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Jaworski says Jon Gruden would be interested in Eagles

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Largely ignored for the first week of the 2013 hiring cycle, former Raiders and Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden seems to be doing his damnedest to create a market where none apparently exists.

Via John Clark of NBC10 in Philly, former in-booth partner Ron Jaworski of ESPN said on 97.5 The Fanatic that:  (1) Jaworski has spoken to Gruden; (2) the Eagles haven’t reached out yet to Gruden; and (3) Gruden would be interested.

So much for Gruden being committed to ESPN.

Earlier today, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that the Browns “might be” interested in Gruden.  We promptly learned that the more accurate term is “aren’t.”

The end result seems to be an effort to inject Gruden into the discussion for one or more of the vacant jobs.  And that’s an effort no one (especially Gruden) ever thought would be necessary when it comes to his return to the NFL.  Everyone (especially Gruden) believed teams would be falling all over themselves to hire him.

Now, it looks like Gruden is falling all over himself to attract some/any interest.

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  1. folkcrusader says: Jan 7, 2013 7:49 PM

    Coincidentally, Jaws would be available for a return to MNF.

  2. Deb says: Jan 7, 2013 7:49 PM

    Please please, Lurie, just hire this guy so we don’t have to hear his name batted around anymore.

  3. thejuddstir says: Jan 7, 2013 7:50 PM

    Gruden is a celebrity more than a headcoach. He won a SB with a team that Dungy built, other than that, he’s accomplished nothing.

  4. dirkanger23 says: Jan 7, 2013 7:50 PM

    Eagles fans to Eagles management: make this happen. Now.

  5. m1000be says: Jan 7, 2013 7:50 PM

    I get it. It’s the off-season, so there is no Tebow news. Chip Kelly done his dance and stayed at Oregon, so now we have to deal with these false reports about Gruden going somewhere. I don’t think teams are courting him near as much as these reports suggest. And as for him being interested in the Eagles job, well, I am interested in also, but doesn’t mean they are actually thinking about hiring me.

  6. pittguy122 says: Jan 7, 2013 7:51 PM

    John Gruden may be the best ever on Monday Night Football. Much better there than on the sideline???? I hope he stays in the booth for a long time.

  7. silverhornet says: Jan 7, 2013 7:51 PM

    Time for a raise… send in the Jaws.

  8. thesmartest1 says: Jan 7, 2013 7:52 PM

    Perfect fit.

  9. coltzfan166 says: Jan 7, 2013 7:53 PM

    So John vs. Jay for the job?

  10. blackandbluedivision says: Jan 7, 2013 7:53 PM

    I love how everybody is speaking for Jon Gruden.
    Like they did for Andy Reid to the Cardinals…
    and just about everybody else to the Bills but the guy they hired.

    Wake me when they hire someone. I’m tired of all the speculation and wild goose chases. Jon Gruden probably sitting at home watching the National Championship game and laughing at all y’all.

  11. niners816 says: Jan 7, 2013 7:53 PM

    Not an Eagles fan, nor do I care who they pick as a coach but I’d like to see Mooch come back and coach. If the Eagles take Gruden he will be out of the booth so thats a plus.

  12. emmac13 says: Jan 7, 2013 7:54 PM

    If Chip Kelly does not leave the Ducks next year. He will have the same problem.

  13. emmac13 says: Jan 7, 2013 7:56 PM

    Please! Gruden doesnt even hold a candle to Dennis Miller.

  14. brettwgould says: Jan 7, 2013 7:56 PM

    I’d make that hire in a heartbeat if I were Lurie. And as an Eagles fan I’d be very happy. There, That should about do it. I’m sure Mr. Lurie was simply waiting for my opinion. And since I hadn’t shared it yet…I thought it only fair to Iggles nation that I did so we could all move on. Your welcome. :)

  15. ravenmuscle says: Jan 7, 2013 7:58 PM

    Buddy Ryan is the best bet for Cleveland….Then they’d have a WINNER intown and someone who is ancient.

    Maybe one of the Modell sons would love the job.

  16. rhinojr says: Jan 7, 2013 7:58 PM

    Philly fans would love Gruden until his act wears thin….then they will torch his house!

