>"The source said that while Lurie likes and respects Gruden, who was the Eagles' offensive coordinator in 1997-98, he has reservations about the ESPN Monday Night Football analyst's ability/willingness to play nice with Roseman, who has returned to a seat of personnel power now that Chip Kelly is gone.
Sorry Iggle fans your owner doesn't wanna help out the cause b/c Gruden is too much of a meanie weenie.
he makes millions working 16 weeks a year and he can still do all his camps and shit and be around football as much as he wants without having to worry about all the stress that coaching entails.
He won't come back unless a team offers him complete control and tons of money and even then they can't be some total mess like the Browns, he can hold out for something cushy like the Packers job if McCarthy keeps fucking up
Because he's smart.
Gruden gets $6.5M a year from ESPN for working a few low-pressure days a week a few months a year.
Why would anyone not suffering from a severe concussion want to go back to slaving 7 days a week with the owner, players, media, and fans constantly up their ass?
The funny part is according to this article and a few others, Gruden is the one who reached out to the Eagles, he said he really wants to coach in the same division as his brother, and try to bring the Eagles a championship, so oh well I guess.
Admittedly negotiations like this aren't carried out publicly, but other than playing against his brother it seems hard to imagine what this - or any - head coaching job could offer that would be worth trashing a wildly more lucrative career as the new Madden.
Teams are retarded
They'd rather have some yes man HC who will suck their owner and GM's dicks rather than one who's a dick most of the time but will get results and win. Just look at the 49ers getting rid of Harbough. They'd rather feel like they're in charge than win super bowls. This probably happens in every buisness, people let their bg ass ego get in the way of success since they're too proud to delegate to someone who knows more than they do about doing the job.
He has power already. As anon said, he's on to being the new Madden in his commentating, and he runs shitloads of camps for younger players to help them grow.
Point, he does only have one.
>The chance to be The Guy Who Finally Did It For Philadelphia
But he's already known as The Guy Who Finally Did It For Tampa Bay.
Was Gruden even that good of a coach? He only won the super bowl with Dungys players, and Oakland literally didn't change the playbook from when he coached there.
He's a based announcer though
honestly he was above average at best he spents years taking someone else's team in oakland , placed them in a good defensive style and everything looked good for a few seasons then the tuck rule game happened and Al's patience reached its limit.
Off he went to a team that was so closely managed by tony dungy , essentially a superbowl team when he took control of it , he beat his student who did the dumbest mistake of changing the playbook back to gruden's playbook which caused the best center in the game to have a panic attack and miss the game.