When the Oakland Raiders gave head coach Jon Gruden the keys to the Corvette out in California, they did it in grand style. Gruden signed a massive 10-year, $100-million contract in the offseason, and the plan was for him to rebuild the franchise from the ground up before it moves to its new home in Las Vegas.
Well, the Raiders traded their best player and have essentially spiraled out of playoff contention after just six weeks, with just one win to start 2018. Some people on the West Coast are tired of Gruden already, and somebody has started a hilarious countdown to the end of Gruden’s coaching tenure via the website IsGrudenGoneYet.com.
The hilarious counter ticks continuously, and anyone who visits the website can see exactly how much money the 55-year-old head coach is making for the entire duration of their visit.
Check how much time Gruden has left, and how much money he’ll make during your visit, by clicking here.
As of Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 5:05 p.m. on the East Coast, Gruden is still owed over $92 million dollars with the clock continuing to tick away.
What’s most hilarious about this website is it’s simplicity, and the giant bolded ‘NO’ above the counter.
Oakland Raiders fans have more than a few reasons to be upset with Gruden’s start to the season, but this might be a bit much.
Gruden, notoriously hailed as a quarterback guru from his former television days hosting “Jon Gruden’s QB Camp,” has never really had success with a quarterback of his own. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has been really efficient completing 71.7-percent of his passes to start the year, but he’s tied for the NFL lead with eight interceptions through six games.
The big problem in Oakland is a defense that ranks in the bottom five of the NFL in points per game, yards per play allowed and third-down conversion percentage.
The big issue is a lack of talent, one that Oakland’s owner Mark Davis will leave in the hands of Gruden come the offseason with free agency and the NFL Draft.
Gruden’s first tenure in as Oakland’s head coach yielded four seasons of a 38-26 record and two AFC West titles before they moved on from him, and Gruden’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat them in Super Bowl XXXVII the very next season.
Oakland still has a ton of problems for him to solve, including a groin injury bogging down running back Marshawn Lynch, trade rumors circulating wide receiver Amari Cooper, and their starting right tackle Donald Penn hitting Injured Reserve early in October.
The Raiders can still salvage a respectable end to this season after their Week Seven bye, but the clock is ticking (literally) on Gruden’s tenure if things don’t get much better.