Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden has issued an apology to the fan base following Sunday evening’s disappointing home loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Raiders lost to the Jaguars, 20-16, on Sunday night. It was the final home game in Oakland before the team moves to Las Vegas in 2020.
Oakland’s fan base didn’t handle the loss well,throwing debris onto the field and refusing to leave following the game.
Gruden wishes he could have sent those fans off with a better performance.
“I’d like to say we could have sent the Raiders fans off with a lot better finish than that,” Gruden said, via NBC Sports Bay Area “I think, most importantly, before we talk about the game, I’d like to thank the fans. I’d like to thank the city of Oakland for supporting the Raiders and being faithful in all kinds of seasons. I’ll miss them. I love them and I’m sorry about the outcome today, but I think that’s something that needs to be said. An exclamation point.
“I really apologize that we weren’t able to deliver a victory.”
“It was sad walking in here today. It’s going to be sad walking out of here for the last time and it’s a lot to wrap your arms around, but we love our fans, we love the city of Oakland. We thank them and we’ll certainly miss them,” Gruden said.