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Gruden Dismissing Talk About New DL Maurice Hurst Not Being Able to Play Due to Heart Condition

Raiders head coach Jon Gruden is dismissing talk that fifth-round defensive lineman Maurice Hurst cannot play in the NFL due to a heart condition according to Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “I’m not going to answer any more health questions on Hurst,” Gruden told Gehlken. “I realize there’s a lot of ghost stories […]

Gruden Says WR Amari Cooper Will Be ‘Focal Point’ of Raiders Offense

Speaking at the NFL Combine, new Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said wide receiver Amari Cooper will be the Raiders’ offensive “focal point” moving forward according to Scott Bair of NBC Bay Area. “I hope he’s listening here today. I’m looking forward to joining up with Amari Cooper. He has tremendous quickness. He’s smart, versatile […]

NFL Says Raiders Complied With Rooney Rule in Hiring of Jon Gruden

The NFL said Friday that the Raiders complied with the “Rooney Rule” when they hired Jon Gruden as head coach, the Associated Press reports. The league said a review found the Raiders conducted “bona fide” interviews with minority candidates during their search for a replacement for the fired Jack Del Rio. The “Rooney Rule” requires […]

NFL Officially Looking Into if the Raiders Violated the ‘Rooney Rule’ in Hiring Gruden

The NFL said Thursday it will investigate whether the Raiders violated the “Rooney Rule” when they hired Jon Gruden as coach, the Associated Press reports. The Fritz Pollard Alliance called for the investigation on Wednesday out of concern that Raiders owner Mark Davis came to an agreement with Gruden before the team interviewed any minority […]

Count Skip Bayless as a Huge Fan of the Hire of New Raiders Coach Jon Gruden

There’s one big fan of the Raiders hire of coach Jon Gruden among many who took to his show today to talk about it, and that’s Skip Bayless of Fox Sports. On the show “Undisputed” with Shannon Sharpe, Bayless said Gruden to Oakland is a perfect fit for both he and the team as they […]

Video: New Raiders Coach Jon Gruden Says Oakland Will Quickly Be a Winner Again

Raider Nation was front and center on Tuesday, as new head coach Jon Gruden was introduced, and right away laid out a plan for the Raiders to be a winner – quickly. If you are a Raiders fan and don’t get pumped up at the video of Gruden below – you might want to check […]

New Raiders Coach Jon Gruden Getting a Very Expensive Staff Together

It’s not taking new Raiders coach Jon Gruden long to get what’s going to be a very expensive staff in place as he takes over for Jack Del Rio in Oakland. The new coach is bringing in Rams quarterback coach Greg Olson to be the teams’ offensive coordinator, and Bengals defensive assistant Paul Guenther to […]

Can Jon Gruden and QB Derek Carr Mesh? There’s ‘Real Concern’ They Cannot

Now that it’s official that Jon Gruden is coming back to the Raiders, Pro Football Talk reports there’s “real concern” about his ability to mesh with current Raiders starting quarterback Derek Carr. Despite Gruden’s cheerful albeit intense demeanor on television, he does not have the reputation of being a supportive-kind of “players’ coach”. “Jon Gruden […]