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Chargers coach Brandon Staley gave a perfect response on Jon Gruden’s emails

SB Nation 14 October, 2021 - 07:00am

Staley is developing a reputation as one of football’s most quotable coaches. There have been a few viral clips of him this season talking shop with reporters, on why hurries and hits are a better measure of a pass rush than sacks, or why a quality running game is so helpful for a quarterback. While too many NFL coaches try to sidestep any probing questions on strategy out of paranoia or pure incompetence, Staley is the sort of coach who actually listens to questions and tries his best to provide a good answer. On Wednesday, he showed he understands the human aspect of the game, as well.

Staley was asked about Jon Gruden’s resignation from the Las Vegas Raiders after leaked emails exposed the former coach of using racist, misogynistic, and homophobic language in conversation with Washington Football Team president Bruce Allen. Staley gave a great response on why Gruden’s language was so hurtful.

“I think what you’ll discover is that we have so much more in common than not” pic.twitter.com/nKfKazUQ4v

Here’s the full quote from Staley:

Perspective and trust in this world are really, really difficult to achieve. I think about all the people that were affected by those emails — whether you’re a person of color, whether you’re a person, you know, a gender, your sexual orientation. That’s who I’m thinking about because it’s a sacred mantle for someone to call you coach or someone to call you a leader.

“Trust is really, really hard to achieve in this world. It’s really, really challenging to achieve, especially with people with those groups that I just mentioned. People are really guarded and skeptical of people because of emails like that.

“Kindness and lifting people up and respecting people you don’t know, I just think that that’s such a big part of our thing here … listening to people and learning about people because I think what you’ll discover is that we have so much more in common than not.

“For someone like me, it’s just incumbent upon you to set the example every single day so that people that were talked about in those emails that they don’t need to feel that way, they shouldn’t feel that way.

“Hopefully, all of us can learn from this, that it’s about bringing people together for me, so that people can become the people that they dream about. For me, leading this football team and being someone, hopefully, we can be a light for those people in those emails that not everybody’s like that, that there’s far more people that will love you than the opposite.

“Hopefully, this will be a chance for everybody to come together instead of go apart.”

Staley gets it in a way that too many of Gruden’s former associates do not. Whether it was Raiders quarterback David Carr offering up a word salad defense of Gruden’s character, or his former broadcasting colleagues choosing to do the same, the idea that Gruden is the persecuted one in this situation is laughable. Staley put the focus on trying to heal the marginalized groups Gruden took aim at, which is where it should be.

As his former player Keyshawn Johnson said, Gruden has always been a fraud. Few people have ever made more money out of coaching and talking about football. The man has been synonymous with the NFL for more than three decades. If this is what the past of the NFL looks like, hopefully the future can be a lot more like Staley.

Chargers coach Brandon Staley gave a perfect response on Jon Gruden’s emails

Sporting News 14 October, 2021 - 07:00am

Staley is developing a reputation as one of football’s most quotable coaches. There have been a few viral clips of him this season talking shop with reporters, on why hurries and hits are a better measure of a pass rush than sacks, or why a quality running game is so helpful for a quarterback. While too many NFL coaches try to sidestep any probing questions on strategy out of paranoia or pure incompetence, Staley is the sort of coach who actually listens to questions and tries his best to provide a good answer. On Wednesday, he showed he understands the human aspect of the game, as well.

Staley was asked about Jon Gruden’s resignation from the Las Vegas Raiders after leaked emails exposed the former coach of using racist, misogynistic, and homophobic language in conversation with Washington Football Team president Bruce Allen. Staley gave a great response on why Gruden’s language was so hurtful.

“I think what you’ll discover is that we have so much more in common than not” pic.twitter.com/nKfKazUQ4v

Here’s the full quote from Staley:

Perspective and trust in this world are really, really difficult to achieve. I think about all the people that were affected by those emails — whether you’re a person of color, whether you’re a person, you know, a gender, your sexual orientation. That’s who I’m thinking about because it’s a sacred mantle for someone to call you coach or someone to call you a leader.

“Trust is really, really hard to achieve in this world. It’s really, really challenging to achieve, especially with people with those groups that I just mentioned. People are really guarded and skeptical of people because of emails like that.

“Kindness and lifting people up and respecting people you don’t know, I just think that that’s such a big part of our thing here … listening to people and learning about people because I think what you’ll discover is that we have so much more in common than not.