  17. 32assassin says: Jan 7, 2013 7:59 PM

    Bret Favre is to Qbs, similar to what Jon Gruden is to Coaching

  18. 69finfan says: Jan 7, 2013 8:01 PM

    Jaws said it (reportedly, allegedly, indubitably) must be fact. Book it!

  19. mjkelly77 says: Jan 7, 2013 8:02 PM

    Is Jaws shilling for Gruden now?

  20. 44mpo says: Jan 7, 2013 8:02 PM

    Jon Gruden? Oh, you mean Jay Gruden’s older brother.

  21. jm91rs says: Jan 7, 2013 8:07 PM

    Do we know for a fact gruden wants to get his name out there and people don’t want him? Or are you just assuming he was coming out of the booth this year. Seems to me like if the guy said “I’m ready to coach” he’d have interviews with every available team. He may not be the greatest but he would energize fan bases and he does have a proven track record. Most would take him over most up and coming coaches.

  22. publius12 says: Jan 7, 2013 8:08 PM

    Giants fans to Eagles management: make this happen. Now.

  23. thejuddstir says: Jan 7, 2013 8:11 PM

    Gruden has built the myth that is Gruden. He hasn’t got back into coaching cuz he knows he isn’t as good as the myth. He loves to hear his name mentioned but he knows Dungy built the team that he won a SB with. Gruden did nothing in Oakland. He’s a pretty-boy who knows he can’t begin to live up to the myth he has created over the years.

  24. m1000be says: Jan 7, 2013 8:11 PM

    I would like to remind everyone that Gruden has one championship on a Dungy built team. Yes, he done a great job with the Raiders – but never won the big one. Came in, won with a Dungy Tampa team and after that, what did he do? Nothing. Most over-rated coaching prospect in recent memory. If anyone actually does pursue him and get him, they will get a bunch of washed up QBs on their roster and more losses than wins.

  25. nfceastisbeast says: Jan 7, 2013 8:22 PM

    I can’t take it anymore!!!! We DON’T want you Gruden. We DON’T Billick. We DON’T want Cowher. We DON’T these fricken prima-donna has beens. We want an up and comer, a fresh candidate with a hunger for building his own program. We want Gus Bradley or Mike McCoy. We DON’T want who Jaws tells us we want!. Damn!

  26. mikevicksdoggydaycare says: Jan 7, 2013 8:23 PM

    Please make this happen!

  27. iamthefootballjerk says: Jan 7, 2013 8:27 PM

    thejuddstir says:
    Jan 7, 2013 7:50 PM
    Gruden is a celebrity more than a headcoach. He won a SB with a team that Dungy built, other than that, he’s accomplished nothing.

    ——————–

    Moreover, he only beat the Raiders because they were dumb enough to keep all the same terminology and strategy from when Gruden was coach. He has a fraud Super Bowl like Switzer.

  28. AlanSaysYo says: Jan 7, 2013 8:28 PM

    If Jon Gruden won a Super Bowl with Tony Dungy’s team, then Bill Callahan went to a Super Bowl with Gruden’s team. Can’t have it both ways, morons. And I’m not even a Gruden fan.

  29. toonsterwu says: Jan 7, 2013 8:31 PM

    If it’s true, I’m a bit surprised that there’s so little interest in him. I know that, as a Bears fan, he would be high on my list of options (defensively, he’d likely keep some sort of 4-3 Tampa 2 type defense, and I like his offensive fit for the personnel).

  30. mred163 says: Jan 7, 2013 8:33 PM

    Do you fans realize that no coach who has won a super bowl has returned to another team and won a super bowl?

  31. eaglesfan36 says: Jan 7, 2013 8:36 PM

    Oh please. Do i really want a guy who had a career win loss record of just over .500 and one flike super bowl ring?

  32. schmedley69 says: Jan 7, 2013 8:36 PM

    This “Dungy’s team” talk is ridiculous. I guess Dungy won in Indy with Mora’s team then? All I know, as an Eagles fan, is that the Birds had Tampa’s number in the playoffs when Dungy was there. Then Gruden came in and stole our lunch money in the NFC Championship game. I wish Tampa was still “Dungy’s team” instead of Gruden’s team, because the Eagles would have gone on to win the Super Bowl that year.

