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Kellen Moore could replace Jon Gruden as Raiders head coach

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Kellen Moore is preferred as the next head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after the breathtaking resignation of Jon Gruden.

The offensive coordinator of the child prodigy of the Dallas Cowboys received the third best rate (+750) for the successor to Gruden in Sin City, according to Only Kansas City Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy (+600) and Buffalo Bills OC Brian Daboll (+650) have better odds.

Also on the list are Tampa Bay Buccaneers OC Byron Leftwich (+900), Iowa HC Matt Campbell (+900), Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator Todd Bowles (+900) and Stanford HC David Shaw (+1000).

The alleged HC-in-Wait in Dallas, Moore signed a contract extension last off-season after applying for open positions at Boise State, his alma mater, and the Philadelphia Eagles, his team’s biggest rival. Moore has admitted his intrigue about the chance to sit in the big seat.

“It’s more of an off-season,” he said last month, according to’s Mike Fisher. “As soon as we’re in the season, I really don’t care. I would love this opportunity one day. “

At this point, where his offensive is shining on billboards across the country, it’s about when and where – not if – Moore gets his alleged dream job, an outcome predicted by Tony Romo and backed by Mike McCarthy, who does the above could keep seat warm for the 33-year-old.

“I think he’s ready,” McCarthy said on the Dallas Morning News last month. “My personal opinion, I’ve worked with him for over a year, I think he would be great for any head coach job.”

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After less than four seasons in his $ 100 million mega-deal, Gruden stepped down Monday night after the New York Times resurfaced email describing homosexual athletes, female referees and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, among others. This after he was arrested with a racist trope to characterize the executive director of the NFL Players Association, DeMaurice Smith. Gruden trained in Sunday’s loss to Chicago despite the latter revelation.

On Tuesday, during his weekly radio interview on 105.3 The Fan, Cowboys owner / general manager Jerry Jones gave his reaction to the bomb development. Although Jones didn’t want to say whether Gruden deserved to lose his job, he provided an eloquent analysis of the league’s rapidly evolving culture.

“I know these people. I know everyone who you’ve read about is great advocate of our game, ”said Jones. “You portrayed this game beautifully in many cases. Surely we all continue to realize what spotlight you are in and how we should express ourselves, all of this comes to mind … From the standpoint of the post, I know that we are all responsible for even a fleeting or a small portion of the responsibility are our actions. We are all responsible for that. That’s all I want to comment on. “

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