Jon Gruden talked return of the Raiders to the Coliseum at the 2019 NFL Annual Meeting.
How does Raiders Coach Jon Gruden feel about returning to the Oakland Coliseum for at least the 2019 NFL Season? “Happy”, Gruden remarked. And then, with his trademark smirk, added this: “What was so hard about that? They will always be the Oakland Raiders.”
It almost begs a question not asked: did Gruden have something to do with Mark Davis turning around and accepting the lease extension deal offered by the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Joint Powers Authority? Coach Gruden has been staunchly pro-Oakland Raiders amid all of the talk about the Las Vegas Stadium and the eventual Las Vegas Raiders.