Las Vegas Raiders: The Rise and Fall of former head coach Jon Gruden
The writing was on the wall for Gruden, and on Monday night, he resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. A once larger-than-life figure who had become victim to his own words.
However, how Chucky will be remembered is clearly within the realm of one’s own conscience. Will he be remembered as the once-great coach and personality? For many, this is highly unlikely.
The truth is, Gruden’s emails were fueled with hate, and those are not the words of a leader. And although Gruden is gone, his words may leave permanent damage for Raiders fans for years to come, the change happened and the change was needed.
The fall of Jon Gruden will probably never rise again, but this is the reality of his own actions.
In his final statement as Raiders coach, “I’m sorry, I never meant to hurt anyone” said Gruden. But what he has done is unforgivable, not only for once again breaking the hearts of Raiders fans but for spewing such hateful messages for so many years.
The Las Vegas Raiders struggled mightily on the offensive side of the ball in Week 5, and here, we hand out the grades for the loss.
A mistake only happens once, this was not a mistake, but a part of his character. We truly got to see the inside view of the enigmatic character everyone once admired and respected, and honestly, the truth still hurts.