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Jay Gruden to interview with Chargers, Eagles

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09:31 AM ET 01.12 | The Eagles announced that they will meet with Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden on Monday. Gruden will also interview with the Chargers for their head-coaching job, NFL Network's Albert Breer reports. Gruden, 45, just wrapped up his second year as offensive coordinator for the Bengals. He has overseen the development of second-year players Andy Dalton and A.J. Green, both of whom reached the Pro Bowl in their rookie years. Gruden interviewed for the Arizona Cardinals' head coaching job on Thursday. This season, the Bengals put up 223.6 passing yards per game, as well as 109.1 yards per game on the ground. Green was once again named to the Pro Bowl, but perhaps most importantly, the Bengals have made the playoffs in both years with Gruden.

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January 12, 2013  09:33 AM ET

So Gruden vs. Whisenhunt in San Diego?

January 12, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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So Gruden vs. Whisenhunt in San Diego?

Both are good candidates. Maybe Jay can take his brother with him to San Diego so I don't have to listen to his "Look at this guy; this guy's a football player. I just love the way he does blah blah blah" on ESPN.

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January 12, 2013  10:13 AM ET
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He had some questionable play calling in the playoff game vs the Texans.

How so?

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January 12, 2013  10:33 AM ET
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He had some questionable play calling in the playoff game vs the Texans.

I can't think of any particular play call that stood out... just simply that the offense looked stagnant and, well, out-coached.

Jay Gruden's two years O-Coordinating for the Cincinnati Bengals have produced mediocre results:

2011 NFL Rankings
#18 in points scored
#20 in passing yards
#19 in rushing yards
#20 in total yards

2012 NFL Rankings
#12 in points scored
#17 in passing yards
#18 in rushing yards
#22 in total yards

I've love to know how General Managers look at Jay Gruden's resume and think "future head coach!".

January 12, 2013  10:40 AM ET
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I can't think of any particular play call that stood out... just simply that the offense looked stagnant and, well, out-coached.Jay Gruden's two years O-Coordinating for the Cincinnati Bengals have produced mediocre results:2011 NFL Rankings#18 in points scored#20 in passing yards#19 in rushing yards#20 in total yards2012 NFL Rankings#12 in points scored#17 in passing yards#18 in rushing yards#22 in total yardsI've love to know how General Managers look at Jay Gruden's resume and think "future head coach!".

My guess is the only thing they see is the name "Gruden".

Kind of like how the TV analysts used to rave about Brian Schottenheimer when he O-Coordinated for the Jets, even though the Jets offense was lucky to put 7 points on the board all game.

January 12, 2013  10:41 AM ET
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I've love to know how General Managers look at Jay Gruden's resume and think "future head coach!".

Maybe he'll coach for less money.

January 12, 2013  10:46 AM ET
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Maybe he'll coach for less money.

Dave Shula used to coach for a lot less money than Don Shula.

January 12, 2013  10:56 AM ET
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Maybe he'll coach for less money.

doubtful

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January 12, 2013  12:18 PM ET
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Don't forget Arians

Yup... M

I still think he ends up in SD.

January 12, 2013  12:43 PM ET
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Yup... MI still think he ends up in SD.

You figure Arians is the best choice of the three, correct? Not arguing in the least, just clarifying.

January 12, 2013  12:55 PM ET

Arians, The interim coach who took a 2-10 team and put them in the playoffs in less than four months. I think the only question is, of all the HC openings which one does he want and how much money will they pay.

January 12, 2013  01:00 PM ET
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Don't forget Arians

That makes it a threesome one more and they can go golfing

January 12, 2013  01:03 PM ET
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Arians, The interim coach who took a 2-10 team and put them in the playoffs in less than four months. I think the only question is, of all the HC openings which one does he want and how much money will they pay.

and with Chuck's brother there as DC you'd think it was a match

January 12, 2013  01:04 PM ET
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You figure Arians is the best choice of the three, correct? Not arguing in the least, just clarifying.

I think he has earned that distinction. Coach Whiz would be a good plan B.

Gruden is severely overrated. Average at best.

January 12, 2013  01:07 PM ET
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I think he has earned that distinction. Coach Whiz would be a good plan B. Gruden is severely overrated. Average at best.

That fits with my thinking, but I figure there's a lot I don't know.

 
January 12, 2013  02:14 PM ET

I think Arians or Holgrem in San Diego!

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