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Jon Gruden breaks Oakland Raiders hearts

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The rumours swirling around the National Football League for the past few days had been that the Oakland Raiders had a number one priority in mind to replace fired former head coach Dennis Allen.

That man was reported to be former Raiders top dog and SuperBowl winner Jon Gruden, who now headlines the coverage on Monday Night Football.

No To Raiders

But Gruden has done his best to dash any hopes held by the Raiders head office and the Raider Nation worldwide.

Gruden appeared on ESPN's Mike and Mike Radio on Wednesday and said he's not interested and certainly "not thinking about coaching."

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Company Man

"I'm just trying to hang onto my job to be honest with you guys. It's four weeks into the season. Some of these teams haven't even played three games yet," Gruden said.

"So I'm not even thinking about coaching. I'm thinking about heading to Washington next week, watching the world champions and my brother coach. That'll be exciting for me."

Continuity Needed

Gruden was referring to the Redskins and Seahawks matchup in Washington; he lumped the home team in with the Raiders as a group of teams who "need some continuity." "When you look at the NFL carefully -- the Cleveland Browns, the Washington Redskins, the Raiders -- there's a few teams that have had eight or nine, 10 coaches, since 1999," Gruden went on to add.

The best bit of the interview was when Coach Gruden gave a shout out to his friends that masquerade as anonymous bloggers on the internet and throw his name around and in the ring for every vacancy that becomes available to keep him relevant.

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