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Raiders Coach Jon Gruden Says the Health of RB Marshawn Lynch is Top Concern

Last season the injury to Marshawn Lynch derailed the Raiders offense, as he lasted just six games, rushing for 376 yards. If he can be healthy and contribute to the team in 2019, it will only make them better, but that’s a huge question mark for head coach Jon Gruden and the team. Gruden on […]

Raiders QB Derek Carr and Coach Jon Gruden Get Into it on the Sidelines

The Raiders and Cardinals are in the midst of a Sunday battle in Arizona, and Oakland QB Derek Carr and coach Jon Gruden are not exactly seeing eye to eye (nothing new). Camera’s caught highlights of the two having a ‘heated’ debate on the sidelines during the affair, as Gruden didn’t look too happy with […]

Jon Gruden Agrees with Raiders Owner Mark Davis on State of Team: “I Feel Mark’s Pain”

A day after Raiders owner Mark Davis gave Jon Gruden a vote of confidence, calling Gruden’s hiring as coach the “endgame” for him, Gruden reciprocated the feeling, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN reports. “I feel Mark’s pain,” Gruden said in his weekly media conference, after the Raiders’ 20-6 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers dropped Oakland’s […]

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 […]