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Old 01-06-2018, 04:46 PM   #1
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Chucky back in Oakland?

Fox News is reporting that Jon Gruden is signing with the Raiders in a 10 year, $100 million to be signed Tuesday.

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2018/0...r-tuesday.html
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Old 01-06-2018, 09:53 PM   #2
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Yes,he coached TB to a Super Bowl championship but that's a lot of moolah for someone who's been out of coaching for almost a decade.I realize the Raiders had to make a big splash given the Vegas move in a couple of years, but I think Oakland will end up regretting this move.As Mike Florio (more or less) said, "How can you trust an owner to find a good coach when he can't even find a good barber?".
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Yes,he coached TB to a Super Bowl championship but that's a lot of moolah for someone who's been out of coaching for almost a decade.
Could be a plus. His playbook is so old no one remembers how to defend against it.
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Being a Raider fan I want to see Chucky. Not Jon Gruden. I'd like to see that menacing scowl on the sidelines when things aren't going right. I don't wanna see Gruden playing nice with the cameras. This team needs a kick in the ass. Chucky is the man for the job. Jon Gruden ( gone hollywood) isn't.
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Being a Raider fan I want to see Chucky. Not Jon Gruden. I'd like to see that menacing scowl on the sidelines when things aren't going right. I don't wanna see Gruden playing nice with the cameras. This team needs a kick in the ass. Chucky is the man for the job. Jon Gruden ( gone hollywood) isn't.
Very interesting response. Makes perfect sense to me. I've always kind of questioned how good he really is/was. Always hoped he would go to a top flight college program because if he was good he would be a good challenger to Saban. One of the few that could out recruit him based on reputation deserved or undeserved.
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Yes,he coached TB to a Super Bowl championship but that's a lot of moolah for someone who's been out of coaching for almost a decade.I realize the Raiders had to make a big splash given the Vegas move in a couple of years, but I think Oakland will end up regretting this move.As Mike Florio (more or less) said, "How can you trust an owner to find a good coach when he can't even find a good barber?".
I agree. This could be a flop and will be surprised if it isn't.
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Always hoped he would go to a top flight college program because if he was good he would be a good challenger to Saban.
Just stop!!!!! He could not be in the same league. That isn't even a stretch but a fantasy. There is nothing, I mean NOTHING, that can even give any argument for that statement.
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Just stop!!!!! He could not be in the same league. That isn't even a stretch but a fantasy. There is nothing, I mean NOTHING, that can even give any argument for that statement.
Agreed, I still can't figure out how he won at Tampa Bay. Just glad i don't have to listen to his foolishness anymore. I'll stand by my 10 million dollar flop prediction. Nick Saban my ass....... Well, it made me laugh anyway.......
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Agreed, I still can't figure out how he won at Tampa Bay. Just glad i don't have to listen to his foolishness anymore. I'll stand by my 10 million dollar flop prediction. Nick Saban my ass....... Well, it made me laugh anyway.......
It was Dungy's players. It was a ready made situation. And playing the Raiders in the SB, a team he knew extremely well, was also a big help.

I do think he's a better coach than he is as a broadcaster. But 10 years? Why make that long of a commitment? Head coaching money is all guaranteed.
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Team moving to Vegas and the general media-value that 'Chucky' carries with him.

Phil Jackson didn't do jack to help the Knicks, but they made money on the deal. The Knicks put out a bad product, but NY, ESPN, and the league-wide media ran a million Phil Jackson 'Triangle' articles, and the Knicks are the NBA's most valuable franchise.

Similarly, I can't say whether Magic did much (in terms of strategic management moves) for the Lakers, Dodgers, or Sparks.

I wouldn't be surprised either way if Gruden actually coaches and heavily-influences the team, or if he is more of a 'face' with the opportunity for occasional input.
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