Raiders to (re)introduce Gruden on Tuesday

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Well there’s a friggin’ surprise.

Six days after he was first linked to a job that was not yet vacant, Jon Gruden is the new coach of the Raiders.

Per multiple reports, the Raiders will (re)introduce Gruden at a Tuesday press conference as the team’s next head coach.

As noted last night, the timeline and circumstances strongly suggest that the Raiders had an agreement in principle with Gruden before firing Jack Del Rio. NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart was asked during a Friday media briefing whether it’s permissible for a team to reach an agreement with a new coach before firing an old one; Lockhart didn’t have an answer, but he promised to provide one.

Regardless, the Raiders are providing the Raiders fans with a new coach, and the NFL with a lot more intrigue.

56 responses to “Raiders to (re)introduce Gruden on Tuesday

  1. What kind of power will he have and is Reggie McKenzie available? I hope Mark Murphy is making the call.

  2. It’s hard to imagine why this would be against any rules. Well except for that idiotic Rooney one.

  3. The Raiders would’ve definitely been better off in keeping Del Rio rather than recycling Gruden. I have to roll my eyes about how some (include Son-of-Al) focus on what an “amazing job” Gruden did in taking a 4-12 team to the playoffs in his 3rd year whereas Del Rio took over from a 3-13 team and had them in the playoffs in his 2nd year.

    I’m fairly certain that the Raiders would have done pretty well in 2017 if Son-of-Al hadn’t forced Lynch the cancer onto the roster and if they hadn’t caved in to Penn. And while I’d like to be pleasantly surprised, I don’t really see how an average and rusty HC like Gruden can right the ship – especially if Son-of-Al demands that Lynch be retained for 2018. In fact I see Gruden’s 2nd stint in Oakland turning out like Art Shell’s 2nd stint in 2006.

  4. ESPN is saying it’s a TEN-YEAR deal!

    There are six coaches in their current jobs ten years or longer. The odds of Jon Gruden lasting ten years in this job, for a team that has never had any coach besides Madden last longer than six seasons, are probably zero.

  5. Reports are 10 years, $100 mil. Give me a break. That’s what you offer Bill Belichick…not some dude who’s been on TV for the last 9 years…saying every player is great.

    The Raiders are nuts.

  6. As a Raiders fan I am not big on nostalgia and hated Gruden in the Monday night booth, obviously loved him as our coach the first time around. We will see what happens, just hope we don’t have the same fate as Joe Gibbs and the Skins on their second time around. If this works out it will be awesome. People are going to hate but this is the best thing that can happen for Derek Carr, he has all the tools to be an All Pro, Mooch. If Gruden can tap that potential….watch out.

  7. PR move that is all. AS a Raider fan, that will not follow the team in Las Vegas, I can’t wait to see this ship sink. Get your pop corn ready people Art Shell 2.0. Mark Davis is Al Davis 2.0. If he fixes the Raiders I will be the first to congratulate. But will not follow the tam in Vegas ever.

  8. Epic fail..wasted money…This rah-rah Gruden stuff doesnt work on todays athletes.
    Happy the Raider circus is in Vegas though…..its must see TV

  9. Good luck, Derek Carr…you’ll need it. In my opinion, this is a bad move, shoving Gruden down their throats. No one wants to play for a coach that gets in your face constantly.

  10. Oakland is doing all it can to change the conversation among the fans away from the fact that they will soon be the Las Vegas Raiders. Don Draper would be proud.

  11. Have you heard Gruden call a MNF game recently? Dude has a few screws loose.

    Hopefully it translates better to coaching because as a braodcaster he would routinely call players by the wrong name/number and just ramble on about nonsense during plays.

  12. Good luck, Chucky. 10 million will go a long way in Vegas. That’s listening to offers and when one blows me away, I’ll take it.

  13. Jon Gruden is a man on a mission. I like Jack Del Rio, but Gruden is a definite upgrade here. I believe he is just what this team needs.

    Gruden will bring the running game back and make or break young the talents on the roster in Cooper and Carr. They will have plenty of draft picks to work with. Counting a possible 11 picks in the upcoming draft. They should be able to package some of those compensatory picks with their picks in rounds 1-4 if they feel the need to move up in the draft.

