“I Gotta Lot To Prove”

July 30th, 2018

It was an awful lot of fun to see the ol’ ball coach take a fresh shot at modern technology, explain how he’s squeezing a hell of a lot from training camp walk-through sessions and simulating TV timeouts, among other things.

Nine seasons ago — some call it a lost Bucs decade — Chucky patrolled the Tampa Bay sidelines. Now Chucky is leading the Raiders and Joe’s been paying attention.

Jon Gruden’s opening training camp news conference is below. After a couple of slow minutes, it rolls into some classic Chucky. Man, he loves him some Derek Carr and Jordy Nelson and Marshawn Lynch.


21 Responses to ““I Gotta Lot To Prove””


    NFL has changed a helluva lot since Chucky last coached…..he’ll find that out in a hurry…..

  2. Pickgrin Says:

    Whatever. Who cares what Chucky thinks about his Raiders roster…

    By about year 4 or 5 – Mark Davis is going to be saying to himself – “What the F was I thinking giving a coach $10M per year guaranteed for 10 years? This guy has worn out his welcome and needs to go – but I still owe him $60 Million…”

  3. Destinjohnny Says:

    Hard to believe we actually fired chucky and hire Raheem Morris wow

  4. Walter Seidel Says:

    I agree Destinjohnny !!

  5. BuccaneerByBirth Says:

    Refusing to talk to Khalil Mack isnt a great way to start, Jon.

  6. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Hope the Raiders fans are not attached to their current players! Most of them will be gone in a couple years.

  7. Buc believer Says:

    Who gives a rats arse??? I hope the Oakland or Los Angles or Las Vegas or whatever the hell they are called this month Raiders NEVER win another game again!

  8. Chris in WA Says:

    Saw Chucky say last week that if the team doesn’t have “success” he will pay back the 100 mil.

    Guy is so full of BS. What is defined as success? Super Bowl? Playoffs? Above 8-8?

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Like him or not……and many don’t…..I will be forever grateful to Gruden for not only getting us to the SB but winning when we got there….

    Been a fan since ’76 so I’m no spring chicken……would like another championship in my lifetime but at least I have one to savor.

  10. 813bucboi Says:

    dirk has a lot to prove as well, jon….yall in the same boat…..


  11. AlteredEgo Says:

    The game has not changed as much as the heads of the players….somehow they think their fleeting moment in the history of the game is greater than the game itself….NFL is at a crossroads and has been pussy footing around….a HUGE PR problem that all their money combined has not found a solution…

  12. Mike Johnson Says:

    Say Chuckie, Look at the bright side. You have your 1st 2 losing seasons and you are still in Oakland. Koetter finishes less than 8-8 this year and YOU, might be giving HIM..a job.

  13. superslacker Says:

    Why is there a Chucky story here? He’s not our coach, thank Kreiste.

  14. ben Says:

    Wish Chucky was the bucs coach..Man ,the offense would be the greatest with all the weapons.

  15. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Gruden is a great OC, just not a great HC. He couldn’t maintain what he had with the Bucs. Talked out of both sides of his mouth. Players now can at least believe what Koetter says, and nowadays the Bucs keep adding talent each year instead of letting it slip away. Glazers dodged a bullet if they ever actually considered bringing Gruden back.

  16. D-Rome Says:

    By about year 4 or 5 – Mark Davis is going to be saying to himself – “What the F was I thinking giving a coach $10M per year guaranteed for 10 years?

    Yes sir. The bloom will be off the rose for Raider Nation before the team moves to Vegas. Signing the Muscle Shamster and not even talking to Khalil Mack is proof Gruden hasn’t learned anything over the past nine years.

  17. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Maybe Chucky returning to coaching will break the Buccs playoff drought.

  18. Bucsfanman Says:

    I never will understand the “Chucky” hate. For the haters, please list in order all Bucs head coaches with a Super Bowl win.

    I wish him well, so long as it’s not against the Bucs.

  19. Joel Says:

    “NFL has changed a helluva lot since Chucky last coached…..he’ll find that out in a hurry…..”

    It sure has. How do we know Chucky hasn’t changed?

  20. Destinjohnny Says:

    Get chucky talent and I bet he wins a super bowl

  21. Eric Says:

    Gonna be fun watching all the excuses when Chucky does a great job in Oakland.

    The man has been broadcasting NFL games and breaking down film. You really think he doesn’t know the game has changed?

    And you dweebs do?