Chucky, BSPN And Coaching

November 18th, 2009

So Chucky claims he’s in for a few years at BSPN, not wanting to coach? Yeah, right.

When news “broke” Monday that Chucky was staying at BSPN, agreeing to an extention of his BSPN contract, Joe yawned. No where did BSPN say Chucky didn’t have a buyout clause if he wanted to coach.

Let’s be honest, if Redskins tyrant/owner Danny Snyder comes waving an eight-figure contact in his face, trust Joe, there’s a clause in that contract.

So Joe didn’t do anything with the story because, in Joe’s eyes, this wasn’t a story.

Yesterday, Peter King of got Chucky to talk on the record. Chucky claims he’s done with coaching for a while.

“Look,” he said, “I went into this with an open mind. They’ve told me they want me to stay around, and it’s nice to be wanted. I was in Oakland for four years, then got traded away from there. I was in Tampa for seven years and got fired. That’s a little bit of an open wound, to be honest. So it’s nice to be wanted. I’ve got a great crew. I love working with Ron Jaworski and Mike Tirico. They’re teaching me a lot about this business.

“I’m 46 years old. I probably will coach again. I miss the opportunity to coach players, to help them get better. I really miss the competition. But I don’t miss the agony.”

Again, no mention of a buyout clause. At least Chucky was upfront with King and didn’t close the door on coaching again.

One of the many reasons Joe is skeptical of this “story” is that Chucky less than a year ago agreed in principle to work this season for the NFL Network. Once BSPN came calling, Chucky bolted.

With Chucky, talk really is cheap, bro.

Once Chucky is off the Glazers’ books, Chucky’s gone.

For now, Raheem the Dream can rest easy at night.

4 Responses to “Chucky, BSPN And Coaching”

  1. Larry Says:

    In 2008, Jon Gruden signed a 3 year extension worth like $15 million I understand. So this year, the Bucs pay him like $5 million for not coaching. Let’s say ESPN pays him $1 million this year for MNF – does this mean the Glazers save that million or does he make $6 million this year? I’ve never heard anything concrete on this. If this is the case, he’s working for nothing?

  2. thedeej3000 Says:

    Joe… all I gotta say is… whatever, bro. You can dig on Gruden all you want for taking a better job… but the fact is 99% of us would do the same thing. “Agree in principle” is not a signed contract. He had a better opportunity and he took it and would have been foolish not to. There are many legit reasons to bash Gruden, taking a better job isn’t one of them…. seriously.

  3. BigMacAttack Says:

    He’s lucky it wasn’t Al Davis. That old codger wouldn’t pay him a freakin Dime.

  4. Joe Says:


    Chucky gets his full amount from the Glazers until one of two things happen: the contract expires or Chucky gets an NFL coaching gig.