Jon Gruden, Andy Reid clash over so-called ‘success lap’
Raiders’ coach Jon Gruden on Monday dismissed continued discussion about his team’s event in Kansas City following a win over the Chiefs last month as “absurd.” However Chiefs’ coach Andy Reid chose to keep the conversation alive.
” They won the game, so they can do anything they want to do,” Reid said on Monday with the rematch less than a week away. “That’s not our style, but we’ll get ourselves back all set to play. That’s where we’re at.”
At concern is a supposed success lap taken by the Raiders’ team buses, which presumably circled around Arrowhead Stadium prior to heading to the airport following the group’s first win over the Chiefs because Gruden returned as coach in 2018.
The small show of disrespect has obviously become a major issue in Kansas City, where Reid and general supervisor Brett Veach signed agreement extensions Monday that ought to keep them with the Chiefs for a minimum of the next six seasons.
Reid reacted in the negative when asked whether he’s believed much about being at a benefit in the rematch after losing the very first meeting of the season. However he wasn’t finished with his response.
” I believe they (do) or they wouldn’t have actually driven the bus around the stadium,” he added.
When asked Monday if he believed he would be supplying bulletin board system product when the choice was made to take the lap around the stadium, Gruden didn’t sound thrilled the drive is still such a hot topic a month later on.
” Not truly,” an agitated Gruden reacted. “I indicate, you can find the wise aleck bus chauffeur in Kansas City who made some snide remarks when we got on the bus, maybe that’s why we drove around the stadium – just to tick him off.
” This is ridiculous. Next concern.”
The Raiders host the Chiefs in the rematch at 5:20 p.m. Sunday.
Gruden stated running back Jalen Richard suffered a bruised sternum when he took a success on a kickoff return during Sunday’s win over the Broncos.
” He didn’t have any fractures or anything like that, but he’s extremely sore and he’ll be day-to-day,” the coach stated. “His status for this video game will be updated here in the next few days.”
Gruden likewise stated left take on Kolton Miller and defensive take on Maurice Hurst, who both missed Sunday’s video game, worked out on Monday and will have their status updated when the group practices on Wednesday.
” There were some favorable indications, however we’ll need to just remain hopeful and cross our fingers,” Gruden said.
Fullback Alec Ingold played Sunday despite two fractured ribs. He was limited to 12 snaps and some special groups task simply one week after suffering the injury.
” We were reducing the boat in the water here a bit, not asking him to do too much, but I believed he reacted respectable,” Gruden stated. “I had lunch with him earlier today. He said he feels much better today than he did this time last week, so we expect him to be prepared for Kansas City.”
According to the transaction wire, the Raiders brought experienced fullback Derrick Coleman in for a go to on Monday.
Secret to success
Gruden was pleased with the play of 2018 third-round pick Arden Secret on Sunday.
The defensive end didn’t select up his first sack of the season, however was disruptive along the line and triggered Broncos quarterback Drew Lock to get rid of the ball early on a couple events.
He also had two deals with and a quarterback hit.
” He made some excellent plays,” Gruden said. “He got house a couple times. He showed fantastic energy and pursuit, and truly had fun playing. He’s been out a couple weeks. You understand, Rod Marinelli, our brand-new defensive line coach, believes a lot of Arden Secret. He’s been among his, I believe, most excellent men on the practice field. It was great to see it come out on video game day the other day. We need him on Sunday for sure.”