Jon Gruden Goes Off On ESPN's Chris Mortensen

Monday, December 03, 2007


I'm obviously not in an NFL Clubhouse, but I'm guessing this is the way a lot of coaches feel about Chris Mortensen these days. Mort broke the news on Sunday that Bucs' QB Jeff Garcia had a hairline fracture in his back. This did not sit well with Tampa Bay Coach Jon Gruden. Via the St. Pete Times...

"There's a lot of reports out there," Gruden said. "I just wish some of these reports were verified. (Mortensen) doesn't have a (expletive) idea what he's talking about. I can't understand why he would say that unless he got the X-rays himself."
Burn. I know Mortensen is just doing his job, and a million fantasy owners wait on his every word, but sooner or later he's going to "work" himself out of a job.

Gruden, Garcia rip report, reassert that injury is minor (St Pete Times)
Jon Gruden: ESPN's Chris Mortensen 'Doesn't Have a [Bleep] Idea What He's Talking About' (Fanhouse)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 11:19 AM

5 Comments:

Mort is the same reporter who said that Eli Manning was lost for the season after Week 1.

Unfortunately for Giants fans, that wasn't the case.

alan said...
Dec 3, 2007, 12:43:00 PM  

Please tell me someone has been keeping track of all of Mort's f**k ups. I'd love to read a best of compilation, can somebody get crackin' on that please?

Anonymous said...
Dec 3, 2007, 2:27:00 PM  

Mort is not getting on the good side of many coaches this year. Alan brought up the Eli situation and now this. The coaches have a tight knit fraternity and they may start cutting off Mort if things continue.

Brett said...
Dec 3, 2007, 3:12:00 PM  

This better not be true though since Garcia is the reason that I don't have to start the Losman/Trent Edwards clusterfuck.

GMoney said...
Dec 3, 2007, 4:09:00 PM  

Hey a Dane Cook reference. Mort can get the su-fi!

Anonymous said...
Dec 3, 2007, 6:59:00 PM  

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