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    Raiders' ex-head coach,Authentic Connor Barwin Jersey,Jon Gruden, leaving "Monday Night Football" to return to team

    where he beat Oakland in the Super Bowl following his first season in 2002.,Authentic Andrew Whitworth Jersey,The Raiders fired Jack Del Rio following a disappointing six-win season, and talk immediately turned to Gruden. Gruden spent four years as coach for the Raiders before being dealt to Tampa Bay

    Gruden has been out of coaching for nine years while serving as the lead analyst "Monday Night Football" telecast.

    The news conference was first reported by the Raiders Snake Pit website.

    La Canfora reports that Gruden will receive a 10-year deal that will pay him about $10 million per year. Gruden has already started putting together a staff with Cincinnati defensive coordinator Paul Guenther among those expected to join.

    Gruden is scheduled to work the network's playoff game Saturday in Kansas City between the Chiefs and Tennessee Titans.

    Gruden spent four seasons as coach in Oakland from 1998-2001. After leading the Raiders to 8-8 records his first two years, Gruden helped the team reach the AFC title game following the 2000 season and got Oakland back into the playoffs the following season.

    His tenure ended shortly after the "Tuck Rule" loss to the New England Patriots when he was traded the following month to Tampa Bay for two first-round draft picks,Authentic Kayvon Webster Jersey, two second-rounders and $8 million.

    Gruden beat the Raiders in the Super Bowl in his first season with the Buccaneers but didn't win another playoff game for Tampa Bay in his final six seasons. He has a 95-81 career record.

    The Raiders have complied with the "Rooney Rule" and interviewed minority candidates for the job, according to NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart.

    "I can tell you we believe the Rooney Rule was complied with,Authentic Tyrunn Walker Jersey," Lockhart said. "Minority candidates were interviewed and we will wait and see the decision they make."

    This would not mark the first time the Raiders brought back a coach for a second stint. Late owner Al Davis hired Art Shell in 2006, 11 years after firing him the first time. Shell went 2-14 that season and was fired after one year.

    leading Washington to two playoff berths.,Other teams have also done it,Authentic John Sullivan Jersey, with one of the most recent notable coaching hires being Joe Gibbs in Washington. Gibbs stepped away following the 1992 season with three Super Bowl titles in his career. He came back in 2004 and had a 30-34 record in four seasons

    has a reported 10-year, Greg Olson (offense) and Rich Bisaccia (special teams), Oakland couldn’t offer a coordinator’s role or even a path to a head coaching spot in Oakland. Gruden,Authentic Ethan Westbrooks Jersey, after all,While Gruden’s offer to Austin was likely in keeping with the reported lucrative four-year deals for expected Raiders coordinators Guenther, $100 million contract as Oakland’s new head coach.

    where the beleaguered Marvin Lewis was recently given a two-year extension and another chance to turn things around.,Those could have been factors in Austin’s decision to choose the Bengals’ offer. In addition to coordinating a talented Bengals defense, Austin could conceivably become a head coach-in-waiting in Cincinnati

    Detroit’s defense has since suffered from the loss of Ndamukong Suh and was ranked 27th in the league this season.,In Detroit, Austin became a hot commodity on the coaching market in 2014 after the Lions were the second-ranked defense in the NFL in his first season. However

    throwing just 16 passes in limited action., in addition to interviewing their tight ends coach Bobby Johnson to satisfy the NFL’s Rooney Rule,Also, Anderson reported the other minority candidate the Raiders interviewed for head coach was USC offensive coordinator/receivers coach Tee Martin. The 39-year-old Martin was a Raiders backup quarterback in 2003

    shortly after Gruden and boothmate Sean McDonough called the Titans' win over the Chiefs.,It all becomes official at a Tuesday press conference, the Raiders said in a statement released Saturday night

    McDonough welcomed viewers to the Wild-Card matchup by wishing Gruden all the best:

    "I'm Sean McDonough along with the coach, Jon Gruden. Delighted to have you with us on this very exciting day for football fans everywhere. It's an emotional and bittersweet day for our 'Monday Night Football' family as today as we say goodbye to coach Gruden after nine very distinguished years.

    " McDonough continued. "But I know you're looking forward to getting back to coaching. We congratulate you as you head back to the sidelines with the Raiders.",' not only have you lived up to it,"Coach ... great legacy on 'Monday Night Football, you've enhanced it with your performance here

    "Nothing's official yet." ,Gruden thanked McDonough for his kind words but still wouldn't commit to his new gig, adding

    and a 95-81 career record that spans 11 seasons. He was 38-26 with the Raiders and 57-55 with the Buccaneers, Jeff Garcia,Womens Robert Woods Jersey, Brian Griese, where he won a Super Bowl following the 2002 season. He'll also have something he never did in Tampa Bay: A franchise quarterback. Derek Carr is coming off a disappointing season but he was a legit MVP candidate in 2016. In seven seasons in Tampa, Gruden had a .509 winning percentage with Brad Johnson,Womens Connor Barwin Jersey, he'll return to Oakland with a 10-year deal worth a reported $100 million,When Gruden is introduced on Tuesday,Womens Andrew Whitworth Jersey, Chris Simms, Luke McCown and Bruce Gradkowski under center.

    “Worse than the Raiders losing their top two drafts picks to injuries was the impression that cornerback Gareon Conley and Obi Melifonwu made on teammates.”

    ” per Tafur.,Womens Kayvon Webster Jersey,Also, one Raiders player was concerned that Melifonwu and Conley might not “really want it

    Conley was slowed down by a shin injury throughout the season and was finally placed on injured reserve before having surgery to repair his injury. All told, Conley ended up playing just two games as a rookie.

    Former Raiders coach and analyst Jon Gruden has indicated that there is a good chance he accepts Oakland’s job offer. That means Conley will likely have a clean slate to make a better impression on his coaching staff,Womens Tyrunn Walker Jersey, but it would appear he has some serious work to do to impress his teammates.

    the Jim Thorpe Award, marking the first time a defensive player won the award. That same season Woodson was also named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, won the Bronko Nagurski Award,Womens John Sullivan Jersey, the Chuck Bednarik Award,He was named as winner after his final season in the Big House in 1997, the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award and was named a consensus All-American.

    Oakland selected Woodson in the first round of the 1998 NFL draft with the No. 4 overall pick. He would go on to play 18 seasons in the NFL (11 years with the Raiders), racking up 65 interceptions and 155 passes defensed in what will surely be a Pro Football Hall of Fame career after he becomes eligible in 2021.

    So far there has been no official confirmation from the team.

    fired after the Raiders 30-10 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in the final regular-season game and a disappointing 6-10 record., who coached Oakland between 1998 to 2001,Gruden, returns for a second stint replace Jack Del Rio

    As head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Gruden led the team to a victory in Super Bowl XXXVII over the Raiders one season after being traded to Tampa Bay for draft picks and $8 million in cash.

    “A lot of excitement. It’s fun to see that fire and that energy that he brought the sideline,” said Raiders fan Timothy Evans.

    “It was a mistake when Al traded him. It was the biggest mistake that Oakland made the first time,” lamented Raiders supporter Sant Ram.

    Every Raiders fan KPIX 5 talked to Friday believes the team should improve under the new leadership. But even the most loyal Raiders fans were shocked by the amount the team will pay Gruden.

    “Overpaid. 10 years is too much. Win a Super Bowl,” said Richard Griffin Jr., then give him the $10 million, a Raiders fan since 1971.

    Gruden has an overall coaching record of 95-81. He went 9-7 in each of his last two seasons with the Buccaneers.
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