+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Gruden back at Oakland

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Nashville, TN
    Posts
    15,629
    Rep Power
    52530

    Default Gruden back at Oakland

    Wow, I just never expected he would actually return to coaching anywhere. I guess when you throw enough money at someone, they might take the bait (supposedly $100 million over 10 years, and possibly an ownership stake).

    The only other coach that I can think of to come back after a long absence from coaching is Dick Vermeil. He went 15 years as a sports announcer before returning to football with the Rams. After winning a Super Bowl in his third year, he retired for a year, and then came back to coaching with the Chiefs for a few years.

    I can't imagine Gruden doing very well for a few years. But I guess the Las Vegas Raiders want him to be the star name during the move to help sell tickets. I sure as heck wouldn't want him now, with all that rust.
    Go Titans! Go Braves! Go Preds! Go Dores!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    3,142
    Rep Power
    322

    Default

    I think this will be looked at as a very bad signing. Gruden was not a good coach in Tampa outside year 1. He was a very poor drafter and developer of talent as well. He built up a good Oakland team once through signing Gannon, Rice, and other vets, but I don’t see this happening again. I think he gets them to the playoffs, but in no way justifies that insane money. He is making more than Harbaugh, Saban, and Meyer, 3 guys with absurd contracts that haven’t been out of coaching for a decade.
    **** **** **** ADMIN - PLEASE DELETE ACCOUNT **** **** ****

+ Reply to Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts