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Raiders respond to Gruden rumor

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 at 5:04 pm in Oakland Raiders.

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

    However u guys are right. Once jay glazer reports on it.. then will u believe?

  • manassamauler

    fingers Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    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

    >> winning at this point hurts the Raiders draft position. winning IS losing now. no shame in losing to peyton manning. at least they won’t be getting stomped by kyle orton or jay cutler in primetime again

  • Jackie Bibby

    Post 95 sully just got owned… lol

  • shutdown

    “PAPA also said Al told him Gruden called him wanting to come back before he hired HUE JACKSON”

    and you believe that? that Al wouldn’t lie or stretch the truth?

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Zac Gilbert is Reggie’s Herrerra.

    Zac could have denied the rumor without bringing up DA’s family.

    Obvious attempt at sympathy to distract from Reggie’s horrible first season.

    “Only two people on the planet?”

    WRONG.

    PR nonsense.

    Fire Reggie now.

  • RaidingTexas

    Wow! I knew something juicy would happen while I was away for a couple of hours.

    So, now we can all focus on the rumor that will more likely turn out to be true:

    Hello Los Angeles Raiders. Again.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    score anyone?

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    manassamauler Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    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.
    ==================
    drugs.
    stay off them.
    fans don’t give a ratsass about celebrity coaches, and sure won’t spend an extra dime because of a celebrity coach. In the middle of leading the league in games blacked out?
    Who was the Raiders head coach?
    Jon Gruden.

  • TexRaider

    there r no quick fixs for us, too many prblems. A lot of u had ur self beliving we were a playoff team. Some belived 10 to 14 wins I know we have been losers way too long so we want instant gratdtification, dam the facts. Jon Gruden is the next instant
    gratdifiation some of u have Gruden as our coach already DAM THE FACTS. Also next yr. is not going to be much better, we might win 8 maybe !

  • manassamauler

    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    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?

    >> give the Raider defense some meth before the game.

  • lefty12

    LMAO-90% of those commenting here about going to the games and supporting the team don’t live in the area and don’t go to games.MORONS.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    would papa lie about gruden saying he wanted to come back at rickys? would he.. when will u believe 10 percent of this ?

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Jackie Bibby Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Post 95 sully just got owned… lol
    ==============================
    Just torched his dopey reply.
    Maybe you can help him, Jerkoff Bich?

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    if u are listening to 95.7 the game u are near the stadium.

    Btw raiders are a world wide team in case u didnt know. So when a game is half empty that means all the “real” raider fans are there?

  • manassamauler

    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.
    ==================
    drugs.
    stay off them.
    fans don’t give a ratsass about celebrity coaches, and sure won’t spend an extra dime because of a celebrity coach. In the middle of leading the league in games blacked out?
    Who was the Raiders head coach?
    Jon Gruden.

    >> listen up Sandusky, do you REALLY think that bringing Gruden in here wouldn’t cause a Big spike in ticket sales, merchandise sales, fan enthusiasm and make the prospects of a new stadium more plausible? do you have an ounce of business sense in that DOME of your Sandusky?

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    would papa lie about gruden saying he wanted to come back at rickys? would he.. when will u believe 10 percent of this ?
    ==========================
    You DO realize Gruden himself, after lighting the torch, was on camera saying “sorry fans, not going to happen”?
    You know that, right?
    Oh, you don’t?
    Well, then, don’t you feel stupid?

  • manassamauler

    I always drown Sandusky44 with common sense and he feels so dirty afterwords.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Gruden was not saying that. the video is on youtube. he was baskin in the limelight. No need to start name callin sully. be respectful.

    i may be a rogue mod on this site

  • Al_is_theraiders

    oh well….”we svck again!”

  • fingers

    Manassamauler…. I don’t roll like that…. Losing is never winning in my book… It’s weak…. You do and think as you please ….. I’m hoping for a win tomorrow night no matter if the line has the Donks up by 10…. Not my style to give up

  • bornaraider

    Of course its only a rumor…It’s unbelievable how no one can turn this franchise around. To think that the Colts are so much better than us after a so called rebuilding stage and we’re on our 11th year…it’s unbelievable. I’m not spending another f…n dime until they (Raiders) figure things out.

  • manassamauler

    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    would papa lie about gruden saying he wanted to come back at rickys? would he.. when will u believe 10 percent of this ?
    ==========================
    You DO realize Gruden himself, after lighting the torch, was on camera saying “sorry fans, not going to happen”?
    You know that, right?
    Oh, you don’t?
    Well, then, don’t you feel stupid?

