When Jon Gruden’s doing a television broadcast, he has a tendency to praise everyone (which is, effectively, praising no one).
And he was also quick to heap plaudits on his brother, insisting Jay Gruden the Redskins coach was the better football mind in the family.
“I have a lot of faults,” Jon said to Fox 5 in Washington, via the Washington Post. “You know, he was a lot better player than I was. He’s a lot better coach. I couldn’t take care of my emotions. I’m still a basket case. They called me Chucky, so I think you get my drift.”
Jay’s not so sure about that.
“I’m a little bit more laidback than he is — on the surface that is,” the Redskins coach said. “We’re both very competitive. We love to win, we love football, and that runs in the family I guess. Football runs in our blood and we love to compete. We love to win, and we’ll do whatever it takes to do that.”
Jay may never end up on television, since he lacks his brother’s flair for the dramatic. Time will tell if he can match his brother’s trophy case.