Copyright 2006

Just minutes after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Washington Redskins 20-17 at Raymond James Stadium to move to 3-7 on the season, Pewter Report asked head coach Jon Gruden about a report by Ira Kaufman in Sunday’s Tampa Tribune that alleged that he was putting out “feelers” to the Dallas Cowboys regarding employment next year.

While being somewhat diplomatic about the article because the Tampa Tribune is a Pewter Partner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Gruden was clearly agitated by the report and was animated in his response to it.

“Some (expletive) idiot wrote that article, okay?” Gruden said. “I’m committed to being in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It’s the only job I’ve ever wanted. I’d like to let you feel this (Chucky face) right now – anybody saying that. Do you know what I mean? I’m here as long as the Glazers will have me. It’s the greatest franchise in football. We’re on our way up and we have a lot of young guys playing. Somebody pointed that out to me (the article) and that’s laughable, really. I like the Tampa Tribune. I subscribe to it, but whoever wrote that article needs to have his head examined. I don’t like that.”

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About the Author: Scott Reynolds

Scott Reynolds is in his 25th year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds spent six years giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at:
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