Jon Gruden’s second tenure as the Raiders’ coach ended abruptly Monday night, four days after revelations of racist, misogynistic and anti-gay emails surfaced. Gruden met with team owner Mark Davis followed with his resignation and a brief statement. Gruden's behavior as described by the new York Times left the Raiders with 2 options either fire Gruden or let him resign.
Here are six possible replacements for Gruden. RICH BISACCIA Bisaccia is nearing two decades in the NFL, but he has never been at the helm of a coaching staff. He'll get the rest of the season to show the Raiders and the league what he's got. DAVID SHAW The Stanford coach has resisted the NFL over the years, but at 49 years old, he might be looking for a new big challenge and coaching the Raiders would certainly scratch that itch. Shaw has demonstrated leadership, integrity, respect and success. Shaw would be the perfect fit and would be my choice. JOE BRADY Hotshot offensive coordinators seem to be in style and will likely mean the Raiders taking a look at Brady, who is the offensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers. His respected work with the New Orleans Saints, Louisiana State and now the Panthers makes him an ideal candidate. ERIC BIENIEMY Has an impressive resume and has had numerous interviews for head coaching jobs. Bieniemy, the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator, has not yet been given a chance to lead his own team. His work under Andy Reid in Kansas City is impressive and his time is coming. BRIAN DABOLL The work Daboll has done as the Buffalo offensive coordinator, with Josh Allen, has put him on NFL list as a head-coaching candidate. It is only a matter of time before it happens. Daboll has a long impressive resume, and several coaching stops, leaving him well prepared to take over his own team. DARRELL BEVELL Much like Bieniemy, Bevell is overdue to get a shot. His work as an offensive coordinator in Minnesota, Detroit, Seattle and now Jacksonville make him more than qualified.