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Tony Dungy coaches his way into Canton

Sometimes, life owns a sense of absurdity. Saturday night, it displayed a profound sense of poetry. On the night before Super Bowl 50, which could very well be Peyton Manning’s last NFL game, the man who won his only NFL title with Manning as his quarterback was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Tony Dungy, who guided the Indianapolis Colts to their only Super Bowl championship...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every Oakland Raiders head coach since the Super Bowl XVIII win

Can you name every head coach of the Raiders since the Super Bowl XVIII win in the 1983-1984 season?
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Somehow Gary Kubiak is coaching Denver in Super Bowl

Watching the Denver Broncos close out the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, my thoughts turned to the Simpsons. (And no, not simply because Homer was once gifted ownership of the team by former boss Hank Scorpio. “It’s not the Dallas Cowboys, but it’s a start.” My how things have changed.) No, the moment that I couldn’t help but recall was from the show’s 4th season...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden wants the NFL to get rid of instant replay

Jon Gruden’s Raiders were on the wrong side of one of the most infamous calls in NFL history, one that arguably began an era of football that still continues today. And there’s probably some lingering bitterness from the “Tuck Rule” game that caused the ESPN commentator to recently say he would completely eliminate Instant Replay from the NFL. “I would eliminate all of...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden wants to eliminate instant replay

Jon Gruden is only 52. He’s a little young to be a fist-shaking, get-off-my-lawn curmudgeon. But the Super Bowl-winning coach and “Monday Night Football” analyst sounded awfully old-school when he told “Men’s Fitness” magazine that he thinks the NFL should get rid of instant replay. Gruden has a point when he says all these replays have “taken the juice of the stadium...
Via The Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Shanahan ‘Closing In On Decision’ With 49ers To Become Coach

It appears Jon Gruden isn’t the only former coach itching to get back in the NFL. Former Oakland Raiders (when they were in Los Angeles), Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan is “strongly in the mix” to become the new San Francisco 49ers’ lead man, sources told ESPN’s Diana Marie Russini. And it appears an announcement could come soon, as sources...
Via NESN.com
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL Rumors: Jon Gruden, Vance Joseph, Browns, Buccaneers, & Texans

Jon Gruden Peter King of TheMMQB.com mentions that the “word on the coaching circuit” is that Jon Gruden would have listened “very earnestly” if the Colts has expressed interest in him regarding their head coaching job. Vance Joseph Alex Marvez reports that Bengals DBs coach Vance Joseph won’t be able to sign with another team until next Tuesday, unless Cincinnati...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL Wild card weekend in stupid, feat. poor timeout usage

In the playoffs, every decision becomes enhanced. That includes the stupid ones, which is why it’s easy to keep providing readers with This weekend in NFL stupid despite the lower quantity of games. This week’s winner is obvious. Congratulations, Bill O’Brien! In Houston, stupid and cute were the same thing Poor O’Brien lost his first playoff game as a head coach in embarrassing...
Via This Given Sunday
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Former Arkansas Star Knile Davis Takes Opening Kickoff Of Chiefs vs. Texas 106 Yards For Touchdown

Arkansas fans remember how explosive former Razorback star Knile Davis today. Now, Houston Texans fans know all about it. On the opening kickoff of today’s AFC Wild Card game between the Texans and Davis’ Kansas City Chiefs, he exploded for a 106 yard return touchdown. Watch him fly: Knile Davis 106 yard opening kickoff returns it for the TD. pic.twitter.com/o3RGtucuAZ — MarcusD...
Via College Spun
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

ANALYSIS: Where did it all go wrong for Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Lovie Smith?

Where did it all go wrong? No I’m not talking about going back to Jon Gruden’s firing. Not going back to the Tedford Heart Attack situation, that people have spun every which way but the right way. Most people will go back to the Washington game, we’ll touch on that. Opening game: Defense…I’ve said this over and over, the first opening game of the year sets the tone for...
Via Buc Stop
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden not interested in Eagles job

It’s time for your annual Jon Gruden coaching rumor to be dispelled. The Monday Night Football analyst is not interested in the Philadelphia Eagles job. Philly.com originally reported on Thursday night that Gruden had reached out to Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and made his interest in the job known. Later in the evening, the denials came down quickly, both from sources and from...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Jon Gruden, Josh McDaniels, Jim Tomsula, 49ers, & Jets

Jon Gruden Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes that the real questions about Jon Gruden returning to the NFL and possibly taking a job with the Eagles, is whether Philadelphia wants him. According to Florio, the Eagles don’t. Florio mentions that Eagles V.P. of football operations Howie Roseman will try to keep the wrong guy out by not hiring a coach who would try to take...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 08, 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

