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Raiders respond to Gruden rumor

An e-mail from Raiders director media relations Zak Gilbert on the “rumor” that Jon Gruden could be rejoining the Raiders . . .

Members of the media: There are two people on this planet that have the ability to make talks happen between Jon Gruden and the Raiders, with regard to him allegedly taking over the football operations, and/or the position of head coach. Each of those individuals, owner Mark Davis and general manager Reggie McKenzie, wanted me to communicate that this rumor has no validity whatsoever. And for the record, I’m personally disgusted that Hub Arkush would spread such an untruth on the day our head coach, Dennis Allen, had to determine with his mom, his brother and sister, whether to take his dad off life support or wait and hope that he would regain consciousness. Dennis didn’t have an opportunity to say goodbye to his dad, but he did have an opportunity to take a phone call regarding Hub’s story.

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  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    95.7 the game still standing by what has been happening with GRUDEN/RAIDERS.. they are talking about it right now. They are talking about when Gruden lit the torch he was being treated like a ROCKSTAR.

    Bucher said it a matter of when he is coming back to coaching

    HUB ARKUSH is on at 5 45 pm.

  • JLofty

    Manning spending rest of season watching TV sideways…

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  • manassamauler

    NOLA Raider Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Has a Raider put a good hit on any opposing team member this year besides TK after the whistle? What do we have to do to see someone on our D hit a guy on the other team so hard that his mamma gets a bruise? Forget DA. We need Chuck Norris for HC. No more blown hammies, just roundhouse kicks to the grill.

    >> Tommy kelly had some rasberry filled donuts resting on the bench and after the opposing RB was pushed out of bounds after a 40 yard run he knocked TKs donuts over. Tommy kelly laid that dude out for a 2 yard loss on the next play. Thats what it takes

  • JLofty

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit, you do understand that is called “Talk Radio.” Right?

    That’s all they do is talk. Talk about $#it, make up $#it to talk about if there isn’t enough $#it to keep ears on the radio. That’s what they do. Anything to pay the bills..

  • The Big Banana

    CDERaider Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 5:30 pm
    I’m out of town otherwise would be doing it myself, but I want to hear the ‘CHUCKY, CHUCKY, CHUCKY!!’ chant on TV. Rich Eisen called 95.7 the game today to ask about the Gruden rumor I assume he’ll comment about it – and if the fans are chanting, it would def be addressed by the commentators. Even if Gruden’s not coming back, anybody but DA – he sucks.

    —–

    And this is partly why they didn’t want it leaked. Big time distraction for the rest of the year, lame duck coach, players out of control, etc.

  • fingers

    For once this year I’d like to see the Dline get to a Qb…

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Talk radio or not.. doesnt mean its not true.

    at this point its 50 50 right and wrong. Either way Mark Davis isnt happy with DA right now.

    Townsend said there has been ppl in that org that has said MARK is highly skeptical of DA right now and he is done buying what he is selling.

    Mark is trying to get a new STADIUM.. with GRUDEN it could happen

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    TV deals, the stadium.. the seats filled, national media.., national attention.

    Mark wants that PERIOD. He knows he can get that with GRUDEN whom he respects

    DA is not filling any seats, mark is not getting any new investors with DA

  • Purvisman/Intrepid// Full Disclosure

    I went to every game in LA and just like
    Norco that gave me insider privilage. Even had Al and Amy and Mark and LoCasalle over to the house just like Norco does these days. Yep, Ya gotta go to the games to get that kinda insider status. Ain’t that right, Bob?

  • manassamauler

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Talk radio or not.. doesnt mean its not true.

    at this point its 50 50 right and wrong. Either way Mark Davis isnt happy with DA right now.

    Townsend said there has been ppl in that org that has said MARK is highly skeptical of DA right now and he is done buying what he is selling.

    Mark is trying to get a new STADIUM.. with GRUDEN it could happen

    >> exactly, Gruden would make that happen. this is about business survival. somebodies feelings will get hurt. no point in having coaching “continuity” if you can’t keep your team or have a stadium worth playing in.

  • NOLA Raider

    How bad is it when traffic stands a better chance of stopping the donks than the Raider D.