  33. lyajoe says: Jan 7, 2013 8:39 PM

    Chuckle was loved by Philly fans back when he was an OC here. He is hardcore and blue collar. Lets do it Lurie

  34. flavordave says: Jan 7, 2013 8:42 PM

    Im pretty sure that theres some bad blood between Lurie and Gruden. Cant remember the situation that occured but Im thinking neither party is interested in the other.

  35. patssteelersorgiants says: Jan 7, 2013 8:43 PM

    Jaws will coach the Eagles with Bon Jovi as GM

  36. whiteybell says: Jan 7, 2013 8:49 PM

    After his horrible QB ratings year after year who gives Jaws any bit of credibility.

  37. vbe2 says: Jan 7, 2013 8:51 PM

    thejuddstir says:Jan 7, 2013 7:50 PM

    Gruden is a celebrity more than a headcoach. He won a SB with a team that Dungy built, other than that, he’s accomplished nothing.
    ================================
    Who did he beat in that Super Bowl? A team that he built… so he coached one team to a Super Bowl victory over the team that he built into a Super Bowl team…

    That’s not an accomplishment?

  38. johnnyoclock says: Jan 7, 2013 9:01 PM

    Gruden and Cowher could basically write their own ticket. How many jobs have been open since either has retired? Point being, they’re both retired for good regardless of if either is able to admit to himself or not.

  39. adm350 says: Jan 7, 2013 9:02 PM

    Ignorant peeps saying he won with Dungy’s team and hasn’t done anything. He best the team he built in Oak fools! And that team won with Gannon at QB. That because Chucky built that team around his skill set. Pay attention before you pop off

  40. kvanhorn87 says: Jan 7, 2013 9:03 PM

    Gruden is just like chip Kelly. They both want to be courted but neither leaving their gig.

  41. doncornelious says: Jan 7, 2013 9:08 PM

    Also (1) Gruden has spoken to Jaworski; (2) the Eagles haven’t reached out yet to Jaworski; and (3) Jaworski would be interested in the GM position with the Eagles

  42. fmwarner says: Jan 7, 2013 9:11 PM

    dirkanger23 says: Jan 7, 2013 7:50 PM

    Eagles fans to Eagles management: make this happen. Now.
    ============================

    This Eagles fan to Eagles management: Please make anything OTHER than this happen. Now.

  43. anonymouslyanonymouscommentor says: Jan 7, 2013 9:12 PM

    As much was obvious when he called the Eagles games this season.

  44. bobbyhoying says: Jan 7, 2013 9:12 PM

    Finally. Somebody actually wants to coach the Birds.

  45. PriorKnowledge says: Jan 7, 2013 9:14 PM

    You would think a super bowl winning coach would attract more interest.

  46. phillybirds says: Jan 7, 2013 9:18 PM

    I LOVE YOU GRUDEN!!!!

  47. 25cuts says: Jan 7, 2013 9:20 PM

    Gus Bradley, I think would be the good choice here.

  48. thesmedman says: Jan 7, 2013 9:21 PM

    This from the guy who linked Bill O’Brien with Penn State.

    Why hasn’t Jaworski been mentioned as a possible Eagles HC? Seems as credible as the other jokers theyve apparently toyed with. And he’d have a much better media savviness than Mr Reid.

  49. jimiinpa says: Jan 7, 2013 9:26 PM

    he needs to find a superbowl caliber team to fall into then take credit , like he did with TB

  50. razorbyrd says: Jan 7, 2013 9:27 PM

    I wouldn’t hate them bringing in Gruden, but why is NO ONE talking about Alabama’s DC Kirby Smart?!

  51. jak1201 says: Jan 7, 2013 9:29 PM

    As an Eagles fan, I say please do not hire either of the Grudens.

  52. Cereal says: Jan 7, 2013 9:43 PM

    Translation, Gruden like many other talented or semi-talented coaches, are not interested in coaching for this org

  53. anarchopurplism says: Jan 7, 2013 9:45 PM

    Can we all just agree that Chucky is supposed to have a sour-puss, angry face & not have some kind of Paxil-induced happy-go-lucky-everything-is-roses smiley face?

    On second thought….happy face Chucky might just be a little more freaky…..

  54. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: Jan 7, 2013 9:46 PM

    thejuddstir says:
    Jan 7, 2013 7:50 PM
    Gruden is a celebrity more than a headcoach. He won a SB with a team that Dungy built, other than that, he’s accomplished nothing.

