The obvious answer is that Gruden, for all his perceived faults, was better than whoever else was available. Also, next off-season, there could be run on high-profie coaches looking for work. At the top of that list is Bill Cowher, who is seemingly at the top of every team's wish list. There's also Marty Schottenheimer and Bill Parcells — both available this off-season, by the way — and second-tier candidates like Ron Rivera and Russ Grimm.
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