“For someone like me, it’s just incumbent upon you to set the example every single day so that people that were talked about in those emails that they don’t need to feel that way, they shouldn’t feel that way.

“Hopefully, all of us can learn from this, that it’s about bringing people together for me, so that people can become the people that they dream about. For me, leading this football team and being someone, hopefully, we can be a light for those people in those emails that not everybody’s like that, that there’s far more people that will love you than the opposite.

“Hopefully, this will be a chance for everybody to come together instead of go apart.”

Staley gets it in a way that too many of Gruden’s former associates do not. Whether it was Raiders quarterback David Carr offering up a word salad defense of Gruden’s character, or his former broadcasting colleagues choosing to do the same, the idea that Gruden is the persecuted one in this situation is laughable. Staley put the focus on trying to heal the marginalized groups Gruden took aim at, which is where it should be.

As his former player Keyshawn Johnson said, Gruden has always been a fraud. Few people have ever made more money out of coaching and talking about football. The man has been synonymous with the NFL for more than three decades. If this is what the past of the NFL looks like, hopefully the future can be a lot more like Staley.

Chargers coach Brandon Staley gave a perfect response on Jon Gruden’s emails

Yahoo Sports 14 October, 2021 - 07:00am

Staley is developing a reputation as one of football’s most quotable coaches. There have been a few viral clips of him this season talking shop with reporters, on why hurries and hits are a better measure of a pass rush than sacks, or why a quality running game is so helpful for a quarterback. While too many NFL coaches try to sidestep any probing questions on strategy out of paranoia or pure incompetence, Staley is the sort of coach who actually listens to questions and tries his best to provide a good answer. On Wednesday, he showed he understands the human aspect of the game, as well.

Staley was asked about Jon Gruden’s resignation from the Las Vegas Raiders after leaked emails exposed the former coach of using racist, misogynistic, and homophobic language in conversation with Washington Football Team president Bruce Allen. Staley gave a great response on why Gruden’s language was so hurtful.

“I think what you’ll discover is that we have so much more in common than not” pic.twitter.com/nKfKazUQ4v

Here’s the full quote from Staley:

Perspective and trust in this world are really, really difficult to achieve. I think about all the people that were affected by those emails — whether you’re a person of color, whether you’re a person, you know, a gender, your sexual orientation. That’s who I’m thinking about because it’s a sacred mantle for someone to call you coach or someone to call you a leader.

“Trust is really, really hard to achieve in this world. It’s really, really challenging to achieve, especially with people with those groups that I just mentioned. People are really guarded and skeptical of people because of emails like that.

“Kindness and lifting people up and respecting people you don’t know, I just think that that’s such a big part of our thing here … listening to people and learning about people because I think what you’ll discover is that we have so much more in common than not.

“For someone like me, it’s just incumbent upon you to set the example every single day so that people that were talked about in those emails that they don’t need to feel that way, they shouldn’t feel that way.

“Hopefully, all of us can learn from this, that it’s about bringing people together for me, so that people can become the people that they dream about. For me, leading this football team and being someone, hopefully, we can be a light for those people in those emails that not everybody’s like that, that there’s far more people that will love you than the opposite.

“Hopefully, this will be a chance for everybody to come together instead of go apart.”

Staley gets it in a way that too many of Gruden’s former associates do not. Whether it was Raiders quarterback David Carr offering up a word salad defense of Gruden’s character, or his former broadcasting colleagues choosing to do the same, the idea that Gruden is the persecuted one in this situation is laughable. Staley put the focus on trying to heal the marginalized groups Gruden took aim at, which is where it should be.

As his former player Keyshawn Johnson said, Gruden has always been a fraud. Few people have ever made more money out of coaching and talking about football. The man has been synonymous with the NFL for more than three decades. If this is what the past of the NFL looks like, hopefully the future can be a lot more like Staley.

Chargers coach Brandon Staley gave a perfect response on Jon Gruden’s emails

For The Win 14 October, 2021 - 07:00am

Staley is developing a reputation as one of football’s most quotable coaches. There have been a few viral clips of him this season talking shop with reporters, on why hurries and hits are a better measure of a pass rush than sacks, or why a quality running game is so helpful for a quarterback. While too many NFL coaches try to sidestep any probing questions on strategy out of paranoia or pure incompetence, Staley is the sort of coach who actually listens to questions and tries his best to provide a good answer. On Wednesday, he showed he understands the human aspect of the game, as well.

