ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio is hearing that the Bengals may turn to Jay Gruden (Jon’s brother) to serve as the team’s next offensive coordinator. Gruden is currently the head coach of the UFL’s Virginia Destroyers. According to Wikipedia, Gruden played quarterback at Louisville and has both playing and coaching experience in arena football.
I think the Bengals offense needs a disciplinarian more than anything else and if the report is true, and Gruden can bring some of the same fire that his brother has, I’m on board.
I’m anxious to see where the fan reaction lies on this one. Believe it or not, I’d much rather have Gruden than Brian Billick or some other retread.