jon gruden – Raiders Shop NFL http://raidersshopnfl.com/ Sat, 26 Mar 2022 18:59:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://raidersshopnfl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-29-120x119.png jon gruden – Raiders Shop NFL http://raidersshopnfl.com/ 32 32 Raiders sign Maxx Crosby to 4-year, $95 million extension – Reuters Sports News https://raidersshopnfl.com/raiders-sign-maxx-crosby-to-4-year-95-million-extension-reuters-sports-news/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 23:37:30 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/raiders-sign-maxx-crosby-to-4-year-95-million-extension-reuters-sports-news/ The Las Vegas Raiders signed star defensive end Maxx Crosby to a four-year extension worth about $95 million on Thursday in the first major personnel move under coach Josh McDaniels’ new regime. and General Manager Dave Ziegler. The Raiders locked Crosby up before he entered the final year of his rookie contract with the new […]]]>

The Las Vegas Raiders signed star defensive end Maxx Crosby to a four-year extension worth about $95 million on Thursday in the first major personnel move under coach Josh McDaniels’ new regime. and General Manager Dave Ziegler.

The Raiders locked Crosby up before he entered the final year of his rookie contract with the new contract signed on Friday two years to the day that he got sober after abusing alcohol.

Rewarding Crosby with overtime is a far different start than what happened with the Raiders four years ago when new coach Jon Gruden traded star rusher Khalil Mack after he was unable to agree on an overtime.

“Maxx Crosby exemplifies the characteristics of a Raider,” McDaniels said in a statement. “His work ethic and leadership are second to none and we are delighted that he will continue to be an important part of this organization for years to come.”

Crosby is coming off his best season

Crosby secured a deal that pays him just below the top tier of the edge rusher market, which is led by TJ Watt, Joey Bosa and Myles Garrett.

Crosby is coming off his best season by far since being drafted in the fourth round from Eastern Michigan in 2019. Crosby became the third player since PFF began tracking data in 2006 to record at least 100 pressures from quarterback in one season, joining JJ Watt and Aaron Donald.

Crosby had eight sacks and 30 quarterback hits in the regular season and another sack in a playoff loss at Cincinnati. This helped him earn second-team All-Pro honors and a Pro Bowl selection.

In three seasons, Crosby has totaled 25 sacks.

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Raiders news: Josh McDaniels hints at a combine harvester https://raidersshopnfl.com/raiders-news-josh-mcdaniels-hints-at-a-combine-harvester/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 19:00:00 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/raiders-news-josh-mcdaniels-hints-at-a-combine-harvester/ Josh McDaniels was never going to spill all the beans at Combine NFL. No NFL head coach ever does. Plus, it’s the season of lies now as teams dive deep into prospects in preparation for April. NFL Draft. But what the Las Vegas Raiders head coach did was give some clues this week in Indianapolis. […]]]>

Josh McDaniels was never going to spill all the beans at Combine NFL. No NFL head coach ever does. Plus, it’s the season of lies now as teams dive deep into prospects in preparation for April. NFL Draft.

But what the Las Vegas Raiders head coach did was give some clues this week in Indianapolis. First and foremost, he dropped the biggest penny on quarterback Derek Carr, saying the caller will “absolutely” be the Raiders’ Week 1 starter. This made the Twitter verse speak with what he later said in front of the podium in Indianapolis:

And therein lies the kicker with McDaniels, general manager Dave Zielger or any other coach or staff member: no one is providing specifics in late February/early March. But if you listen carefully, you can string together a few clues and get a general idea of ​​the way forward.

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Drafting Best Player Available (BPA) vs. Need. McDaniels, unsurprisingly, is following the same path his renowned former New England boss — Patriots boss Bill Belichick — charted on the East Coast. Writing for need is a wild ride for Belichick and McDaniels.

“We’re going to try to improve the squad, and I think when you start playing in a position of need you tend to start ignoring players who really could be better players. So I think the right thing to do in almost any situation is to sign players who improve your football team as much as possible,” McDaniels explained. “So whatever the position, we hope that will improve the Raiders significantly. And over time, if we build a force, that’s fine. Then we have to find a way to try to add to a Weak point. If he fits perfectly where we needed him and he’s the best player, then too bad and we’ll try to take him too.

