Offbeat Raiders beat Lions 16-10 in Gruden's return to sideline

09:10  11 august  2018
09:10  11 august  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Detroit Lions . Green Bay Packers. Years of rumors about the possibility of Jon Gruden returning to coaching were annually shot down, but the Oakland Raiders finally It didn’t come cheap with Gruden reportedly fetching a 10 -year, 0 million deal from the Raiders , according to ESPN’ s Adam Schefter.

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Coach Jon Gruden was a winner in his return to the sideline for Oakland when the Raiders got a touchdown pass from Connor Cook in a 16-10 victory over the Detroit Lions on Friday night.

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Gruden was welcomed back warmly to the Coliseum for his first game here as Raiders coach since beating the Jets in a playoff game Jan. 12, 2001. Gruden was traded to Tampa Bay after that season and has spent the past nine years as an ESPN analyst.

Raiders owner Mark Davis lured Gruden back to the sideline with a 10-year contract worth a reported $100 million following a disappointing six-win season under Jack Del Rio.

BOX SCORE: RAIDERS 16, LIONS 10

The Gruden era appeared to get off to a rousing start when Marshawn Lynch ran 60 yards for a TD on the third snap, but the score was called back on a holding penalty by rookie tackle Kolton Miller.

Oakland settled for a punt on the only drive with starting quarterback Derek Carr, but scored three times in five drives with Cook at the helm. Cook threw a 7-yard TD pass to Ryan Switzer in the second quarter and led Oakland to a pair of field goals by rookie Eddy Pineiro. Cook finished 11 for 19 for 141 yards.

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Gruden said he will call offensive plays from the sideline , a role he’ s held in the past. He attempted more than once to lure Gruden back onto the Raiders ’ sideline . 31 after a 6- 10 season to add Gruden . Davis’ father, Al Davis, died Oct. Las Vegas Stadium Milestones as of May 16 , 2018.

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The Lions also welcomed a new coach in Matt Patricia, who opted to rest star quarterback Matthew Stafford. Matt Cassel got the start and went 5 for 10 for 46 yards, leading Detroit to one score on three drives, with Ameer Abdullah capping it with a 1-yard TD run .

NATIONAL ANTHEM

Lynch once again sat during the national anthem. Lynch also sat for the anthem all of last season but never gave a reason for his decision. No other players on either team demonstrated during the anthem, with the Lions all standing together with locked arms.

ROOKIE REPORT

Lions second-round RB Kerryon Johnson showed good burst, running for 34 yards on seven carries and adding four catches for 33 yards. The Raiders also had a strong performance from a second-round pick with DT P.J. Hall getting a sack and batting down a pass in the first half. Oakland undrafted free agent RB Chris Warren III ran 13 times for 86 yards .

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The former and future coach of the Raiders will receive a 10 -year deal that will pay him about $ 10 million per year. While a return to the Raiders always had a unique appeal for Gruden , in the past ownership did not have a path to the revenue streams others teams enjoy via their state-of-the-art

INJURIES

Raiders CB Antonio Hamilton limped off twice in the second half with an apparent ankle injury.

HELMET FOUL

There was one penalty under the new rule prohibiting players from leading with their helmets. Oakland S Karl Joseph was called for the infraction on a tackle against Abdullah in the second quarter.

OFF THE DIRT

Pineiro's second field goal came at the end of the first half after Gruden called for a run that set up Pineiro's 48-yarder off the infield dirt. Pineiro added a 45-yard field goal off the dirt in the fourth quarter. The Raiders will play at least one regular-season game this season with the infield dirt in place for Oakland Athletics games.

NEXT UP

Lions: Host Giants on Aug. 17.

Raiders: Visit Rams on Aug. 18.

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Raiders' inaction becoming embarrassing as Khalil Mack holdout continues .
If the Khalil Mack situation gets ugly enough for Oakland to trade him, the Raiders will be losers no matter what they get in return. The beginning of the new Jon Gruden era was not supposed to be this dysfunctional.The Raiders don't seem concerned about not yet singing the "Return of Khalil Mack" in training camp. Unfortunately, Oakland does not realize the situation with the All-Pro pass-rusher is a bad look that takes away many of the good vibes tied to the return of coach Jon Gruden.

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