Staley was asked about Jon Gruden’s resignation from the Las Vegas Raiders after leaked emails exposed the former coach of using racist, misogynistic, and homophobic language in conversation with Washington Football Team president Bruce Allen. Staley gave a great response on why Gruden’s language was so hurtful.

“I think what you’ll discover is that we have so much more in common than not” pic.twitter.com/nKfKazUQ4v

Here’s the full quote from Staley:

Perspective and trust in this world are really, really difficult to achieve. I think about all the people that were affected by those emails — whether you’re a person of color, whether you’re a person, you know, a gender, your sexual orientation. That’s who I’m thinking about because it’s a sacred mantle for someone to call you coach or someone to call you a leader.

“Trust is really, really hard to achieve in this world. It’s really, really challenging to achieve, especially with people with those groups that I just mentioned. People are really guarded and skeptical of people because of emails like that.

“Kindness and lifting people up and respecting people you don’t know, I just think that that’s such a big part of our thing here … listening to people and learning about people because I think what you’ll discover is that we have so much more in common than not.

“For someone like me, it’s just incumbent upon you to set the example every single day so that people that were talked about in those emails that they don’t need to feel that way, they shouldn’t feel that way.

“Hopefully, all of us can learn from this, that it’s about bringing people together for me, so that people can become the people that they dream about. For me, leading this football team and being someone, hopefully, we can be a light for those people in those emails that not everybody’s like that, that there’s far more people that will love you than the opposite.

“Hopefully, this will be a chance for everybody to come together instead of go apart.”

Staley gets it in a way that too many of Gruden’s former associates do not. Whether it was Raiders quarterback David Carr offering up a word salad defense of Gruden’s character, or his former broadcasting colleagues choosing to do the same, the idea that Gruden is the persecuted one in this situation is laughable. Staley put the focus on trying to heal the marginalized groups Gruden took aim at, which is where it should be.

As his former player Keyshawn Johnson said, Gruden has always been a fraud. Few people have ever made more money out of coaching and talking about football. The man has been synonymous with the NFL for more than three decades. If this is what the past of the NFL looks like, hopefully the future can be a lot more like Staley.

Brandon Staley keeps Chargers' offense going fourth, and producing

Yahoo Sports 13 October, 2021 - 08:34pm

Minty Bets, Nick Bromberg, Pamela Maldonado, Frank Schwab

Andy Behrens, Dalton Del Don, Matt Harmon, Liz Loza, Scott Pianowski

Dan Wetzel, Pat Forde, Pete Thamel

You Pod to Win the Game

New coach Brandon Staley warned his offense not to assume a punt was coming just because it was fourth down.

“Hey, man, don’t start jogging off the field yet,” center Corey Linsley remembers Staley saying. “We could go for a fourth [down] if we feel comfortable, doesn’t matter [where or when].”

The rookie coach has followed through on those words. Through five games, the Chargers' offense is seven for seven on fourth down. The team’s only failed fourth-down attempt came on a fake punt.

The Chargers also had two fourth downs converted by pass interference calls on the opposition and lost another successful try when wide receiver Jalen Guyton was penalized for an illegal shift.

“For us, it’s that attack mentality, being in those situations where you have to have it and getting it done,” Linsley said Wednesday. “It’s a huge confidence builder. It takes guts to do it.”

For the Chargers, fourth-down conversions have led to a late go-ahead touchdown against Kansas City, a late clinching touchdown against Las Vegas and a late tying touchdown against Cleveland.

“If I’m on defense, I don’t want to see us go for it,” offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said. “I’d rather see us punt. I think that's a good way to think about it.”

Five of the Chargers’ conversions have come on drives that resulted in touchdowns and one on a drive that ended with a field goal. The other conversion didn’t help net points, the Chargers eventually punting.

“When he says, ‘Hey, we’re going for it,’ I don’t really judge the decision,” Lombardi said of Staley. “I just call the play. … In retrospect, pretty gutsy a couple of them.”

Not counting the fake punt, the Chargers have gone for it on fourth and one, fourth and two (three times), fourth and four (three times), fourth and seven, fourth and eight and fourth and nine.

They’ve gone for it on their end of the field three times, including Sunday when, on fourth and two at the 24-yard line, Linsley said even he was surprised at the decision — despite Staley’s offseason warnings.

