Jon Gruden is never going to be the gunslinger of a head coach many desire. He’s not waking up today, looking in the mirror and seeing Mike Leach, one of the inventors of the Air Raid offense, staring back.
A good thing, given the shriek of fright would scare Gruden’s wife half to death.
Injuries. COVID-19 issues. Way more injuries. When you consider the various obstacles the Raiders have had to overcome in going 6-3 — some of it their own doing and much of it the result of playing such a violent game — Gruden deserves a massive amount of credit.