Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks: Everything you need to know before kickoff

GAME INFORMATION: Detroit Lions (0-3) at Seattle Seahawks (1-2) Location: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA Kickoff: 8:30 p.m. Line: SEA -10 TV: ESPN (Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden) Radio: Detroit 97.1 FM (Dan Miller and Jim Brandstatter) SiriusXM 225, Internet: 810 Seattle 97.3 KIRO FM (Steve Raible and Warren Moon) SiriusXM 226, Internet: 826 GAME PREVIEW: Last season’s NFC champion...
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John Gruden Reportedly ESPN’s Highest Paid Personality

It’s been a while since we’ve seen John Gruden on an NFL sideline. It’s been over a decade since Gruden left the Oakland Raiders to coach the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a Super Bowl victory — ironically over those same Raiders. Now Gruden is enjoying a cushy lifestyle with ESPN. He gets to do color for Monday Night Football. He enjoys doing his quarterback camp whenever the...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Highest-Paid Personality Is Jon Gruden, According To The Author Of The ESPN Book

How many guesses do you think you would need to name ESPN’s highest-paid personality?  More than you think, probably.  According to James Andrew Miller, the author of the ESPN book, Those Guys Have All The Fun: Inside the World of ESPN, the network’s highest-paid employee is its face of Monday Night Football.  Jon Gruden, the Super Bowl-winning former head coach and NFL analyst...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden salary is high – supposedly paid $6.5 million by ESPN

All those rumors about NFL teams being interested in Jon Gruden have certainly paid off — at least for the former coach. According to information shared by James Andrew Miller, the author of the ESPN book, Gruden makes around $6.5 million a year to serve as an analyst for ESPN. The matter came up when a fan inquired about Gruden’s salary to SI media reporter Richard Deitsch...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: That time Aaron Rodgers could have been a Buccaneer

While watching Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense pick apart the Chiefs secondary, ex-Buccaneer head coach and current Monday Night Football commentator Jon Gruden told a story about one of Rodger’s workouts leading up to the 2005 draft. The winning coach from Super Bowl XXXVII raved about Rodger’s skill set and tangibles. What made the retrospective account particularly...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

O-linemen often come to NFL pretty raw

College football's spread offenses are producing wide receivers and quarterbacks ready to play as NFL rookies - and lots of linemen who need more prep for prime time. ESPN analyst Jon Gruden recently bemoaned how quarterbacks have been under siege. He said the passers are to blame for not directing protections properly or getting rid of the ball fast enough but that the baby-faced...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden is ESPN’s highest paid on-air personality

ESPN is the biggest leader in the sports world as far as news and TV goes and they have quite a few on-air personalities that are very popular. One of them is Jon Gruden, who is the color analyst for Monday Night Football. According to a tweet from James Andrew Miller, Gruden is the highest paid ESPN personality at $6.5 million per year. .@richarddeitsch @Timhedus In a word, Gruden...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden revealed as the highest paid ESPN personality

Who is the top dog at ESPN?  It’s a topic we’ve bounced around on this website before asking who the face of the network is and it’s franchise player.  But maybe the cold, hard facts say that the person who makes the most bank should be at the top of the food chain. So just who does make the most money at ESPN?  Perhaps it’s a topic that you’ve thought about in...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers threw to Jerry Rice in his pre-draft workout

    As he watched Aaron Rodgers put on a spectacular performance on “Monday Night Football” against the Kansas City Chiefs, announcer Jon Gruden couldn’t help but reminisce about what could have been. Gruden was the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2005 when the team passed on Rodgers with the No. 5 overall pick in the draft. Instead, the Bucs took Cadillac...
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ESPN’s Monday Night Football crew goes curling in Green Bay

Tonight, ESPN will air the Kansas City-Green Bay game at Lambeau Field. It’s one of ESPN’s favorite places to visit as evidenced by its annual curling excursion in the NFL’s smallest market. The Monday Night Football production crew had a private party at the Green Bay Curling Club on Saturday. It’s one of two annual outings for the crew of about 150, the other being its...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

How do Jon Gruden & Mike Tirico still have NFL related jobs?

Ex. 1 during Monday Night's Jets / Colts game:On a third-and-6 for the Jets in the fourth, the Colts had six men on the line when Gruden shouted, “Here comes a blitz!” But two of those Colts dropped back in coverage; there was no blitz. No matter, Gruden just carried on with something else, as if we hadn’t heard him, which, by the fourth quarter, is a reasonable assumption...
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Panthers’ Josh Norman questions how much attention Jon Gruden pays to the NFL

Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman apparently isn’t a fan of ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden. Or at the very least, he questions just how much the former coach pays attention to the overall NFL. Gruden called Monday’s Week 1 Eagles-Falcons game, during which Atlanta receiver Julio Jones caught nine passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns. During the first...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers DB Josh Norman slams ESPN’s Jon Gruden