In that case, the Chargers had just fallen behind the Browns 27-13 and there were still 10 1/2 minutes to play in the third quarter.

It’s not hyperbole to suggest the game was teetering. Failing to pick up the first down would have given Cleveland a short field and a chance to bury the Chargers.

Instead, Austin Ekeler took a handoff from Justin Herbert and — behind a key block by backup right guard Michael Schofield — gained nine yards.

Staley has explained that the Chargers’ fourth-down decisions are data-driven and supported by modeling done by his analytics assistants. He said he doesn’t believe he’s gambling but rather making “sound decisions, not reckless ones.”

Having a quarterback performing at the level Herbert has maintained certainly adds to Staley’s willingness to push things. He often has talked about his preference to put the game in Herbert’s hands.

“I think that's huge, knowing that more often than not he's going to make a play, your receivers are going to make a play and your line's going to protect,” Lombardi said. “The better you feel about those guys the more aggressive you’ll be.”

In a league where so many games are decided late, an ounce of aggression from the head coach can make all the difference.

Linebacker Drue Tranquill is dealing with a chest-muscle injury, Staley saying the team doesn’t believe “it's going to be anything long term IR wise.” He said Tranquill is seeking a second opinion after initial tests by the Chargers’ medical staff.

With linebacker Kenneth Murray Jr. (ankle) already out, losing Tranquill would leave the Chargers with only rookies Nick Niemann and Amen Ogbongbemiga behind Kyzir White, one of the two starters at inside linebacker.

Wide receiver Mike Williams was the only other player who wouldn’t have practiced Wednesday had the Chargers conducted more than a walk-through. Williams was listed as having a knee injury.

Right tackle Bryan Bulaga underwent core-muscle surgery Tuesday in Philadelphia, the Chargers announced. Staley says the belief is Bulaga will be able to return at some point, though the team has no timetable yet.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.

The Chargers announced right tackle Bryan Bulaga had core muscle surgery Tuesday. The statement added that the timetable for Bulaga’s return still is being determined. The Chargers placed Bulaga on injured reserve Sept. 17. He played 45 snaps in the season opener before the groin injury as well as a back injury knocked him out. [more]

One of the best games on the Week Six slate will take place in Baltimore, as the 4-1 Chargers come to town to take on the 4-1 Ravens. Both teams feature dynamic young quarterbacks. Lamar Jackson is coming off one of the best games of his career on Monday night. And Justin Herbert threw for [more]

Chargers coach Brandon Staley with some great perspective

After a blazing start to his second season in the NFL, Justin Herbert is among the top candidates for the MVP award through 5 games.

Lamar Jackson led a comeback for the ages on Monday night and now he’s been honored for his performance. The Ravens’ quarterback was named the AFC offensive player of the week on Wednesday morning. Jackson enjoyed the best passing game of his career, completing 86 percent of his 43 throws for 442 yards with four [more]

The two players were present for practice but they did not paticipate.

TAMPA ― The Bucs will play their third game in 11 days Thursday, and Rob Gronkowski will miss all of them. The tight end, who suffered cracked ribs and a collapsed lung in a loss to the Rams Sept. 26 in Inglewood, Calif., is among three Tampa Bay players out for the Thursday Night Football game against the Eagles. Safety Antoine Winfield Jr., who has been in concussion protocol since the win ...

In the midst of Drue Tranquill's injury, the Chargers added some reinforcements.

Stanford vs Washington State prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, October 16

Running back Chris Carson (neck) remained out of practice Wednesday as the Seahawks prepare to play their first game without Russell Wilson since 2011. “He went through the walk-through (Wednesday morning), but I think that we will hold him out today and bring him back (Thursday) and see how he does,” coach Pete Carroll said [more]

Chris Morgan recommends checking out Avalanche captain Gabe Landeskog on Wednesday against Chicago.

Chargers fever is running red hot.

It has not been a good start to the week for the Los Angeles Chargers offensive line. The Chargers found out on Monday that right guard Oday Aboushi would miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee during Sunday's 47-42 win over Cleveland. On Wednesday, the team announced that right tackle Bryan Bulaga will miss more time after having core muscle surgery.

They placed Maxx Williams and Zeke Turner on IR, designated two to return from IR, signed a player from the practice squad and added 3 to the practice squad.

