This is obviously self-serving and wrong, and I am really looking forward to Gruden getting grilled about why the franchise refused to negotiate with Mack, and grilled right up until the final 2020 draft pick that changed hands is used. All the better if Gruden’s firing comes before then.

However, all that football nonsense is far less important than Gruden’s extreme ruddiness. Dude looks like he fell asleep in a boat yesterday afternoon and just woke up. This ESPN interview clearly had to be conducted in a dark room, or else he risked becoming leather. Hopefully, he will have located the aloe vera by kickoff.