McDonough bids farewell to Gruden during broadcast

McDonough bids farewell to Gruden during broadcast

McDonough bids farewell to Gruden during broadcast

At the end of ESPN's coverage of the Titans upset win over the Chiefs in Kansas City, Sean McDonough offered a heartfelt, touching goodbye to outgoing analyst Jon Gruden. The longtime head coach will reportedly sign a 10-year, $100 million contract.

Gruden, 54, last coached in the National Football League in the 2008 season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

"I'm Sean McDonough along with the coach, Jon Gruden".

Gruden was last on the Raiders sideline during a New England game on January 19, 2002. The defence struggled mightily before a late-season switch from fired co-ordinator Ken Norton play-caller John Pagano.

He last coached with the Buccaneers, with whom he won Super Bowl XXXVII - beating the Raiders 48-21.

All this combined led to the firing of Del Rio at the conclusion of his third season and the fight to get Gruden. He bounced around for a few more years before being hired Raiders owner Al Davis as the Head Coach in 1998. He returned to 2004, and in four seasons ended up with a 30-34 record, leading the Redskins to two playoff appearances. Could he be the man to replace Gruden on ESPN?

Gruden was born in Sandusky, Ohio in 1963 and grew up as the son of Jim Gruden, a professional football regional scout, who also served as a running backs coach and director of player personnel on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While the quality of the Monday Night games for ESPN hasn't been that great, folks have tuned in to hear what a souring relationship sounded like in real time. In 2011 he was on camera for the Outback and Orange Bowl games.

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