Even though Gruden has been hesitate in the past to return to coaching, he will have enough power within the organization that he can reshape the entire front office and coaching staff, though some holdovers still remain from his first time coaching the team.
The Raiders do now have a coach who received a contract extension last season. The Raiders are being cautious about the timing of hiring Gruden, as they have to satisfy the Rooney Rule and make it seem like they interviewed other candidates in the wake of Jack Del Rio's firing.
Another consideration for Gruden is that he is scheduled to continue with his broadcasting gig with ESPN through the playoffs, and he wants to honor that commitment.
"Came to work with a smile every day, and definitely enjoyed playing for him, but it just sucks because he's the coach". Gannon is now a TV analyst for CBS and was in the booth for the Raiders' finale against the Chargers on Sunday. He went on to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a Super Bowl championship in 2002, beating the Raiders in the title game. When they win, sometimes you get the feeling that they can beat anybody.
"He felt he needed a change, and I told him how much I appreciated the opportunity he gave me".
According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, however, there is only really a 50-50 chance of Del Rio being released at the end of the season.
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New Year's Eve wind chill in Detroit forecast below zero
Thursday and through the weekend, high pressure in the upper-levels will take over and a warming trend will take over. Boston hovers around 5 degrees at midnight and not that far off the record low of -3 the morning of New Years Day .
Packers end season with loss
The Lions concluded their season with a record of 9-7 while the Packers wrapped up their campaign with a 7-9 mark. Watch the top plays from the Week 17 matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions .
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Elflein was held out of practice all week and, if the Vikings lock up a first-round bye, could have three weeks between games. Veteran Joe Berger will move from right guard to take Elflein's place, making his first start of the season at center.