Analytics? Gruden is an “OG” in that department

Jon Gruden, the traditionalist?
“Man, I’m trying to bring the game back to 1998,” the Oakland Raiders head coach said with a huge smile this past Wednesday at the NFL combine. “I’m not going to rely on GPS and all that. The old-fashioned way is the good way.”

Immediately came the barrage of backlash. Talking heads and pundits lambasted Gruden saying his second go-around with the Raiders is already a failure. They spoke of an evolved game that’s left the bitter old Gruden behind. Some even brought up Gruden using Al Davis’ infamous projector when he outlined why Lane Kiffin was no longer head coach. The dismissive nature of Gruden’s supposed anti-analytics mentality was asinine.