  • Raiderbuck

    Just thinking about that game tomorrow night has got me hot under the collar!

    Anyone that knows me knows I don’t get bent out of shape too much, holy crap I’m pissed!

    No chance! No Chance to look like a team let alone winning the damn game!

    Now I have to go for a while, been a long time since I hit the bag. Looks like tonight is a good time to start!

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    dont get it twisted its a business. Like townend said there is no local money going into Oakland stadium.. its gonna take them till 2030 to pay off Mt davis.

    Its not just a game it alot of everything as a whole. btw HUB ARKUSH is up next and they are not backing down from this little raider email

  • Jackie Bibby

    Im convinced chuckie will be our coach next season reading between the lines of marks statements, the state of the team, the need to sell tickets … its a no brainer I really believe gruden will be our coach next season.

  • NOLA Raider

    @63.

    I’m with you. I’m going to the rifle range rather than watch the game tomorrow. I cannot stand to see a donk with a smile on his face. For fux sake, will someone hit somebody?

  • JLofty

    I get it, Gruden would definately help Davis with the stadium issue, the increased season ticket sales would off-set the large salary, trust me, I have a business degree, I understand.
    But just because some radio blabber mouth says it doesn’t make it so. Those guys are paid to TALK, to get people to listen. Not be correct about ANYTHING.
    Talk radio has NOTHING to do with journalism. Nothing.

  • JLofty

    Raiders play lights out tomorrow. Donkeys get stomped….

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    thats not what the issue is. The issue is Mark is not happy. The presser after the saints game, him talking to DA on the way home asking to show more energy.

    Mark has already bought almost 10,000 tickets to tommorows game. Thats not how u make money.

    DA back next year gonna be alot more blackouts

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    LOl

    sport talk host just parroted what i and a few other keep saying

    ITS ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS!!!!

    Loyalty, friendship, caring about fans is all silly romanticism sold to the fan base like Mac’devils happy meals

    How can you not know this?

  • CDERaider

    Even if its not true – it puts DA on notice – honestly with his total lack of emotion, I’m not so sure he even cares at this point, he has been so robotic and non-inspiring he probably figures he’ll get paid regardless and this was just another stepping stone for him, he looks like college HC material anyway – frikin Reggie gave him a 4 year deal unbelievably! The local fans and the media have began to turn against him and he’s done nothing to prove it unfounded with his attitude or the teams play. As for Reggie, I’ll give him a mulligan on DA as it was like his 5th choice but not again, we need a proven winner. If its not Gruden, call Brian Billick and offer him the gig as soon as the season is over – he’s got a ring and a winning resume and players and coordinators *will* respect him. I’d even take Hue back but that won’t happen – he was fired by Davis, not Hue and everyone knows that.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Raiders gonna be even more pissed. Hub arksuh is on now

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Just said that Mark involves his mom Carol in high level desicions too wow

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Da has been on notice since davis aired him out in the locker room then in the presser.

    that should have told anyone with half a brain that allen needed big wins following instead he flopped.

    he is toast

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Said Mark wants someone RESPECTED as a HC/ FRONT OFFICE to lead this organization.

    Says GRUDEN is coming back to the NFL

    Says its in the Early stages

    Says REggie Mckenzie will stick around

    Says Mark Davis will get a Highly RESPECT COACH is not if but when to lead this team

    SAYS MARK and Carol are intersted Gruden

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Says there may be a NEW POSISTION they make for a GRUDEN TYPE

    ARKUSH has met Mark and his mom

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    FIREREGGIENOW!

  • Plunketthead

    http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/bowl/group/14891

    Sign up for the bowl pick em contest
    password = aldavis

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    RIC BUCHER is on 95.7 the game right now saying he is standing by the story.

    TOWNSEND to confirms that this basically means its true once they start denying it. Said they denied stories last year about firings like ROD WOODSON.

    BUCHER said his source said there has been conversations between the two. btw ARKSUSH will be on the game at 545 too talk about whats been happening.

    There is no questioning this rumor has truth to it. Either way DA probaly wont last two years
    ============================
    Silly sorry child.

