He spoke his truth, held his ground & got his wishes granted. Last night Jon Gruden & his Oakland @raiders traded for disgruntled Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. The trade also includes a restructured deal that will pay @ab a little over $50 million (close to $31 million guaranteed) over the nxt 3 seasons. Looks like the Raiders are in prime position to turn around last season’s disastrous results in Gruden’s first season back in the Bay. Armed with a new All-Pro route runner and a ridiculous THREE first round picks (see last season’s deals with Chicago & Dallas), Oakland could be the latest worst to first story that has seemed to be the newest NFL trend. Either that or, well never mind, let’s just stay tuned because things just got a little more interesting out west. #theblocklist#nfl#nfloffseason#grudengrinder#boomorbust#silverandblack#ab 🏈
I plan on trading 2 of our 1st round picks in order to bring in a class act of a WR. This young man has nothing but good things to say and is one of the most positive players in the league. He’s a real #grudengrinder Welcome to the Raiders @ab
Best Player on Each Side of the Oakland Raiders: Offense: Jared Cook ( @jaredcook87 ) Well if there had to be a player to be named the best player on the offense of the Raiders it would have to be Jared Cook. Jared came 23rd in Receiving Yards with a wreck of a quarterback. If Amari was still there, I would say Jared Cook’s yards would pile up because that’s how Derek Carr’s mind must work. Not a true Gruden Grinder I’d say. Defense: Gareon Conley ( @_gconley8 ) Again, not so many bright spots on this team. Gareon came tied for 17th in INTs with 3 INTs. Not much to discuss. They really don’t have any superstars since Khalil Mack left but there is upside with them having three 1st Round Picks in this upcoming draft. #oaklandraiders#grudengrinder#aldavis#soontobeinlv#lasvegas
Congrats to our 4 Gruden Grinders to make the 2019 Pro Bowl! -Kyle Juszczyk (@juicecheck44 ) of the 49ers -Anthony Sherman (@shermanator__42 ) of the Chiefs -Quenton Nelson (@quenton_nelson ) of the Colts -Zach Ertz (@zachertz ) of the Eagles
NFL teams aren’t the only ones who need to bounce back quickly after a Sunday game for a Thursday nighter. Shouts to all the fans who saddled up and hopped back on the horse 72 hours later #grudengrinder
Congrats to our Week 13 Gruden Grinders! Giants TE Scott Simonson (@scottysimes80 ) had 2 catches for 25 yards in an Overtime thriller over the Bears! Rex Burkhead (@rbrex34 ) had 7 carries for 20 yards and 2 catches for 21 yards in a huge win!
Congrats to our week 12 Gruden Grinders! Matt LaCosse @mattylac11 had 3 catches for 34 yards and a TD in a big win over Pittsburgh! Adam Humphries @adamhumphries10 had 6 catches for 54 yards and a TD to get Tampa back in the hunt!
Congrats to our week 11 Gruden Grinders! Andy Janovich @andyjano32 had 1 catch for 12 yards on a trick play in an upset win over the Chargers and is white! Nick Boyle @nboyle86 had 4 catches for 36 yards and some key blocks in the Ravens new read option offense in a win over the Bengals and is white!
Congrats to our week 10 Gruden Grinders! The entire Colts O-Line including Braden Smith, Mark Glowinski, Ryan Kelly, Quenton Nelson, and Anthony Castonzo! They made some big plays, big hits and are all white in a win! Derek Watt had 2 carries for 2 yards and is white in a Chargers win! @bradensmith71 @ryankelly70 @markglowinski64 @quenton_nelson and @wattsup34 !
Congrats to our week 9 Gruden Grinders! Jesse James (@jdjames18 ) had 2 catches, 53 yards, and is white in a win! Alex Anzalone (@alexanzalone47 ) had 5 tackles, a game changing interception and is a white guy in a win over the Rams!
The only reason I went... see @frank_ntilikina #dribble, #drive, #finish which he did to perfection. o yea the seats weren’t to bad either 👌🏻, o yea & @levydi who was my eye candy as usual. ___ Take on the game: @frank_ntilikina is massive, he not only grew but looks like he filled out well. He handles the ball like a point bit now has the body, I think of a small SF. I just can’t wait for him to master the 17 feet and in, back to the basket bank shot that he will be able to get at will due to this size (I’m not joking, he will be a mismatch nightmare). His D is nasty but that’s a given. ______ @Ron baker620 Baker was my hardwood (#grudengrinder) MVP! Kid plays with so much heart it was unreal to see. He plays with pure physical brutality, it was unexpected to say the least. Doing small things like diving for 50/50 balls made “preseason game” #lit. ______ @kknox_23 was so fucking smooth he looks like he’s been in the #nba for years. It’s crazy to see in person his ability to just be at the basket. I wouldn’t even say “gets to the basket” he’s just there. So, to sum up my take, fucking #smooth & steel of the draft. _____ @iso_zo was on fire last night. Kid can’t get buckets that clear. It was hard to pay attention to any other part of his game to be honest due myself and everyone else who was #shellshocked at his game. It was a highlight reel as is he. No way he doesn’t get signed and after watching him in person his ability to hit jumper after jumper when he has about a foot or more of space will have him leading the second team off the bench in scoring this year. _____ @eneskanter11 looked like himself again. To be honest I wasn’t surprised at how beastly he was. He dominated as he should and my only take was his ability to finish layups in utter traffic was superb. You don’t realize how hard those finishes are, he is always smothered and on tv he just makes it look soooo easy, we take it for granted. Front row and
No matter the color, my brothers will ALWAYS have a special place in my heart. To St Francis, y’all played a heck of a game and I’m looking forward to the next time our helmets clash. To my Eagles, great win tonight and let’s make this the start of something great✊🏼. Love all y’all #team31#grudengrinder