Found November 09, 2012 on
Waiting For Next Year:
Retired NFL head coach Jon Gruden is, once again, flirting with the idea of returning to the sidelines.
Charlie Campbell, via NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal, reports that Gruden has already began the process of finding potential assistant coaches in the event that the “perfect opportunity” opens up. Becoming a bit of an annual event, as the NFL season wears on and coaching vacancies become more anticipated, Gruden — having the leverage of a plush ESPN commentary gig — leaves the door open for a potential return. In this instance, however, Gruden’s idea of a “perfect opportunity” does not involve his home state of Ohio as much as it does a large market like, say, Philadelphia and the struggling Eagles.
Given his name and successes as a head coach, Gruden has long been linked to potential jobs in Cleveland, though recently being rumored to have turned down any chances at coaching the Browns upon the arrival of Mike Holmgren. As rumors surrounding Pat Shurmur’s job continue to swirl, it is safe to expect Gruden’s name thrown into the mix despite the chances of him even considering the lakefront job being less than remote.
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BEST OF MAXIM
Howard Eskin of WIP and FOX 29 tweets that Jon Gruden could be one of the options that the Eagles consider “IF” they end up moving on without Andy Reid following the season.
According to Eskin, sources have informed him that Gruden does in fact want to return coaching, despite the fact that he recently signed a new extension with ESPN.
Eskin adds that the current group of NFL...
The” Jon Gruden is returning to coaching” story made its rounds on yesterday and now it’s really beginning to pick up steam. The originator of it all was WIP’s Howard Eskin, who tweeted that Gruden could be the Eagles next head coach. That’s assuming, as most are, that Andy Reid gets canned.
Eskin doubled down on statement earlier today on the WIP Morning Show where he...
RETURN OF CHUCKY?
The speculation out of Philadelphia is if Andy Reid is relieved of his head coaching duties for the reeling Eagles at season's end, Jon Gruden possibly could be his replacement.
According to Howard Eskin of 94 WIP Radio in Philly, Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden could be headed to Philadelphia to become the Eagles’ next head coach if they decide to fire Andy Reid at the end of the season.
I can’t imagine the Eagles keeping Reid around after another highly disappointing season.
I think the Eagles would be a good fit for Gruden, who would love...
If the NFL rumors are true, then former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden may have an itch to leave the broadcast booth of Monday Night Football and return to the coaching sidelines. Of course, any time a head coach is rumored to be on the chopping block – especially with a team with tradition or money to spend – Gruden’s name unmistakably comes...
Yesterday afternoon, Walter Football.com’s Charlie Campbell broke the news that former Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Head Coach Jon Gruden is preparing for a return to the NFL. Gruden has been out of the league since 2008. Charlie also is reporting that Gruden is looking into the availability of several assistants after the 2012 season, including former Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive...
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Once a team is identified as their head coach being on the hot seat, Jon Gruden’s name is generally attached to the long list of possible replacements. Since leaving the sidelines in 2009 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Gruden has been linked to nearly every NFL coaching vacancy, along with openings in the college ranks with Notre Dame, Tennessee and recently, Arkansas. Now, he is...
Let's jump right into it and state the very obvious fact: Perhaps the best way for Andy Reid and the Philadelphia Eagles to make their football worlds better is to part ways and start new.
Will Jon Gruden put on a coaching headset again for the Philadelphia Eagles?
The fact that Andy Reid is in the midst of his last season as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles seems to be a foregone conclusion. With a 3-5 record and a team in disarray, Reid has shown no ability to remedy the problems plaguing the squad or light the needed spark within his player.
For all intents...