    A rumor can’t have truth to it, diminished moron. If it’s true, it’s not a rumor. Get it?
    That doesn’t excuse your wishywashy hanging on the sac of anyone looking for attention.

  • fingers

    You guys should let it go till the season ends…. Your getting all worked up over something you have no control what so ever ….

  • DJ Johnny

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 5:06 pm
    # DJ Johnny Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    As far as Mark being “just like Al” there are some huge differences in this. Mark may just want who he feels are the “right guys” to run the team, whereas Al took an active game day role. Mark won’t do that.

    Also, this would be the first time Raiders actually brought in a big name coach AFTER they became a big name. Al never did that.

    Mark will stay out of game planning but he is not gonna just sit idly by and watch this team lose w/o a fight.

    To me, that’s good news.

    He wants us to have a team we can be proud of and imo he will pull out all the stops.
    ============

    more silly sappy romantic crap.

    guys whats with the holly jolly jingle bell bullshid?!?!/

    Mark davis doesnt care about this blog or what or whom we are proud of. he doesnt care what we despise either.

    mark cares about stone cold dollars and cents like any man running a major for profit business.

    wow, you cats are in dream land just like you were when palmer signed.

    lol…hate to pizz on your pillow

    Lol. Silly romantic crap? This coming from a guy who uses terms like “breathtaking” and “wave of the future” in describing quarterbacks is now complaining about adjectives?

    I am not referring to people on this blog in particular but the fanbase in general.I was pointing out that Mark cares about the fanbase and he does want to create a product that we can be proud of. That’s a fact. You think he wants a product that the fanbase will be embarrassed of…and not support?

    Who’s in dreamland?

    As far as “romantic” terminology nobody has done that more than you in your description of the quarterbacks you espouse and i’ll give you credit that your flowery descriptions are normally well done.

    What is your problem anyway? Why does it bother you so much to suggest the owner cares about providing a decent product? Even if it ultimately IS all about the money, my point is acccurate in that he does care about having the fans support.

    You having a bad day or something?

  • CVRaider

    Ever notice Gruden says he will only come back for the right job? What other job could he be talking about? His only crutch in Oakland was Al, Al is gone now (sadly). He was back in oakpand a few weeks ago and talked about.how he loved.the Raider fans. I
    Regarding Mark, he had pride.and wants to prove his father he can take this team to a championship. I feel bad.for DA,.but DA isnt getting it.done. All the pieces fit together. And of course the Raiders deny it, who in their right mind would confirm it. Come back home Gruden!

  • Al_is_theraiders

    reggie/DA bootlickers…by how much will the raiders beat the donks tomorrow?

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Da has been on notice since davis aired him out in the locker room then in the presser.

    that should have told anyone with half a brain that allen needed big wins following instead he flopped.

    he is toast
    ————
    Sometimes you should stfu, instead of setting yourself up.
    DA is going nowhere. He’s under contract, and firing someone in their first year because they took over a team his father decimated would make the Raiders look even more pathetic than they do now.

    Of course Mark talked to the coach on a plane ride.
    6 hours in a “room” with your head coach, and you’re surprised he talked to him? Or expressed disappointment with the way things are going?

    Get a bigger pair of panties, Mary.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid// Full Disclosure

    Dave Brubeck died. Take five, everybody.

  • manassamauler

    fingers Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    You guys should let it go till the season ends…. Your getting all worked up over something you have no control what so ever ….

    >. season really ended 4 games ago. its the offseason now

  • Jackie Bibby

    Keep em rollin raidersallday

  • lefty12

    Raidersallday-you are a scumbag.

  • ottocrat

    It’s so sad that it had to be spelled-out to some of you rubes.

  • fingers

    Take 5 …. Great jazz tune….RIP Dave

  • Jackie Bibby

    Post 86 great point… i say our season was over after that first bronco a$$ whipping.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    i wanna know by how much the raiders will beat the donks?

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    DJ Johnny Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 5:06 pm
    # DJ Johnny Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    As far as Mark being “just like Al” there are some huge differences in this. Mark may just want who he feels are the “right guys” to run the team, whereas Al took an active game day role. Mark won’t do that.

