According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Gruden's contract, and the contracts his assistants will sign, will be heavily backloaded. "We congratulate you as you head back to the sidelines with the Raiders". "Great legacy on 'Monday Night Football, ' not only have you lived up to it, you enhanced it with your performance here". "Nothing's official yet, but these Chiefs fans have been on my case since we got here". He is their special teams coach and is expected to have the same role on Gruden's staff. If the Raiders can fix their defense they will be a very scary team.
The Raiders traded Gruden to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he won a Super Bowl in his first season in February 2003. Before that, Gruden spent 10 years as a head coach in the NFL. Those coaches combined for a.359 winning percentage (92-164) and two playoff appearances.
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After getting fired from the Bucs in 2009, Gruden went to ESPN and became the main color commentator of Monday Night Football.
The Raiders haven't yet confirmed Gruden's hiring, though an official release shouldn't come too far after the conclusion of Saturday's game once Gruden puts pen to paper.
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"It's gonna be a big task for those coaches in the AFC West next year to deal with this bunch", McDonough joked, to which Gruden laughed but didn't say anything. Answered Carr: "I appreciate that". The Raiders fired Jack Del Rio following a disappointing six-win season and appear set on bringing back Gruden.
Of course, the Warriors won't want a lame-duck coach next season and Kerr has a good chance to add a third title before Gruden even coaches another game with the Raiders.
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