Found December 05, 2012 on NESN.com:
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If the rumors are true that Jon Gruden wants back in Oakland, perhaps he’s crazier than we thought. You would be hard pressed to find a worse situation for the former Raiders and Buccaneers head coach to make his comeback. Surely Gruden has fond memories of his four years in Oakland. And he certainly has the fans’ support, but despite the death of Al Davis, the Raiders are still among the worst run teams in the NFL, and there are few teams with a bleaker future. Oakland has a serious lack of elite young talent, and that’s not going to change anytime soon. The team wasted a first-round pick on Rolando McClain in 2010, and haven’t had a first-round selection since. They traded the 2011 pick to the New England Patriots for Richard Seymour, and they traded the 2012 first-round pick to the Cincinnati Bengals for Carson Palmer. They’ll finally have a first rounder in 2013, but they’ll be without a second-round selection (Palmer) and a fifth-round pick (traded for Aaron Curry). The team ha...
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