Originally Posted by wileedog
Because he also had the Raiders on the doorstep of the SB with a team he built himself. He also has a resume of decades of working with some of the best offensive minds in the game. And because he has a reputation around the league with players and coaches as a terrific gameday HC.
People who say he just won with Dungy's team are just ignorant. If the team was so awesome, why didn't Dungy win with them? Didn't he have Kiffin's great defense too? Why did the Glazers blow two draft picks to get Gruden from Oakland?
The guy is a good football coach. Maybe not the best ever to put on a headset and certainly not HOF material or anything at this point, but a proven, veteran coach who has shown he can win. That's miles and miles ahead of anything Garrett has shown to date.
[View Full Quote]Anyone arguing nonsense about Dungy's team or Kiffin's defenses (and guess what, if he came here tomorrow or next year he would have...wait for it.... Kiffin's defense!) are just making excuses to knock the guy, and whatever Tomlin's situation is has absolutely no bearing on anything about Jon Gruden.
All I'm sayin' is that for an offensive genius, it seems odd that in TB, he never managed to have an O that ranked better than 18th in points. The defense over and over was outstanding.