Derek Carr could be the key to luring Gruden

As the 2014 draft approached, Raiders owner Mark Davis developed a strong desire to draft quarterback Derek Carr. On the afternoon before the draft began, chatter emerged that Davis was pushing for Carr to be taken with the fifth overall pick in round one. The Raiders passed, as did each of the next 32 teams. Then, with the fifth pick in round two, the Raiders pounced on Carr...
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Sparano named interim coach in Oakland; Gruden denied reports

The Oakland Raiders named Tony Sparano as their interim head coach, but there have been rumors about Jon Gruden since the team fired Dennis Allen. Well Wednesday on an appearance with ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike, Jon Gruden cleared up those rumors, or did he? “Well, I appreciate those seven or eight bloggers, I have […] The post Sparano named interim coach in Oakland; Gruden...
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Report: Jon Gruden, Jim Harbaugh are not options for the Raiders

Well Raiders fans, keep dreaming, because Jon Gruden or Jim Harbaugh will not be your team’s next head coach, according to Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman. What I can say for certain: The Raiders would like to interview former Oakland/Tampa Bay head coach and current ESPN analyst Jon Gruden, but—so far at least—he’s not interested. The same with San Francisco coach Jim...
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Jon Gruden on Raiders rumors: 'I'm not thinking about coaching'

After the Raiders made the move to fire Dennis Allen, they eventually named Tony Sparano as interim coach. But the real interest is in their next move. It's believed Mark Davis wants to hire a superstar coach and he specifically mentioned Jon Gruden during Tuesday's press conference. Gruden said on ESPN's Mike and Mike Radio Wednesday he's not interested and certainly...
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Jon Gruden on Raiders job: 'I'm not thinking about coaching'

Jon Gruden is the most high-profile name linked to the Oakland Raiders in the wake of the team’s decision to fire head coach Dennis Allen. If Gruden has any interest in the vacancy, he is keeping it to himself. During a chat with “Mike and Mike in the Morning” on Wednesday, Gruden joked that he […]
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Raiders provide no attractive bait for Jon Gruden

Jon Gruden's name stays in contention for every NFL head-coach opening, and each time, he remains at ESPN instead. If he can turn up his nose at all those over the last five years, he sure can do the same for the latest opening — the Oakland Raiders. Yup, those Raiders — the team that ran him off 12 years ago; owned by the son of the man who ran him off. It's the team...
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Report: Raiders want Jon Gruden or Jim Harbaugh, will get neither

After reports that Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen was in danger of losing his job after a 0-2 start, Allen lost his job after the Raiders fell to 0-4. So now the Raiders are once again in the middle of a coaching search. The Raiders have tried the route of hiring assistants on the cheap, which obviously hasn’t worked. So now, according to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report...
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Oakland Raiders: Why bringing back Chucky is a BAD idea.

With the Raiders performance thus far in the 2014 season, the “bring back Chucky” crowd have been vocal. Since the late Monday night firing of Head Coach, Dennis Allen, they went crazy. Jon Gruden did have a certain swagger as head coach of the Raiders and he did win a championship with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but there is a lot more to it that is being overlooked. Here is...
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Raiders Mailbag: Sparano’s chances, head coach options, Jon Gruden and more Sparano

@RaidersReporter You think Reggie could work with “Superstar” coach like Gruden? — Lance (@gatekeeper1269) October 1, 2014 I think he could work with a big time head coach. Why? Because he was willing to give a first time head coach in Dennis Allen a ton of responsibilities including choosing his own staff and having a say in draft picks (it was noted many times that Allen...
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Will the Patriots offense get better? Jon Gruden thinks so!

Did anyone else curl up into a ball listening to the Five Stairsteps famous song, "Ooh Child" (Things are Gonna Get Easier) after watching last night's game? Oh I guess I was the only one! Listen I am not going to sit here and waste your time reflecting about what happened last night. I think we have all been tortured enough. The real question is will the Pats offense...
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Report: Jon Gruden really likes Derek Carr

One of the main things Jon Gruden wants if he does return to the NFL is a franchise quarterback. What’s really interesting is that he really likes Raiders rookie Derek Carr. Re: Jon Gruden/Raiders buzz, 2 things I've heard … 1) Franchise QB a pre-req if he coaches again. 2) He really likes Derek Carr. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 30, 2014 Raiders owner Mark...
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Jon Gruden, Raiders headed for a reunion?