    Also, this would be the first time Raiders actually brought in a big name coach AFTER they became a big name. Al never did that.

    Mark will stay out of game planning but he is not gonna just sit idly by and watch this team lose w/o a fight.

    To me, that’s good news.

    He wants us to have a team we can be proud of and imo he will pull out all the stops.
    ============

    more silly sappy romantic crap.

    guys whats with the holly jolly jingle bell bullshid?!?!/

    Mark davis doesnt care about this blog or what or whom we are proud of. he doesnt care what we despise either.

    mark cares about stone cold dollars and cents like any man running a major for profit business.

    wow, you cats are in dream land just like you were when palmer signed.

    lol…hate to pizz on your pillow

    Lol. Silly romantic crap? This coming from a guy who uses terms like “breathtaking” and “wave of the future” in describing quarterbacks is now complaining about adjectives?

    I am not referring to people on this blog in particular but the fanbase in general.I was pointing out that Mark cares about the fanbase and he does want to create a product that we can be proud of. That’s a fact. You think he wants a product that the fanbase will be embarrassed of…and not support?

    Who’s in dreamland?

    As far as “romantic” terminology nobody has done that more than you in your description of the quarterbacks you espouse and i’ll give you credit that your flowery descriptions are normally well done.

    What is your problem anyway? Why does it bother you so much to suggest the owner cares about providing a decent product? Even if it ultimately IS all about the money, my point is acccurate in that he does care about having the fans support.

    You having a bad day or something?
    ===========================
    Of course he’s having a bad day.
    According to him, he’s a blackman in a whiteman’s world.
    He’s the doormat. We’re the boot.

    At least that’s the way he comes across.

  • lefty12

    Lefty12 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:01 pm
    Raidersallday-you are a scumbag.
    =======================
    BTW,don’t feel bad,as this blog proves,you aren’t alone.

  • manassamauler

    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Da has been on notice since davis aired him out in the locker room then in the presser.

    that should have told anyone with half a brain that allen needed big wins following instead he flopped.

    he is toast
    ————
    Sometimes you should stfu, instead of setting yourself up.
    DA is going nowhere. He’s under contract, and firing someone in their first year because they took over a team his father decimated would make the Raiders look even more pathetic than they do now.

    Of course Mark talked to the coach on a plane ride.
    6 hours in a “room” with your head coach, and you’re surprised he talked to him? Or expressed disappointment with the way things are going?

    Get a bigger pair of panties, Mary.

    > well let me explain the BIG picture to you. football is a BUSINESS first a game second. you need a nice stadium to have people sit in and watch your team play. you need people to buy useless crap with your teams logo on it, you need television deals BLAH BLAH BLAH. right now the raiders SUCK, play in a run down stadium and have a HC that isn’t inspiring anybody to part with their money. get a celebrity coach with a HISTORY here and people will start buying raider thongs and shot glasses and all of a sudden getting new stadium might seem plausible. but of course mark davis is only worried about looking bad for firing a 1st year head coach.

  • mcthompso

    Fingers Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:02 pm
    Take 5 …. Great jazz tune….RIP Dave

    __________________________________________

    Doesnt get any better than the years of the Dave Brubeck Quartet that featured Paul Desmond. Some of the best Jazz ever made. Dang.

  • fingers

    As long as theirs one a Raider on that team that plays hard and acts like a Raider I’m backing them….. You do what you want…. If the seasons over for you then that’s the way it’s is…. I’m watching the a raiders pay tomorrow night and I hope they win no matter what the odds say

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    JLofty Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Raiders play lights out tomorrow. Donkeys get stomped….
    ====================
    Add an LOL so we know you haven’t run into a tree or something, and gone loopy on us.

    Hmm. LoopyLofty?

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Im just telling you whats it being reported.

    I had a wierd vibe ever since some of these outsiders took over. Greg Knapp i mean really ? cmon lane kiffin already tried that.

    Its like I dont even know who these guys are anymore. No direction on offense or defense. No idenity

  • fingers

    Mcthompso… Right on man…. Brubeck will be missed …. Like losing Miles Davis