Report: Colts tried to trade for Sean Payton

The Indianapolis Colts announced this weekend that they are bringing Chuck Pagano back as their head coach next season, but he clearly wasn’t their top choice.Not only did Indianapolis make a run at Jon Gruden, but they also had talks with the New Orleans Saints about Sean Payton for the second straight season.CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports that the two teams talked about...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Colts wanted Jon Gruden as their coach, but he again refused to leave the broadcast booth

You’d think by this point NFL teams would get the point: Jon Gruden likes being an ESPN broadcaster. He is not going to be your next coach. But apparently that message has not come through clearly, because ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Saturday at the Indianapolis Colt tried to hire Gruden but that Gruden, for the umpteenth time, said he wanted to remain in the broadcast booth...
Via The Comeback
January 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden has funny remark about not drafting Tom Brady

The Oakland Raiders picked six players in the 2000 NFL Draft. None of them were named Tom Brady. Of course, the Raiders weren’t alone in overlooking Brady, who was selected in the sixth round (199th overall) out of Michigan by the New England Patriots. But the Raiders’ Draft Day mishap is especially noteworthy because they opted to select both a kicker and a punter rather than...
January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Gruden tells NFL owner he is not returning to coach this year

As is customary this time of year, Jon Gruden’s name has been tossed around in connection with some head coaching vacancies. But apparently the current ESPN analyst has no intention of returning to coaching this year. NFL Media’s Mike Silver reports that Gruden told at least one owner that he’s not planning to coach this year: Jon Gruden has told at least one owner he has...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden: ‘I have no intentions of coaching’

Jon Gruden has a pretty cushy gig on ESPN. He gets to sit up in the press box and get paid to analyze football. It’s a job most of us would dream of having. It also allows him to have more time with his family and remain somewhat stress-free on the job. Despite this, rumors continue to circulate that Gruden, a former head coach with the Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers...
Via Sportsnaut
December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-colleagues believe Rams job is appealing to Jon Gruden

Jon Gruden’s name seems to come up every season as head coaching vacancies open, but could he actually be interested in a job this time around? Some of Gruden’s ex-colleagues told Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports that the Los Angeles Rams opening offers “virtually everything (Gruden) would look for” if he were to return to coaching. But the time could be right on several...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden calls Chris Harris Jr. the most underrated player in the NFL

Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. is one of the best players in the NFL, yet he doesn’t get the attention that many other players do. Take the NFL Top 100, for instance. Harris got snubbed in 2014 despite leading the league in least passing yards allowed and not giving up a touchdown pass all season long. The Pro Bowl cornerback has gotten the attention of ESPN Monday...
Via The Sports Daily
October 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden wants NFL to eliminate instant replay

NFL games seem to take longer than ever these days between coaches’ challenges and plays that are automatically reviewed, and Jon Gruden is tired of it. In an interview with Men’s Fitness, Gruden said he would like to see the NFL make zero plays reviewable. That’s right — none of them. “I would eliminate all of it,” Gruden said, via Michael David Smith of Pro Football...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden refutes report he’s interested in Eagles job

Despite reports indicating otherwise, Jon Gruden has stated he is not interested in the Philadelphia Eagles head coaching job. Howard Eskin of Philly’s FOX29 and 94WIP radio tweeted that he received a text from the “Monday Night Football” analyst in which Gruden reportedly wrote, “I’m not interested.” A report surfaced Thursday from the Philadelphia Daily News that...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jon Gruden interested in leaving ESPN to coach Eagles

The former Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach traded in his coaching headset for his current gig on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” broadcasts back in 2009 but, according to one report, he might be itching for a return to the sideline. Gruden has informed Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeff Lurie that he is interested in taking over as the team’s coach, a source...
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

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