“My Full Expectation Is That He Will Be Back With Us”

December 8th, 2017

“G@# dammit McDonough, you’re blowing my leverage! What kind of f#$%^*& contract you think I’m going to get with you shooting off your friggin’ mouth?”

Chucky may not talk publicly of his immediate plans for coaching or broadcasting, but that hasn’t stopped his BSPN broadcast partner.

Of course Chucky, the greatest coach in Bucs history, has been an analyst for “Monday Night Football” since he was jettisoned by Team Glazer. But with rumors swirling that this season may be his last in the “Monday Night Football” broadcast booth because Chucky will return to the sidelines next season, his broadcast partner, Sean McDonough, admitted it wouldn’t shock him if that happens but the Chucky-back-to-coaching narrative is a bit premature.

Appearing with the one and only Chris “Mad Dog” Russo of SiriusXM fame this week, Russo asked McDonough if Chucky is done with broadcasting.

Chris “Mad Dog” Russo: Do you think Gruden loves this? Everybody brings up these rumors he wants to coach or at least every time there is a job he gets mentioned. Sooner or later his [youngest] kid will be out of the house. Do you think he loves [broadcasting] enough where he doesn’t want to coach?

Sean McDonough: I know Jon loves what he is doing; I think that is obvious to anybody who is around and watches [“Monday Night Football”]. Obviously he is very well compensated, so I don’t think he would go back to coaching because, ‘Oh, the money is so different. I can’t afford not to do that.’ But he is a coach. I think he enjoys that role getting on there every Monday night and teaching America football. … It is always going to be there for him because he doesn’t totally have the coaching bug out of his system. So I think whenever these [openings] come up, he has to weigh the positives and the negatives. … I think I would be surprised if he went back next year. Would I would be completely shocked? No. But my full expectation is that he will be back with us again next season.

Boy, what a difference a few years makes. How many years has the notion been pushed that Chucky just loves football and it is his passion. Yet he hasn’t worked in the NFL (or for any organized team) since January 2009.

For a guy that has a burning passion for the game, it’s awfully funny to Joe that Chucky has turned down dozens of jobs from St. Petersburg Catholic to untold college offers and the NFL.

And now we are told Chucky loves broadcasting.

Frankly, what Chucky (and his agent) loves is everybody to be talking about him this time of the season more than Santa Claus.

12 Responses to ““My Full Expectation Is That He Will Be Back With Us””

  1. DB55 Says:

    If you think you’re pissed off about it let me tell ya I gotta live in Tampa. I got my 3 kids wearing Jameis Winston jerseys. – John Gruden

    Ep3 hktb 13min

  2. Dirks Great Granpappy Says:

    He’s still involved with football. Loving football doesn’t only mean coaching. Not sure why that’s awfully funny. I’m sure he wouldn’t be laughing at how much smaller his paycheck would be if he did come back to coaching

    Tbh he would be an idiot to come back to coaching.

  3. westernbuc Says:

    Good, so when the Glazers fire Koetter and Gruden sticks with ESPN, then the rest of the available coaches say they want nothing to do with the Yucs as they will be fired in two years, then the Glazers will be scrambling to hire someone and settle on Greg Schiano 2.0.

    It’s painful to be a Bucs fan sometimes

  4. Rrsrq Says:

    Saw a piece somewhere saying DK will get fired (with the rest of our schedule we may not win another game) and Jim Schwartz would be the best guy to fix the defense, Eaglets went from 30th to 3rd in defense in two years. I’m good with that, then bring in Hue Jackson once he he gets fired by the Browns as the offensive coordinator, unless there is a next great thing on offense somewhere. But I chink Jameis needs somebody with a pedigree.

  5. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Oh Man…..

    I’m going to be SO GLAD next year when the bucs stick with Koetter and stop all this Gruden nonsense.

    Gruden will be a plague on any Football franchise and I don’t want that clown around here.

  6. Tom Edrington Says:

    What CHUCKY loves is being the center of attention……no one is really considering that it’s all staged, this return stuff and that Gruden has absolutely no desire to coach again……the NFL has changed since he coached…..too many players out there just trying to avoid injury so they can try for the next contract…..

    Chucky is undefeated in the booth……why would he want all the BS that coaches have to put up with?

    He’s a very, very happy multi-millionaire.

  7. Phil Says:

    Can’t wait until he’s our coach again.

  8. Smokingjoebucfan Says:

    @Rrsrq your kidding right? Hue mf’n Jackson? Lol

  9. not there yet Says:

    I’m kind of lukewarm on the idea especially if you have to twist his arm to bring him back. There are some candidates or there we could turn to but I’d take almost anyone over dirk at this point

  10. Mike Johnson Says:

    As much as the thought of having Chucky back here entertains many of us, I’d be shocked as hell if he did come back. He;s easy money now. No stress, No worries. Big Bucks and all smiles. My guess is Dirk gets another year but is told..Pressbox Smitty must go.

  11. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    TheBucsAnthem Says
    “Oh Man…..

    I’m going to be SO GLAD next year when the bucs stick with Koetter and stop all this Gruden nonsense.”


    If anything, I could see Jason Licht letting Smitty go to the giants to get out of his contract, and then hiring Rex Ryan to be DC. And even that is stretching it.

  12. lambchop Says:

    @Buccaneer Bonzai,

    Rex Ryan? Are you serious? The guy sucks! Even as a DC! He sucks sucks sucks. And he’s just as much of a distraction as Chucky is.