Jon Gruden Headlines

  • Raiders News: Derek Carr Wants Jon Gruden to Be 'Tough' on Him

    Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is so excited about the prospect of working with Jon Gruden that he doesn't want his new head coach to take it easy on him.   During an appearance on the Raiders Insider Podcast, via NBC Sports Bay Area's Scott Bair, Carr believes Gruden will push him to become the best player he can be. "I want him to be tough on me," he said. "For anyone who thinks I want him to be a different way has no clue about me or how I play football or how I prepare to play this...

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  • New Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther climbed coaching ladder

    Paul Guenther has been coordinating defenses since he still played in one. So says Dan Mullen, current head coach at the University of Florida and a former college teammate of Guenther at Division III Ursinus College. Mullen was an all-conference tight end at Ursinus. Guenther was a linebacker who set the school record for tackles. "I remember there were times he'd call his own defense out there," Mullen said last week. "He would just check into different...

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  • NFL head-coaching carousel: Who's fired, who's hired, more

    We're tracking all the movement in the NFL's firing-and-hiring season. The job in Indianapolis is still available, while other openings already have been filled and others in New York and Detroit are expected to be made official soon. Here is everything you need to know about the coaching carousel. Go to:  21 names to know | Candidates 45 ESPN analysts would hire   Open jobs Indianapolis Colts The Colts fired Chuck...

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  • NFL head-coaching carousel: Who's fired, who's hired, more

    There are four jobs available across the league. Here's everything you need to know about the openings for the Cardinals, Colts, Giants and Lions.

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  • John Wooten decries NFL's ruling that Raiders honored Rooney Rule

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The NFL has concluded that the Oakland Raiders did not violate the Rooney Rule in the hiring of Jon Gruden as head coach after an investigation of the process. As such, the Raiders will not face any discipline. Neither Raiders owner Mark Davis nor general manager Reggie McKenzie responded for comment. The Fritz Pollard Alliance, which promotes diversity in NFL coaching, front office and scouting jobs and whose chairman, John Wooten, initially said he...

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  • NFL Finds Raiders Complied With Rooney Rule in Jon Gruden Hiring

    The NFL has determined the Raiders abided by the Rooney Rule in hiring Jon Gruden.

    SI.com
  • NFL finds Raiders complied with Rooney Rule after investigation

    League reviewed the matter after Fritz Pollard Alliance called for investigation.

    Washington Post
  • NFL finds Raiders complied with Rooney Rule in hiring of Jon Gruden

    The NFL announced Friday it found the Raiders complied with the Rooney Rule in the hiring of head coach Jon Gruden. The Fritz Pollard Alliance had asked the league last week to investigate whether the Raiders had violated the rule, which requires any team with a head-coaching vacancy to interview at least one minority candidate. An NFL spokesman shared the league's findings in an email statement: "The NFL confirmed today that its review of the hiring of Oakland...

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  • NFL Determines Raiders Complied with Rooney Rule During Hiring of Jon Gruden

    The NFL has ruled that the Oakland Raiders complied with the Rooney Rule before hiring Jon Gruden as their head coach. Per NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy, via NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the league talked with Gruden, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie and owner Mark Davis about the hiring process and noted the Raiders interviewed tight ends coach Bobby Johnson and USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes...

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  • NFL: Raiders' Gruden hiring met Rooney Rule

    The NFL said Friday that a review showed the Oakland Raiders conducted "bona fide" interviews with minority candidates and complied with the Rooney Rule before hiring Jon Gruden as head coach.

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  • Raiders announce 13 assistant coach hires

    The Raiders announced the hiring of 13 assistant coaches Thursday, filling out the staff under Jon Gruden. Tom Cable, the Raiders' head coach from 2008-10, returns as offensive line coach. Jim O'Neil, the 49ers' defensive coordinator in 2016 under Chip Kelly, joins the Raiders as senior defensive assistant. The list does not include a quarterbacks coach. New offensive coordinator Greg Olson said in a conference call Wednesday the Raiders were still considering...

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  • Once coveted by Jay Gruden, Paul Guenther joins Jon as new Raiders DC

    New Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther said he was pursued by a Gruden a year ago - a different one. Guenther, formerly the defensive coordinator in Cincinnati, is close friends with Jay Gruden, head coach in Washington and the brother of new Raiders head coach Jon. Last offseason, Guenther said, Jay Gruden reached out about the possibility of hiring him. But Guenther was still under contract with the Bengals, who would not let him leave. ...

