The NFL Network Picks Up Jon Gruden

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The NFL Network made a move today to beef up it's coverage of the NFL Combine this year, and that move was to hire blacklisted, ex-Bucs Coach John Gruden. Via

Recently-fired Tampa Bay Bucs coach Jon Gruden has a temporary job, and it could turn into a full-time job. Gruden will serve as analyst on the NFL Network's coverage of the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis later this week.

Gruden will join the network's Total Access show each night at 7 p.m. from Thursday through Monday, and also offer analysis specifically about quarterbacks and wide receivers throughout the weekend.

"We just think he's going to have an interesting perspective because he is so passionate about the combine, the draft and building a football team,'' NFL Network executive producer Eric Weinberger said. "He doesn't seem like a guy who is going to hold back and he will be able to fully evaluate the process.''
This falls into the Matt Millen hiring category, but certainly not to the same degree. With as many enemies as Gruden has apparently made, his credibility is a little shaky at the moment, but not nearly at Millen's level. I can't wait until the NFL-N decides to put him on the same set with Warren Sapp. That should be fun.

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Posted by Awful Announcing at 4:13 PM


i don't think Rich Eisen is ready to be at work at 3:17 in the morning

questionmark said...
Feb 18, 2009, 5:36:00 PM  

NO ! NO ! NO ! NO ! NO ! NO ! NO !

I thought I was rid of the genius. With all the slobbering coverage the Suckaneers got from the WWL, Im surprised, hes not in Bristol

Anonymous said...
Feb 18, 2009, 9:16:00 PM  

It's disapointing he didn't end up in Bristol. I was looking forward to a Keyshawn-Gruden weekly segment on Countdown.

walnuts said...
Feb 19, 2009, 12:16:00 PM  

This just in: NFL Network has also hired Simeon Rice to beef up their coverage of the NFL combine even more.

Brad James said...
Feb 19, 2009, 1:31:00 PM  

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