Eagles Coaching Rumors: Jon Gruden Could Be Reid’s Replacement

With the Philadelphia Eagles (3-7) out of playoff contention, it seems that the 14-year tenure of Andy Reid here in Philadelphia will be over sometime this season, whether during it or afterwards. Who will replace Reid in the City of Brotherly Love, however, remains up in the air.

According to reports by CSNPhilly’s Reuben Frank, however, have former Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden, winner of Super Bowl XXXVII, as a potential suitor. According to Frank, Gruden was “impressed” by the Eagles practice squad, saying, “These guys are football players.”

It’s hard to take much stock in a comment like that, but at least it shows that ESPN’s MNF commentator is interested in taking over. Here in Philadelphia for Monday’s game against the Panthers, it’s nice to see he would take the time to come down to the NovaCare complex and meet with Juan Castillo and other Eagles coaches.

Whether he’d be the right fit, however, is not as clear, seeing as he ran the Tampa Bay Bucs slowly into the ground after winning the Super Bowl in his first season.

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Author:Manav Khandelwal

I am the founder of Khandyman Sports, and follow all Philadelphia pro sports teams religiously. I also write for the Hoop76, covering the Sixers for ESPN, and am a credentialed Flyers reporter for Main Line Media News.

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6 Comments on “Eagles Coaching Rumors: Jon Gruden Could Be Reid’s Replacement”

  1. Sam Der
    November 25, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    i meant how quickly would the fans start burning down the city…

  2. Dan B.
    November 25, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    He met with Castillo at the practice? I thought Castillo was gone?

    • November 25, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

      No he met with Castillo at a separate location according to Jeff McLane.

  3. Sam Dyer
    November 25, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

    what if they keep andy

    • November 25, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

      Then Andy Reid will be their coach… and Jon Gruden will likely go to the college ranks

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