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NFL: Jon Gruden Stays with ESPN, Shoots Down Texans Rumors
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NFL: Jon Gruden Stays with ESPN, Shoots Down Texans Rumors

Dec 9 2013, 1:47am CST | by

ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden emphatically stated he's staying with the network and shot down any rumors saying he's a candidate for the vacant Houston Texans head coaching job.

Jon Gruden is staying with ESPN, which means the Houston Texans will have to find another head coaching candidate.  This was confirmed by Gruden's colleague at ESPN, Chris Mortensen. In his Dec. 8...

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NFL: Jon Gruden Stays with ESPN, Shoots Down Texans Rumors

Dec 9 2013, 1:47am CST | by

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ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden emphatically stated he's staying with the network and shot down any rumors saying he's a candidate for the vacant Houston Texans head coaching job.

Jon Gruden is staying with ESPN, which means the Houston Texans will have to find another head coaching candidate. 

This was confirmed by Gruden's colleague at ESPN, Chris Mortensen. In his Dec. 8 report, Mortensen states Gruden "will remain with ESPN through at least the 2014 season" and "has a strong commitment to continue as the 'Monday Night Football' analyst, his popular quarterback camp series and his outreach to consult high school coaches."

For his part, Gruden told Moretensen main his focus is on ESPN.

"I'm just trying to do my job. I'm not going to address every little rumor or supposed conversation that takes place, according to these so-called sources.

"There are a lot of good coaches out there available to coach these teams. I'm just hoping ESPN likes the job I'm doing. That's my focus."  

Another ESPN writer, John Clayton, reported on Dec. 7 that Gruden is a possible candidate for the vacant Houston Texans head coaching job after owner Bob McNair fired Gary Kubiak on Dec. 6. 

Aside from Gruden, the other coaching candidates Clayton identifies are Lovie Smith, Mike Shanahan, Ken Whisenhunt and Tom Cable. 

Gruden joined ESPN in 2009 to be an analyst for Monday Night Football. His ESPN bio states "Twice nominated for a Sports Emmy, Gruden also contributes analysis throughout the year on ESPN Radio and other platforms, including Super Bowl Week and NFL Draft."

He also has been involved in several college football telecasts at ESPN which include the 2010 Rose Bowl and the 2010 and 2011 BCS National Championship Games. 

Gruden enjoyed a successful 11-year head coaching tenure in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders (1998-2001) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2002-2008), whom he helped won Super Bowl XXXVII in 2002. The feat put him in the record books as the youngest NFL head coach (38 years) to win a Lombardi Trophy.

He has a 95-81 (.540) NFL coaching record

 
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Week 4 of the 2014 NFL season comes to a close tonight as the Kansas City Chiefs host the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football. The game kicks off at 5:30 p.m. PT on ESPN, with Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden and Lisa Salters. The Chiefs are a 3-point underdog, but will have Jamaal Charles back. The running back missed their Week 3 contest due to an ankle injury. I think the Patriots cover this game with relative ...
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Watching footage of the same traumatic event over and over again can be hazardous to your mental health. It could be a mass shooting, a terrorist attack or something less cataclysmic but more relatable, like Ray Rice punching Janay Palmer. The image is replayed and talked about everywhere, on television and the Internet, for days or months. You cannot avoid it. But you watch at your own risk.  The images are most dangerous to children: They begin to think that the violence keeps happening ...
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When analysts look at what New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has put on film so far, a common criticism is that Manning doesn’t yet look comfortable with the alteration of his footwork to suit the team’s new West Coast offensive system. ESPN analyst Jon Gruden, in a conference call with reporters last week, was the latest expert to voice concerns about the Giants’ decision to move to an offense that, in essence, has called on Manning to completely change some fundamenta ...
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It may be Week 1 of the NFL season, but the Detroit Lions sure looked like a team on the mend. Dominating the New York Giants 35-14 in front of their fans at Ford Field, quarterback Matthew Stafford led a redesigned offense up and down the field. First and foremost, a cruise ship-sized chunk of credit goes to new head coach Jim Caldwell and his coaching staff. They came in this offseason, installed a brand new offense and als ...
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Jon Gruden calls it the turkey hole

Sep 8 2014 8:20pm CDT | Source: SBNation

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Jon Gruden Says Hooters Girls Make Your Wings Taste Better and Your Beer Colder

Aug 28 2014 10:50am CDT | Source: The Big Lead

Jon Gruden appeared in another Hooters commercial. Whereas the last one was 3.5 minutes, and almost felt like a movie, the new spot is a manageable 30 seconds. Training camp for the waitresses is mostly over now, so there’s no more suggestions that the girls slap patrons who ask to watch figure skating (that actually happened in the last one). It’s nearly game-time, and Gruden’s effusive praise of the Hooters staffers resembles the tone and reverence with which he speaks about Pey ...
Source: The Big Lead   Full article at: The Big Lead
 

 
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Redskins Blog: Meriweather’s suspension could shuffle Redskins’ defensive backfield

Aug 28 2014 6:01am CDT | Source: Washington Post Sports

Given the two-game suspension of strong safety Brandon Meriweather, second-year player Baccari Rambo is expected to get plenty of work in Thursday’s preseason finale against Tampa Bay. Rambo is Coach Jon Gruden’s first option to fill in for Meriweather for the two regular-season games he’ll miss, the Sept. 7 season-opener at Houston and Sept. 14 at FedEx Field, assuming the suspension isn’t overturned or reduc ...
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