City Paper is not for tourists
In between giggles from his nemesis’ resignation, Jason La Canfora types on NFL Network blog that Jon Gruden isn’t going anywhere.
From the piece:
Snyder has long been enamored with Allen, and with Allen’s father, George, a legendary figure in the Redskins organization, the move is not surprising. The Redskins have yet to put together consecutive winning season under Snyder and there was widespread thought around the league that the team needed to shake up its front office and alter its hierarchy. Allen has deep ties to the area and was not expected to be out of football for long after he and coach Jon Gruden were let go by Tampa Bay after the 2008 season.
Many will look at Allen’s hiring as a sign that Gruden could reunite with him in Washington, but multiple sources continue to tell me that Gruden is not going to coach until at least the 2011 season, and is loving his job as analyst on Monday Night Football. He signed an extension with ESPN, which I am told is ironclad for 2010 in terms of leaving, even for a coaching or “dream job” gig.
“There is a zero percent chance that Jon coaches anywhere next year,” said a source close to the coach.
Vinny Cerrato’s departure, however, does make room for La Canfora to return to the Redskins beat for the Washington Post. Redskins Park wasn’t big enough for the both of ’em.