Oakland Raiders want Gruden as coach

Jonathan Hernandez
January 3, 2018

It feels like it's only a matter of time before Gruden is named as Del Rio's successor with the Silver and Black.

In a phone conversation with Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group, Gruden admitted that he is being considered as a candidate for the Raiders job. Gruden has been mentioned in coaching rumors in his nine years since parting ways with the Buccaneers, but this is by far the closest he has come to accepting a position.

"Since 2006-07 and the teams that we had, what Jack has done to bring this organization back to life so to speak and give his three years, he built a good team and had some good games", Condo said. The Raiders won just 13 games in the three seasons before he arrived.

However, when asked about this on Tuesday, Gruden - still an analyst for ESPN - had a very amusing response. But again, Gruden has not coached since 2008.

Vea, in the team's worst-kept secret, confirmed to The Seattle Times that he is planning to hire an agent in the coming days and declare for the National Football League draft. Morton was also an offensive assistant for the Raiders from 2002-04.

Jon Gruden is a wanted man.

It sounds like Jon Gruden is really coming back to coaching this time and it will happen with a team he is quite familiar with, the Oakland Raiders. Gannon is now a TV analyst for CBS and was in the booth for the Raiders' finale against the Chargers on Sunday.

The Raiders had a breakthrough season in 2016 with 12 wins, but it ended in disappointment when a broken leg for quarterback Derek Carr in Week 16 cost the Raiders a chance at a division title and led to a first-round playoff loss. What have they got? "But I knew this team and this brotherhood, and I owed it to all my coaches and all my teammates". Many changes are expected over the next few weeks, and Raider Nation can't wait to see how it all unfolds.

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