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Jon Gruden sees ‘lack of continuity, a lack of system football’ that has been Raiders downfall

Jon Gruden is the Oakland Raiders’ fifth head coach since 2011. Since his second arrival, he has preached continuity for the organization and has gotten his wish with his own lengthy contract in addition to long contracts for the rest of the coaching staff. In an interview Wednesday with Tolbert & Lund on KNBR, Gruden echoed the idea of consistency again. “We also, I think...
Via Silver and Black Pride
17 hours ago

Jon Gruden challenges Marshawn Lynch: 'We need the real deal'

Marshawn Lynch is reportedly a fan of new Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden and apparently, the feeling is mutual. But in no uncertain terms, Gruden made it known that Lynch will need to be better in 2018 than he was in 2017.Gruden, responding to a comment that Lynch didn’t get into shape until Week 10, stated in no uncertain terms that will not fly in 2018.“We’re not going to have...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

AFC West notes: Marcus Peters, Marshawn Lynch could be on the move

Chatter that Marcus Peters may not be long for the Chiefs continues to circulate in league circles, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com (on Twitter). That talk figures to pick up next week at the combine, JLC notes, and that could spur action on a deal.If the Chiefs are serious about dealing the cornerback, now would be the time to do it, opines Mike Florio of PFT. For...
Via Pro Football Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden criticizes NFL's offseason rules

Jon Gruden is BACK, baby. But he’s not here to make friends. In his absence, the NFL would change plenty of things. And he’s not having one rule change in particular. A change, which came into the new CBA back in 2011, heavily restricts coaches from having contact with their players during the offseason. What gives, right?Well, Gruden isn’t shy.“You’re not allowed to be with your...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gruden discusses future of Crabtree, Lynch with Raiders

With a non-guaranteed $7.7MM salary, Michael Crabtree is among this year’s potential high-profile salary cap casualties. However, in a recent interview, Raiders coach Jon Gruden indicated that Crabtree is a part of the team’s plans. “I got to bump into Crabtree. Hopefully we can get the best out of Crabtree and his career,” Gruden told Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group.Crabtree...
Via Pro Football Rumors
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden uncertain on Marshawn Lynch's future

After a one-year hiatus from the National Football League, Marshawn Lynch would return. But instead of re-joining the Seattle Seahawks, he would opt for the Oakland Raiders. And after a slow start, Lynch would put together a solid season out of the backfield. 207 carries and seven touchdowns later, ‘Beast Mode’ averaged 4.3 yards per carry.Lynch has a roster bonus of $1 million due...
Via The Sports Post
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden hints Michael Crabtree won't be cut

As the 2017 NFL season wore down, it was reported that Oakland Raiders would likely release receiver Michael Crabtree in the offseason (read more about that here). But new coach Jon Gruden recently spoke on the matter and hinted that that may not happen.Gruden was answering questions about his first month on the job. In doing so, he referenced a brief encounter with Crabtree.“I got...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders won't re-sign Sebastian Janikowski

Sebastian Janikowski's 18-year run with the Raiders has come to an end. On Wednesday, the Raiders informed the kicker that he will not be re-signed for the 2018 season, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets.  Last offseason, Janikowski initially balked when the Raiders asked him to take a pay cut, and that nearly marked the end of his tenure in Oakland. The kicker eventually acquiesced...
Via Pro Football Rumors
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marshawn Lynch's agent denies report client blew off meeting with Jon Gruden

The NFL is busting with breaking news this busy post-Super Bowl Thursday. Though, not necessarily every topic hitting the presses is “real” football news.Marshawn Lynch’s agent Doug Hendrickson put an end to a rumor that the Oakland Raiders’ running back missed a meeting with new head coach Jon Gruden. Hendrickson was not shy about blasting the parties responsible for the bogus report...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Rice open to coming out of retirement and playing for the Raiders

Jerry Rice is 55 years old and last played in the NFL in 2004. But speaking on “The Adam Schefter Podcast,” the greatest receiver in NFL history noted that if the opportunity presented itself, he’d be back on the field. Specifically, Rice relayed a conversation he had with new (and his old) Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden. For the record, the oldest player in NFL history was George...
Via Sportsnaut
January 24, 2018  |  Discuss
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