the Chargers, the Rams will hire him and Gruden to help turn around that franchise. We’ve even got to the point of wondering whether Smith and Gruden would prefer Robert Griffin III or Andrew Luck at quarterback instead of Sam Bradford. Not so fast, Gruden said.

"I enjoy being with our ESPN team,'' Gruden said. "I'm staying put.”

But be advised to be wary of whatever Gruden says. After all, if you listen to former VP of officiating Mike Pereira, Gruden is a blowhard, and even more damning than that is when Gruden’s former quarterback, Shaun King, called him "inherently dishonest.”

Which means, I guess, that we still have no idea what Gruden ultimately wants. And probably won’t until the Rams (or some other squad) ultimately are in need of a new coach.

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Comments

Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: January 1, 2012 2:16 pm
 

Gruden says 'I'll be back at ESPN' next year

Horrible announcer, average coach. Who cares really. He won a superbowl with a team Tony Dungy built against a team that he coached the previous year and knew all sorts of inside info on.

Other than ruining a good team in Tampa Bay, and signing a bunch of has been's in Oakland.. what has Jon Gruden actually done as a coach anyway?


Moving on.




Since: Jan 1, 2012
Posted on: January 1, 2012 7:32 am
 

Gruden says 'I'll be back at ESPN' next year

Gruden is an excellent coach.  I think the Chargers job is more suited for him.  We'll see.  He'll be coaching somewhere soon.  Probably the Dolphins or the Chargers.  It always comes down to money.



Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: January 1, 2012 1:46 am
 

Gruden says 'I'll be back at ESPN' next year

please go coach jon... PLEASE!! i cant stand you as an announcer



Since: Oct 19, 2011
Posted on: January 1, 2012 1:23 am
 

Gruden says 'I'll be back at ESPN' next year

"I love my job and I'll be back at ESPN with the guys,'' Gruden told the . "I'm not going anywhere.”
John "Josh McDaniels, Jr." Gruden is so taking Norv Turner's job with The Chargers that it isn't even bettable.  The mere fact he made this statement shows he is out the door at frozen Bristol.  

 



Since: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: December 31, 2011 10:37 pm
 

Gruden says 'I'll be back at ESPN' next year

I wouldnt believe a thing Shaun King said. Former players lie all the time about their coaches. Regardless, Gruden is a good coach and could turn a team around. I would think he would rather go after the San Diego job and not St Louis. Im sure Norv is on life support now.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: December 31, 2011 10:30 pm
 

Gruden says 'I'll be back at ESPN' next year

If Jon Gruden is only rumored to be HC of the St. Louis Rams then of course he would rather stay at ESPN then becoming HC of one of the worst franchises & cities in NFL history or any sport for that matter.



Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: December 31, 2011 10:03 pm
 

Gruden says 'I'll be back at ESPN' next year

Will see how long he stays working for ESPN.



Since: Dec 31, 2011
Posted on: December 31, 2011 9:12 pm
 

Gruden says 'I'll be back at ESPN' next year

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Since: Dec 31, 2011
Posted on: December 31, 2011 9:10 pm
 

Gruden says 'I'll be back at ESPN' next year

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Since: Mar 1, 2007
Posted on: December 31, 2011 8:27 pm
 

Gruden says 'I'll be back at ESPN' next year

lumpoco,
      
;      Are you high already?? Last I checked, Dungy couldn't win a Super Bowl with Dungy's team in Tampa Bay. Now, the point you are missing when you say that he beat his old team, is that IT WAS HIS OLD TEAM. This means he was good enough to make the Raiders a really good team and make the final leap with the Bucs. Many coaches don't make it to a Super Bowl at all. Gruden won one, and should have been in another.

  Gruden took a poor team, and in 4 years, made the playoffs and left Callahan a really good team. You must also remember, but for the ridiculous 'tuck rule', the Raiders would have been in the Super Bowl and who knows what would have happened.

  The fact that his Bucs CRUSHED the Raiders tells you that the Raiders did everything they did when Gruden was the coach. Callahan changed nothing. So, Gruden was actually playing Gruden's creation in that game. 

  I think you are just a hater, man. I don't particularly like him either, but I do recognize that he is a very good football coach. Just because a guy is an azz, doesn't mean you need to trash his talent.

  Who cares what Shaun King said?? Shaun King? Are you serious??? But I guess you have never heard of a guy trashing his former employer, hey?? :D  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 


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