Jon Gruden’s second stint with Raiders begins on MNF
Jon Gruden spent the last nine NFL seasons working in a booth for Monday Night Football. The new Oakland Raiders ‘ leader kicks off his return to coaching on the same program. This time from the sidelines.
The Raiders open their 2018 campaign in Week 1 by hosting the Los Angeles Rams on Sept. 10, as the late game on ESPN’s MNF opening-week doubleheader. Kickoff is slated for 10:20 p.m. ET.
It’s coincidentally funny that we know Gruden will return to MNF before ESPN selected his booth replacement.
Gruden’s celebrated return to coaching is perfect for the final game to wrap up Week 1. The former Super Bowl victor will begin the opening chapter of his coaching comeback against the 2017 NFC West champion and in-state rival Rams. There is zero doubt the Black Hole will be off the chain for the matchup.
The expansion Texans made David Carr (.597, 64-71) the first pick in 2002.
This will be an historic moment for the franchise, and we believe we will be selecting a player in David that possesses all the qualities we are looking for in a player and a person, Texans founder Bob McNair said.
It’s business, I understand it, Anderson told the Associated Press on Monday after he was released by the Denver Broncos. I’ve been here five years and it came to an end. So, I’m excited for the next opportunity.
Where that is, I don’t know, Anderson said. I have no clue.
Possible landing spots include Miami, where Dolphins coach Adam Gase offered him a four-year, $18 million deal in 2016 that Denver matched, and New England, where Patriots coach Bill Belichick is also a fan.
Anderson hits free agency at an opportune time.
He’s 27, has just 683 career carries and is coming off his best season, one in which he played in all 16 games for the first time and ran for a career-best 1,007 yards.
Anderson’s resume includes a Pro Bowl, two dozen TDs, a pair of playoff touchdowns and numerous game-sealing runs, none bigger than his TD plunge that capped Denver’s 24-10 win over Carolina in Super Bowl 50.