[Source] - Cris Collinsworth tried. He tried to keep Raiders coach Jon Gruden from potentially committing a tampering violation. Gruden didn’t seem to care.
“I know there’s tampering rules out there and I don’t want to bring up anything that might create a problem for you, because I know that you’ve been fined a few shekels over the years,” Collinsworth said.
“Yes I have,” Gruden said. “I’ve been fined, I’ve been punished very, very harshly. Richard Sherman, if you are a free agent, which there is a rumor you are, we are looking for an alpha presence in our secondary. Somebody that could play this Hawk 3-press technique with the read step. If you’re available and interested, maybe you and I can get together at some point off air.”
Is there any shock that Jon Gruden doesn't give a FUCK about tampering? It's probably even less shocking that he's just blatantly tampering for Richard Sherman. A vet that's been around forever? That's Jon Gruden's go-to. Imagine the quotes he'll have about Sherman and it makes sense why the NFL is just sitting there not doing anything right now. Love this loser anonymous GM
As one General Manager said, unsolicited and unprompted, in response to Gruden’s comments, “This is blatant tampering.”
No shit it's blatant tampering. That's what Jon Gruden does. You gotta love a dude who just openly doesn't give a shit what the NFL thinks. Remember his war with the mask?
Really this is just showing that Gruden and the Raiders are the perfect combo. Remember when the Raiders were the bad boys of the NFL? It needs to be that way. It has to be that way. The black and silver, the logo, shit The Autumn Wind. It's all signals of the bad boy life. It's the proud tradition of the organization that perfected the art of being the villain and rebelling against the league. It's what Al Davis thrived at. The Autumn Wind is so fire by the way
Hey, when you gotta go up against Mahomes twice a year, you gotta go balls to the wall. Tamper with any and every defensive back that's about to be a free agent. What's the NFL going to do? Fine you? Big deal. Dare that coward Goodell to do it.