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Raiders hoping stability will bring out the best in Derek Carr

Derek Carr has had 3 different head coaches in four NFL seasons. After guiding the Raiders to a 12-win season with a top 10 offense, he was given a new offensive coordinator. Carr has only had the same head coach and offensive coordinator for consecutive seasons once in his career. With Jon Gruden in town,…

Will Paul Guenther make the Raiders pass on Roquan Smith?

The Raiders will select in the top 10 of the 2018. With an offense loaded with talent, the likely scenario is for the Raiders to go defensive. It was the strategy last season with cornerback Gareon Conley and safety Obi Melifonwu going in the first two rounds to the Raiders. Jon Gruden may shakedown the…

Raiders announce Jon Gruden’s assistant coaches

Jon Gruden’s coaching staff is officially in place, as the Raiders announced the assistant coaches for 2018. Last week Oakland announced the hiring of their offensive, defensive and special teams coordinators. Today they added 13 more to the staff. Tom Cable, who’s hiring was reported last week, will return to the Raiders as the offensive…

Jon Gruden and the Raiders are all in on Derek Carr

Before anymore quarterbacks get their big payday, Derek Carr can still claim to have the second largest contract in NFL history. And the Raiders can claim to have spent the most money on offensive players in the NFL, while only producing the 23rd most points. The Raiders offense was the biggest disappointment in the NFL…

NFL coaches have been waiting for Jon Gruden to return

Mark Davis was the most excited to finally see Jon Gruden return to the sidelines, but it seems the rest of the NFL had been impatiently waiting for his return. New Raiders DC Paul Guenther said "Cincinnati made a strong push to keep me there," but chance to work with Jon Gruden was "an opportunity…

Did the Raiders violate the Rooney Rule?

The NFL seems set to investigate the Raiders hiring process to see if they violated the league’s Rooney Rule. NFL officially now looking into Raiders’ head coach hiring process and whether they violated the Rooney Rule, per league official. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 11, 2018 The Rooney Rule requires NFL teams to interview a…

Raiders to play 2018 home game in London

For the third straight season, the Raiders will forfeit a home game in Oakland and play in another country. On October 14 the Raiders will play the Seahawks in London. “The Raiders are a truly global brand and we look forward to hosting the first NFL game in Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium,” Raiders Owner Mark…

Rich Gannon will not be the Raiders QB coach

Once the Jon Gruden rumors became real, the first name to surface as an assistant coach was Rich Gannon. The former Raiders quarterback played under Gruden and had four straight seasons with 3,000 passing yards. He was reportedly going to be Guden's quarterbacks coach. But Gannon said on 95.7 The Game that he will not…

Mark Davis has been chasing Jon Gruden for six years

Raiders owner Mark Davis began Jon Gruden’s introductory press conference with a proclamation. “Raider Nation, this is a big effin deal.” Davis called it the best day of his life. And he also let on that he has been trying to land Jon Gruden for the last six years. “I’ve felt for six years that…

Jon Gruden wants to improve the roster around Derek Carr

Jon Gruden has drooled over young quarterbacks in his time with ESPN, including Derek Carr. Now Gruden will get a chance to coach a quarterback he’s fond of. “He has a great arm talent. He’s athletic. He’s got natural leadership skills. He’s young. He’s in his prime. He’s healthy now,” Gruden said. “I think he’s…