The Oakland Raiders have not had a winning season since 2002 and are still searching for a head coach who can help them return to the success they had in the early-2000s. Might they consider hiring the man who is responsible for those successful seasons as their next head coach? After firing Dennis Allen on […]
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NFL Notes: Jon Gruden, Falcons, Panthers, Raiders & Titans

  Jon Gruden A close friend of former Head Coach Jon Gruden said this about a potential vacancy in Oakland, “One of these days, he’s going to accept these offers he gets every year.  Maybe it’s this one.” (Ian Rapoport) Chiefs The NFL reinstated suspended OT Donald Stephenson Tuesday. (Howard Balzer) Falcons The Falcons worked out NFLPA President OT Eric Winston Tuesday...
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NFL Notes: Jon Gruden, Dolphins, Falcons, Jets, Packers, & Redskins

  Jon Gruden Albert Breer is hearing that Jon Gruden wants a franchise quarterback in place if he were to take a head coaching job. According to Breer, Gruden “really likes” Raiders rookie QB Derek Carr. Dolphins Dolphins released CB Rod Sweeting from their practice squad. (Chris Perkins) Dolphins signed TE Jake Murphy to their practice squad. (Chris Perkins) Falcons ...
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Report: Raiders Naming Tony Sparano Interim Head Coach

Jim Trotter of ESPN reports that the Oakland Raiders are scheduling a press conference for 2pm to announce that Tony Sparano will take over as the interim head coach now that they have fired Dennis Allen. The Raiders were reportedly considering Al Saunders and OC Greg Olsen for the position as well, but Sparano was widely expected to get the job. Sparano was with the Dolphins...
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Report: Raiders want to hire a “superstar” head coach

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Oakland Raiders want to hire a “superstar” head coach after firing Dennis Allen on Monday night. “As far as the kind of coach they are looking for, I’m told they want a superstar.  Someone that can take hold of this franchise.  Someone who can not just win on the field, but someone who can win in every single aspect,” said...
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Jon Gruden Will Be Oakland's Top Choice To Replace Dennis Allen

Do you play Fantasy Football? If the answer is yes, this week is the most exciting opportunity in the history of the game. Win a MILLION DOLLARS playing Fantasy Football this week only! Go to and get in on the action. After last night's firing of Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen, the search to find a permanent replacement has begun. While there...
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Report: Raiders will look into hiring Jon Gruden

According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the Oakland Raiders will look into hiring Jon Gruden now that Dennis Allen has been fired. “Of course, all eyes turn to Jon Gruden. We know he is close with Raiders owner Mark Davis,” Rapoport said Monday night. “That would be, from what I understand, the first look from the Oakland Raiders.” Of course Gruden has a history with...
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Raiders fire Dennis Allen over the phone; Jon Gruden their main guy

Dennis Allen’s tenure with the Oakland Raiders has come to an end, but he was fired over the phone. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, per a source informed of the situation, that the Raiders fired the head coach over the phone. Oakland fell to 0-4 on Sunday after another embarrassing loss, this time […] The post Raiders fire Dennis Allen over the phone; Jon Gruden...
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NFL Notes: Jon Gruden, Bears, Cardinals, & Saints

  Jon Gruden According to Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report, former HC Jon Gruden may not have as many suitors as have been previously reported. Cole mentions that there are concerns about him from people around the league, just like head coaching candidates likely have concerns about the Raiders organization. Bears DE Jared Allen rejoined the Bears this week, but said he needs...
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The Raiders Want Jon Gruden As Their Next Coach

That didn’t take long for Gruden’s name to be brought up as the Raiders next coach nor is it to anyones surprise. With the firing of Dennis Allen after his 8-28 record with the Raiders, Mark Davis is looking to return the famed coach, Jon Gruden, back to the field. According to Profootball Talk, look for Davis to make Gruden an offer he can’t refuse. Given the current state...
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Raiders reportedly expected to make a run at Jon Gruden

Tim Kawakami of Mercury News expects the Raiders to make a “hard run” at hiring Jon Gruden as their next head coach. Ian Rapoport also suggests that the Raiders were likely to set their sights on Gruden before targeting different “superstar” head coaching candidate. “Of course, all eyes turn to Jon Gruden. We know he is close with Raiders owner Mark Davis,” Rapoport...
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Raiders to call Jon Gruden?

Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News asked Raiders owner Mark Davis last year if he would call Jon Gruden if they end up needing a new coach at some point. “I’ll never talk about what I’m doing in those respects. It’s such a competitive business, there’s no reason anyone should know what I’m thinking until I do it,” said Davis. Well now the Raiders need a new...
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Mike Tirico Calls Out Jon Gruden For Being Cheap

Mike Tirico calls out Jon Gruden on Monday Night Football for being cheap, stating he never buys for anyone so he probably has his per diem.
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Jim Harbaugh is officially the Michigan version of Jon Gruden.

Jim Harbaugh. Photo via FOX Sports.Michigan suffered a humiliating 30-14 loss to Minnesota on Saturday. It was the first time the Wolverines lost the Little Brown Jug to the Golden Gophers since 2005. The good news for Michigan is that things can't get much worse for the program and its embattled head coach Brady Hoke after losing to Minnesota on Saturday.Scratch that, it can...
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