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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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  • 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?
    \
    >> and you don’t need the coma after illiterate since you used OR.

  • RaidingTexas

    Lefty12 Says:

    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.

    ————————————-

    The actors may have changed. But it’s still the same long successful show.

    Yes, they “Lucked” into another franchise QB.

  • manassamauler

    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    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.

    >> the biggest political story of 2008 was broken by a tabloid reporter or as you would call a “less than scrupulous writer” you are wrong again

  • Jackie Bibby

    Post 122 manassmauler is b!t h slapping sully all across this blog right now. Lol is anyone else witnessing this right now. Hah

  • lefty12

    Chucky isn’t coming back-at least not in the near future.But suppose he does?How did it work when Walsh returned to Stanford?How did it work when Gibbs returned to the Redskins?And those guys actually won when they were originally with those teams.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    manassamauler Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    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.
    ==============================
    This is your reply?
    And, after reading it, you felt satisfied?
    A ten year old would rewrite it, just to stave off embarrassment.
    Gruden sells? SELLS WHAT, YOU MORON? he was fired from TB. He won ONE SB with a team that every fan knows was ‘
    Dungy’s team (raiders team was the one gruden set up)
    Gruden gets attention only from raider fans.
    Dopey ones. Like you.
    And I’ll say it again, when Gruden was coaching the Raiders, JT the Brick was on 1050 begging fans to sell out games..AND STILL MOST OF THE GAMES WERE BLACKED OUT.

    So, moron, tell me how those same fans who didn’t show then, will show now?

  • fingers

    This teams more than 1 draft away….. There are still players that are coming back next year…..

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Jackie Bibby Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    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.
    ——————————–
    Lol, maybe, ,but he’s not a cross poster. You people on the other hand, have the freedom to hide.

  • lefty12

    Whoever you are,I’ve been here for at least 7 years and I’ve had the same name since day one.

  • JONTRAIN

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

    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.

    ###########

    Just off the top of my head…Tyrone Wheatley comes to mind.
    Also, Rich Gannon was a journeyman before Gruden…MVP after.

    Raiders were something like 4-12 the year b4 Gruden got there.

    Gruden has a history of coaching players up and getting them to ELIMINATE MISTAKES. There is a reason the Nation loves this guy, even AFTER he beat our ass in the super bowl, and it aint his boyish good looks.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    manassamauler Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    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.

    >> the biggest political story of 2008 was broken by a tabloid reporter or as you would call a “less than scrupulous writer” you are wrong again
    ===========================
    lmfao.
    I call you a pansy for believing every story hack sports writers toss out, and ALL YOU COULD COME BACK WITH IS A BREAKING POLITICAL STORY FROM ’08?

    Shoot yourself now. Just get it over with. You are done, fool.

  • lefty12

    LOL,thanks KK,kinda.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    I missed your reply, Massa.
    If those same fans didn’t sell out when chucky was here first time, why will they now??

    take your time.

  • manassamauler

    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    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.

    >> so now we’re at “lets make a bet if you’re wrong stage”. REALLY man? is this what you’ve been reduced too? well your cyber life has finally caught up to your “real” life hasn’t it. the cyber persona has been flushed and the real sandusky has stood up. just go back to realmaddenraider as a gimmick at least it warned your victims of your buffoonery beforehand

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    lefty12 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    LOL,thanks KK,kinda.
    ====================
    Yeah, with friends like that, who needs enemies?
    Gotta love those veiled insults.

  • Jackie Bibby

    Lol at kell and left what ise there to hidee from its a fkn blog. Lol you people smh

  • J Hill

    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.

    ————————————————————-

    You are being a bit dramatic.

    You basically have a bunch of fans saying yes they approve of Gruden replacing DA.

    No more, no less.

    I haven’t seen or heard of anyone stenciling in Gruden’s name on a parking space.

  • manassamauler

    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    manassamauler Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    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.

    >> the biggest political story of 2008 was broken by a tabloid reporter or as you would call a “less than scrupulous writer” you are wrong again
    ===========================
    lmfao.
    I call you a pansy for believing every story hack sports writers toss out, and ALL YOU COULD COME BACK WITH IS A BREAKING POLITICAL STORY FROM ‘08?

    Shoot yourself now. Just get it over with. You are done, fool.

