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Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden
Raiders Close Jared Cook told reporters Monday that Gruden pulled out of a game video that appeared to play in the 1
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Robber TE Jared Cook was born in 1987. Jon Gruden shows an older team football video, he said. "He puts out films from 1976, if you do not even think they have a movie, a gritty movie where you can barely see the players." Some of the pieces were added, the scheme is from there.
Cook's revelation is not too surprising. In the NFL Scouting Combine in February, Gruden criticized the gradual shift of the league toward analytics, saying that he "tried to throw the game back to 1998," The The Athletic's Vic Tafur:
Vic Tafur  @ VicTafur @ 19659007] Gruden about analytics and "doing things the old fashioned way." #Raiders https://t.co/Rx3WVMcEja
Evolution is often necessary for head coaches to sustain any success over a period of time, and that would seem to make it even more important for Gruden, whose last season took place on the sideline in 2008 ,
The fact that Gruden is trying to defy modern trends may not bode well as he approaches his first regular season in Oakland.