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Are Eagles Jon Gruden's last chance to coach?

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08:51 AM ET 12.30 | People around the NFL who know are convinced Jon Gruden is coming back to coaching this year, provided the right situation presents itself. I've been told Gruden feels he needs to come back now if he's ever going to do it. He already has been away from the game for four years, and it becomes increasingly difficult for a coach to return the longer he is away. The right situation for Gruden very well could be in Philadelphia. People close to him think he has a good chance of landing there.

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December 30, 2012  08:53 AM ET

Really? I guess he might but not sure why. Has his ring, makes stupid money to be on TV......

December 30, 2012  08:57 AM ET
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Really? I guess he might but not sure why. Has his ring, makes stupid money to be on TV......

He has no reason to leave TV. He also hasn't had a mental meltdown, if he wants to coach in the next five years he probably could, but again why?

December 30, 2012  09:27 AM ET
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He has no reason to leave TV. He also hasn't had a mental meltdown, if he wants to coach in the next five years he probably could, but again why?

I also don't see why a team like Philadelphia should want him.

He caught lightning in a bottle with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by taking over an underachieving defensive juggernaut that Tony Dungy built and giving them just enough offense to put them over the top.

But considering no head coach in the history of the NFL has won Super Bowls with two separate franchises, the chances of Jon Gruden repeating that feat are slim to none.

He then proceeded to run that team into the ground by (1) negligently allowing a once-proud defense to crumble apart and (2) obsessively stock-piling mediocre quarterbacks.

December 30, 2012  09:34 AM ET

Philly fans should be scared. Gruden is an absolute fraud. As a Dallas fan I say go for it.

December 30, 2012  09:38 AM ET
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Philly fans should be scared. Gruden is an absolute fraud. As a Dallas fan I say go for it.

I'd rather take a chance on Chip Kelly... and I hate the idea of signing Chip Kelly.

December 30, 2012  09:43 AM ET
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I'd rather take a chance on Chip Kelly... and I hate the idea of signing Chip Kelly.

Agreed. Chip Kelly scares me at the NFL level. He relies on his teams having a speed advantage over the competition. At the next level EVERYBODY can fly!

December 30, 2012  09:55 AM ET

Anybody else get tired of the many different "man-crushes" Gruden has for guys in the NFL?

December 30, 2012  10:03 AM ET
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Really? I guess he might but not sure why. Has his ring, makes stupid money to be on TV......

I can't see him getting out of that warm booth to put up with what coaches seem to have to nowadays.

December 30, 2012  10:06 AM ET

Your never too old to be recast in the NFL. If joe gibbs can be brought back, then there is your answer.

December 30, 2012  10:13 AM ET
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Anybody else get tired of the many different "man-crushes" Gruden has for guys in the NFL?

I can't think of too many QBs the guy doesn't "love"...

December 30, 2012  10:15 AM ET
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Anybody else get tired of the many different "man-crushes" Gruden has for guys in the NFL?

I think they're funny. He really gushed over Andrew Luck.

December 30, 2012  10:25 AM ET
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I think they're funny. He really gushed over (insert NFL QB name here).

Fixed

December 30, 2012  10:28 AM ET

Gruden is the modern day Will Rogers. He never met a quarterback he didn't like.

December 30, 2012  10:39 AM ET
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He really gushed over Andrew Luck.

Name any QB and Chucky's in love. (Sorry.)

December 30, 2012  10:41 AM ET
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Name any QB and Chucky's in love. (Sorry.)

True.

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December 30, 2012  10:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Name any QB and Chucky's in love. (Sorry.)

Wow... a Rickie Lee Jones pull. Nice.

December 30, 2012  10:47 AM ET
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Gruden is the modern day Will Rogers. He never met a quarterback he didn't like.

Then he shouldn't coach the Cards:)

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December 30, 2012  11:01 AM ET
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How many head coaches have won SB's with 2 different teams?

Zero. Hasn't happened.

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