    >> you said we were being manipulated by “less than scrupulous writers. i then stated that the biggest political story of the 2008 election was broken by a TABLOID. blew your whole point to bits and now all you can do is cry in your pillow. just quit now old man

  • fingers

    I just hope the Raiders can keep this game close and Bighead goes cross eyed and throws some picks

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    manassamauler Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    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.

    >> so now we’re at “lets make a bet if you’re wrong stage”. REALLY man? is this what you’ve been reduced too? well your cyber life has finally caught up to your “real” life hasn’t it. the cyber persona has been flushed and the real sandusky has stood up. just go back to realmaddenraider as a gimmick at least it warned your victims of your buffoonery beforehand
    ====================
    In other words, your cowardly ass isn’t accepting?

    You opened mouth, I shoved my boot down it.
    Next time think before you post.
    Or have someone else think for you.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Lefty12 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    LOL,thanks KK,kinda.
    ————–
    Lmao.

  • DJ Johnny

    Arkush does not have the reputation of being unscrupulous. He’s been a fairly respected football guy.

    Now, it could be his reputation is gonna take a hit as a result of the timing of his “report”, and the fact it appears it may be bogus.

  • manassamauler

    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    I missed your reply, Massa.
    If those same fans didn’t sell out when chucky was here first time, why will they now??

    take your time.

    >. my apologies FMR you have a lot of jibberish to respond too and i’m not THAT fast. Raiders weren’t looking for a Stadium then like they are now. times change Sandusky, apparently you don’t

  • fingers

    Lol… Some of you guys are f’n nuts…

  • J Hill

    But suppose he does?

    ————————————————————

    No guarantees.

    Might be totally illogical, like Riff was saying the other day.

    But I’d drive to the airport to pick that guy up to coach the Raiders in a second.

    BTW, he is the ONLY guy I would replace DA with. No Gruden, DA should certainly be back.

  • RaidingTexas

    Jackie Bibby Says:

    Lol at kell and left what ise there to hidee from its a fkn blog. Lol you people smh

    ———————————

    They’re both blog originals. Some of us have been here a long time, posting with the same name even before the site made you log in. It was the wild west days.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    manassamauler Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    manassamauler Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    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.

    >> the biggest political story of 2008 was broken by a tabloid reporter or as you would call a “less than scrupulous writer” you are wrong again
    ===========================
    lmfao.
    I call you a pansy for believing every story hack sports writers toss out, and ALL YOU COULD COME BACK WITH IS A BREAKING POLITICAL STORY FROM ‘08?

    Shoot yourself now. Just get it over with. You are done, fool.

    >> you said we were being manipulated by “less than scrupulous writers. i then stated that the biggest political story of the 2008 election was broken by a TABLOID. blew your whole point to bits and now all you can do is cry in your pillow. just quit now old man
    ========================
    Again, you’re coming across as pathetic, and reaching for something/anything to say.

    I’ll say it again, I’m lmao at you biting on any story any sports beat writer tosses out, most reporting freelance, and your only reply is a 2008 election story?

    Because you posted it twice, I’m assuming your saying because of that 2008 story, you now believe every single thing anyone says, in the unlikely event it just might, possibly, remotely be true?

    Yes, ROFLMFAO at how damn stupid you are.
    Seriously. good chuckles, moron.
    Thanks.

  • manassamauler

    In other words, your cowardly ass isn’t accepting?

    You opened mouth, I shoved my boot down it.
    Next time think before you post.
    Or have someone else think for you.

    I live in Sacramento like FMR. and you are calling me a coward for not taking your “cyber” bet. get some meds old man, your mind is gone

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

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

    ————————

    Legit badazz .. my bad cowboy

  • lefty12

    Fingers,it would be better if someone put Mr. forehead on his ass-hard and often.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    manassamauler Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    I missed your reply, Massa.
    If those same fans didn’t sell out when chucky was here first time, why will they now??

    take your time.

    >. my apologies FMR you have a lot of jibberish to respond too and i’m not THAT fast. Raiders weren’t looking for a Stadium then like they are now. times change Sandusky, apparently you don’t
    ================================
    Is it just me, or did that sound like a concession speech to others, as well?
    We all knew it was coming, moron.l

  • RaiderDanny

    Raiders are LYING!!

