Jon Gruden is going to be the next head coach of the Oakland Raiders, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Everyone knows it. You know it, the Raiders know it, ESPN knows it, your dog knows it, and Gruden definitely knows it. The NFL's finance committee also would have to vet Gruden, and it would be that body, along with input from several owners, that would be responsible for raising an objection to an ownership clause.
Pagano went 53-45 in six seasons in Indianapolis, missing the playoffs the last three years.
Gruden asked Carr what it was like watching his older brother, David, the No. 1 pick in the 2002 National Football League draft, play quarterback. "I've known him for a while". Because of this, there is now some talk that Del Rio may be fired at the end of the season.
Following a 30-10 loss to the Chargers on Sunday, the Oakland Raiders finished the 2017 season with 6-10 record, a major disappointment after going 12-4 in 2016. However, the opportunity that is reportedly presenting itself might be too good to pass up.
With Del Rio out the search for a new head coach begins.
"(Del Rio) came here and changed the attitude of the whole program, the whole atmosphere", fullback Jamize Olawale said. But, it's a results business.
Oakland entered this season with grand expectations. "We wish them all the best". In fact, Del Rio is one of only seven coaches in Raiders franchise history to depart with a winning record, along with Al Davis (23-16-3), John Rauch (33-8-1), John Madden (103-32-7), Tom Flores (83-53), Art Shell (56-52) and Gruden (38-26). Instead he stressed his closeness with Del Rio.
That was 2002, the year after Gruden was traded by the Raiders to the Bucs, who gave up two first-round picks and $8 million to acquire the - at the time - young coach.
"It hurts when something sucky happens to someone you care about". In the meantime, he's still planning to call this week's AFC Wild Card matchup between the Titans and Chiefs - a team he'll face twice each season when he does take over in Oakland. "We were getting ready for what's next".
"I appreciate the players and coaches and all the hard work, all the effort and energy".