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    Gruden thinking of returning to coaching

    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.

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    Dont care where he goes, as long as it gets him off Monday Night Football, I will be thrilled.

    However the thought of him coming here just to lure his brother to run the offense, would be tempting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruby2 View Post
    However the thought of him coming here just to lure his brother to run the offense, would be tempting.
    Ummm, what an upgrade over Wrecks/Sparano.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatsFanTX View Post
    Ummm, what an upgrade over Wrecks/Sparano.
    I am just very impressed with what Jay Gruden has been able to do in Cincy.

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    "these New York Jets...and this Mark Sanchez...."

    I'm about done with Rex. He's reached Herm status with me. Would have no problem with Gruden coming in, but Tanny must go back to his calculator and leave GMing to a non-boob, or its all for naught.

    Thaaats right. Naught.

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    John Gruden - head of football operations

    Jay Gruden - HC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruby2 View Post
    I am just very impressed with what Jay Gruden has been able to do in Cincy.
    Absolutely agree, not like the Bengals are loaded with All-Pro talent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunnie View Post
    John Gruden - head of football operations

    Jay Gruden - HC
    Testify.

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    The jets need a football exec running the show first. Get a guy who can evaluate talent and let him decide whether Rex stays or goes. It's obvious that Tanny can't do it.

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    Talk about overrated.

    After 4 years in Oakland Gruden managed a 1-2 playoff record.

    He won a SB with Tampa Bay's Dungy-built defense his first year in '02 and couldn't win a Wildcard his remaining 6 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunnie View Post
    John Gruden - head of football operations

    Jay Gruden - HC
    Really like the thinking with that.

    Very very interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunnie View Post
    John Gruden - head of football operations

    Jay Gruden - HC
    what makes you think John Gruden can run a team? I'm skeptical of his ability to judge talent. I wouldn't mind him as a head coach though

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    No thanks...

    Truly think Rex is the better coach.

    Outside of that, no coach has ever won a super bowl with two different teams so there is no reason to believe that Gruden will stop that.

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    He's going back to philthy(he's the former qb coach or RB coach or OC); gonna grow a great big offensive line to get away from that undersized cutting line that went out of business 15 years ago.

    Once he has his behemoths then he will get hard working - oh wait he's got maclin and the other guy...

    The 2000-2002 Raiders ran that WCO behind a great big line of Lincoln Kennedy and Barrett Robbins.

    That's what he'll tell ownership.

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    I do not think Gruden will take a job without a qb in place. That was his problem in Tampa. I could see him liking San Diego as he loves phillip rivers.

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    Looks like there might be some good jobs that will be open. If open, the Jets is not a "good job".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunnie View Post
    John Gruden - head of football operations

    Jay Gruden - HC
    What qualifications does Gruden have to run the whole ship? No thanks..

    Now if his brother's contract is up and free to sign...Make Johnny the HC and his bro as OC?QB coach

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    Quote Originally Posted by barkus View Post
    what makes you think John Gruden can run a team? I'm skeptical of his ability to judge talent. I wouldn't mind him as a head coach though
    He is a pure football guy .... Much more quailed than anything the Jets have now.

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