Jon Gruden discusses Raiders' state

For the next three months, the Raider Nation will have Jon Gruden on the brain.

Every time the Oakland Raiders make a coaching change (they do it often), Gruden’s name comes up. Gruden was wildly popular as Oakland's coach from 1998-2001 and he remains a fan favorite. There have been rumors that Oakland will toss big dollars at Gruden in an attempt to get him to leave ESPN's "Monday Night Football" and lead the Silver and Black back to prominence.

Oakland owner Mark Davis added fuel to the fire when he said he might call Gruden about the job, or perhaps Gruden would call him, when asked Tuesday at the news conference on the firing of coach Dennis Allen and the hiring of interim coach Tony Sparano.

Wednesday, Gruden appeared on ESPN radio’s "Mike & Mike." This what he said about a return to the sidelines: "I'm not thinking about coaching. I'm thinking about heading to Washington, watching the world champions and my brother coach."

Gruden's brother, Jay, coaches the Redskins, who play host to the Seahawks on Monday night.

Earlier in the interview, Gruden talked about the unstable situation in Oakland.

"(There needs) to be continuity in the organization," Gruden said. "(Lack of continuity) is hard on an organization, hard on fans, hard on an owner ... they need to finish the season and evaluate where they are."

Here are my thoughts on what it would take to land Gruden.