The Oakland Raiders will be looking for a new head coach this offseason, but it will not be Jon Gruden, who put the rumors that he may return to rest.
The Oakland Raiders finally had enough of their continuing failure to make the postseason since the 2002 season, when they represented the AFC in the Super Bowl.
The Raiders have started 0-4 and showed little to no fight in their games, so they fired head coach Dennis Allen and replaced him with Tony Sparano, who will serve as the interim head coach.
This firing led fans to believe that ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden, who used to coach the Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will return to Oakland.
However, Gruden squashed these rumors in a statement. “I’d like to thank those anonymous bloggers, I appreciate it. I’m just trying to hang onto my job to be honest with you guys. It’s four weeks into the season; some of these teams haven’t even played three games yet, so I’m not even thinking about coaching,” the former NFL coach said to ESPN Radio.
The Raiders will look to become a more respectable team with Sparano at the helm, but Sparano has been notable for failing to make an impact as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins and as the offensive coordinator of the New York Jets.