Rich Gannon won’t join Jon Gruden’s staff

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Rich Gannon enjoyed some of the best years of his career when he was coached by Jon Gruden with the Raiders, but that’s not enough for him to make a major career change.

When Gruden was still unofficially the head coach of the Raiders, there was word that Gannon could join him in Oakland as the team’s quarterbacks coach. That won’t be happening, though.

Gannon said on 95.7 The Game Tuesday that he will not be taking a job on Gruden’s staff.

Gannon currently works as a game analyst for CBS and moving to a coaching job would entail a very different lifestyle than the one he currently enjoys. Someone else will be taking on that responsibility and working with Gruden and offensive coordinator Greg Olson to work on getting Derek Carr going in the 2018 season.

14 responses to “Rich Gannon won’t join Jon Gruden’s staff

  1. I’m not surprised. Why give up a good job calling games so you can be in the pressure cooker as a coach. No thanks.

  2. Rich Gannon has it made. He gets paid and he doesn’t really have to work very hard. Gruden isn’t going to be satisfied with second place, regardless of how much money he’s making. He’s going to hire people with the same desire to work hard. Not everyone wants to work 19 hours a day. Gruden is looking for guys like Sean McVay. Guys that want to put in the work, and reap the rewards. Gruden has been working and studying film since he’s been out of coaching, and he didn’t have to do it. He did it because that’s what he loves doing.

  3. Gannon was the one who put his name out their as the nxt qb coach now he’s saying he’s not taking the job. Sounds like he wasn’t offered the job.

  4. I wonder if Gannon has any lingering thoughts about Gruden taking all of Oakland’s audibles with him when he went to Tampa only for them to come in handy when the two teams met in the Super Bowl…

  5. Unless he was going to be a quality control tripe assistant, there was really no place for him. Olson is going to be the QB coach because Gruden’s calling the offensive plays.

  6. I wonder if Gannon has any lingering thoughts about Gruden taking all of Oakland’s audibles with him when he went to Tampa only for them to come in handy when the two teams met in the Super Bowl…
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    And the Raiders were too stupid to change their audibles.

  7. So you’re comparing a person who never sat in the booth for a regular season game returning to the NFL to be a quarterback 3 months after retiring with a person who has been a broadcaster for many years returning to be a quarterback coach? I don’t see the parallel. Besides, Gannon would have much higher odds of being welcomed back by one of the networks if the coaching gig didn’t work out vs. someone who has zero experience.

  8. Well then I really dont want to hear anymore of Gannons blow hard statements about what Carr in for or not and how he has to commit. Only now Gannon is the one able or willing to commit. This was Gannons chance to atone for that horrific Super Bowl pick showcase. Not saying the Raiders are guaranteed Super Bowl bound obviously, but Gannon has talked so much trash on Carr and then after teasing that he would coach him. Only to find out that Gannons wife most likely wouldnt have it. Go back to your talk job Gannon, wear that AFC championship T shirt you have won. These guys are trying to right past wrongs for the Raider Nation.

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