Jon Gruden will replace Jack Del Rio as Raiders head coach

Jon Gruden will replace Jack Del Rio as Raiders head coach

According to New York Post's Hannah Withiam, the Raiders seem primed to make Gruden an offer he can't refuse.

The Raiders still have to interview candidates and comply with the league's Rooney Rule by talking to at least one minority candidate. "I've had good conversations with Mark and they're still going through the interview process".

It makes sense for Gruden, who seems unhappy since the departure of Mike Tirico for NBC and reportedly has been talking to possible assistant coaches. "I've known him for a while". The reason we identify Del Rio's dismissal as most notable is because of his reported replacement.

However it is clear that Gruden was the Raiders choice from the start after his fired Jack Del Rio and will eat a sizeable contract of $20 million.

Carr said he was surprised Del Rio was axed. "The opportunities and lack of production really not good enough, really disappointing".

Of course, that means current head coach Jack Del Rio would probably be out of a job.

"(Del Rio) came here and changed the attitude of the whole program, the whole atmosphere", fullback Jamize Olawale said. "I am very grateful; it was my childhood team". But, it's a results business. Olson has bounced around since then, spending time with the Raiders and Jaguars from 2013-16 before joining the Rams this season.

Nothing is official yet, but if Jon Gruden does indeed become the next head coach of the Oakland Raiders, he's going to want a familiar face as his offensive coordinator.

Former NFL coach and TV analyst Dick Vermeil feels a special kinship with Jon Gruden. In 2016, the Raiders finished 12-4 and returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2002.

So how about this: What if Del Rio remains as the defensive coordinator?

Gannon was Gruden's quarterback in Oakland, as Gannon threw for over 3,000 yards in four consecutive seasons.

"It hurts when something sucky happens to someone you care about".

If there was any doubt regarding Del Rio's future with the team, the showing against the Chargers erased it. In the meantime, he's still planning to call this week's AFC Wild Card matchup between the Titans and Chiefs - a team he'll face twice each season when he does take over in Oakland. Were kind of angry we let it get to that. But as players - I talked with?



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