The combine gives teams much-needed in-person time with prospects. NFL teams invest draft picks and coins in college players and in order to get the best return on investment, getting to know the person a team is investing assets in is an integral part of the process.

“You never want to draft a player that you really don’t feel like you know,” McDaniels said. “Having the opportunity to meet them, even if it’s a short window here in Indy, at least it starts the conversation. You just want to know as much as you can. It’s like a job interview – you interview them, they get to know you, you want to have a familiarity, you want to have a solid knowledge of their background.

Combine performance is great, but the tape doesn’t lie. McDaniels has seen his fair share of combo shows that wow those inside Indy while igniting social media when the music videos and tweets/posts hit the feed. It’s easy to be swayed by performance at the combine, but for the Raiders head coach, will the test numbers match the tape?

“Probably more than I can remember where you see a guy doing something really special,” McDaniels said when asked if he could name any standout performers at Indy. “But off the top of my head, I’m very careful to overstate what I see in these workouts. I usually rely more on what I see on the tape than what I just do while training for 20-25 minutes. I think you may get a little caught up in this. There will always be players who test very well, but what you want are players who test well and that fits the movie. That’s what makes you feel good. »

North Dakota State wide receiver Christian Watson had an official 40-yard sprint time of 4.36 at the NFL Combine last week in Indianapolis. Watson’s test speed matches his game speed.
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Players who fit McDaniels’ philosophy are similar to what Jon Gruden was looking for. Call Gruden a run-of-the-mill coach who was out of touch and overwhelmed – and rightly so – but what the former Raiders head coach and chief of personnel wanted from players who wear the Silver & Black was a passion for the game and the business to improve. McDaniels cravings are very reminiscent of the coach who came before him.

“We’re looking for players who fit our general philosophy, which is – we want guys who work hard and love football and are willing to do whatever it takes to improve,” McDaniels said. “These players are all young; they all need to improve. To do this you will need to be willing to put in the time and effort, sweat equity required in the National Football League to eventually get to the point where you are truly a consistent contributor on a good football team.

McDaniels spoke to Belichick before hiring Patriots coaches. But Mick Lombardi was a must. Lombardi will double as McDaniels’ offensive coordinator in Vegas, but it will be the latter who calls the plays. But don’t overlook Lombardi’s addition as an “in name only” rental.

“Mick is a very smart young coach. Works very hard, he has coached several attacking positions. He knows our system well,” McDaniels said. “I have complete confidence in him as a teacher, his ability to communicate with players and staff, and he’s a tireless worker. There’s nothing I’ve given Mick to do but he didn’t do any better than I thought he would. Just a huge plus for me.

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Raiders news: Dave Zielger thinks competition builds depth https://raidersshopnfl.com/raiders-news-dave-zielger-thinks-competition-builds-depth/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 19:31:00 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/raiders-news-dave-zielger-thinks-competition-builds-depth/ Fight and win your job. The result of this is that the eventual starter and backup push each other to the limit and improve each other. This competition creates a very important depth. It’s the perfect state for Las Vegas Raiders general manager Dave Zielger. “In terms of what we’re looking for in the draft, […]]]>

Fight and win your job. The result of this is that the eventual starter and backup push each other to the limit and improve each other. This competition creates a very important depth.

It’s the perfect state for Las Vegas Raiders general manager Dave Zielger.

“In terms of what we’re looking for in the draft, free agency, really the whole team. I would say what we’re looking to do is build depth and competition,” the new chief said. Silver & Black staff at a press conference at Combine NFL Wednesday. “I think it’s a very important part of team spirit.

“When you have competition from the top of your list all the way to the bottom of your list and people are being pushed, that’s really the goal. And I think when you build depth in the competition within your team, you will really create groups of positions that have strengths.

