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Conflicting reports on Gruden interest in Cleveland

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07:48 AM ET 01.08 | With Chip Kelly out of the running, it appears Jon Gruden is, too. Contrary to a report from the Cleveland Plain Dealer that the Browns "might" pursue Gruden, a source with direct knowledge of the situation tells PFT that Gruden isn't, and won't be, on the Browns' radar screen. Per the source, the Browns also have no interest in making a "splash." ... The latest Gruden rumor comes several weeks after his name was circulated both for jobs at the University of Tennessee and with the Oakland Raiders. It appears that the latest leaked item could be aimed at generating interest in Cleveland or elsewhere at a time when Gruden apparently is ready to consider returning to the game -- but no one seems to be banging on his door.

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January 8, 2013  08:06 AM ET

Cleveland has no interest in Cleveland. Why would Gruden?

January 8, 2013  08:06 AM ET

Bring Back Marty!!!!!

January 8, 2013  08:10 AM ET

Why would Gruden want to coach in Cleveland "the mistake on the lake" when he could have a much better job working at the local Dairy Queen.

January 8, 2013  08:12 AM ET

Out of the booth and into oblivion. It's a great idea for the fans.

January 8, 2013  08:14 AM ET

The Cavaliers and the Browns seem to have the same cultures. Good luck finding anybody worth hiring.

January 8, 2013  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Out of the booth and into oblivion. It's a great idea for the fans.

Morning DD, That would be be a win-win for the fans!

January 8, 2013  08:21 AM ET

There goes our best chance to get Gruden out of the booth. Now it's another season to listening to him ruin the Monday night game.

January 8, 2013  08:30 AM ET
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Morning DD, That would be be a win-win for the fans!

Mornin', Mangler. So, do you have a favorite in the playoffs?

January 8, 2013  08:37 AM ET
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Mornin', Mangler. So, do you have a favorite in the playoffs?

Before the season, our lunch group made predictions for the SB, I picked New England and the 49ers...

January 8, 2013  08:45 AM ET
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Before the season, our lunch group made predictions for the SB, I picked New England and the 49ers...

I'm kind of liking the Seahawks. Didn't see it coming in but they could be that wild card getting hot at the right time

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January 8, 2013  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I'm kind of liking the Seahawks. Didn't see it coming in but they could be that wild card getting hot at the right time

It could be. But, Saturday night the Packers took care of business like a championship team. Something's off in San Francisco, perhaps the quarterback issue, and I see the Packers winning there.

Playoff football is different. There's something about a team that's been in a lot of playoff games vs. a team that's new to the idea. That's the only thing I've got against the Seahawks, but I think it's enough to keep them out of the Superbowl this year.

I think the Pats should handle Houston, and then it's on to Denver. I'm hoping for cold and snow in Mile-High. Patriot weather. Sorry, Peyton. No dome.

January 8, 2013  09:11 AM ET
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It could be. But, Saturday night the Packers took care of business like a championship team. Something's off in San Francisco, perhaps the quarterback issue, and I see the Packers winning there.Playoff football is different. There's something about a team that's been in a lot of playoff games vs. a team that's new to the idea. That's the only thing I've got against the Seahawks, but I think it's enough to keep them out of the Superbowl this year.I think the Pats should handle Houston, and then it's on to Denver. I'm hoping for cold and snow in Mile-High. Patriot weather. Sorry, Peyton. No dome.

The Pack looked good, but they've looked good against bad teams all season. The Vikes were an entirely different offense with Webb under center. The Pack knew they could put the majority of their focus on containing AP and throttle the Vikes offense in the process. If the Pack makes it past the 49ers, they'll likely play against Seattle, and that game could get ugly early for Green Bay. Seattle is the team everyone should be worried about.

January 8, 2013  09:16 AM ET
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I'm kind of liking the Seahawks. Didn't see it coming in but they could be that wild card getting hot at the right time

They have the type of game that translates well on the road... Tough D and a hell of a running game.


Atlanta has their hands full this weekend.

January 8, 2013  09:17 AM ET

Chuckie's a fraud.

January 8, 2013  09:21 AM ET
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Cleveland has no interest in Cleveland. Why would Gruden?

Seriously doubt that he would...what self respecting coach would?

January 8, 2013  09:25 AM ET
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Chuckie's a fraud.

Agreed. I'm surprised they fired the coach after starting the year with a rookie QB and running back. 2-years didn't seem like a good chance. Go with anyone, but stay away from Gruden -- Jon that is.

January 8, 2013  09:26 AM ET
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Chuckie's a fraud.

Precisely why no team has called him for an interview.

January 8, 2013  09:37 AM ET

Green bay looked decent, against a team that had no business in the playoffs in the first place. And that team had an ineffective backup in at QB.

Denver or NE is looking good for a championship.

 
January 8, 2013  09:45 AM ET
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There goes our best chance to get Gruden out of the booth. Now it's another season to listening to him ruin the Monday night game.

The horror...the horror...and just when I was starting to think it was safe to watch MNF again. Somebody hire this yoyo away from the booth...PLEASE!

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