As former Houston Oilers and Atlanta Falcons coach Jerry Glanville once said, “This is the N-F-L, which stands for ‘not for long’.” He was talking to a first-year official, but it applies to players just as well.
If someone as good as Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss can get run out of Minnesota and Oakland for misbehaving, then one can’t imagine Jon Gruden being very patient with the Raiders new acquisition Antonio Brown should he start to act up like he did in Pittsburgh.
While addressing the media on Tuesday to discuss the Raiders’ new roster additions and the first day of OTAs, Gruden had this to say when asked to touch on the relationship between quarterback Derek Carr and Brown.
“No, I’m not going to get into the relationship business,” said Gruden with a shake of the head. “I think Brown is a great guy. I love having him here. Derek is a great guy. You can’t rush a relationship. You just don’t have a great relationship in three weeks or two months. It’s something that you’ve got to earn and you’ve got to really work and, and that’s why it’s important that we spend time together. I’m a little worn out with all the relationships and all the things that really don’t matter right now.”
Through just one day of OTAs, Gruden is already annoyed with fielding reporters’ questions about Antonio Brown’s behavior.
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Dear God, I don’t ask for much, so please, please, please let HBO sign the Raiders up to be featured on this season’s edition of Hard Knocks.
Enjoy the annoyance below…