Gruden: Team isn't 'tanking' for top draft pick

Jon Gruden has retained the vintage Chucky expression onlye without the vintage Chucky wins

Jon Gruden has retained the vintage Chucky expression onlye without the vintage Chucky wins

"Ain't nobody tanking it". Cornerback Rashaan Melvin, who the Raiders signed to a one-year contract this offseason, tweeted he's "frustrated and upset" and going back to his playing style - not the style Oakland's coaches desire.

If any team wants the services of Amari Cooper on their team, it will cost them a steep price as NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Monday the Raiders hope to get a first-round draft pick in return for the pro bowl wide receiver. The Alabama product caught 70-plus passes and accumulated over 1,000 yards receiving in each of his first two years with the Raiders, but regressed in 2017, hauling in just 48 receptions for 680 yards. Gruden began his tenure by infamously deciding against paying the former force of the Raiders defense in Khalil Mack, and it all went downhill from there.

Oakland's defense now ranks among the bottom in many major statistical categories, including yards and points allowed per game.

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"But he has to play better". Definitely it's a high focus on trying to turn this thing around, and like I said, using this bye week to our advantage to just clear our minds, come back ready to compete, and just have fun, and play ball.

You can say that Gruden never should have left the booth, but as proves, the coach made a great decision financially. I know Paul Guenther did. Maybe he's confused, I don't know. I don't know who wrote that or who said that or who thinks that, but that isn't the case here.

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