Bengals Banter: Gruden Returns, Muñoz Praises Whitworth, & Paul Brown the Greatest

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Nov 18, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth (77) blocks Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Tyson Jackson (94) in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Cincinnati won the game 28-6. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports


Bengals offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth was named to his first Pro Bowl this week, and another former Bengals left tackle, hall-of-famer Anthony Muñoz, shared his excitement for Whit getting the honor and what makes him such a great NFL lineman:

First of all, it’s always great whenever you hear that an offensive lineman makes it; and it’s even better when it’s your old position and team. It might have been because of injury, but he’s still a Pro Bowler and Whit deserves it. He’s a technician and I think those guys are more valuable. He’s very technically sound, you always know that he’s going to get after the block at the right angle.


Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden wasn’t offered an NFL head-coaching job this offseason, but wasn’t afraid to share his mentality when going through the interviewing process:

I don’t want to change who I am. I just didn’t want to change anything about what I do or what I believe and if they liked it good enough and they made me an offer, great. Obviously they chose to go in different directions and everybody they chose is good, solid coaches.

When you already have a great job and you go interview for another job, there’s not a lot of pressure on you. I just went in there with the mindframe if it works out, I’ll listen and it will be exciting. If it doesn’t work out, you have something to come back to that is great.

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