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(LA Times)   Translation: Jon Gruden does not want to coach for any of the crappy teams who have vacancies at the moment   (latimes.com) divider line 48
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2013-12-31 11:54:48 AM
Oh damn it.  I was hoping that we wouldn't have to endure him on MNF next year.
 
2013-12-31 11:55:18 AM
Gruden: "And, how much did Tony Dungy leave in the offices?"

Team negotiator: "Oh, I'm sorry, but Tony Dungy never coached here. We were..."

Gruden: "This interview is over."
 
2013-12-31 11:56:13 AM
he's been out too long. He's not going back ever
 
2013-12-31 11:58:12 AM
Gruden: "No, Tampa.  Sorry.  Just not interested.  Please don't call me, I don't want the job."

TB Front Office: "Go piss up a farking rope, we would hire Lakeland Dreadnaught's back up assistant water boy to be the Head Coach before we'd even look at you again.  Fark you."
 
2013-12-31 12:00:59 PM

Lost Thought 00: he's been out too long. He's not going back ever


Hmmm work 20 hours per week, with the whole spring and summer off making millions of dollars with no stress.. work 100 hours per week making millions of dollars with tons of stress and no days off.
 
2013-12-31 12:03:36 PM
As annoying as he is on Monday Night Football, at least he actually knows what the hell he's talking about most of the time. I can't stand the "filler" announcers that just make shiat up as they go along.
 
2013-12-31 12:05:27 PM
Translation: I have a ring and a cushy job, fark that noise I'm staying put.
 
2013-12-31 12:06:51 PM
I like the new quote they had from hi... oh wait.

lol journalism
 
2013-12-31 12:07:59 PM
Why would he want to go back to coaching? He is making bank in a very low stress job and seems to be having fun while he is doing it. I wouldn't want to go back either.
 
2013-12-31 12:09:16 PM
You mean exactly how he won his ring... by switching to a contender team, he doesn't want to show how great he is as a coach and take a farked team and rebuild them, surprise surprise.
 
2013-12-31 12:10:08 PM
Translation: Hey Texas - offer me 8-10 mil a year to coach your team.
 
2013-12-31 12:10:32 PM

danknerd: You mean exactly how he won his ring... by switching to a contender team, he doesn't want to show how great he is as a coach and take a farked team and rebuild them, surprise surprise.


Which is why he would be near perfect for the Lions.
 
2013-12-31 12:10:59 PM
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2013-12-31 12:11:43 PM
Well good teams tend to not fire their coaches.
 
2013-12-31 12:12:06 PM

danknerd: You mean exactly how he won his ring... by switching to a contender team, he doesn't want to show how great he is as a coach and take a farked team and rebuild them, surprise surprise.


He took a crappy Raiders team and built them into a Superbowl contender.. and then beat them.
 
2013-12-31 12:15:07 PM

EyeballKid: Gruden: "And, how much did Tony Dungy leave in the offices?"

Team negotiator: "Oh, I'm sorry, but Tony Dungy never coached here. We were..."

Gruden: "This interview is over."


Dungy coached for at least 2 of the teams with vacancies.
 
2013-12-31 12:19:29 PM
John Gruden is more innerested in being John Gruden than being an actual coach again.  Most overrated ex-coach out there.  Most of his teams sucked.
 
2013-12-31 12:20:55 PM

AnotherBluesStringer: As annoying as he is on Monday Night Football, at least he actually knows what the hell he's talking about most of the time. I can't stand the "filler" announcers that just make shiat up as they go along.


Agreed. I actually learn things from Gruden. I also like his QB camp videos. Yeah, the inflection is a little weird and sometimes he goes off on bizarre tangents, but I can live with that.
 
2013-12-31 12:22:10 PM

The Googles Do Nothing: John Gruden is more innerested in being John Gruden than being an actual coach again.  Most overrated ex-coach out there.  Most of his teams sucked.


95-81, 5-4 Playoffs, 5 division winners in 11 years. 1 Superbowl.

Wow, sucked.
 
2013-12-31 12:23:03 PM
If he ever took another NFL job it would have to be with a special team, with a special quarterback who he thinks is going to be really special in a few years, with a few really, really special defensive players that he has seen on film doing some really special things.
 
2013-12-31 12:28:18 PM
I am kinda surprised.  He could inherit a Lions team stacked with incredible talent at all skill positions and both the O and D lines.

He could inherit the Redskins with RG3 or the Vikings with AP and Cordarrelle Patterson.  There are a lot of attractive openings for coaches who think they have the magic solution.  These are teams that can be turned around.  Even Tampa, with their solid defense and very good RBs and WRs.
 
