Tampa Bay Bucs official says Jon Grud...

Tampa Bay Bucs official says Jon Gruden will remain head coach

There are 13 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jan 11, 2008, titled Tampa Bay Bucs official says Jon Gruden will remain head coach. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Obviously, General Manager Bruce Allen didn't feel it terribly necessary to elaborate on the question Thursday.

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Imagin That

United States

#1 Jan 11, 2008
Too bad, Gruden is at best an average coach and a nasty person. His abuse and disrespect of the players and fans will keep him from winning the big one, unless of course Dungy will return and build another championship team for him. If Monty leaves we may not win one game with our anemic offense.
Knightshift

Denver, CO

#2 Jan 11, 2008
Oh goodie! Gruden is staying! I guess 3 losing seasons in the 5 years after the Super Bowl win is acceptable. I guess going one-and-out in the only two playoff appearances since the Super Bowl is good enough for Bruce Allen. I guess losing horrible games to San Fransisco, Houston, and Carolina is ok. I guess barely finishing above .500 is considered a "good season" for Allen and Gruden. These two morons are buffoons and they've run this franchise into the ground. They have no eye for talent and they've allowed a once-dominant defense to just get.....old. I SO look forward to many more years of mediocrity from Tampa Bay. But as long as we make a playoff appearance every 2-3 years, well, that's good enough.
Joe

Tampa, FL

#3 Jan 11, 2008
I'm upset that Richard Bisaccia has been offered a contract. I think he's got to be the worst special teams coach in the NFL. For years, we've had terrible protection in coverage, and the only reason we got the Return TD was a breakdown in coverage that Spurlock was able to avoid and run around.

I wish we almost had anyone else running the Bucs, or even not have a team.
Lee

United States

#4 Jan 11, 2008
Gruden sucks.
Mo Lubee

Orlando, FL

#5 Jan 11, 2008
I think the Glazers may be influenced by the stats and our record this year. Unfortunately we had a very weak schedule and our stats were built up by playing Atlanta, New Orleans and Carolina each twice.

That's exactly why we made the play-offs. The fans however, do know football and many refused to buy the play-off tickets to watch the Giants beat us. We know what we have, we know why, and we don't like it. Watch for season ticket sales to decline, the Bucs couldn't even sellout their play-off game - what's wrong with that picture?

In fact, so many New Yorkers were buying ticks to watch the Giants win, that Glazers attempted to stop New York sales to avoid the blue stands emabarrassment.

Next year, harder schedule = less wins, and just maybe Gruden will set sail into the sunset.

Meanwhile, I just may get myself interested in Parcells and the 'Phins!
Mel Lanoma

Orlando, FL

#6 Jan 11, 2008
GRUDEN, GRUDEN
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HE'S OUR MAN !
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IF HE CAN'T DO IT,
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then, maybe we can pay Belichick to come down here and run a team that KNOWS HOW TO WIN...
Marcus Antonius

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#7 Jan 11, 2008
If you arm-chair coachs don't like it, go cheer fo another team!

Go Gruden!
Go BUCS!
Mo Lubee

Orlando, FL

#9 Jan 13, 2008
There was an interesting editorial in today's ASt Pete Times by Rick Stroud on Jon Gruden and his relationship with players and assistant coaches - and it wasn't very complimentary.

I have steadfastly supported Gruden, always believing him to be an offensive genius, which he is with x's and o's. But in recent years I have conceded that Jon should be an offensive co-ordinator rather than head coach.

From Stroud's editorial, wherein Volero and several first line stars are quoted, it appears they just don't like Gruden, they think he is on an ego trip, and have a lot of differences with him on personell and game plan matters.

One specific thing that caught my eye was the situation in the Giant game, where Graham quickly scored, getting the ball on 7 of 10 snaps. Then Gruden unveiled his passing game and we stunk the place out.

Apparently Gruden is one nasty ego-maniac to be around and most of the better players seem to agree on that. They don't like him and don't like playing for him. That's not a formula for success.

So, the Anti-Gruden crowd now has my vote too - it's time in Tampa for a new coach. Start by talking with Cowher.
Mo Lubee

Orlando, FL

#10 Jan 13, 2008
Marcus Antonius wrote:
If you arm-chair coachs don't like it, go cheer fo another team!
Go Gruden!
Go BUCS!
As this arm-chair coach sees it, Gruden has won a Super Bowl and a few titles with Dungy's team (yes the Dungy crowd was right), afterwich he's done little but lose.

It occurs to me that Gruden was never a proven head coach, his past success has always come as an offensive co-ordinator, not as a head coach.

You only need to look at the Gruden and Gradkowski matters to see his lack of expertise in personnel. He foistered Gradowski, who can't throw a deep pass as good as many high school quarterbacks, on us for an entire season of embarrassment.

Then there is the Graham matter... for several seasons we watched Graham in preseason do to opponents exactly what he is doing today as featured back. But Gruden wouldn't bring him up, then wouldn't let him play until it was forced on him by injuries. He insisted on staying with Pittman. Even now, he doesn't like to let Graham show he is one of the better running backs in the league.

Then there is his wonderful ability to draft great players and within a few years they play like crap instead of getting better - Clayton, Williams?

This year we only got to the play-offs by winning the worst division in the NFL while playing an easy schedule dictated by last year's humiliation. The Bucs are a mediocre team, not even as good as the Giants. For six year Gruden has had a puppet as GM and been a tyrant in Tampa, getting any players he wanted. The result = we suck!

GRUDEN NEEDS TO GO!

GO GRUDEN, NOW!
Marcus Antonius

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#11 Jan 14, 2008
Mo Lubee wrote:
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As this arm-chair coach sees it, Gruden has won a Super Bowl and a few titles with Dungy's team (yes the Dungy crowd was right), afterwich he's done little but lose.
Please don't bring up the whole Dungy's team BS, because the same could be said that Bill Callahan brought Jon Gruden's team to the Super Bowl the same year !!

Sure Gruden has had problems since 02, but the team is looking better and a lot of the young players have tons of potential. Gruden deserves a contract extention. Why bring in another HC just to start another long rebuild.
glenn

Indianapolis, IN

#12 Jan 14, 2008
gruden great coach..lock him building a nice young team. finally got cap money.. hey idiots. wheres your boy dungy. home! hes won one maybe two playoff games with one of the best qb's in football.one more time dungy HOME!!!!!!!!!
jerome tampafl

New Port Richey, FL

#13 Dec 28, 2008
i believe that gruden has to go we are starting next season with our new def.cooridnator we might aswell get in a new coach and start a new era and i am a die hard bucs fan but a change is due
jerome

New Port Richey, FL

#14 Dec 28, 2008
i believe that gruden has to go we are starting next season with our new def.cooridnator we might aswell get in a new coach and start a new era and i am a die hard bucs fan but a change is due!!!!!!!!!!

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