Gruden on return to Raiders: 'I'm all in'

Gruden on return to Raiders: 'I'm all in'

"Obviously, this is every emotional for me, " Gruden said during an introductory press conference that was attended by 50 former Raiders players.

While the Raiders on Tuesday introduced Jon Gruden as their new coach, Gruden confirmed that Jets offensive coordinator John Morton won't be taking the same role on his staff. I've paid very close attention to it. "I never thought I'd be back", Gruden said. That ended up being Gruden's a year ago coaching, before serving almost a decade as ESPN's "Monday Night Football" analyst.

After leading the Raiders to 8-8 records his first two years, Gruden helped the team reach the AFC title game following the 2000 season and got Oakland back into the playoffs the following season. "But here I am, I'm ready to get to work". "I feel a lot of loyalty and I feel a lot of responsibility. I'm going to do everything I can - no guarantees, no promises - but I want to win". Gruden won a Super Bowl with Tampa Bay in 2002.

Gruden succeeds Jack Del Rio, who was sacked following a season-ending loss to the Los Angeles Chargers that capped a disappointing 6-10 campaign for the Raiders. His new contract will be $100 million for 10 years, which will take him with the franchise to Las Vegas in 2020.

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It is believed that he will bring in well regarded Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther to run his defense. The 54-year-old native of Sandusky, OH has been out of the coaching ranks since the conclusion of the 2008 season.

According to ESPN, Gruden's deal is reportedly for. "There's no question. I haven't coached a game since 2008". The 54-year-old now coordinator was huge in quarterback Jared Goff taking a monumental leap in year No. 2 after being the top pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Gruden formally himself announced that Greg Olson will serve as his offensive coordinator with Paul Guenther leading the defense and Rich Bisaccia becoming his special teams coordinator. And he also let on that he has been trying to land Jon Gruden for the last six years. "It is the biggest day of my life right now to have him here, to run this organization and be the leader of this organization on the field is going be phenomenal".

After a highlight reel of Gruden's first Oakland stint, Gruden thanked his family and all in attendance, then had a message for Charles Woodson, who was on hand and was part of Gruden's last Raiders game: a 2001 AFC divisional round matchup with the Patriots that will forever be known as the Tuck Rule game. After Morton's playing career ended in 1997, he began working in the personnel department for Gruden's Raiders.

"I've wanted to come back". "I worked for Al Davis in 1998".

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