Gruden, Raiders limiting vacation time as vital offseason looms


Jon Gruden doesn’t plan to take a whole lot of time off now that the Raiders have reached the offseason.

Vacations are a luxury earned by winners.

“Our goal is not 8-8,” he said Monday, a day after his team pulled off a dramatic victory to finish at .500. “Our goal is to win a championship and you shouldn’t go on a cruise or go on a vacation when you’re 8-8. We got to take a good look at how we can close the gap.”

Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock have an immediate project to work on before laying the foundation for the rest of their offseason work.

The duo must decide on a new defensive coordinator, a search that is already in full swing.


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