Welcome Back Coach Gruden
After the Raiders lost their season finale on the road against the Los Angeles Chargers, the organization was quick to get rid of head coach Jack Del Rio. Del Rio had led the team to a 12-win season the year before, but things quickly went sour in 2017, and he and the rest of his staff were let go.
A week late, the Raiders made the announcement that Jon Gruden would be coming out of retirement, and would be starting his second tenure as head coach of the Raiders. Getting Gruden to come out of the broadcast booth was a huge get for the Raiders, and ended up being the biggest splash of the offseason.
Gruden began revamping the Raiders roster almost immediately, getting rid of veterans like Michael Crabtree and Marquette King. He brought in players that fit the kind of football he likes to play, and has really put his stamp on this roster through the first couple of months of the offseason.
Once practices got started, it was classic Gruden, as he continues to impress the front office, and the players. The 2018 Raiders are going to have an edge to them thanks to Gruden, as he tries to make them a powerhouse in the AFC, much like he did the first time around.