Where do the Las Vegas Raiders go after Jon Gruden’s abrupt departure? – Las Vegas Raiders Blog


HENDERSON, Nev. — Jon Gruden is gone, the cascade of incendiary and offensive emails sealing his fate as he resigned as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday night, four seasons into a 10-year, $100 million contract.

The shocking development, five games into the 2021 season, leaves more questions than answers as the team, which started 3-0, is riding a two-game losing streak heading to Denver this weekend. Questions? We have answers … we think.

Why is Rich Bisaccia the interim coach instead of Gus Bradley or Tom Cable?

Technically, because Bisaccia was the associate head coach, he was next in line. Also, he’s one of the most respected special teams coaches in the league — if not the most — and commands the locker room like no other. His booming voice carries on the field in more ways than one. Bradley, meanwhile, needs to keep his focus on the defense. It has improved immensely in his first year as defensive coordinator, so why mess with what has been a good thing? Leave him be.

Cable has previous head coaching experience, with the Raiders no less, but has his hands full with a reimagined and constantly influx offensive line. Keep an eye on Greg Olson, though, as he was more QB coach than true offensive coordinator under Gruden but should now be the main playcaller.

Who should be on the short list of head coaching candidates?

For more reasons than one, Mark Davis should have Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bienemy on speed dial. Not only would the Raiders be able to pilfer an offensive coordinator from a division rival, but such a hire would also be a signal that the Raiders are serious about their long-standing commitment to diversity. Especially in the wake of Gruden’s emails, which had racial, anti-gay and misogynistic tones.

Also, keep an eye on Stanford coach David Shaw, a former Raiders staffer from 1998 to 2001 under Gruden. Of course, if the Raiders go on a run under Bisaccia’s watch, or the offense rights itself with Olson calling the…

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