The former Oakland quarterback, who played under Gruden, said he turned down a job as his quarterbacks coach, realizing the toll it would take on him to work for a man who, as a coach, famously sleeps three to four hours each night. "It takes a person with great energy, passion and commitment and, more importantly, time".
Gannon could not fully commit to Gruden, but the Raiders did immediately.
The Oakland Raiders are in some hot water over the hiring process that led them to bring aboard Jon Gruden. The former Super Bowl-winning coach appeared to emerge as the Oakland's choice nearly as soon as the team fired Jack Del Rio on December 31, as seemingly affirmed by owner Mark Davis' comment Tuesday that Gruden said he was "all-in" at a Christmas-Eve meeting.
The NFL has issued discipline for Rooney Rule violations in the past.
"We are deeply concerned by reports that the Oakland Raiders' owner, Mark Davis, came to an agreement with Jon Gruden about him becoming the Raiders' next head coach before interviewing any candidates of color", the organisation said in a statement.
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"I've known Jon Gruden for a long time and I thought about it", said Gannon, who met with Gruden on Wednesday in the Bay Area.
"We're going to ask a lot more from Derek Carr at the line of scrimmage", Gruden said".
".That's the term that we were using in our discussions and everything, are you all-in?" The Raiders fired Jack Del Rio a week later and the team officially hired Gruden on Saturday. The following year, Davis hired Reggie McKenzie (a minority) as general manager.
There is also debate whether Martin, an offensive coordinator at USC, or Bobby Johnson, the team's tight end coach, were ever serious candidates for the job. Prior to Gruden's official hiring, the Fritz Pollard Alliance initially believed the Raiders were in compliance with the Rooney Rule.