It continues to sound like former Raiders head coach Jon Gruden wouldn’t mind heading back to Oakland to help resurrect the Silver and Black.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Raiders owner Mark Davis could end up trying to once again lure back Gruden after attempting to do so in 2012.
Davis was in protracted talks to try to land Gruden late in the 2012 season, league sources said, and while the Raiders’ finances have been constrained, and it would take a massive commitment to land Gruden and his staff, it remains possible with young head coach Dennis Allen again under review and the Raiders still stuck on four wins. While many in the coaching fraternity frown on the Raiders’ coaching situation, sources said Gruden, who formerly coached there, maintains a strong connection to the team and is very close with Raiders Hall of Fame coach John Madden. The idea of being the man to save the franchise and restore it to glory definitely carries a certain cache to Gruden, who is about to complete another season in the broadcast booth at ESPN.
I’m not sure Gurden is the guy for Oakland since they’re a team that’s still in need of a franchise quarterback. I don’t think he can handle trying to find that guy after going through quarterbacks in Tampa like they were going out of style.