Ziegler inherits a team built by his predecessors – former head coach Jon Gruden and former general manager Mike Mayock – that has talent and is not devoid of quality players in key positions. That said, Ziegler’s philosophy and approach is solid throughout his tenure as roster decision-maker: Every position is a position of need. His staff will leave no stone unturned and conduct a thorough sweep of prospects, free agents and the like to bolster a roster that has good penciling talent as starters but lacks quality depth.

The keyword here is: sketched. There’s no escaping the fact that contract, length of service, overall talent and the current lack of better options invite some players to be de facto starters. Players in this category are quarterback Derek Carr, receiver Hunter Renfrow, defensive ends Yannick Ngakoue and Maxx Crosby, kicker Daniel Carlson and punter AJ Cole III, to name a few. But that won’t stop Zielger and his staff from scouting college prospects and veteran free agents to potentially add to the team and compete with established players for starting jobs.

It’s the safest thing to do.

“Getting pushed” wasn’t necessarily a Raiders tradition in recent seasons. As mentioned above, the contract and terms of reference played a significant role as the cap space was tight and the drafting haphazard, which made some established newbies hardly confronted with their status. Of course, this isn’t a Vegas-only phenomenon. All 31 other NFL teams have similar situations. But it’s heartwarming to hear the Raiders’ newest roster builder talk about how deep the competition is building.

Fighting for a starting gig can often forge and strengthen a player’s determination and desire to play and can make those around them better. And those who don’t have the feisty nature to compete will make Ziegler’s decision to eliminate them from the Raiders roster that much simpler.

To help Ziegler accomplish the task of depth being built through competition is his new right assistant general manager Champ Kelly. The duo will partner with head coach Josh McDaniels to put together a roster that will put Vegas’ new El Capitan in the best possible position for success. Zielger explained why Kelly was a staple for him at the combine last week.

“Champ just embodies a lot of things that are important to me. Very high attention to detail, has a very high standard for all the work done, big or small,” Ziegler said. “He’s really smart just in terms of football, overall thinking. I know he is a good evaluator. We have a level of trust and respect for each other. The asset he has been for us so far has been huge.

“It was a no-brainer for me. Even thinking before I ever had this opportunity, if this opportunity arose, Champ Kelly was still someone who would – hopefully – be able to take this journey with us. .

Kelly’s previous position was Assistant Director of Player Personnel for the chicago bears where he helped shape the NFC North team. And now he’s bringing his expertise to the Vegas wasteland alongside Zielger as the assistant general manager of a Raiders team that winds up in what’s shaping up to be competitive AFC West.

Time will tell how the duo will do in building the roster through the draft and free agency, but for free agents in particular, Zielger is going to bank on team history — as well as dollar amount. contract offers, of course.

“The history of Raider football is exciting. It’s a historic franchise, I think that’s an appealing thing,” Ziegler said. a nice facility, we have a new stadium. There are a lot of things we have in place in terms of facilities that enable football players to maximize their potential.

“Players want to be at their best and when you can offer players a chance to do that… it will be an exciting thing for players to go somewhere where they can maximize their abilities.”

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Aikman set to leave Fox for ESPN ‘Monday Night’ booth | Wire Ap https://raidersshopnfl.com/aikman-set-to-leave-fox-for-espn-monday-night-booth-wire-ap/ Fri, 25 Feb 2022 00:44:08 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/aikman-set-to-leave-fox-for-espn-monday-night-booth-wire-ap/ NFL free agency doesn’t begin for a few more weeks, but business is about to pick up when it comes to mixing up the network’s broadcast teams with perhaps the biggest surprise of all. Troy Aikman is set to become the lead analyst for ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” after 22 years with Fox. The New […]]]>

NFL free agency doesn’t begin for a few more weeks, but business is about to pick up when it comes to mixing up the network’s broadcast teams with perhaps the biggest surprise of all.

Troy Aikman is set to become the lead analyst for ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” after 22 years with Fox. The New York Post reported that Aikman will sign a five-year contract that would rival the $17.5 million a year Tony Romo earns at CBS.

ESPN and Fox had no comment on Aikman’s future.

