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Former Bucs coach Jon Gruden: "I never wanted to leave the Raiders"

Former Bucs coach Jon Gruden:

This would not mark the first time the Raiders brought back a coach for a second stint. (Yes, he handle the censoring on his own).

After the team played a glitzy highlight reel of Gruden's previous stint with the Raiders, Davis introduced the once-and-future coach to a hoard of media members and former players after almost 17 years adrift. (The regular episode of the podcast will be coming later this week).

Among the four reasons Gruden offered for returning to the sidelines were: A love of football, a love of the City of Oakland, and a love of the Raiders.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Gruden's deal will likely be for $100 million over 10 years. None of those deviations deterred the new Raiders leader. "I have not coached since 2008".

Gruden was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before the 2002 season and at the end of his first year defeated the Raiders in Super Bowl 37. They have won 50 games since firing Gruden after the 2008 season.

With the help of Olson - and head coach Sean McVay - Goff and the offense had the No. 1 scoring offense in the entire league at 29.9 points per game. With that said, I've got a lot to prove, I know that. Player safety has now emerged as a critical part of the game.

"I think he's got a huge upside", Gruden said. "He's healthy now. He's I think been in a lot of different systems - he's played for a number of different [coaches] or has not [had] a lot of continuity around him that way. But I have had some opportunities that are unique and I think beneficial as a broadcaster". "[I'm] very, very excited to have him as our quarterback".

Per NFL Network's James Palmer, Davis called today "the biggest day of his life".