Bengals Expected To Lose DC Paul Guenther To Jon Gruden's Raiders Staff

There was a Super Bowl trip the following season when Oakland lost to Gruden's Buccaneers and another playoff appearance in 2016 under Jack Del Rio that garnered little optimism because quarterback Derek Carr was injured.

While the Raiders are widely expected to name Gruden their next head coach as early as next week, neither Gruden nor the team has confirmed those reports.

According to Jim Trotter of ESPN, the Packers requested an interview with Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, but McKenzie declined.

The Cincinnati Bengals may have managed to retain their long-tenured head coach, Marvin Lewis, but they will soon be in the market for another defensive coordinator-not that that is a new phenomenon. Vermeil then launched a successful broadcast career before finally going back to the sidelines in 1997 with the Rams.

"Thank you, coach, as we wrap this one up, all of us last night in our production meeting got a chance to tell you what we think about you and how much you meant to us and to "Monday Night Football, ' " McDonough said after the Titans" 22-21 come-from-behind win over the Chiefs on Saturday.

PAUL BROWN: Brown was the founder and original coach of the Cleveland Browns and led the franchise to 10 straight title games in the All-America Football Conference and NFL, including three NFL titles. He was traded after the 2001 season to Tampa Bay, where he won a Super Bowl his first year and had a 57-55 regular-season record in seven seasons.

National Football League fans on Twitter cracked plenty of jokes during Saturday's broadcast, also noting a number of awkward exchanges between Gruden and McDonough, the latter of whom alluded to the Raiders' hiring of Gruden throughout much of the broadcast. Ditka became legendary in the city thanks to leading the Bears to their only Super Bowl title following the 1985 season, but he was sacked after going 5-11 in 1992.

This time it is really happening, and Raiders fans should be excited. Oakland went 2-14 in his one season before Davis fired him a second time.

  • Steve Townsend