New Raiders coach Jon Gruden 'anxious' to meet with Marshawn Lynch

Oakland Raiders new head coach Jon Gruden speaks

ALAMEDA, CA - JANUARY 09: Oakland Raiders new head coach Jon Gruden (L) and Raiders owner Mark Davis pose for a photograph during a news conference at Oakland Raiders headquarters on January 9, 2018 in Alameda, California.

But if Tuesday was about a clean slate for everyone, nobody will be more impacted by the arrival of Gruden than Carr, and how he responds to the insanity of which his new coach refers will go a long way in determining how fast the Raiders are again winning more games than not. They're all young and were all high draft picks the last couple of years, but the three of them haven't had the impact they were originally expected to have.

"For my career to end that night in New England, it still ticks me off", Gruden said. And that might be the first time I started to get the inkling that, 'Hey, maybe this time he may be the one to come back and fix it, rather than helping me try to figure it out'. I am not a real deep, philosophical person. I also feel a lot of loyalty and I feel a lot of responsibility to get the Raiders going again.

Like I said, it's going to be fascinating to watch it all unfold. So I just wanted to know if he had some input for me.

"Reggie and I come from the same tree in Green Bay", Gruden says.

"No", he said. "We've stolen his plays, so that's more what it is". Gruden also raved about Guenther, who worked alongside the other Gruden in Cincinnati, and his "up the field, single gap, get after you" 'D, ' likely to be more aggressive than the one that underachieved under Del Rio.

Clips from Gruden's first tenure with the Raiders played in short spurts.

He was prepared to retain Jack Del Rio another year, albeit with some staff renovations, after a disastrous 6-10 campaign. I had a son here, some of my great memories in life were in Oakland and I want to give them two of the best years of football that I can possibly help deliver.

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"Mark can talk about the move to Las Vegas", Gruden said, referring to owner Mark Davis when asked to address the matter. "And by far to get Jon Gruden was the toughest".

Does Gruden have a no-trade clause in his contract this time?

Lynch is under contract for next season for $4 million, but with no guaranteed money should he or the Raiders choose to part ways in the coming weeks.

"I'm already here! Listening to Jon got me fired up", said Jerry Rice. "With Greg Olsen and the system we will put in place that will demand a lot from him, I think that's going to unlock the greatness in him". So, I'm not sure why he's considered some quarterback genius.

Gruden and Davis have been talking about the Raiders for about the past six to seven years.

Gruden - who has been nicknamed Chucky due to a resemblance to the main character in the "Child's Play" horror movie series - had been a television analyst with ESPN since 2009 before returning to the Raiders.

Gruden was introduced as the Raiders coach Tuesday.

According to Gruden, he doesn't anticipate agreeing with everyone but intends to work with decision-makers in the building including McKenzie who still holds the general manager position. Basically, he wants his players to choose their words carefully when expressing thoughts. "Let's go, go, go, go, go!" he yelled in another.

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