Gannon won’t join Gruden as Raiders QB coach

ALAMEDA — Rich Gannon won’t be coming aboard as quarterbacks coach for the Raiders and coach Jon Gruden, but plans on being around the team to lend a hand to Derek Carr in learning another new offense.

Gannon, during his weekly performance on 95.7 The Game Wednesday, said he will continue to be an analyst for CBS but that during the off-season would be available for minicamps and training camps to lend a hand.

Carr, Gannon said, has the ability to be an elite quarterback but may have had some progress impeded by being in multiple systems. Since Carr arrived in 2014, his coordinators have been Greg Olson, Bill Musgrave, Todd Downing and now Olson again under Gruden’s supervision.

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Gannon said the sixth months between the end of the season and the start of a new season give him time be a tutor and that he’s worked for eight different organizations in that capacity over the past several years.

Although Gannon toyed with the idea of fulltime coaching, he said he “came to his senses” on the flight to the Bay Area to attend the press conference announcing Gruden’s hiring.

Gannon left his job as a Sirius XM radio host in part because his daughters were both college athletes. The oldest, Alexis, has graduated and is attending medical school. Danielle is a junior tennis player.

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