2013-12-31 12:28:26 PM

flak attack: Oh damn it.  I was hoping that we wouldn't have to endure him on MNF next year.


My absolutely favorite Gruden quote from MNF:

"There's no room for pushing and shoving in football."
 
2013-12-31 12:29:23 PM

AnotherBluesStringer: As annoying as he is on Monday Night Football, at least he actually knows what the hell he's talking about most of the time. I can't stand the "filler" announcers that just make shiat up as they go along.


Every once in a while Gruden will say something and have me think, "wow - that was actually interesting to know," and while it's not often, it's a way better track record than a host of his predecessors.
 
2013-12-31 12:31:03 PM

The Googles Do Nothing: John Gruden is more innerested in being John Gruden than being an actual coach again.  Most overrated ex-coach out there.  Most of his teams sucked.


I really think he'd be fantastically entertaining as the coach in Washington. That's popcorn material and anyone who doesn't think so is just wrong. So nyah.
 
2013-12-31 12:31:35 PM

AnotherBluesStringer: As annoying as he is on Monday Night Football, at least he actually knows what the hell he's talking about most of the time. I can't stand the "filler" announcers that just make shiat up as they go along.


I think he's great.  You can tell why he was successful.  Gruden is the best at breaking down film I have seen.  He is great at finding example plays for certain situations and then explaining why certain things happened on the play and what adjustments need to be made.
 
2013-12-31 12:36:09 PM

AnotherBluesStringer: As annoying as he is on Monday Night Football, at least he actually knows what the hell he's talking about most of the time. I can't stand the "filler" announcers that just make shiat up as they go along.


I agree with you.  I actually enjoy his analysis, especially when he rips certain players because they're being childish or immature.

On the Side: Translation: I have a ring and a cushy job, fark that noise I'm staying put.


And this.  Millions of dollars with no stress at all, and he only really "works" for 3 months out of the year.  That sounds pretty damn cushy to me.
 
2013-12-31 12:38:05 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: danknerd: You mean exactly how he won his ring... by switching to a contender team, he doesn't want to show how great he is as a coach and take a farked team and rebuild them, surprise surprise.

Which is why he would be near perfect for the Lions.


Pretty much.  That team is loaded with talent.  With Bush, Stafford and Megatron, that offense is loaded at skill positions (and Fauria shows potential to take that further).  The line does a great job at keeping Stafford safe.  The defense is great at shutting down a run game.  If they pick up a decent WR2 and a couple of good players in the secondary, that team would be primed for a Super Bowl run, as long as they have someone to keep them from tripping over their own feet.

That needs to happen soon, though.  Suh and Fairley are going to be off their entry contracts soon and they are going to get expensive, especially Suh.
 
2013-12-31 12:40:25 PM

MugzyBrown: The Googles Do Nothing: John Gruden is more innerested in being John Gruden than being an actual coach again.  Most overrated ex-coach out there.  Most of his teams sucked.

95-81, 5-4 Playoffs, 5 division winners in 11 years. 1 Superbowl.

Wow, sucked.


He took Dungy's guys and won a Super Bowl.  Then ruined it and recovered enough to alternately produce awful/average TB teams once his own players were in place.   Average enough to get fired and realize talking on TV is much easier than the coaching life.
 
2013-12-31 12:40:30 PM

SlothB77: AnotherBluesStringer: As annoying as he is on Monday Night Football, at least he actually knows what the hell he's talking about most of the time. I can't stand the "filler" announcers that just make shiat up as they go along.

I think he's great.  You can tell why he was successful.  Gruden is the best at breaking down film I have seen.  He is great at finding example plays for certain situations and then explaining why certain things happened on the play and what adjustments need to be made.


only things I ever hear him describe is the fact that ever sack was a result of a "double A-gap blitz" and every successful touchdown pass is from a play called "XY-banana with a wheel route (or serpentine route"
 
2013-12-31 12:41:29 PM
Serious, take a shot every time you hear "double A-gap blitz" and you will have a good buzz by the end of the game.
 
2013-12-31 12:45:35 PM

The Googles Do Nothing: Most overrated ex-coach out there.


www.cinemablend.com
"See, what Gruden will have to do there to earn that title, is to get out of coaching before everybody realizes what flukes his wins were, and then have his name and face plastered everywhere for no reason whatsoever other than for the sake of another check."
 
2013-12-31 12:50:10 PM
Translation: Jon Gruden does not want to coach for any of the crappy teams GMswho have vacancies at the moment

FTFY
 
2013-12-31 12:51:01 PM
Some of those shiatty teams could use a little Chuckie style discipline.
 
