Chucky Says He Wants To Coach Again, Calls A Glazer A “Son Of A ___”October 26th, 2013
As the Greg Schiano regime winds down, Joe knows many fans have become especially nostalgic thinking about past coaches, especially icons like Father Dungy and Chucky.
Joe’s read the many comments hear speculating whether Team Glazer could reunite with Tampa-based Gruden and make him the next Bucs head coach.
Well, Joe’s got some fresh fuel for that speculation. Chucky, speaking at a charity fundraiser in Ocala on Friday, said he wants to coach again, as documented by the Ocala Star-Banner.
“I haven’t lost a game in 3½ years,” he said. “But no, I would like to give coaching one more try.”
Interestingly, Chucky said the Bucs’ current losing “really troubles my heart” and shared seemingly lighthearted disbelief that he was fired — even 5 1/2 years later.
Gruden spoke about his firing from Tampa Bay, which came after the 2008 season. He said one of the owners of the team presented him with a game ball two weeks in a row, including one for his 100th win. The team was 9-3 at the time.
“Four weeks later, the same son of a b—- fired me,” he said to roaring laughter.
Joe’s not lobbying for a Gruden return, but it would be exciting, and surely the Bucs could do a lot worse for their next head coach. Joe also suspects the Bucs’ cash registers would ring off the hook if Gruden returned and drafted Johnny Football.