Jon Gruden's Hiring Could be Good News for NDSU Draft Hopefuls

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But Ditka suggested it won't be easy for Gruden, who will be officially introduced as the Raiders coach Tuesday after a nine-year absence from the sidelines. I never thought I'd be back.

Charles Woodson, Tim Brown, Jerry Rice, Mike Haynes, Howie Long, Jim Otto, James Lofton and Rich Gannon are among the Raiders alumnus in attendance for Jon Gruden's introductory Press Conference.

An interesting twist to Gruden's contract is that of all National Football League teams, the Raiders ownership group has among the least cash on hand. He mentioned the infamous "tuck rule" playoff game against New England back in 2002, which proved to be the coach's last in Silver and Black. During his first stint with the Raiders from '98-'01, Gruden "became a popular figure for his fiery personality and facial contortions". "I think that's a reason why you might not have the same season you had a year ago". "I really haven't. I'm not a real deep philosophical person". I only live one time. The defense hadn't started clicking at that point in time, so I just wanted to know if he had some input for me.

"The system we're going to put in place is going to demand a lot from him, and I think that's what's going to unlock the greatness in him". THE MMQB's Peter King writes the total value of Gruden's deal seems a "little bit out of whack with even the NFL's warped reality". Everywhere I went as a Monday Night Football analyst, the Raider Nation would come out. Not only did the organization feel a loss but the players did to. I wasn't able to win a championship here as a player.

"I believe that I would've sat down with Jack and we would've figured out coordinators and assistant coaches and things like that, and tried to figure out how to reinvigorate the franchise through Jack, yeah, absolutely", Davis said. He then turned to Davis and said, "I want to thank you for this opportunity, from the bottom of my heart". He's just that type of coach, very inspirational.

"My frequent flyer miles (soared), because I had to fly from San Francisco to Dallas to Tampa", said Davis, with a laugh.

Who do you want to see in the booth next season? And it was only a matter of minutes before Gruden brought up that snowy day in Foxboro. Okay, when was the last time Gruden developed a young quarterback? Probably something that no other coach has done, will come by the hands of Jon Gruden. With how rapidly his coordinator hires transpired, it's clear that Gruden has many ties to the NFL.

It is true that Gruden will not finish his career as an *Oakland* Raider, given that the team will spend only the next two seasons in the East Bay.

Like most things sports-related, you can bet on it. Without a doubt this journey won't be easy but Gruden's up for the challenge.

"I have a lot to prove". We have to improve the way we meet. I get excited when we make a play, when we make a first down. Expect a joint effort on decisions to add assets via free agency and the draft wherever necessary.

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