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    THE LATEST on the return of Chucky: Merged

    <a href="http://www.profootballweekly.com/2012/12/03/stafford-suffers-from-shotgun-overload">Source</a>

    Jon Gruden has been out of the NFL since his abrupt firing by the Buccaneers in 2008, when inside sources said the players turned against his hard coaching style. Known for his admiration of John Madden, many executives around the league believed Gruden was destined for a prime-time role in the broadcast booth and would seek to spend the rest of his career there, capitalizing on the naming rights involved with the video gaming world that reportedly have generated more than $100 million for Madden. While spending the past three seasons working for ESPN on Monday nights, Gruden also has not stopped spending extensive time grilling and getting to know the next batch of quarterbacks to come through the NFL in his annual "Gruden's QB Camp" series, logic would indicate, in preparation for the next coaching opportunity. The latest scuttlebutt in the league has Gruden, on the brink of turning age 50, in line to rejoin the Raiders' organization in a prominent role. The franchise’s downturn can be traced directly back to his departure a decade ago, he has a relationship with GM Reggie McKenzie from their time together in Green Bay and he has an even better understanding of the infrastructure in Oakland and the Al Davis brand of football than anyone in football. With more autonomy to run the organization how he sees fit, adapting a model that Davis taught him, Gruden is very well-positioned to resurrect a faitering franchise that went 0-for-November and has yet to win a game since owner Mark Davis put everyone on notice and said he was not pleased with the direction of the team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag8a View Post
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    Believe!
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    IS THIS REAL? I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS I'M CLICKING OVER TO PREMIUM, TO SEE IF ANYTHING BEING REPORTED. CAN ANYONE CONFIRM/ADD TO THIS THREAD????
    Maybe my prayers are going to be answered......
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    I think our GM and Mark are finally seeing the light!

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    This sounds like pure speculation, plus I wasn't able to find it on the website either. However, there is nothing wrong with this speculation and Gruden has shown a deeper connection with the Raiders organization than any other. From that stand point everything is possible.

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    I know many are in the camp of giving DA more time - but if Gruden would come back as the HC... I am all for that!

    Wonder what the prominent role could be outside of HC?

    PFW is a decent source, let's hope it is true.

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    Jon Gruden returning?

    Jon Gruden has been out of the NFL since his abrupt firing by the Buccaneers in 2008, when inside sources said the players turned against his hard coaching style. Known for his admiration of John Madden, many executives around the league believed Gruden was destined for a prime-time role in the broadcast booth and would seek to spend the rest of his career there, capitalizing on the naming rights involved with the video gaming world that reportedly have generated more than $100 million for Madden.

    While spending the past three seasons working for ESPN on Monday nights, Gruden also has not stopped spending extensive time grilling and getting to know the next batch of quarterbacks to come through the NFL in his annual "Gruden's QB Camp" series, logic would indicate, in preparation for the next coaching opportunity.

    The latest scuttlebutt in the league has Gruden, on the brink of turning age 50, in line to rejoin the Raiders' organization in a prominent role. The franchise’s downturn can be traced directly back to his departure a decade ago, he has a relationship with GM Reggie McKenzie from their time together in Green Bay and he has an even better understanding of the infrastructure in Oakland and the Al Davis brand of football than anyone in football. With more autonomy to run the organization how he sees fit, adapting a model that Davis taught him, Gruden is very well-positioned to resurrect a faitering franchise that went 0-for-November and has yet to win a game since owner Mark Davis put everyone on notice and said he was not pleased with the direction of the team.

    ProFootballWeekly.com - Stafford suffers from shotgun overload

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    Anyone with confirmation? Additional information? Is this a sick joke? WHATS GOING ON??????!!!!!!!!!!
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    Pro football Weekly: Jon Gruden in line to rejoin the Raiders in a "prominent" role


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    I have neither confirmation or denial from my sources...
    "You can't Appoint, Hire, or Declare Leadership" ~ Sonny Barger

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    This would be utterly shocking if true. Why would he give up his gig to not be a GM or a HC with the Raiders? VERY strange to say the least!!!
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    I wish this didn't get out if true now Gruden will deny it and espn will give him another raise to stay
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    Hmmm...this is interesting.
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    Well I know what I want for xmas now...LOL

    If i was rebuilding a franchise I think it wise to maybe hire someone that has some experience as HC instead of a rookie. It's one thing to hire a rookie HC when you have a structure already in place and an identity, it's a totally different thing when you hire a rookie as HC when you have no structure, no identity and rebuilding a franchise that is in cap trouble and draft trouble. Common sense not so common nowadays.

    If there's any shred of truth to us being able to land gruden then I say full steam ahead!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raider_D View Post
    Jon Gruden has been out of the NFL since his abrupt firing by the Buccaneers in 2008, when inside sources said the players turned against his hard coaching style. Known for his admiration of John Madden, many executives around the league believed Gruden was destined for a prime-time role in the broadcast booth and would seek to spend the rest of his career there, capitalizing on the naming rights involved with the video gaming world that reportedly have generated more than $100 million for Madden.

    While spending the past three seasons working for ESPN on Monday nights, Gruden also has not stopped spending extensive time grilling and getting to know the next batch of quarterbacks to come through the NFL in his annual "Gruden's QB Camp" series, logic would indicate, in preparation for the next coaching opportunity.

    The latest scuttlebutt in the league has Gruden, on the brink of turning age 50, in line to rejoin the Raiders' organization in a prominent role. The franchise’s downturn can be traced directly back to his departure a decade ago, he has a relationship with GM Reggie McKenzie from their time together in Green Bay and he has an even better understanding of the infrastructure in Oakland and the Al Davis brand of football than anyone in football. With more autonomy to run the organization how he sees fit, adapting a model that Davis taught him, Gruden is very well-positioned to resurrect a faitering franchise that went 0-for-November and has yet to win a game since owner Mark Davis put everyone on notice and said he was not pleased with the direction of the team.

    ProFootballWeekly.com - Stafford suffers from shotgun overload
    Yeah, the downfall can be linked to Gruden all right. He made the team the oldest in the NFL with no young guys to replace them!!! How come no one talks about this??

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