Raiders coach Jon Gruden is finally getting back to his old ways with the Raiders. Not as far as winning games, as the team in just 2-8, but his competitive fire is roaring. And the coach just found out he can bark at quarterback Derek Carr without their relationship crumbling.
Gruden and Carr were caught arguing on the sideline during their second win of the season in Arizona. Both downplayed the incident after the game.
Gruden is notorious for having open communication with his quarterbacks, most notably former Raiders QB and NFL MVP Rich Gannon — which was pointed out by Larry Marbley on “The Raider Larry Show.”
“I absolutely love it because it reminds me of Gannon,” Marbley said. “It took a while for Gruden and Gannon to mesh and get that combination really hitting.”
Listen to the entire segment of the show here, starting at the seven-minute mark.
The Raiders’ season hasn’t gone as Gruden had hoped, but he still has a quarterback arguably worth building around. If the two are to work together to bring the Raiders back to relevance, this was a bridge that they needed to cross. It appears now their relationship is gaining strength.