Carolina Panthers defensive back Josh Norman took offense to comments Jon Gruden made on Monday Night Football regarding the unstoppable force that was Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones. Gruden had remarked at how he “seen anybody cover Julio Jones in the last couple of years” while watching the receiver carve up the Philadelphia Eagles secondary to the tune of nine catches...
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Jon Gruden: This is the year of the Dolphins

ESPN analyst Jon Gruden believes 2015 will be the year the Miami Dolphins in the AFC East after all the moves the team made during the offseason and the emergence of quarterback Ryan Tannehill. "I like this team a lot because the development of Ryan Tannehill," Gruden said, via ESPN. "He has, I think, taken a real positive turn. I like watching him play the position. He takes...
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September 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden praises Saints for ability to develop 'unknown players'

During his tenure with the New Orleans Saints, head coach Sean Payton has done a great job on quite a few different levels. One of those levels, as ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden explained, has been finding and building on "unknown talent." As Mike Triplett of ESPN reports, Gruden recently praised both Payton and quarterback Drew Brees for the work they do in developing players like...
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September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden: Raiders return to L.A. is 'inevitable'

Jon Gruden was asked to rate the likelihood he'd be calling a Los Angeles-based Monday Night Football game in the next year.The broadcaster's answer was a simple "10-out-of-10" -- and he pegged his old team to fill one of the slots.“I have a feeling, just being with the Raiders for a few years, that something’s going on down there,” Gruden said on a conference call to preview...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden Predicts Marcus Mariota Will Be 2015 Rookie Of The Year

In just a week and a half, Marcus Mariota will hit the field for the Tennessee Titans and start his first regular season game as a NFL quarterback (in a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their rookie quarterback, Jameis Winston). According to one football expert, Mariota will end the year with some more hardware. Jon Gruden, the former NFL coach who currently comes into your...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN has a new Monday Night Football logo

ESPN revealed a new Monday Night Football logo for the 2015 season and in truth, it looks very similar to the old Monday Night Football logo the network has used since 2011. Old: New: Eh, I mean it’s ok… I would have gone with a silhouette of Crazy Eyes Jon Gruden holding a football, though. The post ESPN has a new Monday Night Football logo appeared first on Awful Announcing.
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August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith: Offensive Guru? According to Chicago Bears he is!

“I’m all about that O, Bout that O!” (AP Photo) Bucs fans last year were crying for the days of Jon Gruden who was known as an offensive minded coach, even though only one year did the Bucs reach the top 10 in offenses (2003 when Brad Johnson played every game: record was 7-9). Lovie Smith on the other hand is know for taking the Tampa Two, creating his own little wrinkles...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins preview (No. 28): Gruden, RG3 must get it together

Our 2015 NFL preview series ranks every team, from worst to first. Today: the No. 28 Redskins. 2014 record: 4-12 Head coach: Jay Gruden (second season, 4-12 regular season) Key arrivals: *Brandon Scherff (offensive tackle), Stephen Paea (defensive lineman), Ricky Jean Francois (defensive tackle), Terrance Knighton (defensive tackle), Chris Culliver (cornerback), Dashon Goldson (safety...
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August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden calls coaching Tennessee a “dream job”

If there wasn’t enough speculation about certain coaches getting back into the game, former Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden has just given some fans hope for his future as a head coach. Only this time, he would want to take his talents to the world of college football, more specifically the SEC. Gruden went into more detail that he would love to coach...
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August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Jon Gruden, Cowboys, Jets, & Lions

  Jon Gruden Former NFL HC Jon Gruden, who is annually rumored to be a top-tier head coaching candidate, referred to the Tennessee head coaching position as a “dream job” for him. “I don’t know how close. I love football. I’ll be the first to tell you, I miss coaching,” Gruden said, via Chase Goodbread ... The post NFL Notes: Jon Gruden, Cowboys, Jets, &...
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August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Three Things to Look Forward to Before the Start of the Dallas Cowboys Season

1: SportsCenter to Take Over Dallas Cowboys Training Camp on August 4th The Cowboys traveled to Oxnard California for their month long training camp on Tuesday. Fans can participate in the festivities with free admission. Autograph signing by the team and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders is on July 30st and 31st, and a performance by the cheerleaders on August 1st. On the 9th the...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN will air a primetime special on Cowboys training camp because they have no shame

I know you’re thinking the same thing I’m thinking.  It’s the dog days of summer.  You’re looking for something to capture your attention.  Something to grab you.  Something to entertain you.  Football season hasn’t started yet, your favorite television show is still several weeks away from returning, and there’s only so many nights you can stand actual conversation...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns: Johnny Manziel Goes To Jon Gruden For Help

Jon Gruden It seems that wherever Johnny Manziel goes the cameras follow. Last year, the Cleveland Browns had high hopes for the polarizing player coming out of Texas A&M. But it didn’t go so well for the young rookie as he was sort of rushed into the starting lineup going into Week 15 against the Cincinnatti Bengals. He then was suspended the final game for missing treatment...
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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