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Yep. He's a retread. But everyone else is throwing their hat in the "I want x to be the next HC" so why can't I? A key with me is he's a disciplinarian, a motivator. He already knows Foles and liked him a lot coming out in the draft and had him on his QB Camp, was very impressed. He liked what he saw of him this season for the most part. Understands the importance of running the football even in a pass happy league. Hard nosed football guy.

And I rated my own topic with 5 stars so suck it.

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If memory serves, he did a rather terrible job with his carousel of QBs he used in TB post super bowl

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If memory serves, he did a rather terrible job with his carousel of QBs he used in TB post super bowl

TB traded away a barrage of draft picks. The only time he drafted in the top 5 was the year Brady Quinn and Jamarcus Russell were considered the top prospects. My memory serves he was able to win a SB.

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No Super Bowl winning coach has ever won another Super Bowl with a different franchise...

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No Super Bowl winning coach has ever won another Super Bowl with a different franchise...

History doesn't mean squat to me. Its not some cosmic law that just because it hasn't been done means it can't be done.

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History doesn't mean squat to me. Its not some cosmic law that just because it hasn't been done means it can't be done.

I didn't suggest it should.

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I like Gruden a lot but would rather go with an up and coming candidate.

That being said, I think Lurie may decide to go big name as he knows the fan interest is in real danger if they screw this us and this franchise is in dire need of leadership and discipline.

Lurie's only drawback is that I don't think Gruden would accept a situation where he would be viewed as an equal to Howie and play second fiddle to him when it comes to personnel decisions.

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He was in Tampa for 7 seasons. After winning the SB with Dungy's team his first year, he went 45-51 over the next 6 seasons. He has been out of the NFL for the last 4+ years.

If they hire Gruden they are either total idiots or they were rebuffed by their top 5 candidates. Can you imagine Gruden "collaborating" with Howie ? :roll:

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He was in Tampa for 7 seasons. After winning the SB with Dungy's team his first year, he went 45-51 over the next 6 seasons. He has been out of the NFL for the last 4+ years.

If they hire Gruden they are either total idiots or they were rebuffed by their top 5 candidates. Can you imagine Gruden "collaborating" with Howie ? :roll:

He won a SB.

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So did Cowher and I think you said you would rather piss glass than hire him !!!

Shut up. I like Gruden.

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Shut up. I like Gruden.

Well....if they hire Gruden or Cowher...I will be off these boards for quite some time !!! SAVE THAT QUOTE PLEASE AND HOLD ME TO IT

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Well....if they hire Gruden or Cowher...I will be off these boards for quite some time !!! SAVE THAT QUOTE PLEASE AND HOLD ME TO IT

If they hire Cowher....I don't even want to think about it.

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No.

No re-treads for the next Iggles coach, for me.

I want someone who is younger, hungry to prove himself, someone who hasn't been up in the booth calling games for a bunch of years. Someone who previoulsy hasn't been fired or released, someone who has no losses on his resume as a HC (so what I'm saying is that I would like an NFL assistant, LOL).

Has any coach ever come back to the NFL from a TV job and had success?

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Has any coach ever come back to the NFL from a TV job and had success?

Great question. None I can think of, and there's probably good reason for that.

Just thought of one - Vermeil.

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Gruden was screwed over by Rich McKay and the front office who allowed talent to bleed away rather than spend money. He was on staff in Green Bay when they won the Super Bowl, was the OC during the Randall Cunningham days in Philly, built an amazing program in Oakland when they absolutely blew chunks, and then won a Super Bowl in Tampa.

Gruden is a quality coach.

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Gruden was a quality coach who peaked in 2002.

Like I said, you can't win games when ownership is having a fire sale.

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True although Gruden the QB Guru went through Griese, Chris Simms, Gradkowski, Tim Rattay, Jeff Garcia. He also had Monte Kiffen as DC...I just don't trust Gruden, nor do I see him working well with Howie. We can agree to disagree. I want someone young and hungry.

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I would tend to agree, but he would still be the only retread I'd consider - something tells me the guy is hungry to get after it again, and he would provide a jolt of electricity.

It's probably a moot point anyway, you know?

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Griese, Gradkowski, Simms, Rattay, and Garcia all stunk. You can't win with those guys. McKay and ownership pulled the rug out from under Gruden after he won the Super Bowl. To this day, they are consistently in the bottom of salary cap utilization. They even hired a college guy for a coach because he was cheap.

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Griese, Gradkowski, Simms, Rattay, and Garcia all stunk. You can't win with those guys. McKay and ownership pulled the rug out from under Gruden after he won the Super Bowl. To this day, they are consistently in the bottom of salary cap utilization. They even hired a college guy for a coach because he was cheap.

Didn't Tampa make a run for Chip Kelly ? Wasn't Schiano a good hire ?

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Gruden was screwed over by Rich McKay and the front office who allowed talent to bleed away rather than spend money. He was on staff in Green Bay when they won the Super Bowl, was the OC during the Randall Cunningham days in Philly, built an amazing program in Oakland when they absolutely blew chunks, and then won a Super Bowl in Tampa.

Gruden is a quality coach.

Not to mention Tampa traded away a ton of picks to get Gruden. When you actually look at where/when he drafted through the years, what QB was there for him to get? Two of his first round draft picks traded away, and two second rounders before he even got in the door.

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