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Gray says he hasn't accepted Seattle's offer yet

Despite widespread reports that Redskins secondary coach Jerry Gray has accepted the same position in Seattle, Gray says it’s not a done deal yet.

“I do have an offer from Seattle to be their secondary coach, and it’s a
one-of-a-kind offer, but I have not signed yet,” Gray told Jason Reid of the Washington Post.  “I’m not waiting for any particular
reason, but with the holiday it hasn’t happened yet.  I’m not saying it
won’t happen.  We’ll see what happens tomorrow [Tuesday]. . . .

“Pete Carroll is a great guy and he’s offered me a great opportunity,”
Gray said of the Seahawks’ new head coach. “With the holiday, I didn’t
want to bother anyone there today.  But I’m sure we’ll talk tomorrow.  I
have not heard from the Redskins, but I am not waiting for the
Redskins.”

Here’s some free advice, Coach:  Take the offer and be glad you got one.  You stabbed your former boss in the back by interviewing for his job while he still had it, and most head coaches would not be inclined to trust you.

And the good news for Seattle?  If/when Carroll tanks, the Seahawks can interview Gray before firing the current head coach so that they won’t have to bother with interviewing any minority candidates once they’ve locked onto Carroll’s successor.

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19 Responses to “Gray says he hasn't accepted Seattle's offer yet”
  1. Chapnasty2 says: Jan 18, 2010 8:15 PM

    “And the good news for Seattle? If/when Carroll tanks, the Seahawks can interview Gray before firing the current head coach so that they won’t have to bother with interviewing any minority candidates once they’ve locked onto Carroll’s successor.”
    You have already used this one. It was funny the first time, now it is just lazy!

  2. IdahoSeahawksFan says: Jan 18, 2010 8:19 PM

    Florio, I love your articles but the Rooney rule thing with Seattle and Washington is getting old man. You need to understand that every NFL team out there will probably do the same thing that Seattle and Washington did because teams get it in their heads who they want and they run after them. The Rooney rule is a joke. The NFL needs to get out of the 60’s and join the new century.

  3. skinsfan5 says: Jan 18, 2010 8:21 PM

    I don’t understand how Jerry Gray is getting any interest. His secondary has stunk the past few years in Washington.

  4. efangule says: Jan 18, 2010 8:24 PM

    “Here’s some free advice, Coach:  Take the offer and be glad you got one.  You stabbed your former boss in the back by interviewing for his job while he still had it, and most head coaches would not be inclined to trust you.”

    maybe the NFL doesn’t care about the Rooney rule as much as the pundits do… I think I’ll go with that over you’re assessment of what he did.

  5. IdahoSeahawksFan says: Jan 18, 2010 8:30 PM

    It is getting pretty old man!

  6. Kegowhisky says: Jan 18, 2010 8:35 PM

    Cheap shot Florio, you owe Jerry Gray an apology for that one.

  7. Caldon says: Jan 18, 2010 8:45 PM

    How about an apology to the seahawks for all the sham and other crap you sent their way when you were clearly wrong

  8. IdahoSeahawksFan says: Jan 18, 2010 8:46 PM

    skinsfan5:
    In 2006, he took over an awful Redskins secondary (23rd in yards allowed, 32nd in TDs allowed in his first year), and got them up to 16th in yards allowed, 11th in TDs in 2007. In 2008, another leap forward, ending 7th in yards and 6th in TDs. They finished 12th in both this past year.

  9. raiderrob21 says: Jan 18, 2010 8:55 PM

    Hey Gloryhole, do you have a white hooded sheet hangin in your closet?

  10. mcarey032 says: Jan 18, 2010 8:57 PM

    You are toying with my emotions! I thought we were going to lose the 15 yard cushions! UGH! Please Coach Gray, take the job. I don’t think that you are going to get a better offer from anywhere else.

  11. captainspock says: Jan 18, 2010 9:03 PM

    florio is a douche

  12. j-wil says: Jan 18, 2010 9:41 PM

    is this really florio or is that the pen name for keith olberman???

  13. prd3806 says: Jan 18, 2010 9:46 PM

    Isn’t it obvious that florio is a hawk hater.

  14. turgid says: Jan 18, 2010 9:59 PM

    @Idahoseahawks fan In 2006, he took over an awful Redskins secondary (23rd in yards allowed, 32nd in TDs allowed in his first year), and got them up to 16th in yards allowed, 11th in TDs in 2007. In 2008, another leap forward, ending 7th in yards and 6th in TDs. They finished 12th in both this past year
    ________________________________
    Yep he made Carlos “a crap the ball hit me in hands” Rogers able to catch an interception and Fred ” The ball hit me in the chest ” Smoot able to catch all those that came his way. Gray is a horrible DB coach. He does need to take what he can get.

  15. RobC says: Jan 18, 2010 10:02 PM

    Again with the Rooney Rule jab Florio? Grow up! Why dont you read a real journalist with integrity – Peter King – and get your facts straight about Seattle and their minority intentions.

  16. madpunter88 says: Jan 18, 2010 10:08 PM

    Odd that he is holding out for something. Odd that he would respond in this manner. Odd that I even care.
    Suggesting that he would be a good hire because he is black and would satisfy the Rooney Rule at some later date is a huge cheap shot. For all the effort the writers on this website have made to promote the Rooney Rule, you do it a disservice by continually suggesting that black assistant coaches are merely fodder for fake interviews. Its uncomfortable reading such things.
    This is a unique website. I often think it is the best place to come for the most up to date information on the latest news in the NFL. It is certainly the most frequently updated. But it is also home to such extreme yellow journalism that this site would make the National Enquirer blush.

  17. SeahawkAddicts.com says: Jan 18, 2010 10:54 PM

    Florio is just abiding by the snarky bastard Rooney Rule. He’s got to take absurd shots at a minority before he can take absurd shots at the Seahawks.

  18. bake says: Jan 19, 2010 7:55 AM

    3rd and 2, and Mr. Gray’s corners are playing 5-7 yards off.Nuff said?????
    Basic pop warner tackling lessons-wrap the guy up, don’t leave your feet….Nuff said??
    Bye Bye Mr. Gray. Good luck. Don’t let the door hit you……..

  19. Anybodyhome says: Jan 19, 2010 9:35 AM

    If Gray takes this job we won’t have to hear his lousy golf tournament interviews and essays anymore… oh, that was Jim Gray….

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