I actually consider Gruden to be a very good head coach. To me, though, his weakness in the past is evaluating incoming talent. He likes a lot of say so on personnel, and perhaps he has learned a whole lot being up in the booth. He is a workaholic, so, I am surprised that he wants to come back to the 24/7 grind of football.
So, Raider fans, bring back your Chucky dolls to the games.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Jon Gruden's new deal with the Raiders is worth "about $100 million" over 10 seasons. Reports last week suggested he would get an ownership stake in the team but Gruden has since refuted that claim. Either way, he's about to become the highest-paid coach in NFL history. Greg Olson (the coach, not the tight end), Paul Guenther and Rich Bisaccia are all expected to join Gruden's staff. His introductory press conference is scheduled for Tuesday. http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/9270/jon-gruden