Aikman has been with Joe Buck on Fox’s top team since 2002, but there have been rumors over the past two months that the Hall of Fame quarterback was looking to move on.

Many thought Aikman would join Al Michaels at Amazon, who will take over “Thursday Night Football” next season. Instead, it’s ESPN, which has its star quarterback after failing with Romo and Peyton Manning in recent seasons.

ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro had tried for years to get Manning to join the “Monday Night Football” stand since he retired after the 2015 season. Pitaro’s patience paid off l he Manningcast starring Peyton and Eli Manning debuted to rave reviews last year. The 10-game “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” package runs until 2024.

Steve Levy, Brian Griese, and Louis Riddick have done the main run for the past two seasons. Michaels might take another look at ESPN now that he has Aikman.

Michaels was in line to be the play-by-play announcer when the “Monday Night” package moved from ABC to ESPN in 2006. He was traded to NBC after expressing interest in staying with producer John Madden. Fred Gaudelli and director Drew Esocoff. after choosing to go to “Sunday Night Football”.

The MNF stand has seen frequent changes since Mike Tirico left for NBC in 2016. Tirico was the play-by-play voice for 10 seasons (2006-15) and teamed with Jon Gruden for the past seven. Sean McDonough took over from Tirico for 2016 and 2017 and worked with Gruden.

After Gruden left to take over as Raiders coach and McDonough sought to return to college football, ESPN went with the three-way stand of Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten and Booger McFarland in 2018. Witten had struggled as an analyst and decided to return to the playing field in 2019.

Levy, Griese and Riddick could also remain intact as the second “Monday Night” crew. ESPN/ABC will have 23 regular-season games when the league’s new broadcast contract begins.

ABC will also host the 2027 Super Bowl, marking its return to television of the NFL Championship Game for the first time since 2006.

Fox could move Greg Olsen to the top team or he could make a run against former New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton. If Olsen were promoted, he would follow the same path as Aikman – a year in the No. 2 team before moving up. Whoever succeeds Aikman will be an important pick for Fox as he has the 2023 and 2025 Super Bowls. Buck’s contract expires next year.

Tom Brady would be an intriguing prospect for any network, but the recently retired quarterback and seven-time Super Bowl winner hasn’t expressed interest in moving to the stand.

Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay could also be a wild card for Fox or Amazon if he decides to retire.

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Raiders news: Hunter Renfrow can play in Josh McDaniels’ attack. https://raidersshopnfl.com/raiders-news-hunter-renfrow-can-play-in-josh-mcdaniels-attack/ Wed, 09 Feb 2022 23:23:00 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/raiders-news-hunter-renfrow-can-play-in-josh-mcdaniels-attack/ Hunter Renfrow has just completed his breakout season, receiving a Pro-Bowl invite. This season, the sneaky slot receiver has become a running aficionado, putting the corners of his ankles in excruciating pain. The former Clemson Tiger has proven himself to be a strong slot receiver heading into 2021. His intelligence and understanding of zone coverage […]]]>

Hunter Renfrow has just completed his breakout season, receiving a Pro-Bowl invite. This season, the sneaky slot receiver has become a running aficionado, putting the corners of his ankles in excruciating pain.

The former Clemson Tiger has proven himself to be a strong slot receiver heading into 2021. His intelligence and understanding of zone coverage has allowed Jon Gruden to lean on him with prime routes. He succeeded early on, even taking a few home.

He’s become a red-zone threat that the Raiders can isolate in tight spaces. Fans still don’t understand why he didn’t watch the last record against the superbowl-jump Cincinnati Bengals.

Enter Josh McDaniel as the head coach who brings the Erhard-Perkins offensive end of the Patriots system. Bill Belichick has been around this system since the 1970s as a coach in New England and followed Ray Perkins to the Giants with Bill Parcels.

Inside receivers are a big key to making this offense successful. Each route has an answer against a defense, and the best way to win pieces in midfield. That’s why Renfrow can excel for this offense. The play examples below explain why he can go big in this attack.