    >. oh i guess we expected Gruden to SAY ” hell yeah i’m coming back FUK dennis allen”. do you have any brain cells left sandusky? no more paint cans for you

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    manassamauler Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    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.
    ==================
    drugs.
    stay off them.
    fans don’t give a ratsass about celebrity coaches, and sure won’t spend an extra dime because of a celebrity coach. In the middle of leading the league in games blacked out?
    Who was the Raiders head coach?
    Jon Gruden.

    >> listen up Sandusky, do you REALLY think that bringing Gruden in here wouldn’t cause a Big spike in ticket sales, merchandise sales, fan enthusiasm and make the prospects of a new stadium more plausible? do you have an ounce of business sense in that DOME of your Sandusky?
    =====================
    Let me explain business to your ignorant ass.
    Fans pay hundreds per game to see their team win.
    Not because of a coach on the sideline, you dumbass.
    And merchandise sales?
    You can’t be this stupid?
    then again, maybe you can.
    Merchandise sales are handled by THE NFL. MONIES ARE DIVIDED UP EQUALLY BETWEEN THE 32 TEAMS, you dope.
    Oh, and yeah, lol, nothing makes a whole county pony up 1.2 BILLION DOLLARS FOR A NEW STADIUM LIKE A NEW COACH.

    Yeah, sure, voters can’t wait to vote yes, because of a coach? Clown

  • J Hill

    Joined the name calling crowd, Lefty????

    SMH

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Sully that is a warning you already recieved.

    Like i said I may be a rogue mod.. and you are treading lightly on being banned.

    Dont be disrespectful

  • Just Win Baby

    Some blog morons here will continue to debate this for the rest of the season. They should ask Hue Jackson what he thinks about it.

  • manassamauler

    fingers Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Manassamauler…. I don’t roll like that…. Losing is never winning in my book… It’s weak…. You do and think as you please ….. I’m hoping for a win tomorrow night no matter if the line has the Donks up by 10…. Not my style to give up

    > I understand man. just go look at some of the DT/DE prospects out there and you’ll WHY a top 5 pick is needed, could at least trade down and stack on the OLINE if anything

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    manassamauler Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    would papa lie about gruden saying he wanted to come back at rickys? would he.. when will u believe 10 percent of this ?
    ==========================
    You DO realize Gruden himself, after lighting the torch, was on camera saying “sorry fans, not going to happen”?
    You know that, right?
    Oh, you don’t?
    Well, then, don’t you feel stupid?

    >. oh i guess we expected Gruden to SAY ” hell yeah i’m coming back FUK dennis allen”. do you have any brain cells left sandusky? no more paint cans for you
    ===============================
    Let’s make a bet, Massamauler.
    If Gruden’s not here next year, at the bottom of everyone of your posts, you will post “I’m as dumb as a rock.”
    If Gruden is here, I’ll post the same.
    Now tuck tail, you sissyass punk, because you are now toast.

  • Dakota

    Bill Cowher is in negotiations to become the next head coach of the los angeles raiders.

  • DJ Johnny

    This response from Zak Gilbert smacks of the way John Herrera might respond to one of the “evil” media members who dare make an unfavorable analysis of something the organization has or hasn’t done.

    Gilbert’s response…the way he worded it? Well…it seemed he could of been a little more professional in his response and still got the message across.

  • Jackie Bibby

    Lefty you are the big bully in the yard who calls the smart nerdy kid a retard when your report card consist of all F’s each quarter… Pleas dont call anyone a moron, ive read your post and you are the real moron fyi.

  • lefty12

    I apologize.Voicing opinions is fine.Dumping on someone whose father just died is something I can’t and won’t accept.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Sully that is a warning you already recieved.

    Like i said I may be a rogue mod.. and you are treading lightly on being banned.

    Dont be disrespectful
    =============================
    Oh, I’m sorry.
    When I said kiss my ass, you pathetic bich, I should have said kiss my ass, you pathetic whiney ass bich.

    There, that better?

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    I challenge Massa, and he disappears?

    coward

  • RaidingTexas

    Bornaraider Says:

    To think that the Colts are so much better than us after a so called rebuilding stage and we’re on our 11th year

    ——————————————

    The difference is that the Colts have a well-built organization, top to bottom. Those tend to hit speed bumps then continue on as normal.

  • lefty12

    131-whoever you are and you are someone else,I don’t care what you say as long as you don’t have the guts to comment under your original name.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Gruden was not saying that. the video is on youtube. he was baskin in the limelight. No need to start name callin sully. be respectful.

    i may be a rogue mod on this site
    =======================================
    You also might be a purse swinging skank.

