Raiders to pursue Jon Gruden

Raiders to pursue Jon Gruden

Raiders to pursue Jon Gruden

Oakland still has a coach (Jack Del Rio) under contract, but owner Mark Davis is said to be smitten with Gruden, who coached the Raiders from 1998-2001.

Gruden's name surfaces each season as a potential candidate for head coach vacancies. One person he has reportedly considered as a quarterbacks coach is Rich Gannon. While he held the job, the Raiders never finished under.500, and made the playoffs during his final two seasons. With at least another year in Oakland and a future that consists of playing in a still-undetermined location for 2019 and Las Vegas as soon as 2020, the Raiders need sizzle and excitement - far more than what bringing Marshawn Lynch out of retirement did in 2017. I take a lot of phone calls from coaches, some others. Gruden went 57-55 during seven seasons with the Bucs, which included winning the Super Bowl during his first year and winning the NFC South three times.

If the Raiders do offer Gruden an ownership stake, there is a huge catch - it must be approved by other National Football League owners and there is a good reason to think they would be reluctant to do so. The mere possibility of Gruden coming back will create as much or more excitement among the fan base than it did in Tampa, where Gruden was recently added to the Ring of Honor.

Indeed, hiring Gruden would feel like a panic move for a team that won 12 games just one season ago and isn't that far off from a return to prominence if the proper steps are taken with the roster and assistant coaching staff. Guys want to bounce ideas off me. The ESPN report states that the Raiders could even offer Gruden ownership stake in the team as a means to entice him to accept the role.

Liberia's president-elect vows to end corruption, says country is 'open for business'
As Liberia grappled with the Ebola outbreak in 2014, Weah was elected as a senator, defeating Sirleaf's son Robert for the seat. Weah was declared the victor of Liberia's presidential election run-off on Friday, the country's elections commission confirmed.

It seems certain that current Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio is a dead man walking. "I'm here to help people", Gruden said.

Adams signed a new four-year deal with the Packers Friday - one worth $58.75 million, including an $18 million signing bonus and $32 million in the first two years, according to ESPN and NFL Network reports - that will keep him off the open free-agent market in March and on the receiving end of Rodgers' passes going forward.

Though he doesn't have coaching experience, it's hard to overlook the personal connection he has with Gruden.

Related news