    Raider Nation!

  14. donterrelli says:
    January 5, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Did they satisfy the Rooney Rule first?
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    Nope. They did that second.

  15. Yes it would be a violation because they did not satisfy the Rooney Rule, since any minority head coach candidate they interview later had zero chance of getting the job.

  16. He must be doing something right based on all the haters on here. I’m what I would consider a football superfan, but I don’t have the ability to guage talent in players or coaches like the EXPERTS in the NFL. I love people here who’s self importance and ego are so self inflated that they truly believe they know more than the career NFL experts know.

  17. bradygirl12 says:
    January 5, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Good luck, Derek Carr…you’ll need it. In my opinion, this is a bad move, shoving Gruden down their throats. No one wants to play for a coach that gets in your face constantly.
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    Of course they don’t. They would rather just continue to be mediocre. That’s the reason that 3/4’s of the teams suck.

  18. @ wib22 says:
    January 5, 2018 at 1:49 pm
    Got cheated out of a game the last time he put on raiders gear
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    Still whining over that are we? That’s as tired as Cub fans and their curses. Get over it already.

  19. “The next thing we’ll be told is that Rex Ryan will be calling games on Monday Night Football.”

    Oh thanks you just ruined my afternoon!

  20. NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart was asked during a Friday media briefing whether it’s permissible for a team to reach an agreement with a new coach before firing an old one; Lockhart didn’t have an answer, but he promised to provide one.
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    What about the Browns reaching an agreement with a new GM before firing the old one?

  21. Of course they don’t. They would rather just continue to be mediocre. That’s the reason that 3/4’s of the teams suck.

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    Look at Gruden’s record…MEDIOCRE. I would love to hear from guys who played for him what he was like.

  22. Wow….10 years $100M for a guy that won the SB his first year with Dungy’s team his first year at Tampa, and then went on to go 45-51 over the next 6 years. But Hey, taking a huge gamble makes sense for the Las Vegas Raiders.

  23. indiapalealeblog says:
    January 5, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    10 years 100MM is insane.
    Arguably the dumbest non player contract ever in the NFL.
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    The dumbest non-player contract in the NFL was the one that extended the reign of Roger Goodell.

  24. firerogergoodellnow says:
    January 5, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart was asked during a Friday media briefing whether it’s permissible for a team to reach an agreement with a new coach before firing an old one; Lockhart didn’t have an answer, but he promised to provide one.
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    What about the Browns reaching an agreement with a new GM before firing the old one?
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    I can’t imagine why it would matter in either instance. It’s not like this would have been the first time it ever happened.

  25. The Raiders need all the “star’ power they can accumulate. They’ll soon be betraying decades old Silver and Black fans by moving to Las Vegas…which will self-destruct like the Charger “relocation” which is a disaster. Neither can build a fan base in their new locations. The NFL doesn’t get it. It’s the fans not a shiny new building that builds the franchise. The Pagulas’ are next up moving the Bills to San Antonio. Screw the fans yet again.

  26. Gruen came here to Tampa – after Dungy got fired. (Dungy put together one HELL of a Buccaneers team.) Gruen came in and STOLE that glory….but the fans here in Tampa KNOW that Dungy made that team – and Gruen stole his thunder.

    Raiders SUCK….good luck with that!! (Does 10 years mean he CAN’T be fired??)

  27. sportslovablog says:
    January 6, 2018 at 12:58 pm
    Gruen came here to Tampa – after Dungy got fired. (Dungy put together one HELL of a Buccaneers team.) Gruen came in and STOLE that glory….but the fans here in Tampa KNOW that Dungy made that team – and Gruen stole his thunder.

    Raiders SUCK….good luck with that!! (Does 10 years mean he CAN’T be fired??)
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    Just…stop. Dungy was the coach that couldn’t win with those players and was released yet Gruden came in and went to and won the superbowl in his first year. The team that made it from the other conference was built by Gruden and went to the AFCCG two years prior and lost in the divisional round in OT the year after that (tuck rule game). Be thankful for what you had.

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