Turn Renfrow into a major threat

Renfrow’s work with the Raiders was under his first three seasons. He became a comfort player for Derek Carr to check and create yards after the catch. It can be used for larger games and work from the slot in this offense.

A concept they call smoke (two verticals) is a basic element of the Erhardt-Perkins system. The inside receiver will run a post against two high covers and a seam against a single high. The example below is the Patriots vs. the Chiefs from 2017. The Chiefs will be in two before the snap and go to coverage 3 after.

Danny Amendola runs the middle reading lane, and since it’s a single high defense, he knows how to handle the post. He sets it up perfectly, beating one-on-one with the safety for a massive gain of 27.

Another deep concept for slot receivers is a variation of route combinations called Gotti (option route and outside receiver start) as shown below.

With the Patriots using it to set up teams to play the option, they add a nod to the concept called backtracking. As seen below, the Houston Texans show off a two-height look and complete the game stand cover or cover 7 post-snap. Chris Hogan fakes the exit route on the option, which moves the safety in front of him, then backs it up the field. The Houston Texans are caught off guard and lead on a 45-yard touchdown.

Optional routes

The main way Renfrow will get football is with optional routes, and there are plenty of choices in this offense. The only difference between the previous offenses was that none of the Patriots routes penetrated the interior, with a few exceptions. It’s either the outside hitch.

On this design we have a dig with whip option. The Patriots call this combination of routes the curse. A whipped route occurs when an inside receiver simulates an incoming route and then backtracks outside. However, if the cover dictates an opening in front of the slot receiver, it becomes a shallow drag.

In the example above, it is Amendola on the way to the whip option. He reads the defense correctly, seeing the opening left by the linebackers in coverage. He stays perfectly inside and Brady hits him for the easy completion underneath.

The following option route is a weak and strong option of a 2×2 set. The slot receiver may burst or snag while reading the covers.

Amendola is again the target, and the Jacksonville Jaguars are in the cover of the upper two quarters. Amendola reads it based on the version knowing that the exit route will be wide open based on the coverage rules. Brady sees it and hits it for the first down late in the game.

Renfrow is already an ascendant player in this league. He now has the opportunity to transform that consistency with the offense of Josh McDaniels and Erhardt-Perkin. The future is bright for the fifth-round pick, and this offense will help him reach his full potential.

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Raiders news: Key Gus Bradley connection could leave https://raidersshopnfl.com/raiders-news-key-gus-bradley-connection-could-leave/ Mon, 07 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/raiders-news-key-gus-bradley-connection-could-leave/ Let’s face it, Gus Bradley was collateral damage in Las Vegas. He did a good job in his only season as defensive coordinator for the Las Vegas Raiders. He did nothing to deserve to be alone with the team. If the Jon Gruden saga had never happened, Bradley would be gearing up for his second […]]]>

Let’s face it, Gus Bradley was collateral damage in Las Vegas.

He did a good job in his only season as defensive coordinator for the Las Vegas Raiders. He did nothing to deserve to be alone with the team.

If the Jon Gruden saga had never happened, Bradley would be gearing up for his second season in the desert. However, with Josh McDaniels taking over as head coach, it was clear that many coaches would not return and Bradley was caught in the middle of this unfortunate reality and now he is the defensive coordinator of the playoff competition. of the AFC, the Indianapolis Colts.

The defense improved under Bradley and the players responded to him. Yet one of his most underrated aspects of success in Las Vegas was his ability to recruit.

The Raiders had a better year in the free agent market than previous years under Gruden and former general manager Mike Mayock. In my opinion, Bradley deserved a lot of that credit.

The Raiders added seven defensive players who worked under Bradley in Seattle, Jacksonville or with the Chargers. They were defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, linebackers Denzel Perryman and KJ Wright, cornerbacks Casey Hayward and Brandon Facyson, defensive tackle Darius Philon and safety Roderic Teamer. Bradley was the direct reason most of these players came to Las Vegas.

Ngakoue, Perryman and his teammate are under contract for 2022, while Hayward, Facyson, Wright and Philon (who suffered a serious knee injury in Week 18) are all free agents.