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  • New Raiders OC Greg Olson: ‘We grow as Derek Carr grows’

    Greg Olson and Jon Gruden coached together for just one season in Tampa Bay in 2008. Yet Olson says his "learning curve greatly increased" in his year as Gruden's quarterbacks coach. It's the main reason Olson left the Rams to become Gruden's offensive coordinator with the Raiders last week. And it's similar to the effect Olson expects Gruden to have on quarterback Derek Carr. "It's the first time Derek's going to have an offensive head coach that's got a...

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  • NFL head-coaching carousel: Who's fired, who's hired, more

    We're tracking all the movement in the NFL's firing-and-hiring season. There are jobs?available in Arizona, Indianapolis, New York and Tennessee, while other openings in Chicago and Oakland have already been filled and the one in Detroit is expected to be made official soon. Here is everything you need to know about the coaching carousel. Go to:? 21 names to know?| Candidates 45 ESPN analysts would hire | NFL execs rank openings ...

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  • Jon Gruden tutorials nothing new for Raiders’ Derek Carr

    In 2014, before he'd taken a snap in the NFL, Derek Carr sat across a table from Jon Gruden, who posed the quarterback a question: Would Carr draft himself over his older brother, David, the 2002 No. 1 pick? "You're in a totally different offense, you're in a totally different era and your position playing style is totally different," Gruden told Carr. "Now, I want you. What do you say about that?" "I appreciate that," Carr responded. "Let's go win some...

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  • Report: Tom Cable returning as Raiders OL coach

    The Raiders have already brought back one former head coach. Now Jon Gruden is reportedly bringing back a second. According to Michael Lombardi and the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Raiders are set to hire Tom Cable as their offensive line coach. Cable had been the Seahawks' offensive line coach and assistant head coach from 2011 until Wednesday, when he was fired. Cable previously coached the Raiders' offensive line in 2007 and was promoted to interim head...

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  • Former Raiders Head Coach Tom Cable Reportedly Will Join Jon Gruden's Staff

    Tom Cable will reportedly join Jon Gruden's staff with the Oakland Raiders as offensive line coach, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The move comes after the Seattle Seahawks fired Cable on Wednesday. Cable had served as the Seahawks' offensive line coach and assistant head coach since 2011. Before that, he compiled a 17-27 record in three years as the Raiders' head coach. The team finished third in the AFC West in each of those three seasons. In addition to the team's middling...

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  • Matt Hasselbeck gets first audition for Monday Night Football role. Is he the favorite?

    Now that Jon Gruden is officially the coach of the Oakland Raiders, ESPN is in the market for a new color commentator.

    Washington Post
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  • Raiders’ coordinators in place

    The Raiders confirmed Friday what head coach Jon Gruden announced Tuesday - the names of his coordinators for next season. Greg Olson will be the offensive coordinator, Paul Guenther the defensive coordinator and Rich Bisaccia will have the title of assistant head coach/special teams coordinator. Olson held the same title with Oakland from 2013-14, which included quarterback Derek Carr's rookie season. Olson was the Jaguars' offensive coordinator from 2015-16...

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  • Three’s company: Raiders announce Jon Gruden’s incoming coordinators

    The Raiders officially confirmed Friday what Jon Gruden announced Tuesday - the names of his coordinators for next season. Greg Olson will be the offensive coordinator, Paul Guenther the defensive coordinator and Rich Bisaccia will have the title of assistant head coach/special teams coordinator. Olson held the same title with Oakland from 2013-14, which included quarterback Derek Carr's rookie season. He was the Jaguars' offensive coordinator from 2015-16 and...

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  • NFL investigating Raiders over Rooney Rule

    The NFL is investigating whether the Oakland Raiders violated the Rooney Rule in the process that led to the hiring of Jon Gruden as head coach, according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter. The rule requires teams to interview at least one minority candidate during the hiring process. Gruden, who previously coached the Raiders in 1998-2001, was identified almost immediately as the favorite for the job after the Raiders fired Jack Del Rio after a disappointing 6-10 season. Reports of Gruden...

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  • NFL Investigating If Raiders Violated Rooney Rule

    NFL looking into Raiders hiring process for head coach

    SI.com
  • NFL to review whether Raiders complied with Rooney Rule before hiring Jon Gruden

    The Fritz Pollard Alliance called for an investigation Wednesday.

    Washington Post