2013-12-31 12:57:13 PM
He looks like his head was poorly whittled from a dead tree stump.
 
2013-12-31 12:59:31 PM

The Googles Do Nothing: He took Dungy's guys and won a Super Bowl.  Then ruined it and recovered enough to alternately produce awful/average TB teams once his own players were in place.   Average enough to get fired and realize talking on TV is much easier than the coaching life


What did Dungy have to do with the Raiders going from 4-12 the year before Gruden and going to the Superbowl the year after Gruden?
 
2013-12-31 01:03:44 PM

MugzyBrown: What did Dungy have to do with the Raiders going from 4-12 the year before Gruden and going to the Superbowl the year after Gruden?


Are you familiar with NFL parity and the losers' schedule?
 
2013-12-31 01:06:30 PM

Hyjamon: only things I ever hear him describe is the fact that ever sack was a result of a "double A-gap blitz" and every successful touchdown pass is from a play called "XY-banana with a wheel route (or serpentine route"


He loves banana.  Banana is the tight end.
 
2013-12-31 01:08:59 PM

EyeballKid: Are you familiar with NFL parity and the losers' schedule?


Pre Gruden: 4-12

Gruden:

8-8
8-8
12-4
10-6 (tuck rule)

Post Gruden: 11-5 (Superbowl loss)


So either Dungy gets all of the credit in Tampa and Gruden gets credit for building a contending Raiders team out of shiat, or Gruden gets credit for winning the Superbowl in Tampa.

One or the other, you can't have both.
 
2013-12-31 01:24:26 PM

EyeballKid: Are you familiar with NFL parity and the losers' schedule?


that did not exist when Gruden was coaching.  When Gruden was coaching, everyone's schedule was the same difficulty.
 
2013-12-31 01:38:18 PM
Gruden for Seahawks OC after Bevell leaves.
 
2013-12-31 01:42:05 PM
He may not want to coach but if I was an owner I would consider hiring Gruden to lead the search team for a new coach.  He can be annoying but he does know the game and he does know the coaches.
 
2013-12-31 01:44:41 PM

Lost Thought 00: he's been out too long. He's not going back ever


He's not, Cowher's not, Dungy's not. They've got their ring. They not only have nothing left to prove, so they're not going to devote themselves to the insanely driven NFL head coach lifestyle.
 
2013-12-31 02:02:30 PM

SlothB77: EyeballKid: Are you familiar with NFL parity and the losers' schedule?

that did not exist when Gruden was coaching.  When Gruden was coaching, everyone's schedule was the same difficulty.


Really? There was a time frame that started in and wand it wasn;t always the norm? Interesting. Citation?
 
2013-12-31 03:35:19 PM

On the Side: Translation: I have a ring and a cushy job, fark that noise I'm staying put.


Think he just likes his name brought up for every coaching vacancy every time there is one, it makes him feel relevant and special. I wouldn't be surprised if his agent sent out "feelers" every year about coaching vacancies just so his name will come up.
 
2013-12-31 04:24:32 PM
His brother is doing a good job with the bungles and will probably end up in Cleveland as head coach next year

Why anyone would want that job is beyond me
 
2013-12-31 05:20:50 PM
Crap.  I was hoping to see Chucky on the Lions sideline next year.

That being said, he has a FAR less stressful job and he's still making good money...why change?
 
2013-12-31 06:44:43 PM

EyeballKid: The Googles Do Nothing: Most overrated ex-coach out there.

[www.cinemablend.com image 239x229]
"See, what Gruden will have to do there to earn that title, is to get out of coaching before everybody realizes what flukes his wins were, and then have his name and face plastered everywhere for no reason whatsoever other than for the sake of another check."


I swear I thought I read once where a Raiders legend said that without Madden they would have won more superb owls.  I have not been able to find a source though.  Anyone familiar with this or have a source?
 
2013-12-31 06:56:32 PM

MugzyBrown: EyeballKid: Are you familiar with NFL parity and the losers' schedule?

Pre Gruden: 4-12

Gruden:

8-8
8-8
12-4
10-6 (tuck rule)

Post Gruden: 11-5 (Superbowl loss)


So either Dungy gets all of the credit in Tampa and Gruden gets credit for building a contending Raiders team out of shiat, or Gruden gets credit for winning the Superbowl in Tampa.

One or the other, you can't have both.


I really thought 2000 was their year.  Lost a close one to the Ravens who went on to win the superb owl fairly easily.  It was the Raiders fault for letting big fat Tony Siragusa body surf on Gannon, but I still grit my teeth every time I see or here that guy on TV.
 
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