Comedian Frank Caliendo does a lot of impressions well.
One of the more enduring sketches is Jon Gruden, the Super Bowl winning coach turned ESPN Monday Night Football analyst. Jon Gruden's younger brother Jay, the coach of Washington, was asked to share his thoughts on Caliendo's sketches. Jay gives Caliendo a thumbs up.
"He’s pretty good at it," Jay Gruden said on a conference call. "I’ve seen it a few times and he does a good
job especially with his facial expressions and all that. (Caliendo) actually was in West
Virginia and my middle son got a chance to meet him and got his picture taken
with him. He does a good job."
In an interview aired Sunday on ESPN, LeSean McCoy denied he called Eagles head coach Chip Kelly a racist for trading him and some other black players.
McCoy in better times ...
Sort of. To backtrack McCoy implied race was a factor after he was shipped to the Buffalo Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso.
McCoy told ESPN The Magazine there was a reason Kelly "got rid of all the black players - the good ones - like that."
McCoy tried to back away from those strong comments Sunday in an interview with Hannah Storm.
“Well that’s how
I felt," McCoy said. "And everybody was so quick to say I called him a racist. I
never called him a racist. And I have no issue with Chip. I have no hatred
towards him." Kelly said he reached out to McCoy on multiple occasions to discuss the matter but was rebuffed.
McCoy wasn't real clear when asked again by Storm if race was a factor in the trade.
"Uh, I wouldn’t
say that," McCoy said. "I think that I wasn’t the player (Kelly) wanted. So no matter if I was
black or whatever it is, at the end of the day I’m going to have my own
thoughts about it and other people can have their own thoughts. After that
comment got all the angry thoughts out I was happy."
Chip Kelly can
only guess how the Dallas Cowboys are going to attack the Eagles this Sunday
without superstar receiver Dez Bryant, out with a broken foot.
It beats the
If the choice is playing
the Cowboys with Bryant as opposed to preparing for their NFC East arch-rivals
without him, Kelly would take “the latter.
good,” Kelly said of Bryant, the media tent bursting into laughter. “So, put a
little bit more on the coaches and a little bit less on covering Dez, I think
we’d opt for that.”
The Cowboys have options
without Bryant, who likely will be sidelined four to six weeks after undergoing
Tight end Jason
Witten (6-6, 251), wide receivers Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley, along
with tight end Gavin Esobar (6-6, 254) are at the disposal of quarterback Tony
In Kelly’s mind,
Romo is the key.
“One of the best
quarterbacks in the league running the show,” Kelly said. “What a dynamic
football player Dez is but it’s not like there’s a huge discrepancy. The key to
that offense is the quarterback.”