Jon Gruden=John Madden (as an announcer)

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  1. Ficklone02

    Ficklone02 Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  2. TheCaptain

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    I agree...I hope he stays as an announcer instead of going back to coaching.
     
  3. Ficklone02

    Ficklone02 Well-Known Member

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

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    He's easier to listen to than Madden, though - and most of the time doesn't say unintelligible crap either.
     
  5. Tre4ISU

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    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.
     
  6. ISUFan22

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    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.
     
  7. Cyclones_R_GR8

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    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.
     
  8. Jack34

    Jack34 It's Fun to have Fun.

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    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.
     
  9. 06Panther

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    Gruden has been surprisingly great. He is a natural.
     
  10. Ficklone02

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    "I've never seen these Saints jump so high" lol.
     
  11. ISUFan22

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    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.
     
  12. CycloneRulzzz

    CycloneRulzzz Well-Known Member

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    This.
     

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