A timeline of Jon Gruden's tenure as Raiders coach, plus Lamar Jackson leads Ravens to epic comeback

Greetings sports fans, it’s Chris Bengel back with you on this Tuesday. I hope everybody had their typical filling of football over the weekend and once again on Monday night.

It genuinely was the wildest week that we have actually seen in the NFL up until now this season. How about that basket kicking screens we saw? In the Cincinnati Bengals-Green Bay Packers video game there were 5 successive missed out on basket in the last 3 minutes of policy and overtime. I’ve genuinely never ever seen anything like that.

Then last night, Colts kicker Rodrigo Blankenship missed out on 3 basket, consisting of one late that would’ve provided a substantial upset win over the Ravens. We’ll enter that Monday night video game and much, a lot more today.


📰 What you require to understand

1. Jon Gruden resigns as Raiders head coach in wake of probe into e-mails 🏈

Jon Gruden is no longer the coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. Gruden notified his training personnel that he was resigning from his post on Monday night following an examination into e-mails in which he utilized supposedly utilized insensitive and homophobic language.

In the e-mails, where were at first found as part of a different examination into the Washington Football Team, Gruden slammed NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith and utilized racist and offending language when doing so. According to a report from The New York Times, Gruden likewise utilized misogynistic and homophobic language in numerous e-mails.

Here’s a short summary of the language Gruden utilized in the e-mails:

  • “The emails, which span from 2010 until 2018, when the coach signed a 10-year deal with Las Vegas after years as a ‘Monday Night Football’ analyst, include Gruden calling (Roger) Goodell a ‘f—–‘ and ‘clueless anti-football p—-,’ criticizing Goodell for allegedly pressuring then-Rams coach Jeff Fisher to draft ‘queers,’ and messages (to former Washington Football Team president Bruce Allen) that featured photos of topless Washington Football Team cheerleaders.”

Just hours after all of this info was released by the New York Times on Monday night, Gruden stepped down from his head training task.

  • Gruden’s declaration: “I have resigned as Head Coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. I love the Raiders and do not want to be a distraction. Thank you to all the players, coaches, staff, and fans of Raider Nation. I’m sorry, I never meant to hurt anyone.”

The Raiders had actually signed Gruden to a 10-year offer when he was employed by the franchise back in 2018. With Gruden out of the photo, assistant head coach and unique groups organizer Rich Bisaccia will be the Raiders interim head coach.

Courtesy of CBS Sports NFL scribe Cody Benjamin, here are some crucial dates and a timeline of Gruden’s period:

  • Jan. 6, 2018 – Gruden employed by Raiders: “Gruden spent 11 years as a head coach between the Raiders (1998-2001) and Buccaneers (2002-08) before nestling into post-coaching life, most famously as a color commentator on ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football.’ After nine years away, he made his return with a luxurious welcome from Raiders owner Mark Davis, complete with a historic 10-year, $100 million contract.”
  • Sept. 1, 2018 – Gruden trades Khalil Mack
  • March 9, 2019 – Gruden trades for Antonio Brown
  • Oct. 8, 2021 – Report of racially-charged e-mail: “Four days after falling to the Chargers in prime time for their first loss of the year, the Raiders faced a new dilemma, with the Wall Street Journal reporting that Gruden had used a racial trope to criticize NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith in a 2011 email, uncovered as part of a separate workplace investigation into Washington Football Team.”
  • Oct. 11, 2021 – Gruden resigns: “Three days after the Wall Street Journal report … The New York Times reported Gruden’s emails from 2010-2018 contained a pattern of homophobic, misogynistic and sexist insults, as well as pictures of topless Washington Football Team cheerleaders. An hour after the report surfaced, Gruden informed his staff he would resign, later confirming his step down from the Raiders less than four full seasons into his 10-year deal.”

2. MLB playoff roundup: Red Sox stroll off into ALCS ⚾

When it pertains to the Major League Baseball postseason, anticipating the unanticipated has actually constantly been a great guideline to live by. After all, numerous forecasted that the Tampa Bay Rays would be a World Series competitor and make a deep run. Instead, the Boston Red Sox came away with a 6-5 win over the Rays in Game 4 on Monday and won the American League Division Series.

