Jon Gruden’s Oakland Raiders won their third game of the season on Sunday in a 24-21 upset victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers that may very well catapult Pittsburgh directly out of the playoffs.
Needless to say, it was Oakland’s biggest victory of the season so naturally, Jon Gruden took this opportunity to flex his muscles and get general manager, Reggie McKenzie, fired with the next 24 hours.
Now, Reggie McKenzie was an awful general manager. He had one winning season in 2016 where they lost in the Wildcard Round but overall, McKenzie had a 39-70 win-loss record so if he didn’t want Jon Gruden to get him fired, he shouldn’t have put together such a shitty roster.
It makes sense for Oakland, a team that traded away all of their stars for first round draft picks, to remove the GM that has no idea what to do with first round draft picks.
But it’s impossible to ignore the fact that Jon Gruden for sure had everything to do with this move. He is clearly the brains of that operation after signing a 10-year $100 MILLION deal. When he wants someone gone, they’re gone.
Here’s what Gruden had to say about Mckenzie’s firing:
“I don’t have any comment on that. We’re going to build this team back. I know that. We’re going to bring the Raiders back.”
Very subtle, Jon. ‘No comment’ is basically the same as ‘hell
Can’t wait until Gruden become both head coach and general manager at the same time and runs the Raiders directly into the ground. Just as the prophecy foretold.
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