Author: Chris McClain

Raiders announce Jon Gruden as new head coach

The long wait is over, Jon Gruden is finally returning to the football sideline and it will be for the Oakland Raiders. Shortly after announcing the AFC Wild Card game between the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs, the Oakland Raiders announced that they have hired Gruden to fill the opening left after Mark Davis fired Jack Del Rio after the last game of the season. The Raiders will introduce “Chucky” on Tuesday with a press conference scheduled for noon. The day marks just one day after the 20-year anniversary of the day Gruden first signed on the dotted...

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Tracking Jon Gruden’s coaching staff

With Jon Gruden finally announced as the newest head coach of the Oakland Raiders, it’s time to look at who is rumored to be joining him on the coaching staff. Assistant coaches are often given three-year deals, but it appears Gruden and the Raiders are offering four-year deals, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. The #Raiders coaching staff under Jon Gruden will be the most expensive in @NFL history: Jon Gruden will make $100M over 10 years. Coordinators are getting 4 year deals, sources say. 2 years in Oakland, 2 in Las Vegas. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January...

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Jon Gruden reportedly to be named Raiders next head coach on Tuesday

The Oakland Raiders will reportedly announce their next head coach on Tuesday, just over a week after firing Jack Del Rio, according to Steve Corkran. Breaking: Jon Gruden will be introduced as the #Raiders head coach Tuesday, in a "splashy" news conference, I was informed by a team source. — Steve Corkran (@CorkOnTheNFL) January 5, 2018 Ian Rapoport of NFL Media confirmed the news shortly after, also stating that he’ll have his formal “interview” on Monday. The #Raiders are planning for a Tuesday press conference to introduce soon-to-be-new coach Jon Gruden, source confirms (as @CorkOnTheNFL said). He’ll arrive and...

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Raiders fire head coach Jack Del Rio, “Chucky” coming back?

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis and General Manager Reggie McKenzie didn’t even wait until “Black Monday” to fire head coach Jack Del Rio. The #Raiders have fired coach Jack Del Rio. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 1, 2018 The move comes after a disappointing 6-10 season that ended with a 30-10 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Del Rio, a Bay Area native, just signed a four-year deal in the offseason after an impressive 12-4 record last season that ended after a Wild Card loss to the Houston Texans when starting quarterback Derek Carr broke his leg. Last year’s...

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Raiders can’t overcome turnovers, fall to Eagles

The Raiders celebrated Christmas Day by taking on the Eagles in Philadelphia just a day after being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs after Kansas City beat the Miami Dolphins. Facing frigid temperatures and tough winds to navigate, scoring became difficult for both offenses. Offensive coordinator Todd Downing looked to get the Raiders offensive unit in rhythm early with his veteran running back Marshawn Lynch. Lynch took the ball on the first drive but fumbled it away for the first time this season. Quarterback Nick Foles, who has taken over for Carson Wentz after he tore his ACL, took advantage...

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