Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

If Gruden Gets Raiders Job, He'd Be Interested in Hiring Jets OC

Exported The Raiders are interested in bringing back Jon Gruden who they traded to the Bucs after 2001 season
Elias Hubbard | 03 January, 2018, 01:35

And even before owner Mark Davis made Del Rio's firing official, rumors had started to swirl about a potential reunion between the Raiders and Gruden, who coached in Oakland from 1998-2001.

Though the Oakland Raiders' football season is done, Happy New Year to all in Raider Nation.

"I guess I'll believe it when I see it", Condo said. "I've known him for a while".

Gruden, who has been out of coaching since being fired after the Bucs collapsed down the stretch of the 2008 season, has been the color analyst on "Monday Night Football" broadcasts since 2009.

The Raiders fired head coach Jack Del Rio earlier on Sunday after the team finished a disappointing 6-10.

Davis has always been intrigued about a second stint with Gruden but it seemed unlikely the franchise would be in for another change heading into this season. Del Rio then had an awkward and emotional post game press conference with the media where he addressed his dismissal. Del Rio had been the ninth coach in Oakland since Gruden left but the only one to get the team to the playoffs.

"It was a stressful, stressful time but I'm glad we were able to get it done", Adams said in a video posted to his personal iPhone app. Del Rio said his first two years were great, while this year was a great disappointment.

The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Raiders coach has already planned his defensive coordinator hire, according to Ian Rapport of the NFL Network.

Expectations were high coming into this season with Carr and most of the key offensive pieces back, along with the addition of running back Marshawn Lynch and tight end Jared Cook. He played coy. Said focus is on winning next game. "As players our job is to come back better and hungry".

Del Rio handled the press conference on Sunday with class. "I couldn't leave them hanging".

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