Chucky Must Be Bored

July 28th, 2017

Craves attention.

Will Chucky return to coaching? Or will he remain a handsomely-paid NFL talking head who likes to tease reporters every time there is an opening for a football head coach from Shorecrest Prep to Tennessee to the Buffalo Bills?

In a span of only a handful of hours, Chucky told one local writer he’s ready to jump back on the sidelines and then told Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times he’s staying in the broadcast booth.

Chucky always does this. Has been since he left the Bucs.

Shoot, this summer, when it was announced the greatest coach in Bucs history, Chucky, will be inducted into the Bucs’ Ring of Honor, Chucky told Pat Kirwan of SiriusXM NFL Radio “you never know” if he will get back into coaching.

Chucky just enjoys the attention all the drama brings, and he also apparently gets a kick out of teasing both reporters and football fans alike.

Yes, Joe understands columnist eye-RAH! Kaufman believes Chucky may return to coaching someday. The dined together last year at the Florida Sports Hall of Fame banquet. But since Chucky hasn’t coached in nine years and has had numerous job offers, it sure suggests to Joe that the only thing Chucky may like more than getting paid $6.5 million a year to work roughly 45 days is to hang with Hooters girls.

Not that there is anything wrong with that.

10 Responses to “Chucky Must Be Bored”

  1. Buc ball Says:

    I think there’s literally no chance Gruden coaches anywhere again.

    He’s got a great deal and a job for as long as he wants it. Why would he swap that for having to work 24/7 and relative job insecurity, while still earning the same money?

    Theres probably times he misses coaching, but I doubt it’s enough to walk away from that deal.

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    Let’s see. Chucky’s a TV personality. Chucky likes to get his name in the news like all TV personalities. Pretending to want to come back to coaching every so often keeps his name in the news. Chucky … Mission accomplished.

    Now let’s play some F-O-O-T-B-A-L-L !!! Let the games begin.

  3. Eric Says:

    Good to above average coach but a horrible personnel guy if he just wants to coach great but there is no way in the hell anyone should give this guy complete control over a roster! Any owner who does has lost his/her damn mind!!!

  4. RayJameisStadium Says:

    Chucky will replace Lovie at the University of Illinois next season.

  5. Pickgrin Says:

    “Jiminy Christmas”

    The prevailing thought was that if Jon wanted to coach again he was going to wait until his youngest was done w/ school. That’s already happened.

    A big Money, guaranteed long term HC deal with full control in a near perfect situation might lure Gruden back.

    Short of that I can’t imagine why he would want to put himself through it and literally work 5X harder by necessity and still risk failing and damaging the HOF track that he’s already on.

    If the Buccaneers HC job were offered to him in the next couple of years I bet Chucky would take it considering he already lives here and has a young stud QB in place.

  6. Bird Says:

    I think if he coaches it will be for the Tampa job? Tampa is home. His family lives in Tampa. And When has a coach lasted more than 5 – 7 years with a team: belicheat and Tomlin and maybe another or two

    Don’t get me wrong, I love me some koetter. One of my favorite buc coaches of all time and he is in 2nd year. I think him and jameis and Licht are a lock for years to come! Just saying

    Let’s get that spring training reports flowing boys! Please- no serious injuries

  7. Waterboy Says:

    He loves the attention. Hopefully he’ll let someone else handle the player personnel decisions and he just focus on X’s and O’s.

  8. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Great year to be an FA coach in both college and pro there will potentially be tons of openings from the Indy Colts, Notre Dame, UT, Philadelphia Eagles, and his agent knows it in this could net him a huge payday if he decides to come back

  9. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I think he uses the “I want to coach again” threat, to get more money from ESPN.
    I want him to stay here in Tampa, so my company can clean his roof again!
    In fact, we just cleaned his roof a few months ago, but we didn’t see him.

  10. MTM Says:

    Chucky has played out his final coaching card at ESPN. Its like the housing bubble and its going to crash down. Why in gods name would ESPN pay him a huge salary when they could place a broom stick in the corner for less. ESPN has canned almost everybody at this point and he’s got to be hanging on by a thread.
    Chucky was a decent X’s and O’s guy but his personal moves are very Lovie like, just awful.