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Raiders reportedly will introduce Jon Gruden as coach next week

07 January, 2018, 09:53 | Author: Christina Hansen
  • Jon Gruden as Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach

Gruden won't be savior.

Gruden coached in Oakland from 1998 to 2001.

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Gannon has much first-hand experience having played under Gruden for three years during his tenure with the Raiders. That's a bio of a coach who gets a pink slip, not $100 million. Gruden's title came in his first season in Tampa Bay with a historically great defense put together by his predecessor, Tony Dungy. Jeff George passes for 303 yards and Napoleon Kaufman rushes for 139 yards to lead the Raiders. It's expected to be announced at a press conference Tuesday. "When your boss asks you if you'd like to leave, there's really only one answer", Gruden said. He hasn't coached since 2008 and hasn't won a playoff game since 2002. There is plenty of insight and advice that he could offer Carr in how to best handle working with his new head coach. Shell went 2-14 that season and was fired after one year. Big surprise: Teams with good quarterbacks make playoff runs; teams without good quarterbacks don't make the playoffs.

Mark Davis' gamble to reel in Jon Gruden - using a record contract as the bait, along with tons of control - is either going to be a glorious stroke of genius or result in a resounding thud.

Raiders hire Jon Gruden
Gruden was traded to the Buccaneers and won the Super Bowl in his first season, beating the Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII. The 54-year-old spent seven seasons as the Bucs coach, but was sacked following the 2008 campaign after a 9-7 term.

That would be a step in the right direction. "Next thing you know, (James) is running down the sidelines", Gruden said. After leading the Raiders to 8-8 records his first two years, Gruden helped the team reach the AFC title game following the 2000 season and got Oakland back into the playoffs the following season. It's unlikely a Group of 5 team like UCF would ever win a national championship in that format, but wouldn't it be fun to see if it could happen? Cut out the meaningless regular-season games against FCS schools and expand the playoffs by a week. I took advantage of the opportunity. Young is already drawing comparisons to Steph Curry, which is appropriate because he modeled his game after Curry.

Other teams have also done it, one of the most notable examples being Joe Gibbs in Washington. "They had a lot of adversity and fought for four quarters", Gruden said.

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