While the Eagles are busy courting Jay Gruden and other less-than-household names, Jon Gruden, Jay’s older and more accomplished brother, is sitting at home, in Tampa Bay. And that just happens to be where last night’s WWE Raw was held.
Gruden was in attendance – in those seats reserved for celebs and notables – perhaps because he loves wrestling… perhaps because he wants to remind NFL teams with head coaching vacancies that he still exists. Here’s my face… on TV. Look how angry I am. Imagine how I could motivate your players. GO, ROCK. FUCK HIM UP!!! FUCK HIM UP!!!!! PEOPLE’S ELBOW!!!! BOOM!!!!!!!! TURNOVER ON DOWNS!!!! SUPER BOWL OR BUST!!!!!!
Something like that.
Anyway, it doesn’t appear that Jon Gruden will be the next head coach of the Eagles. But his brother Jay might be. The Eagles will interview Jay, the Bengels’ offensive coordinator, this week. And while Ron Jaworski (probably enthusiastically) said on the radio that Jon would be interested in the Eagles head coaching job, the Birds reportedly haven’t reached out to the Super Bowl-winning Monday Night Football analyst. Jordan Raanan of NJ.com explains that it’s not due to circumstance:
Jon Gruden won't, even though according to former Monday Night Football partner Ron Jaworski he's interested in the position. The feeling isn't being reciprocated. The Eagles have expressed no interest in Jon Gruden, and it's not like they would have trouble finding the outspoken ex-head coach's number.
Jon shares an agent with Jay, who shares an agent with Mike McCoy, who shares an agent with Andy Reid, who shares an agent with Mike Nolan. Bob LaMonte represents all the aforementioned coaches. LaMonte also represents Roseman, the Eagles' point-person in the search.