Several have asked about the status of Jon Gruden’s much-hyped 10-year, $100 million contract, given his resignation after five games of his fourth season. Here’s a look at some of the issues relevant to whether and to what extent he gets paid. First, the resignation generally waives all rights to ongoing compensation. This assumes, however, [more]

In his dealings with those in his immediate orbit, the former Raiders head coach long ago showed us where he thinks a Black man’s place in football should be Jon Gruden resigned from the Raiders on Monday. Photograph: John Hefti/AP Now that Jon Gruden has been forced out in Las Vegas – and this, after an eight years-long email trail of his racist, homophobic and misogynistic exchanges were unearthed as part of an investigation into the Washington Football Team’s fratty workplace culture – it’s w

The rumors have percolated in industry circles for weeks. Wednesday’s developments may have caused the rumors to transmogrify into an official report. Via Michael McCarthy and A.J. Perez of FrontOfficeSports.com, Caesaers Sportsbook “is preparing go after” ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Schefter’s contract expires in the summer of 2022. A buzz has been building among those in [more]

Amari Cooper said he though Jon Gruden, who resigned as Raiders coach on Monday night, was impulsive but never racist or misogynistic.

Brandon Staley keeps Chargers' offense going fourth, and producing

FanSided 13 October, 2021 - 08:34pm

Minty Bets, Nick Bromberg, Pamela Maldonado, Frank Schwab

Andy Behrens, Dalton Del Don, Matt Harmon, Liz Loza, Scott Pianowski

Dan Wetzel, Pat Forde, Pete Thamel

You Pod to Win the Game

New coach Brandon Staley warned his offense not to assume a punt was coming just because it was fourth down.

“Hey, man, don’t start jogging off the field yet,” center Corey Linsley remembers Staley saying. “We could go for a fourth [down] if we feel comfortable, doesn’t matter [where or when].”

The rookie coach has followed through on those words. Through five games, the Chargers' offense is seven for seven on fourth down. The team’s only failed fourth-down attempt came on a fake punt.

The Chargers also had two fourth downs converted by pass interference calls on the opposition and lost another successful try when wide receiver Jalen Guyton was penalized for an illegal shift.

“For us, it’s that attack mentality, being in those situations where you have to have it and getting it done,” Linsley said Wednesday. “It’s a huge confidence builder. It takes guts to do it.”

For the Chargers, fourth-down conversions have led to a late go-ahead touchdown against Kansas City, a late clinching touchdown against Las Vegas and a late tying touchdown against Cleveland.

“If I’m on defense, I don’t want to see us go for it,” offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said. “I’d rather see us punt. I think that's a good way to think about it.”

Five of the Chargers’ conversions have come on drives that resulted in touchdowns and one on a drive that ended with a field goal. The other conversion didn’t help net points, the Chargers eventually punting.

“When he says, ‘Hey, we’re going for it,’ I don’t really judge the decision,” Lombardi said of Staley. “I just call the play. … In retrospect, pretty gutsy a couple of them.”

Not counting the fake punt, the Chargers have gone for it on fourth and one, fourth and two (three times), fourth and four (three times), fourth and seven, fourth and eight and fourth and nine.

They’ve gone for it on their end of the field three times, including Sunday when, on fourth and two at the 24-yard line, Linsley said even he was surprised at the decision — despite Staley’s offseason warnings.

In that case, the Chargers had just fallen behind the Browns 27-13 and there were still 10 1/2 minutes to play in the third quarter.

It’s not hyperbole to suggest the game was teetering. Failing to pick up the first down would have given Cleveland a short field and a chance to bury the Chargers.

Instead, Austin Ekeler took a handoff from Justin Herbert and — behind a key block by backup right guard Michael Schofield — gained nine yards.

Staley has explained that the Chargers’ fourth-down decisions are data-driven and supported by modeling done by his analytics assistants. He said he doesn’t believe he’s gambling but rather making “sound decisions, not reckless ones.”

Having a quarterback performing at the level Herbert has maintained certainly adds to Staley’s willingness to push things. He often has talked about his preference to put the game in Herbert’s hands.

“I think that's huge, knowing that more often than not he's going to make a play, your receivers are going to make a play and your line's going to protect,” Lombardi said. “The better you feel about those guys the more aggressive you’ll be.”

In a league where so many games are decided late, an ounce of aggression from the head coach can make all the difference.

