Maybe Jon Gruden was just sandbagging everyone Wednesday. Maybe he isn't really a football Luddite but is instead ready to devour data and analytics. Otherwise, he's setting himself up for failure in his second stint with the Raiders. Gruden said all sorts of interesting things during his media session at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. When he was asked about utilizing next-level information, Gruden sounded a lot more stone age than new age. "Man, I'm trying to throw the game back to 1998," he said. That was Gruden's first year in Oakland; the Raiders finished 8-8 after going 4-12 the previous season. For good measure, he added, "I still think doing things the old-fashioned way is a good way," with emphasis on "good."
Jon Gruden can't be serious with back-to-the-future talk, disdain for data, can he?
Sporting News | Mar 1