“He’s just always been a fraud to me,” Johnson said on ESPN earlier this month.
“From day one, he’s been a used car salesman. And people bought it because he inherited a championship team built by Tony Dungy and Rich McKay, and he came in there with a little bit of different energy than we had with Tony, and it kind of kicked us over the top to get our world championship — which I am grateful for.
“But at the same time, I also saw through who he was through that journey of getting a championship.”
Gone, Baby, Gone
Since Gruden’s disgraceful departure as the head coach for the Las Vegas Raiders and the NFL, the team has turned from scandal into success.
On Sunday, the Raiders dominated the Philadelphia Eagles en route to a 33-22 win. It was their second straight victory by double digits since Jon Gruden resigned on Oct. 11.
The Raiders are now 5-2 and have taken a half-game lead in the AFC West division over the Los Angeles Chargers.
After the Eagles scored first on Sunday, the Raiders tied the game early in the second quarter. Derek Carr threw a touchdown to tight end Foster Moreau, putting the Raiders on their path. The black and silver scored 30 unanswered points, taking a 30-7 lead late in the third quarter.
Although the Eagles made late scores closing the gap, they never threatened the Raiders.
Derek Carr took charge like he has all season long. However, on Sunday Carr played his most solid game of the season, completing 31 of 34 pass attempts for 323 yards. He also had two touchdowns and only one interception.
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