The Raiders hosts Tampa Bay tonight, giving Jon Gruden his first chance at getting some payback against the team that fired him. Gruden coached at Oakland in the ‘90s, then was the head coach of the Buccaneers team that defeated the Raiders in the Super Bowl played in January, 2003. Who are the only other two men who have been head coaches in Super Bowl games, competing against franchises where they had previously been head coaches in the Super Bowl era?
Dan Reeves and Pete Carroll. Carroll was the head coach of the Seattle team that lost to New England in the Super Bowl six years ago. In the 1997-99 seasons, Carroll was the head coach of the Patriots. Reeves was the head coach of the Atlanta team that competed against Denver in the Super Bowl game played in January, 1999. From 1981-1992, Reeves coached the Broncos.