McVay: Raiders Getting Great Coach, Great Leader in Gruden

Former players Charles Woodson left and George Atkinson right greet each other as the Oakland Raiders introduce Jon Gruden as their new head coach at the team facility in Alameda Calif. on Tuesday Jan. 9 2018

While McVay received most of the credit for the success of the offense this season, the rest of his coaching staff deserves just as much credit, including quarterbacks coach Greg Olson. He has been out of coaching since being fired by Tampa Bay after the 2008 season.

Questions about Gruden's "control" should be answered tomorrow when the Raiders introduce Gruden at team headquarters in Alameda.

"I have so much respect for Coach Olson", McVay said Sunday, the day after his team was eliminated with a 26-13 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. He's done a great job with us.

The Raiders left tackle expects the same level of intensity he experienced during the 2007-08 seasons in Tampa Bay, even with Gruden nine years older and wiser. From 2014 through 2016, McVay served as the offensive coordinator for Jay Gruden in Washington. Louis Rams (2006-07), Buccaneers (2009-11), Raiders (2013-14) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2015-16).

The announcement comes almost 20 years to the day when Gruden was first introduced as the Raiders' coach. "We can't thank him enough. It will be because of a lot of magnificent women, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say "Me Too" again". "And we're very thankful for him". Now, it seems, he'll have another voice in his ear.

Jon Gruden poses with owner Mark Davis as the Oakland Raiders introduced their new head coach at the team facility in Alameda Calif. on Tuesday Jan. 9 2018
Jon Gruden welcomed back to Oakland for second stint as Raiders coach

"It'll be fine", he said.

"Either way, hate the fact that the we'll have to go against him next year", McVay said.

So, yes. Hiring Gruden was clearly a way in which the Raiders hope to keep their fans loyal to the franchise after they leave for Las Vegas, but their Northern California rivals were also guilty of the same when they hired Kyle Shanahan. "We'll see what happens from there".

McVay wouldn't confirm that Olson is indeed leaving, but he called it "a blessing" to have him on his staff.

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