    ————————————–

    Can’t believe this got 110 thumbs up. Shows how much people know. First off, Gruden built the Raiders team that faced the Bucs in the SB that year. Second, he accomplished with that Bucs team what Dungy never could. If not for the tuck rule game, he would’ve won at least one SB in Oakland. He’s a good coach.

  55. beerbudsnbevo says: Jan 7, 2013 9:47 PM

    “Eagles fans to Eagles management: make this happen. Now.”

    ********************

    Yes Eagles management, do as this guy says, please

    Signed NFC East opponents.

    His best days are behind him

  56. greymares says: Jan 7, 2013 9:47 PM

    Gruden 41-55 last 6 yrs.

  57. thegreatsantini56 says: Jan 7, 2013 9:56 PM

    thejuddstir says:
    Jan 7, 2013 8:11 PM
    Gruden has built the myth that is Gruden. He hasn’t got back into coaching cuz he knows he isn’t as good as the myth. He loves to hear his name mentioned but he knows Dungy built the team that he won a SB with. Gruden did nothing in Oakland. He’s a pretty-boy who knows he can’t begin to live up to the myth he has created over the years.

    As a Panthers fan who saw his whole career at TB, may I just say Amen and Amen.

  58. riseabovecancer says: Jan 7, 2013 9:59 PM

    Jon Gruden is at Monday Night Raw tonight in Tampa…They just showed him on tv and he was really excited…So it looks like he isn’t in Philly for a interview and instead watching Monday Night Raw at ring side.

  59. thefiesty1 says: Jan 7, 2013 10:01 PM

    Just get him out of the MNF booth and bring Jaws back.

  60. satanphoenix says: Jan 7, 2013 10:02 PM

    While a Tony Dungy built team was a nice start I think it was the inside information on the Raider team that Gruden formally coached that did the trick.

  61. ronaldjones says: Jan 7, 2013 10:03 PM

    This is Jaws-dropping news

  62. briggsweatbird says: Jan 7, 2013 10:15 PM

    Please. Make it happen. Anything to get him out of the booth. That would be special.

  63. devrocks247 says: Jan 7, 2013 10:19 PM

    Good thing that a year off from announcing hasn’t hindered his ability to overstate the obvious.

  64. iamthefootballjerk says: Jan 7, 2013 10:20 PM

    AlanSaysYo says:
    Jan 7, 2013 8:28 PM
    If Jon Gruden won a Super Bowl with Tony Dungy’s team, then Bill Callahan went to a Super Bowl with Gruden’s team. Can’t have it both ways, morons. And I’m not even a Gruden fan.

    ————————-

    The logic makes perfect sense. Now let me explain for you genius. Callahan took a team that Gruden couldn’t get over the hump to the Super Bowl. Gruden took a team over the hump that was filled with far more talent than Oakland by Dungy. Next you’ll use your infinite wisdom to tell us all how Barry Switzer truly earned his SB.

  65. mrbigass says: Jan 7, 2013 10:25 PM

    Yup. And I’m interested in Salma Hayek…….

  66. thesmedman says: Jan 7, 2013 10:26 PM

    So, Jon, if you are so interested, why don’t you just send your cover letter and resume to the Eagles? Like every other normal person interested in a potential new job…

  67. jdbar50 says: Jan 7, 2013 10:52 PM

    Jaws is wrong again, but he just might change his mind in the next statement.

  68. dolphins4 says: Jan 7, 2013 11:12 PM

    Jon Gruden would be a perfect coach for the Eagles but Lurie is too cheap to hire him.And by the way lots of head coaches in the NFL who had a second head coaching job in the NFL won a Super Bowl with their second team including ex Eagles coach Dick Vermiel with the Rams.

  69. odessabucs says: Jan 7, 2013 11:35 PM

    Jaws and Gruden are not buds. Who is no longer in the MNF
    booth?

  70. snikerbotloot says: Jan 8, 2013 12:00 AM

    folkcrusader says:

    Jan 7, 2013 7:49 PM

    Coincidentally, Jaws would be available for a return to MNF.
    _______________________________

    hahah classic. thanks, this comment was the best part of the article.

