By Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle Updated 5:41 pm CST, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) warms up before an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Denver. Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) warms up before an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Denver. Photo: Brett Coomer/Staff Photographer Photo: Brett Coomer/Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 10 Caption Close Image 1 of 10 Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) warms up before an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Denver. Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) … [Read more...] about Washington coach Jay Gruden on Texans’ Deshaun Watson: ‘Next generation-type quarterback’
Los Angeles Raiders' Howie Long (75) takes down Green Bay Packers Randy Wright in Los Angeles, in this September 9, 1984 photo. Long will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during induction ceremonies in Canton, Ohio Saturday July 22, 2000. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon) Houston Oilers running back Lorenzo White, left, is talked in the end zone for a safety by Los Angeles Raider Howie Long, center, during the first quarter of their pre-season football game in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 29, 1992. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Los Angeles Raiders' Howie Long, rear, tackles New England Patriots Craig James in Foxboro, Mass., in this September 29, 1985 photo. Long will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during ceremonies in Canton, Ohio Saturday July 22, 2000. (AP Photo/Mike Kullen) Los Angeles Raiders' Howie Long, left, battles Washington Redskins George Starke on the line during first half action in Super … [Read more...] about Lost the Jon Gruden vibe? Former Raiders great Howie Long hasn’t
By Matt Schneidman | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: October 18, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: October 18, 2018 at 10:05 am The real Jon Gruden has disappointed this season, to say the least, but the fake Jon Gruden has been right on point. While the 55-year-old trades his best player, leads the Raiders to an underwhelming 1-5 start and inspires fans to make a website counting down the milliseconds until his 10-year contract expires, a 26-year-old public relations and content specialist at a real estate investment firm in Ohio takes advantage. Justin Greear created the Jon Gruden Twitter parody account before the 2014 season, after his Tim Tebow parody account ran out of gas with Tebow fading from the spotlight. Greear picked Gruden as another iconic personality the masses knew from his gig as Monday Night Football color commentator, and the account gained 100,000 followers in just three months. Now @Faux_Gruden has over 348,000 followers, combining … [Read more...] about Who’s behind the Jon Gruden Twitter parody account?
The Oakland Raiders are reportedly shopping former first-round picks Amari Cooper and Karl Joseph. Dealing either of the two players would be yet another substantial roster shake-up by newly appointed head coach Jon Gruden. Gruden’s first foray into roster management with the Raiders included his widely criticised decision to trade away Khalil Mack. Jon Gruden’s tenure with the Oakland Raiders has not gotten off to a great start. After bringing Gruden in on a 10-year deal worth $US100 million, expectations were high in Oakland, but the Raiders have fallen well short of meeting them, stumbling out of the gate to a 1-4 record. Gruden’s most notable contribution to the team has not been anything he’s brought to the Raiders, but rather what he has given away – namely, 2016 defensive player of the year Khalil Mack, who Gruden traded away to the Bears in a much-criticised move. Now, it seems that Gruden isn’t yet done tinkering with the Raiders … [Read more...] about Jon Gruden is reportedly set to start a ‘fire sale’ in Oakland and trade away 2 more top players
NEW YORK — The NFL season doesn't start for another six weeks and already job security is an issue for some coaches.Yes, even in late July.Every season, teams that entered with low expectations show significant improvement and make unexpected deep postseason runs. Last season, Jacksonville with coach Doug Marrone went to the AFC championship game and held a late lead at New England before Tom Brady rallied the Patriots. And, of course, the Eagles and coach Doug Pederson, despite losing Carson Wentz to a torn ACL, beat Brady and Bill Belichick in the Super Bowl.There's always pressure on NFL coaches to win. And win now.Here are a few who enter the 2018 season on the hot seat:VANCE JOSEPH (5-11)Only entering his second season, Joseph's Denver debut was a dud at 5-11 — an avalanche of disappointment by Broncos standards, especially so closely removed from a Super Bowl title.In an attempt to stabilize the QB position that's been troublesome since Peyton Manning retired, the … [Read more...] about Some NFL coaches, including the Broncos’ Vance Joseph, already are on hot seat in July