  • Al_is_theraiders

    eff it fire DA anyways…

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

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

    ————————

    Legit badazz .. my bad cowboy
    ==========================
    From “rogue mod” to “whimpering like a dog”

  • manassamauler

    Again, you’re coming across as pathetic, and reaching for something/anything to say.

    I’ll say it again, I’m lmao at you biting on any story any sports beat writer tosses out, most reporting freelance, and your only reply is a 2008 election story?

    Because you posted it twice, I’m assuming your saying because of that 2008 story, you now believe every single thing anyone says, in the unlikely event it just might, possibly, remotely be true?

    Yes, ROFLMFAO at how damn stupid you are.
    Seriously. good chuckles, moron.
    Thanks.

    >> hmmmm lets see here. ECE classes would be helpful with you, you call the editor of profootballweekly a less than scrupolus” source and then i said that a FUKING TABLOID broke a story MUCH bigger than this before anybody had it and you can’t see the point? i hope I’m not paying for your SSI or disability

  • Al_is_theraiders

    i trust in DA….to lose by 30….

  • fingers

    Me… I’ll worry about Chucky when the seasons ” officially” over and i see where all this goes….nothing I can worry about now that’s gonna change anything ….. Whoop the Donks

  • manassamauler

    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    manassamauler Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    I missed your reply, Massa.
    If those same fans didn’t sell out when chucky was here first time, why will they now??

    take your time.

    >. my apologies FMR you have a lot of jibberish to respond too and i’m not THAT fast. Raiders weren’t looking for a Stadium then like they are now. times change Sandusky, apparently you don’t
    ================================
    Is it just me, or did that sound like a concession speech to others, as well?
    We all knew it was coming, moron.l

    > Sandusky’s crowing life achievement is to receive concession speeches from people that have suffered from his insanity

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    lefty12 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Whoever you are,I’ve been here for at least 7 years and I’ve had the same name since day one.
    ============================
    Everyone’s been banned for one thing or another.
    If you haven’t been, means you’ve just not taken a stand.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    ==========================
    From “rogue mod” to “whimpering like a dog”

    ——————

    I may be a rogue mod.. but not a sensitive one. I’ll let you have ur fun and take out ur days anger on here. it clearly your therapy. Glad we all can help

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Massa? you’re done. Stop not. Can’t bode well for you if you insist on getting in my way.

  • lefty12

    J Hill,my DAD died a year and a half ago and it it still a sore subject with me.Dumping on someone going thru that is something I find appalling.If you don’t see things the same so be it.

  • J Hill

    Whoop the Donks

    ————————————————————-

    We have no chance.

    Manning vs our safeties????

    has nothing to do with DA.

    Is Tarver going to blitz Manning on 3rd down and get shredded trying to have our LBs covering???

    NO CHANCE.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    ==========================
    From “rogue mod” to “whimpering like a dog”

    ——————

    I may be a rogue mod.. but not a sensitive one. I’ll let you have ur fun and take out ur days anger on here. it clearly your therapy. Glad we all can help
    =====================
    You’ll let me have my fun?
    You think you have a say in the matter?
    You’ve been discarded to the woman’s heap.
    Nothing you could have done about it.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    You’ll let me have my fun?
    You think you have a say in the matter?
    You’ve been discarded to the woman’s heap.
    Nothing you could have done about it.

    ———————–

    its thereapy for u.. glad we all can help u have fun

  • lefty12

    MR-you can take stands without crossing the line.

  • MarcusAllen

    Arkush is the 401k admin of ProFootball Weekly LLC.

    He probably needed clicks to pay the bills.

    Google profootballweekly llc and/or see this link: http://401-k-plans.minyanville.com/l/355650/Pro-Football-Weekly-401K-Plan

  • manassamauler

    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Massa? you’re done. Stop not. Can’t bode well for you if you insist on getting in my way.

    >> can’t “bode” well for me? stop not? is this part of your self esteem building plan from your Psychiatrist. talk tough on a blog fakemaddenraider? You’ve been exposed AGAIN and it hurts your little feelings.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    And who called me old man?
    Kell is an old man.
    Lefty is an old man.
    Preist is an old man.
    I’m in my prime.

  • manassamauler

    lefty12 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    MR-you can take stands without crossing the line.

    >> maddenraider will never cross any real line, he’ll always be a little wimper on cyberspace and nothing more. this blog is free psychiatry for him