Published: Wed, January 03, 2018
Medical | By Josefina Yates

Black Monday: NFL Firings In Oakland, Indy, Detroit, Chicago

Black Monday: NFL Firings In Oakland, Indy, Detroit, Chicago

Asked specifically if he was a candidate, Gruden said, "Well, I think I am being considered, yes". But, that doesn't look like it's going to stop the Oakland Raiders from potentially giving him too much.

ESPN reported Saturday night that the Oakland Raiders are preparing to woo National Football League analyst Jon Gruden back to the sidelines with a lucrative deal that could even make him a part-owner of the team.

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Of course, Gruden is famous for being traded by Oakland to Tampa Bay following the Raiders' loss to the New England Patriots in the divisional round following the 2001 season. Yet, following Oakland's 6-10 finish, including an bad regression on offense, owner Mark Davis apparently will go all in to pursue Gruden with his team just two years away from moving to Las Vegas. He has a 95-81 career record. Gruden already has been getting together his coaching staff with former Raider Rich Gannon joining him as quarterback coach, Jets offensive coordinator John Morton who would assume the same role under Gruden, former Raiders head coach Bill Callahan as offensive line coach, and either Gus Bradley or Paul Guenther as defensive coordinator.

Gruden has spent the past nine seasons working as an announcer for ESPN and is scheduled to work the playoff game Saturday in Kansas City between the Chiefs and Tennessee Titans.

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Jack Del Rio was sacked by the Raiders immediately after their Week 17 loss.

The Raiders will be required to comply with the "Rooney Rule" and interview at least one minority candidate or otherwise face discipline from the NFL.

Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano responds to a question during a news conference following an NFL football practice, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in Indianapolis.

His Tampa Bay Buccaneers did win a Super Bowl back in 2002.

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