It will be interesting to see if the Raiders want the pending free agents or if they want to return without Bradley. I could see Hayward being a target of the new regime or of course and maybe Facyson. Interest in Philo may depend on health.

Either way, Bradley’s impact in Las Vegas was brief, but strong.

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Raiders News: Rich Bisaccia in talks with Green Bay Packers https://raidersshopnfl.com/raiders-news-rich-bisaccia-in-talks-with-green-bay-packers/ Sun, 06 Feb 2022 15:02:00 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/raiders-news-rich-bisaccia-in-talks-with-green-bay-packers/ Rich Bisaccia became just the fourth head coach to lead the Las Vegas Raiders to the playoffs since 2000, joining John Gruden, Bill Callahan and Jack Del Rio at this exclusive club. However, the past few days have seemingly closed the door on Bisaccia returning to the Raiders sideline in any capacity. Speak Las Vegas […]]]>

Rich Bisaccia became just the fourth head coach to lead the Las Vegas Raiders to the playoffs since 2000, joining John Gruden, Bill Callahan and Jack Del Rio at this exclusive club. However, the past few days have seemingly closed the door on Bisaccia returning to the Raiders sideline in any capacity.

Speak Las Vegas Review – Journal’s Vincent Bonsignorenew head coach Josh McDaniels and Las Vegas are also not expected to bring the former special teams coach back to his previous position.

“At this point, it looks like the Bisaccia ship has sailed. Nothing personal from his side or that of Josh McDaniels, but there are bound to be some awkwardness in a setup with Bisaccia back in the fold,” Bonsignore answers a question about Bisaccia’s return since Jaguars signed Doug Pederson . “Things can obviously change. But given everything the Raiders have been through in the past year and some of the emotional bonds that have been created, you wonder how it would fare with Bisaccia returning to a special teams role working under McDaniels.

Last week, Brad Briggs of Chicago Grandstandreported that Bisaccia would be the Bears’ favorite to become their special teams coordinator if he was passed over for a managerial position:

League sources say [Matt] Eberflus [Chicago’s new head coach] hopes to hire Rich Bisaccia, who finished this season as interim coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after the departure of Jon Gruden. Bisaccia was special teams coordinator for the Tampa Bay BuccaneersSan Diego Chargers and Dallas Cowboyswith whom he was part of the same staff as Eberflus.

The former Raiders coach is clearly in high demand as Tom Silversteen of Millawke Journal Sentinel tweeted that the Packers are also interested in him.

The saying is and always will be “once a Raider, always a Raider”, but Rich Bisaccia’s tenure as an active Raider will likely come to an end, seemingly within the next few days. Wherever you land, good luck to your trainer. You will forever be part of the history of this franchise.

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Raiders news: One last time to appreciate Rich Bisaccia https://raidersshopnfl.com/raiders-news-one-last-time-to-appreciate-rich-bisaccia/ Tue, 01 Feb 2022 17:24:00 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/raiders-news-one-last-time-to-appreciate-rich-bisaccia/ As we all focus on what Josh McDaniels and Dave Ziegler will mean and who they will bring to the Las Vegas Raiders, let’s take one last chance to salute former interim coach Rich Bisaccia. I thought it was nice of Raiders owner Mark Davis to mention his appreciation of Bisaccia’s work with the team […]]]>

As we all focus on what Josh McDaniels and Dave Ziegler will mean and who they will bring to the Las Vegas Raiders, let’s take one last chance to salute former interim coach Rich Bisaccia.

I thought it was nice of Raiders owner Mark Davis to mention his appreciation of Bisaccia’s work with the team during McDaniels and Ziegler’s introductory press conference on Monday.

