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Gruden: bring it on



Gruden_2 Jon Gruden isn't naive. He knows he's under pressure to win this season after three losing seasons in the past four.

Asked today if he feels he is on the hot seat, he intially bristled, then stood tall.

"A lot of my friends around the league are on that same hot seat," he said. "But I've kind of always liked the kitchen a little hotter."

Contrasting the situation now with that in 2002 when he arrived in Tampa, Gruden said, "There was no pressure when I got here. (Now) there's pressure on all of us."

(Times photo - Brendan Fitterer. Click to enlarge.)

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:46pm]


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