Report: Jon Gruden eyeing a return to coaching Nov 8 11/8/2012 10:50:18 AM
Former Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden might be eyeing a return to coaching, Charlie Campbell of Walterfootball reports. Sources around him have shared that he is looking into different assistant coaches around the league and seeing what their potential availability will be after the 2012 season.
Assistant coaches mentioned are fired Eagles defensive coordinator Juan Castillo and special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia.
Sources have said that Gruden's return to coaching is dependent on it being a perfect situation. He isn't interested in smaller-market teams like those he has coached at previously. Gruden wants a big-market team with good ownership and some talent on the roster. Thus, teams like Dallas, Philadelphia and the New York Jets could be potential landing spots if they make a change.
Interesting. Can't see Gruden going to Dallas, where he'd be under the thumb of a tyrant like JJ.
If it came down to a choice between Philly and the Jets, I'd choose Philly if I was him. Gruden's an offensive guy, and they're loaded with talent at the skill positions. Plus he's got a guy in Foles that he can groom if he likes him.
Certainly wouldn't object to him coming here, but Rex has a chance to save his job with a strong 2nd half. As disappointed as I've been with him over the last two seasons, I don't think he gets fired if the team is at least 7-9.