looks like chucky got the boot. It's crazy seeing a new generation of coaches beginning to emerge as the majority in the NFL and the old familiar faces (minus a few like Coughlin,Belichek,Norv Turner??? ETC) either getting fired or retiring.
Gruden will land on his feet. He's a great coach. Tampa Bay wasn't that talented this year and they were 9-7 and would have made the playoffs if their lack of talent hadn't took over in December. I don't see any good fits for him for next year though. He'll probably do a "Cowher" and do TV for a year or something.ESPN NEWS now has the press conference on.
What a positive guy.
That was a strange Super Bowl. Gruden was playing with Tony Dungy's team and Bill Callahan for the Raiders was playing with Gruden's team and system in Oakland. Had Oakland played ANY other team that year they would have killed in the Super Bowl. Instead, they played the guy that had built their team and he knew all the plays and nuances of the offense. Yes, I'm a bitter Raider fan.Gruden made the mistake of peaking too early in Tampa. He won the Super Bowl his first year on the job and hasn't really done much since as far as postseasons go (2 appearances, no wins). And whether it's fair or not, many people knock Gruden's Super Bowl, saying he won it with Tony Dungy's players.
I really can't blame them for firing Gruden; I think everyone considers him a good coach, but sometimes a change in culture can help. Kind of the same situation as Denver with Shanahan's departure.
I wouldn't be surprised to see Gruden eventually land in South Bend, Indiana.
I agree, it was a fumble, but they let the Patriot get in a position to win the game. Raiders have no one to blame but themselves...:shock:IT WAS A FUMBLE!!!!!!!! That was our year to win the Super Bowl, the year the Pats won the divisional game in the snow and went on to beat the Rams.