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    Jon Gruden=John Madden (as an announcer)

    Gruden has his own style....but to a certain extent he reminds me of a younger Madden in the booth. Likes to yuk it up on potentially stupid topics, but makes it fun, and of course as we all know he's serious about his football at the same time.

    That piece towards the end of the MNF game tonite about the new Saints mouthpieces was classic!!!! LMAO



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    Re: Jon Gruden=John Madden (as an announcer)

    I agree...I hope he stays as an announcer instead of going back to coaching.


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    Re: Jon Gruden=John Madden (as an announcer)

    Yeah to boot, I think his partners in the booth work very well with him. You can tell they enjoy what they do.



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    Re: Jon Gruden=John Madden (as an announcer)

    He's easier to listen to than Madden, though - and most of the time doesn't say unintelligible crap either.


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    Re: Jon Gruden=John Madden (as an announcer)

    I don't care if he does want to have a threesome with Sean Payton and Drew Brees, I think he adds exactly what was needed. I wouldn't say he is Madden. I like how he and Jaws can just naturally banter throughout the game. It gives a little entertainment value. Tony could do that too but he really lacked a certain perspective on the game. With Jaws and Gruden you get the player coach perspectives which I like to listen to.


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    Re: Jon Gruden=John Madden (as an announcer)

    I agree, I think it's a nice trio. I don't get wrapped up too much into who is calling the game, etc. But it's certainly a better trio than in some of the recent years with Dennis Miller, Tony, etc.



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    Re: Jon Gruden=John Madden (as an announcer)

    Personally, I don't really like him. While his knowledge is top notch, I feel he's trying to hard to create some sort of on air persona. Maybe he will tone it down after a while, but as it is now, I find it difficult to listen to him.



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    Re: Jon Gruden=John Madden (as an announcer)

    Regardless if he returns to the coaching scene in the next year or two, I just hope when he's thru coaching he's back on Monday Night Football. IMO, Monday Night Football really needed this.



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    Re: Jon Gruden=John Madden (as an announcer)

    Gruden has been surprisingly great. He is a natural.



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    Re: Jon Gruden=John Madden (as an announcer)

    "I've never seen these Saints jump so high" lol.



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    Re: Jon Gruden=John Madden (as an announcer)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ficklone02 View Post
    "I've never seen these Saints jump so high" lol.
    Yeah, I liked that.

    It's crazy though, I've read about these mouth guards before. This stuff has legs...err, teeth - to it. Crazy that something like that has an impact.



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    Re: Jon Gruden=John Madden (as an announcer)

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones_R_GR8 View Post
    Personally, I don't really like him. While his knowledge is top notch, I feel he's trying to hard to create some sort of on air persona. Maybe he will tone it down after a while, but as it is now, I find it difficult to listen to him.
    This.


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    Rulzzz 3:16 says I just liked your post!

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