• Jon Gruden blasts NFL for Christian Hackenberg's struggles

    10 days ago - By Yardbarker

    Just a couple weeks after acquiring former New York Jets second-round bust Christian Hackenberg in a trade, the Oakland Raiders released the Penn State product.The decision to release Hackenberg enabled Oakland to keep the seventh-round pick in 2019 that it had sent to New York for the quarterback. It still doesn't make the release any less puzzling.In talking about Hackenberg and his short stint in Northern California, first-year Raiders head coach Jon Gruden decided to blame the NFL.This isn't fake news. It happened.“Everybody is an expert out there on Hackenberg and thinks he can't...
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  • Jon Gruden Rips CBA, Says It Stunted Christian Hackenberg's Development

    10 days ago - By Bleacher Report

    Christian Hackenberg's time with the Raiders was short-lived, but new Oakland coach Jon Gruden doesn't put the blame on the quarterback. He believes the current collective bargaining agreement played a major factor...
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  • Gruden thinks CBA is to blame for failed Hackenberg project

    10 days ago - By TheScore

    It's not Jon Gruden's fault Christian Hackenberg couldn't develop into an NFL quarterback. Just three weeks after acquiring him from the New York Jets , Gruden and the Oakland Raiders decided to release Hackenberg , the 2016 second-round pick who has yet to play an NFL down. Hackenberg has developed a reputation of being a wasted pick based on what the media has portrayed from his work at practice. Now, entering his third season in the league, the quarterback's problems are near-impossible to fix due to the collective bargaining agreement, according to Gruden. "Everybody is an expert out...
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  • Jon Gruden bemoans CBA after cutting Hackenberg

    10 days ago - By Yardbarker

    Jon Gruden bemoaned the practice restrictions laid forth by the CBA as a factor in the team's quick release of quarterback Christian Hackenberg.The Oakland Raiders waived Hackenberg on Tuesday, mere weeks after acquiring him in a conditional trade with the New York Jets. Speaking on Thursday, the new Raiders head coach said that cutting Hackenberg was due more to an inability to get him reps than a reflection of the quarterback's skills.“It's unfortunate, this whole collective. How do you develop a quarterback? I don't know how you do it,” Gruden said, via ESPN's Mike Sando.“It is hard...
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  • Jon Gruden: CBA big factor in Hackenberg's failure to launch

    10 days ago - By Pro Football Talk

    Raiders coach Jon Gruden has made no secret of his distaste for the league's collectively bargained rules governing offseason work and he went back to the well on Thursday while discussing quarterback Christian Hackenberg‘s release. Gruden pointed to Hackenberg's work this offseason to change “his stroke, his passing motion” and said there wasn't enough time
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