  71. coseybedaman says: Jan 8, 2013 12:33 AM

    I love when people say Gruden won with “Dungy’s team”. That is a joke. How come Dungy never won with them then? How come 11 of the 22 starters on the Super Bowl team are guys that Gruden brought in (including basically the whole offense which Dungy never could get going). Get off Dungy’s trousers buddy.

  72. autoriot says: Jan 8, 2013 1:41 AM

    I think we Eagles fans are going to be sitting around for a while, on the edge of our seats, until Lurie finally makes his pick. Relax and enjoy the headlines, because its not going to happen any time soon.

    I have a feeling it will be either Arians are Bradley and not one of these hyped up coaches.

  73. bigdevil830 says: Jan 8, 2013 1:47 AM

    And why would we want any Gruden to coach the eagles. Jay has never had a top 20 offense and Jon only had a good run with the Dungy built team.

  74. Hoover says: Jan 8, 2013 1:54 AM

    I’m sure teams are interested in him, but he never came out and says he was interested in them. I would love him to come in and coach a young QB like Foles and have the anger and stones to call out DeSean Jackson and these guys who are playing for themselves.

  75. randymossblewit says: Jan 8, 2013 2:44 AM

    thejuddstir says:
    Jan 7, 2013 7:50 PM
    Gruden is a celebrity more than a headcoach. He won a SB with a team that Dungy built, other than that, he’s accomplished nothing.

    Whatever. I don’t recall Dungy ever winning anything with the team Dungy built. He needed Peyton (making fox/elway look good) Manning for that.

  76. randymossblewit says: Jan 8, 2013 2:48 AM

    thejuddstir says:
    Jan 7, 2013 7:50 PM
    Gruden is a celebrity more than a headcoach. He won a SB with a team that Dungy built, other than that, he’s accomplished nothing.

    Whatever. I don’t recall Dungy ever winning anything with the team Dungy built. He needed Peyton (making fox/elway look good) Manning for that.

    And oh by the way, Dungy wasn’t the GM.

  77. beretta96d says: Jan 8, 2013 4:32 AM

    thejuddstir says:Jan 7, 2013 7:50 PM

    Gruden is a celebrity more than a headcoach. He won a SB with a team that Dungy built, other than that, he’s accomplished nothing.

    Why do some people insist Dungy built that team? I think Gruden coached them better in the end. Dungy had Peyton Manning, Marvin Harrisson, Reggie Wayne on one side, and Dwight Freeney, Bob Sanders, and Mathis on the other, yet he’s only won one superbowl with them!

  78. nfl fan says: Jan 8, 2013 6:43 AM

    Too many head shots from L.T.

  79. arlingtonsynn says: Jan 8, 2013 8:11 AM

    MNF fans to Eagles management: Make this happen. Now please.

    Seriously…. I don’t want to hear Gruden on MNF anymore with his “I like this guy” or “let me tell you about ____…. he’s a _____. That’s why I call him the _____”

  80. jimiinpa says: Jan 8, 2013 8:35 AM

    he always looks like he has gas on mnf

  81. wikidpissah says: Jan 8, 2013 9:22 AM

    thejuddstir says: Jan 7, 2013 7:50 PM

    Gruden is a celebrity more than a headcoach. He won a SB with a team that Dungy built, other than that, he’s accomplished nothing.
    ——————————————

    A team Dungy built, but couldn’t win with.

    Lots of coaches would like to have people say “other than winning a Super Bowl, he’s accomplished nothing.”

  82. frankfordyellowjackets says: Jan 8, 2013 9:47 AM

    I’d take Jon in a heartbeat if he’d get rid of that haircut.
    Speaking of the Rooney Rule – I’d take Lovie Smith in a heartbit too. Why is he ever mentioned?

  83. oldbyrd says: Jan 8, 2013 11:30 AM

    Please say it isn’t so!!

  84. oldbyrd says: Jan 8, 2013 11:32 AM

    Lovi won 10 games. That would have put The Eagles in the playoffs. Why are we not looking at Lovi? He has learned about Off. Coord. and is ready for the Birds

  85. bluebongzilla says: Jan 8, 2013 12:53 PM

    Great, only he’s not going to be working with Tony Dungy’s team this time. He’ll be working with Andy Reid’s (alleged) team.

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