Gruden maybe the Raiders solution to winning

Raiders Jon Gruden answers Rich Gannon coaching question

Current ESPN announcer Jon Gruden will be introduced as the Raider's new coach on Tuesday. My sons were at an age where I had a chance to coach in high school, be around them. "As a coach, I was traded, I've been fired, I miss the game terribly, but I really miss the Raiders". But Gruden said his broadcast career allowed him to see how and where other team's practice and how schemes are evolving.

Ben Roethlisberger could retire in a matter of just a few short weeks, and if reports of turmoil at 1 Patriot Place are true, we could finally be at the end of the dynasty in New England. Gruden last coached in the National Football League with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers back in the 2008 season.

Gruden, who has reportedly agreed to a 10-year, $100 million deal, led the Raiders from 1998-2001, reaching the playoffs twice.

"He loves it here - he absolutely loves it - and part of coming back and playing the last two seasons in Oakland was a big part of our discussions", Davis said. "Even as a broadcaster, I asked for Marshawn Lynch in production meetings and I never got to meet him", Gruden said. "I want to finish my coaching career as an Oakland Raider, and I can't wait to get started". Gruden's press conference was standing room only with up to 50 former players that included Tim Brown, Jerry Rice, Rich Gannon, Charles Woodson, Rickey Dudley, old colleagues, A's manager Bob Melvin and more.

Gruden and holdover GM Reggie McKenzie, with whom the new coach spent a year working alongside in Green Bay under Ron Wolf, will collaborate on every personnel decision, he said.

Gruden became seriously interested in the job this season as the Raiders underperformed.

Many other questions remain, however.

"I don't have a guarantee to be alive for 10 years, just so people know", Gruden said.

"Raider Nation. This is a big effing deal", said Davis as the crowd laughed. I have not won a game since 2008. Under the rule, any team with a head coaching vacancy must interview at least one minority candidate. He also stated that the quarterback hasn't had continuity with his coaching core and he hopes that the new staff can help him take the next step.

"I don't know if anyone can match Jon's intensity". Okay, when was the last time Gruden developed a young quarterback?

ALAMEDA, CA - JANUARY 09: Oakland Raiders new head coach Jon Gruden (L) and Raiders owner Mark Davis pose for a photograph during a news conference at Oakland Raiders headquarters on January 9, 2018 in Alameda, California. Gruden said that's exactly right. I've always loved football, I've wanted to come back, I've prepared to come back. I think he's got a huge upside. Sometimes with all the talk, you fall into listening to all the talk. But it's no different than talking in a microphone. We'll talk about his future and the Raiders. Gruden cited Olson's experience coaching Raiders quarterback Derek Carr when he was the team's offensive coordinator in 2014. Gruden did not address a question by The Washington Post about whether he had any issue with anthem protests. Honestly, I'm not aware of any protests, I'm not really aware of that subject at all.

"He came in and said, 'We've got to be in the 21st century, '" Davis said of Del Rio. They're welcome back any time, he said, before thanking them for being on time, unlike his coaching days.

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