Published: February 8th, 2009 | Tags:
Former Bucs coach Jon Gruden broke his silence over the weekend, giving an extensive interview with Chris Harry of the Orlando Sentinel.
Gruden, who was fired last month, spoke about his current plans, his future plans and how Tim Tebow could change the NFL forever.
- Gruden on being fired: “You know what? Mike Shanahan got fired. Mike Holmgren is out of football. Brian Billick is out of football. That’s the reality of it. Mostly though, I’m just really proud of working hard.” More
Gruden on his future: “You know, the thing I’m really struggling with, I miss football. So thank God for Tim Marcum. … I go down there, I got my Beta cam, all my films and got people in the league who have sent me stuff to study. … I hit the pad on the Ice Palace, man, it’s the most beautiful facility. I love it. It’s the first place I ever saw Bon Jovi. I go in there and he’s afforded me a chance to study film. He comes in, we watch tape. [I know] some college coaches and I’ve already, in my own sick mind, budgeted time for this and this and this and this, and I’m going to learn a lot about the spread offense, and about college football. I already know the questions I’m going to ask. I’m going to do clinics. I’m going to do appearances, but more than anything else I’m going to do research.” More
Gruden on Tebow: “He is rare. Tebow is the kind of guy who could revolutionize the game. He’s the ‘wildcat’ who can throw. Most of the teams that have the wildcat back there, it’s Ronnie Brown, it’s Jerious Norwood it’s whoever you want to say it is. This guy here is 250 pounds of concrete cyanide, man. And he can throw. He throws well enough at any level to play quarterback.” More