Linebacker Drue Tranquill is dealing with a chest-muscle injury, Staley saying the team doesn’t believe “it's going to be anything long term IR wise.” He said Tranquill is seeking a second opinion after initial tests by the Chargers’ medical staff.

With linebacker Kenneth Murray Jr. (ankle) already out, losing Tranquill would leave the Chargers with only rookies Nick Niemann and Amen Ogbongbemiga behind Kyzir White, one of the two starters at inside linebacker.

Wide receiver Mike Williams was the only other player who wouldn’t have practiced Wednesday had the Chargers conducted more than a walk-through. Williams was listed as having a knee injury.

Right tackle Bryan Bulaga underwent core-muscle surgery Tuesday in Philadelphia, the Chargers announced. Staley says the belief is Bulaga will be able to return at some point, though the team has no timetable yet.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.

The Chargers announced right tackle Bryan Bulaga had core muscle surgery Tuesday. The statement added that the timetable for Bulaga’s return still is being determined. The Chargers placed Bulaga on injured reserve Sept. 17. He played 45 snaps in the season opener before the groin injury as well as a back injury knocked him out. [more]

One of the best games on the Week Six slate will take place in Baltimore, as the 4-1 Chargers come to town to take on the 4-1 Ravens. Both teams feature dynamic young quarterbacks. Lamar Jackson is coming off one of the best games of his career on Monday night. And Justin Herbert threw for [more]

Chargers coach Brandon Staley with some great perspective

After a blazing start to his second season in the NFL, Justin Herbert is among the top candidates for the MVP award through 5 games.

Lamar Jackson led a comeback for the ages on Monday night and now he’s been honored for his performance. The Ravens’ quarterback was named the AFC offensive player of the week on Wednesday morning. Jackson enjoyed the best passing game of his career, completing 86 percent of his 43 throws for 442 yards with four [more]

The two players were present for practice but they did not paticipate.

TAMPA ― The Bucs will play their third game in 11 days Thursday, and Rob Gronkowski will miss all of them. The tight end, who suffered cracked ribs and a collapsed lung in a loss to the Rams Sept. 26 in Inglewood, Calif., is among three Tampa Bay players out for the Thursday Night Football game against the Eagles. Safety Antoine Winfield Jr., who has been in concussion protocol since the win ...

In the midst of Drue Tranquill's injury, the Chargers added some reinforcements.

Stanford vs Washington State prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, October 16

Running back Chris Carson (neck) remained out of practice Wednesday as the Seahawks prepare to play their first game without Russell Wilson since 2011. “He went through the walk-through (Wednesday morning), but I think that we will hold him out today and bring him back (Thursday) and see how he does,” coach Pete Carroll said [more]

Chris Morgan recommends checking out Avalanche captain Gabe Landeskog on Wednesday against Chicago.

Chargers fever is running red hot.

It has not been a good start to the week for the Los Angeles Chargers offensive line. The Chargers found out on Monday that right guard Oday Aboushi would miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee during Sunday's 47-42 win over Cleveland. On Wednesday, the team announced that right tackle Bryan Bulaga will miss more time after having core muscle surgery.

They placed Maxx Williams and Zeke Turner on IR, designated two to return from IR, signed a player from the practice squad and added 3 to the practice squad.

Several have asked about the status of Jon Gruden’s much-hyped 10-year, $100 million contract, given his resignation after five games of his fourth season. Here’s a look at some of the issues relevant to whether and to what extent he gets paid. First, the resignation generally waives all rights to ongoing compensation. This assumes, however, [more]

In his dealings with those in his immediate orbit, the former Raiders head coach long ago showed us where he thinks a Black man’s place in football should be Jon Gruden resigned from the Raiders on Monday. Photograph: John Hefti/AP Now that Jon Gruden has been forced out in Las Vegas – and this, after an eight years-long email trail of his racist, homophobic and misogynistic exchanges were unearthed as part of an investigation into the Washington Football Team’s fratty workplace culture – it’s w

The rumors have percolated in industry circles for weeks. Wednesday’s developments may have caused the rumors to transmogrify into an official report. Via Michael McCarthy and A.J. Perez of FrontOfficeSports.com, Caesaers Sportsbook “is preparing go after” ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Schefter’s contract expires in the summer of 2022. A buzz has been building among those in [more]

Amari Cooper said he though Jon Gruden, who resigned as Raiders coach on Monday night, was impulsive but never racist or misogynistic.

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