The Raiders got a small sampling of success last season and clearly aren't at all interested in watching that dissipate.
Coming into this year, the Raiders had something they hadn't had in quite some time, and clearly didn't know how to handle it.
Expectations can be a blessing and a curse.
With their window of opportunity still ajar being that they employ a host of young talent, the Raiders may elect to swing for the fences in terms of making structural changes heading into next year.
Mark Davis wants to hire Jon Gruden. I have believed that for years and if anything the intensity of this has gone up by a lot this time around. It's Gruden's decision. https://t.co/mXFbc3WPll— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) December 31, 2017
Being that the move to Vegas is just a couple of years away, the Raiders can't afford to make that move while still being a bad team, so change may be on the horizon.
The man Oakland may choose to spearhead it could be the one and the only, Jon Gruden.
The Oakland Raiders are preparing to pursue Jon Gruden with an offer so strong it could even include an ownership stake in the team, according to league sources. https://t.co/FtT7brKXy0— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 31, 2017
Of course, nothing official has been agreed to as of yet, but Gruden has been a hot coaching commodity in the league ever since he left the league after winning the Super Bowl in Tampa Bay.
His football acumen is unquestioned as he is still one of the brightest minds in the sport while observing off of the sidelines.
Although, the Raiders hope they can have a hand in changing that very soon.