    My money is on the latter of the two.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    I apologize.Voicing opinions is fine.Dumping on someone whose father just died is something I can’t and won’t accept.

    —————————–

    I agree but u have some misguided anger. Be mad at Mark, be mad at Hub Arkush, be mad any Ric bucher and 95.7 the game

    Dont be mad at fans that just want there team to better. Fans are gonna be fans. But mark also ready voiced his displeasures.

  • Kirk

    Bring Gruden back.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    =======================================
    You also might be a purse swinging skank.

    My money is on the latter of the two.

    ———————————–

    That is to bad you have so much anger.

  • shutdown

    I’d like some hard evidence about Jon Gruden’s coaching history that makes those of you so girlishly happy that the Raiders are going after him believe he could have taken this particular team with all the injuries and done anything with them that pleased you.

    He improved a Raider team, once; however, that team had some PLAYERS. It could be argued that team should have gone even further than it did. He took another man’s team to the Super Bowl and didn’t screw it up, but won the big prize with it.

    However, there’s nothing in his past that says this is a coach that can take players with little talent and turn the team on which they play into a team you’d pay to see much less one that would be a contender.

    There are indeed horses for courses. Parcells was one such guy, but even Parcells’ comebacks had failures. And Jimmy Johnson? And Gibbs?

    I can see Gruden being a decent coach with a contender and that’s about it.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    manassamauler Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    I always drown Sandusky44 with common sense and he feels so dirty afterwords.
    ========================
    Sad what you consider common sense.
    Especially considering I just made your comment look to be made by either an illiterate, or a retard.

    Oh wait, I sent you into hiding already, didn’t I?

  • J Hill

    Dennis Allen’s job status was being discussed BEFORE Sunday’s game.

    Some of us have been talking about bringing Chucky back for YEARS. Have been talking about it THIS year since he came and lit the torch.

    I don’t see how you can be surprised or offended that fans are excited about the return of Chucky.

  • lefty12

    Raiding,the Colts have a whole new organization-new GM,new HC,new assistants.The thing is they lucked out and got the next great QB.He alone will keep that team competitive for the next 10 years barring injury.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    =======================================
    You also might be a purse swinging skank.

    My money is on the latter of the two.

    ———————————–

    That is to bad you have so much anger.
    ======================================
    As compared to you having so many matching culotts?

    STFU boy. You come in swinging I stick, I send you out swinging your purse.

  • manassamauler

    Let me explain business to your ignorant ass.
    Fans pay hundreds per game to see their team win.
    Not because of a coach on the sideline, you dumbass.
    And merchandise sales?
    You can’t be this stupid?
    then again, maybe you can.
    Merchandise sales are handled by THE NFL. MONIES ARE DIVIDED UP EQUALLY BETWEEN THE 32 TEAMS, you dope.
    Oh, and yeah, lol, nothing makes a whole county pony up 1.2 BILLION DOLLARS FOR A NEW STADIUM LIKE A NEW COACH.

    Yeah, sure, voters can’t wait to vote yes, because of a coach? Clown

    >> so what you’re attempting to say is that having a no name losing rookie HC is better for business than having a proven big name coach who has a history with the team. This is about a stadium and $$$. the coach on the sideline controls the players who fans pay to see. and even if merchandise profit is welfared out to all 32 teams equally having Gruden would STILL make the Raiders and the NFL more $$$ period. Gruden sells and is a proven HC football is a business at this level, this isn’t high school ball. your posts are embarrassing for all of us raider fans, you should find another blog to troll.

  • RaidingTexas

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:11 pm
    if u are listening to 95.7 the game u are near the stadium.

    ————————————

    Not true, man. I listen to the live stream online from Texas.

  • manassamauler

    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    manassamauler Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    I always drown Sandusky44 with common sense and he feels so dirty afterwords.
    ========================
    Sad what you consider common sense.
    Especially considering I just made your comment look to be made by either an illiterate, or a retard.

    Oh wait, I sent you into hiding already, didn’t I?

    >> i live in Sacramento Sandusky

  • Jackie Bibby

    And lefty12 isw your original name?

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    No one is surprised or offended if chucky came back.

    Those of us who don’t have our heads up our ass are surprised how easily manipulated some of you are by reports from less than scrupulous writers.
    It’s almost as if whatever they say, some of you are ready to run and celebrate.

    Reporters make their living off of posting comments on the edge, and are proud of it. don’t care if it’s right or wrong, just if it gets a rise out of some.
    See stupid fans.