Chaos was the story throughout most of this series. The Red Sox took a 5-0 lead in Game 4 thanks to five-run 3rd inning that was highlighted by a three-run crowning achievement from Red Sox 3rd baseman Rafael Devers. Despite having an enormous lead, the Rays didn’t give up and had the ability to connect the video game. Their middle-inning outburst was highlighted by a two-run crowning achievement thanks to star novice Wander Franco.

But the Red Sox had the ability to place on a center in situational striking in the ninth inning to make the win. Here is how the inning unfolded:

  • Christian Vasquez started the inning with a single to left field
  • Christian Arroyo put down a sacrifice bunt to move Vasquez approximately 2nd base
  • Travis Shaw, who pinch hit for Bobby Dalbec, reached on an infield single and Vasquez went up to 3rd base
  • Kiké Hernandez had the ability to bring house Danny Santana, who was pinch running for Vasquez, for the game-winning operate on a sac fly

In the NL, the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants were fighting for the advantage in the National League Division Series. Just as they have sometimes this season, the Giants discovered a method to do the job in a low-scoring affair. The Giants came away with a 1-0 win with the only run coming thanks to a solo crowning achievement from 3rd baseman Evan Longoria in the 5th inning.

Giants pitchers had the ability to restrict the high-powered Dodgers offense to simply 5 hits on the night. Veteran Alex Wood tossed 4.2 scoreless innings and just yielded 2 hits. The bullpen had the ability to ward off any Dodgers rally as Jake McGee, Camilo Doval, and didn’t permit a single hit the remainder of the method.

3. Ravens total legendary return versus Colts in overtime 🏈

It’s not about how you begin, it has to do with how you end up. That belief never ever called more real than in Monday’s fight in between the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens. Despite tracking 22-3 late in the 3rd quarter, the Ravens had the ability to return and beat the Colts 31-25 in overtime.

In the very first half and the majority of the 3rd quarter, the Ravens offense simply wasn’t able to put points on the board. Quarterback Lamar Jackson had his reasonable share of battles and the defense wasn’t putting a lots of pressure on Carson Wentz. But it was nearly as though a light bulb began late in the 3rd quarter as the Ravens outscored the Colts 28-3 in the last quarter and overtime.

Here’s a wrap-up of how the Ravens had the ability to put points on the board late to win it:

  • With 56 seconds staying in the 3rd quarter, Jackson gotten in touch with Marquise Brown on a 43-yard goal
  • With 9:38 left in the 4th quarter, Jackson struck tight end Mark Andrews on a five-yard goal pass then provided the ball to Andrews as soon as again for a effective two-point conversion
  • With simply 39 seconds left in policy, Jackson discovered Andrew yet once again for a four-yard goal. Spoiler alert: … he hit Andrews once again for the two-point conversion
  • On the really first ownership of overtime, Jackson tossed a five-yard goal pass to Brown to finish the return

This was among the more wild video games we have actually seen this season — specifically in primetime. It was downright outstanding to see Jackson lead the Ravens back because style. It’s tough to argue that Baltimore has actually been among the leading groups in the NFL this season as they have actually left to a 4-1 start.

For more analysis of the action, take a look at what our CBS Sports NFL scribes needed to state.

4. Welcome back, NHL! 🏒


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Tuesday night will mark the start of the 2021-22 NHL season. For the hockey neighborhood, it’s the very first time considering that the 2018-19 project in which the NHL will hold a standard 82-game season.

All of the action will get underway when the protecting Stanley Cup champ Tampa Bay Lightning handle the Pittsburgh Penguins. In addition, we have the fight of the 2 contemporary growth groups when the Vegas Golden Knights will host the Seattle Kraken.

I’ll be offering a big quantity of the NHL protection throughout the season for CBS Sports. With that in mind, this looks like a fun time to strike you with my NHL forecasts.

