The New Yorker recently did a great write up on Jon Gruden, outlining what he brings to the table as an NFL analyst. Unquestionably, he brings a unique perspective to the booth, one that many coaches find refreshing.
The article outlines how much time and preparation that he puts into the job, often times (according to him) putting in more office hours breaking down film and cutting up plays than he did as a coach, preparing for the week's game.
“Certainly none of us like the use of profane language, certainly, it happens in the heat of the battle and it’s unfortunate. But I think in this case, I’m disappointed it was displayed in the way it was by CBS.”
Long went on to say that no coach wants to be seen on national TV using profane language, but it happens and he has talked about the issue with Petrino.
“It’s not something that people should be shocked by, but, again, we don’t like the use of the language like that, certainly, where it can be shown and, being honest with you, taken out of context.”