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5 takeaways from Jon Gruden's introductory press conference with the Raiders

10 January, 2018, 00:39 | Author: Carla Brady
  • 5 takeaways from Jon Gruden's introductory press conference with the Raiders

That ended up being Gruden's a year ago coaching, before serving almost a decade as ESPN's "Monday Night Football" analyst.

After a highlight reel of Gruden's first Oakland stint, Gruden thanked his family and all in attendance, then had a message for Charles Woodson, who was on hand and was part of Gruden's last Raiders game: a 2001 AFC divisional round matchup with the Patriots that will forever be known as the Tuck Rule game.

Oakland Raiders new head coach John Gruden answers questions during an NFL football news conference in Alameda, Calif. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.

The Oakland Raiders confirmed today that they interviewed Martin, a former star QB for the Volunteers, for their head coaching vacancy before hiring ESPN analyst Jon Gruden.

The team announced the move Saturday as soon as Gruden finished his.




Each new offseason brought speculation that Gruden might return to the sidelines. I love the players that play it.

"I love the excitement and the thrill of competing". Tampa Bay hasn't been back to the playoffs since Gruden was sacked. After seven years with the Buccaneers, Gruden was sacked. "I can't worry about things I can't control in that regard, but I know people will want to step on me and beat me, and that's the way that this league is".

"I have a lot to prove", Gruden said, via NFL Network's Andrew Siciliano. Oakland won 12 games in 2016 to earn Del Rio a four-year extension but the team fell flat this season.

The coach also steered clear of discussing any specifics about the nature of the team he's taking over, which is coming off a disappointing 6-10 season, but did heap praise on quarterback Derek Carr.

"I think he's got a huge upside", Gruden said.

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