It has been a rough start for the Oakland Raiders,
Reports have been handed down that Gruden has single-handedly divided the Raider front office and locker room with his schemes and philosophy, as well as his management of player personalities. The first sign of confusion with this front office had to be the trade of Khalil Mack, who is arguably the greatest defensive player in the league. And it hasn't gotten any better.
Jon Gruden still hasn't won an NFL game since November 30, 2008 pic.twitter.com/3XLNR1Wc35— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) September 23, 2018
The question many people are asking is, when will the Raiders get their money's worth? A 10-year, $100-million contract has yet to be shown off with the hire of Jon Gruden. Couldn't that money have gone to Khalil Mack?
Gruden's has increasingly leaned on an inner circle that includes scouts and other personnel that are especially loyal to him. When it comes to quite a number of important decisions, he's relied on that group and kept the front office and the rest of the organization further out of the loop. I mean, remember Reggie McKenzie?
The organizational divide he has created is not the only concern for the team, however. On the field, quarterback Derek Carr
But based on everything we've seen over the course of this short and tumultuous tenure, the odds aren't the least bit in his favor.