  • The Lightning are a hard group to break and I see them having another incredible season. Our own Austin Nivison appears to share that belief as he tabbed the Lightning as the leading group in our CBS Sports NHL preseason power rankings
  • This is a group that will have a healthy Nikita Kucherov, which might be more vital than any complimentary representative finalizing that the franchise might’ve made. We saw how huge of a function Kucherov played as he returned for the playoffs last season. As the lineups are presently built, I’m going to state that the Lightning will be representing the Eastern Conference in the Stanley Cup Finals
  • However, I think the Lightning disappoint ending up being simply the 6th group in league history to raise Lord Stanley’s Cup for a 3rd successive season. I believe that this is lastly the year in which the Vegas Golden Knights do the job

I had the benefit of previewing the 2021-22 NHL season and exposed 10 stories that you must be keeping track of as the season gets underway. Here are a couple of:

  • Will Jack Eichel get moved?: “It seems like a foregone conclusion that the Sabres will be forced to move Eichel. At this point, it’s likely a matter of when and where Eichel ends up being dealt. Buffalo is need of a huge rebuild after missing the postseason for the past nine seasons. Eichel was supposed to be the centerpiece of the rebuild after signing an eight-year, $80 million contract extension prior to the 2017-18 season. Considering the injury concerns, the return for Eichel likely won’t be what it could’ve once been.”
  • Inaugural season for the Kraken: “The Seattle Kraken will become the 32nd NHL team when the 2021-22 season begins. The Kraken are going to be constantly compared to the Vegas Golden Knights, who won 51 games and advanced all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals in their inaugural season back in 2017. It’s going to be tough for Seattle replicate that kind of success, but the franchise does have a good amount of strong building blocks on its roster. Much like the Golden Knights did with Marc-Andre Fleury, the Kraken do have an All-Star-caliber goaltender in Philipp Grubauer. It also doesn’t hurt that the team has a nice mix of veterans featuring the likes of Jordan Eberle, Mark Giordano and Adam Larsson, so a playoff appearance may not be out of the question.”

5. The most current on the Ben Simmons-76ers legend 🏀


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The Ben Simmons holdout is reaching a resolution. No, the Philadelphia 76ers aren’t near to trading the All-Star forward, however Simmons has actually gone back to the group, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Simmons took a COVID-19 test upon arrival, which is needed as part of the league’s procedure. It appears that Philadelphia wishes to see Simmons back on the court as quickly as possible, however it’s uncertain if that will concern fulfillment. 

It’s hard not to collect that Simmons’ unexpected choice to go back to Philadelphia has whatever to do with his wallet. After all, Simmons was losing $360,000 for every single preseason and routine season video game that he would miss out on as an outcome of the holdout.

At completion of the day, the Sixers still are looking for a considerable return in exchange for Simmons. Daryl Morey is going to do whatever he can to bring a star gamer and possibly draft chooses to Philadelphia for Simmons. Personally, I’d be incredibly thrilled to see Portland Trail Blazers two-guard CJ McCollum concern the Sixers in an offer. These are 2 gamers that certainly might utilize a modification of landscapes. McCollum offers the Sixers another boundary shooter and another guard that can produce his own shot. 

CBS Sports NBA scribe Sam Quinn supplied some context on how the Simmons scenario has actually gotten to this point:

  • Quinn: “Simmons reportedly told teammates not to visit him in Los Angeles earlier in the offseason to try to convince him to rejoin the team. The 76ers have been working throughout training camp to prepare for a season in which they might not have Simmons, so reintroducing him so late in the offseason could make things difficult. But without a viable trade on the trade on the table, Simmons’ options were to sit out and sacrifice his paycheck or to return to the team and hope a trade can materialize later on. It seems as though he is choosing the latter.”

📝 Odds & Ends


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📺 What to enjoy tonight

Astros vs. White Sox, 2:07 p.m. | CWS -115 | TELEVISION: FS1

Brewers vs. Braves, 5:07 p.m. | TELEVISION: TBS

Giants vs. Dodgers, 9:07 p.m. | TELEVISION: TBS


🏅 Best thing I saw on the web

On Monday, among the greatest mistakes on the diamond in fact happened in the stands. During Game 3 of the National League Division Series, Milwaukee Brewers 3rd baseman Luis Urias struck a pop-up into the stands and previous Braves 3rd baseman Chipper Jones — who was participating in the video game as a fan — believed he had a beat on the ball. However, Jones totally missed out on capturing the ball. Clearly, Jones’ fielding acumen isn’t what it utilized to be.



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