Raiders Preparing To Make 'Strong Offer' To Jon Gruden

Raiders Preparing To Make 'Strong Offer' To Jon Gruden

Raiders Preparing To Make 'Strong Offer' To Jon Gruden

Gruden's contract even could be backloaded to pay him more in the Nevada years of the deal and lessen his tax burden during his years in California.

The Oakland Raiders haven't had a good 2017 season. Asked about Del Rio's job status. Gannon, who works in the booth with Kevin Harlan for CBS, will interestingly be calling this game between the Raiders and the Chargers in the StubHub Center on New Year's Eve. His firing comes as a surprise - NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport reported prior to Week 17 that Del Rio's job was safe for at least one more season.

It appears that the Oakland Raiders really want ESPN color commentator Jon Gruden to be back with their organization.

Gruden coached Oakland for four seasons from 1998 to 2001, finishing his stint with the team with a 38-26-0 regular season record and a 5-4 slate in the playoffs. Gruden would win a Super Bowl with the 2002 Tampa Buccaneers, but has been out of coaching since 2008.

Jon Gruden is a wanted man.

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On the flip side, Sweat and Simmons would love nothing more than to make a Cardinal other than Jackson beat the Bulldogs' defense. Louisville: Coach Bobby Petrino likely will have to replace Jackson, which will be no easy task.

ESPN's Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen first reported Saturday evening that the Raiders could have interest in bringing Gruden back into the fold.

Why did the Raiders move on from Del Rio?

The Raiders are in the midst of a disappointing 6-9 season. And he may hire a former Raiders quarterback to join the staff. Oakland lost in the wild card round, but its future looked bright. However, the notion he could come back to the Raiders doesn't seem all that farfetched. So, they fired defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr.in November and replaced him with John Pagano. The team has looked awful at times, especially on offense. Gibbs won three Super Bowls with Washington, and many believed that his return in 2004 would recharge the franchise and restore that dominance that hadn't existed since he was there the first time. Oakland has one of the most talented rosters in the National Football League, but the defense has to step up in the future. He played coy. Said focus is on winning next game.

What's next for the Raiders? . But if Davis is genuinely intent on make a change at head coach, he would be better served to snatch up a current offensive-minded and progressive coach such as Patriots OC Josh McDaniels given QB Derek Carr's recent regression. Offensively, the Raiders should be fine.

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