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Former Raiders OC Could Return With Jon Gruden

12 January 2018, 08:34 | Charlene Valdez

Report Raiders Mark Davis'plays coy when asked about Jon Gruden

Report Raiders Mark Davis'plays coy when asked about Jon Gruden

Oakland has made it abundantly clear that ESPN's Jon Gruden will be the next leader of the Raiders, but will the team end up glossing over The Rooney Rule in the process?

ESPN reported Saturday night that the Oakland Raiders are preparing to woo National Football League analyst Jon Gruden back to the sidelines with a lucrative deal that could even make him a part-owner of the team.

The Raiders are in the market for a new head coach after firing Jack Del Rio following Oakland's Week 17 loss to the Chargers.

Reports surfaced that Raiders owner Mark Davis has grown increasingly frustrated during the team's 6-9 season, one year removed from the club's postseason run.

His Tampa Bay Buccaneers did win a Super Bowl back in 2002. "Because I'm a competitor, and he'd say the same thing".

Gruden's Raiders candidacy also complicates his current job status as Monday Night Football color commentator.


The move only heightens speculation that Gruden will return as the Raiders coach. I take a lot every year from coaches, some others.

But looking back, he wishes he had returned earlier: "I think I stayed out too long", Vermeil, a member of the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame, said Tuesday. Guys want to bounce ideas off me. "It's nearly like - I don't know what's going to happen, Mike", he said. "I'm here to help people". After making the playoffs past year, many expected the team to take a big step forward.

Gruden, now working as an ESPN analyst, was then asked if he was indeed a candidate. They both worked for the Green Bay Packers in 1994, when Gruden was in his previous year as wide receivers coach and McKenzie joined the Packers' personnel department.

However it is clear that Gruden was the Raiders choice from the start after his fired Jack Del Rio and will eat a sizeable contract of $20 million.

Gruden and Reid worked together on Mike Holmgren's staff before each eventually ascended to head coaching positions. However, Gruden inherited a strong team that Tony Dungy had built and had compiled a 31-18 mark in the three seasons prior to Gruden being handed the reigns.

When Del Rio was sacked, everyone was surprised, even quarterback Derek Carr. "We were getting ready for what's next. As a player, we didnt play up to our expectations, and he had to pay the price".



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