Contrary to report, John Gruden 'not interested' in Eagles job

News spread like wildfire that former NFL coach John Gruden was interested in hopping out of the broadcast booth and into a new job with Philadelphia Eagles. But Gruden quickly shot that down with a text to longtime Philly broadcaster Howard Eskin. “I’m not interested,” Gruden simply told Eskin. No room for misinterpretation there... Gruden's name pops up often this time of...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

The Cheat Sheet: Jon Gruden Eagles rumor, Peyton back as Broncos’ starter, & a UCLA-Arizona thriller

Jon Gruden is back in the coaching rumors, Peyton Manning is back as the Broncos’ starting quarterback, and UCLA-Arizona had an awesome game in hoops. Giddy up, it’s Friday’s Cheat Sheet (and then tomorrow it’s the NFL Playoffs starting)… It’s your annual Jon Gruden coaching rumor We made it over three days after final regular season Sunday this time around before a...
Via The Comeback
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden Interested in Coaching Eagles

The only reason Jon Gruden is not an NFL coach is because doesn’t want to be. The highly coveted former head coach and current ESPN analyst is a hot coaching commodity, but has remained in the broadcasting booth because he […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden reportedly is (and isn’t) interested in the Philadelphia Eagles job

The biggest shock with regards to the NFL coaching carousel is that it’s taken THIS long for THIS guy to have his name linked with a job.  THIS guy is of course ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden, who in spite of his new contract at ESPN and his status as the network’s highest paid employee, is routinely linked with pretty much every coaching vacancy from the NFL...
Via Awful Announcing
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jon Gruden interested in leaving ESPN to coach Eagles

NFL coaching rumors just wouldn’t be the same without Jon Gruden’s name in the mix. 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...
Via NESN.com
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Gruden interested in Eagles coaching job, Lurie looking elsewhere

Embed from Getty Images   A Super Bowl winning coach wants to take a shot at the Eagles head coaching job. Owner Jeffrey Lurie doesn't appear to be interested. In a report for Philly.com, Paul Domowitch is reporting that former Buccaneers head coach and ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden is interested in the Eagles head coaching job. Domowitch notes that Gruden reached...
Via Eagledelphia
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Is Jon Gruden Supporting Tennessee, Or Trolling It?

image via @Vol_Photos.Tennessee Athletics Photography tweeted out this photo of Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden "offering his subtle support" to the Tennessee football program by donning a Tennessee polo shirt while touring Raymond James Stadium, host of the 2016 Outback Bowl. Jon Gruden offering his subtle support #GoVols pic.twitter.com/JCpVCjOjV5 — Vol Photos (@Vol_Photos...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Jon Gruden Supporting Tennessee During The Outback Bowl

Under the bright sun of New Year’s Day in Tampa, Florida, the Tennessee Volunteers and Northwestern Wildcats are battling it out for the Outback Bowl title (and free appetizers for customers depending on who wins). Raymond James Stadium will be divided between those in orange, those in purple and those rooting for the team that’s associated with the Bloomin’ Onion (because...
Via Gamedayr
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Tuesday’s Thoughts: Monday Night Football’s Demise Ruined That Day Of The Week

Last night, fans of the NFL tuned in for another edition of Monday Night Football. What was once the highlight of the week for pro football fans has turned into two middle of the road teams (at best) with Jon Gruden babbling on and on. Since moving from ABC to ESPN before the start of the 2006 season, a national institution has been relegated to nothing more than something to turn...
Via Gamedayr
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

(PHOTO) Outback Bowl, Jon Gruden welcome Butch Jones to Tampa

Jon Gruden clearly loves him some Tennessee. As one of the biggest national supporters of the Volunteers and Butch Jones, the former Buccaneer coach greeted the Tennessee head coach upon his arrival for Outback Bowl introductory press conference Thursday. Not only was Gruden happy to greet Jones, Jones had some very complimentary words for the bowl heading into the New Year's Day...
Via Fox Sports
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

If Tampa Bay Buccaneers make the playoffs, they will make it the perfect way

Momentum: The Impetus gained by a moving object. The last time the Buccaneers were in the Playoffs, 2007, the Bucs had zero momentum. Having beaten New Orleans in week 12, the Bucs put themselves 4 games up with 4 games to go, and sat players for weeks as some of them started to get hurt. Head Coach Jon Gruden said “Momentum will be  coming out of the tunnel in our stadium for...
Via Buc Stop
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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