Jon Gruden Not In Town To Interview With Eagles

Rumors cropped up Wednesday that Jon Gruden was spotted in Philadelphia, leading to speculation that he may be in town to interview for the Eagles head coaching job.

If he is in town it does not have anything to do with the local team, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Gruden’s name has been tied to the Eagles job for years. In February, rumors of Gruden replacing Andy Reid got so rampant that the team had to release a statement.

Ron Jaworski and Dick Vermeil have kept the narrative alive this week with their public endorsements of the 49-year-old Gruden. But there is little evidence to indicate the Eagles are courting him. They have requested permission to speak with his brother Jay — the offensive coordinator for the Bengals.

Fans of the big-name coach will also not be happy to hear that Bill Cowher can be scratched off the list. He opened the window by telling Newsday that he plans on returning to the sidelines, but a report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Wednesday suggests that such a return won’t happen this season.

The Eagles will interview former Chicago coach Lovie Smith on Thursday, and are also expected to meet with Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley. The Eagles said there was no update to provide as to when that interview with Bradley will occur.

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  • dislikedisqus

    He’s trying too hard.

  • The Gootball Fool

    GRUDEN 2013

  • Steve

    Why is the best coach out there for the Job not getting an interview?

  • Dizz

    WTF!!!! At least interview Gruden!

  • BLACKWOLF

    Gruden couldn’t coach his way outta a wet,paperbag! He only won a superbowl because he was handed the keys to Tony Dungy’s team…and he hasn’t made a ripple since…if my favorite billionaire has the brightest mind,like I think he does…then he’ll give Bill Cowher whatever he needs and watch him win it all…

  • c-money

    Gruden may have won with Tony Dungy’s team, but he also made the Raiders one of the top teams in the AFC for two straight seasons and then Callahan took Gruden’s team to the Super Bowl the next year. If you’re name isn’t Madden and you can coach Oakland to be successful then you are a good coach. Bring in Rob Ryan as D coordinator to honor Buddy and also because he’ll be fired up to destroy Dallas every time we play them.