Jon Gruden knows a thing or two when it comes to spotting talent in the NFL. After all, he was an extremely successful head coach with the Oakland Raiders, a Super Bowl winning head coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and now, the co-host of Monday Night Football on ESPN.
Usually on the telecast of the Monday night games, Gruden tends to be find what he likes about players and elaborates on it (Giants fans tend to want to throw up when Gruden goes overboard on what he likes about Tony Romo, but that's for another time and place.) However this time, Gruden wasn't too positive when it came to the Giants offensive situation, as he told Neil Best of Newsday that he thinks it'll be a work in progress and will be a process for the unit to get going.
Jon Gruden on Giants offense: "ItÃ¢??s going to be, I think, a process throughout the season."— Neil Best (@sportswatch) September 2, 2014
One thing that Gruden said he didn't like about the Giants offense is their lack of firepower and personnel at the wide receiver and tight end positions, citing that it's not as good as it has been for the team in years past.'
Gruden on Giants: "They just donÃ¢??t appear to have the firepower at wide receiver or at tight end that Giants teams have had in the past."— Neil Best (@sportswatch) September 2, 2014
While wide receiver is a bit of a mystery, especially with Odell Beckham Jr. not being able to practice or play due to a hamstring issues and the unknown of what Corey Washington will do in the regular season after one of the best turnouts in the preseason in a long time, Gruden's assessment of the tight end position is a fair one.
Giants head coach Tom Coughlin expressed his displeasure in the players at tight end during the summer and felt that nobody really stepped up to seize the position, which is why the team will go with a tight end-by-committee after the players in camp failed to impress the coaching staff in the summer. The team did bring back training camp invitee Jerome Cunningham to the practice squad, but who knows if he'll make enough of an impact to get a shot on the main roster.
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