“Despite the fact that we didn’t get where we wanted to get this year, and that’s the superbowl this week I’m so proud and they should be so proud of the work that (Bisaccia and his team) have done,” Davis said. “With all the chaos, and I’ll call it the chaos that’s been going on in the team, not just with the things that were happening off the pitch but also on the pitch, COVID and everything, they really went the Raider way. . I’m really, really grateful to Rich Bisaccia and the rest of the coaching staff…I think there’s a great culture in this organization right now, and that’s what they’ll find. They haven’t seen that yet because they haven’t seen all the players together, but that’s something that Rich has been building over the last six months, it’s a fantastic culture in that building.

Of course, Bisaccia went 7-5 and led the Raiders to the playoffs after replacing Jon Gruden after leaving the franchise in October. Davis said Gruden’s departure had shaken the team to the core and the crazy season had been “chaos”.

It’s now apparent that Bisaccia wasn’t a real fit for the job, but it’s good to see Davis giving him his flowers on the way out, just like his players did. They loved Bisaccia.

As Bisaccia (who is interviewing for the head coach position at Jacksonville) moves on, it’s important to recognize his positive impact on this franchise. He will be remembered for a long time in these regions. So as we all move on, let’s pay a final tribute to a guy who did some pretty heavy lifting before he left this franchise.

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NFL asks Nevada court to dismiss Jon Gruden lawsuit | Thread https://raidersshopnfl.com/nfl-asks-nevada-court-to-dismiss-jon-gruden-lawsuit-thread/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 03:47:34 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/nfl-asks-nevada-court-to-dismiss-jon-gruden-lawsuit-thread/ The NFL has filed a motion asking a Nevada court to dismiss former Raiders coach Jon Gruden’s lawsuit against the league, saying the charges that the NFL leaked Gruden’s offensive old emails are “without basis” and “should be dismissed for failure to declare a single viable cause of action.” The league responded Wednesday to the […]]]>

The NFL has filed a motion asking a Nevada court to dismiss former Raiders coach Jon Gruden’s lawsuit against the league, saying the charges that the NFL leaked Gruden’s offensive old emails are “without basis” and “should be dismissed for failure to declare a single viable cause of action.”

The league responded Wednesday to the lawsuit Gruden filed in Clark County, Nevada, District Court in November. The NFL filed a motion to dismiss the case and also asked the court to stay that motion until it first decides whether the matter should be referred to arbitration.

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When is Jim Harbaugh’s press conference at the Raiders? Pump the brakes a bit – The Athletic https://raidersshopnfl.com/when-is-jim-harbaughs-press-conference-at-the-raiders-pump-the-brakes-a-bit-the-athletic/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 15:11:58 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/when-is-jim-harbaughs-press-conference-at-the-raiders-pump-the-brakes-a-bit-the-athletic/ Rich Bisaccia will speak with Raiders owner Mark Davis on Wednesday afternoon to make the case for dropping the interim tag and remaining as full-time head coach. Of course, according to many, he can be uncomfortable in the bedroom thanks to the big corn and the blue elephant. Jim Harbaugh. Harbaugh has been rumored to […]]]>

Rich Bisaccia will speak with Raiders owner Mark Davis on Wednesday afternoon to make the case for dropping the interim tag and remaining as full-time head coach. Of course, according to many, he can be uncomfortable in the bedroom thanks to the big corn and the blue elephant.

Jim Harbaugh.

Harbaugh has been rumored to be coming to Las Vegas to coach the Raiders for weeks now. After all, the Michigan coach had success coaching in the NFL with the 49ers — where he was 44-19-1 in four seasons with three trips to the NFC Championship Game — and was the quarterbacks coach for the Raiders as recently as… 2003. Once a Raider, always a Raider, Davis likes to say.

The Raiders, obviously, have a coaching opening after Jon Gruden resigned in October. Bisaccia took over and the Raiders went 7-5 with him in charge, including four straight wins to close out the regular season to make the playoffs for the first time since 2016. They were eliminated in a 26-19 loss to the Bengals on Saturday.

Although Bisaccia and the rest of the coaching staff still have a chance to return, they would feel much better about their chances had Davis not fired general manager Mike Mayock on Monday.

So…when’s Harbaugh’s introductory press conference?

There are a few hiccups.

First, the Raiders should interrogate him first. And a bigger one, they should show interest.

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