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ALAMEDA, CA - JANUARY 09: Oakland Raiders new head coach Jon Gruden (L) and Raiders owner Mark Davis pose for a photograph during a news conference at Oakland Raiders headquarters on January 9, 2018 in Alameda, California.

The Raiders were 5-3 against the Chiefs during Gruden's initial four-year run in Oakland, including three straight victories at Arrowhead Stadium.

Raiders owner Mark Davis called Gruden's introduction as the new Raiders head coach a "big f--g deal".

"I'm thrilled to be back here". I am not a real deep, philosophical person. This is something I feel deeply, strongly about and I'm going to do everything I can to hire a great coaching staff and put the Raiders back on track. I also feel a lot of loyalty and I feel a lot of responsibility to get the Raiders going again. It's been a while since we've consistently performed at a high level ...

"I felt pretty confident that he was all-in", Davis said.

Jon Gruden's first stint as Raiders coach ends with controversial loss to Patriots in 2002 playoff game.

"I love the AFC West", Gruden said.

Davis told a group of reporters after the press conference that he essentially got Gruden to agree to coach the team as early as Christmas Eve, after having reached out in October/November. Showed him pacing on the Raiders sideline, giving speeches in the Raiders locker room, yelling at Raiders players, scowling at the camera, eyes bugging out of his head.

Jack Del Rio is a fine coach, and he did a great job reworking an Oakland defense that struggled mightily before his arrival.

While the two hadn't yet spoken as of Tuesday, Gruden, who coached the Raiders before from 1998-2001, said he believes he and Lynch have something in common. "I want to finish my coaching career as an Oakland Raider, and I can't wait to get started".

"I'd just like to thank Mark Davis and Mrs. Davis for this opportunity", Gruden said, referencing Mark's mother, Carole, the widow of Raiders icon Al Davis.

Jon Gruden is back. Prior to this, Gruden's sons were younger and he wanted to spend time with his family. He could do it a third time if Gruden desired so.

If you're going to pay someone $100 million over 10 years, they get a hype video.

In response to the question, Lockhart said he didn't know the answer to the question off the top of his head, and that he'd get back to me. So, I'm not sure why he's considered some quarterback genius.

Among the media were a few reporters from Las Vegas who've been embedded with the Raiders the past year, since their move was approved by National Football League owners last March.

He also confirmed former Cincinnati Bengals defensive assistant Paul Guenther, former Los Angeles Rams quarterbacks coach Greg Olson and former Dallas Cowboys special teams coach Rich Bisaccia will join him as coordinators.

Gruden - who has been nicknamed Chucky due to a resemblance to the main character in the "Child's Play" horror movie series - had been a television analyst with ESPN since 2009 before returning to the Raiders.

The second exhibit of Gruden's offensive coaching ability came with Brad Johnson.

"Either you buy in or you're not going to be a part of it", said Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, who played one year for Gruden. I just want to give him everything he needs to be successful.


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