Jon Gruden on analytics: Raiders won’t use ‘GPS’

Jon Gruden on analytics: Raiders won’t use ‘GPS’
Jon Gruden on analytics: Raiders won’t use ‘GPS’

Jon Gruden is still stuck within the vintage days.

the new Raiders educate, back on the sidelines for the first time since 2008, isn’t rather able to dive headfirst into the brand new era of analytics within the NFL.

“There’s a stack of analytical information — or knowledge, however you want to say that phrase — that individuals don’t even understand how to learn it,” Gruden informed newshounds Wednesday on the NFL Mix. “It’s one thing to have the data, or knowledge. It’s any other factor to understand how to learn the rattling thing.

“So I’m not gonna depend on GPS’ and all the brand new generation. i will no doubt have some people that are skilled that may lend a hand me from that regard, but I nonetheless assume doing things the antique-fashioned method is an excellent means. We’re going to check out to lean that means a little bit.”

Gruden: now not a big analytics guy

— Busted Protection (@bustedcoverage) February 28, 2018

After Getting his start within the NFL as an offensive assistant for the 49ers in 1990, Gruden worked his way as much as turn out to be the Raiders head train from 1998-2001 and Buccaneers head coach from 2002-2008. His groups were NINETY FIVE-81 below his watch, including a really perfect Bowl win in 2002.

The 54-year-old used to be an ESPN analyst in between training stints, but it doesn’t appear to be he’s coming back with a newfound technique to the sport.

“Man, I’m trying to throw the game back to 1998,” Gruden mentioned.

He’s also returning to a game with a new collective bargaining settlement that restricts how a lot coaches can talk soccer and game plans with gamers in the offseason. this may be an adjustment.

“I at all times complained approximately that on account that the new CBA came into position. so much of gamers would come to look me in Tampa to get their football fix,” Gruden said. “so that you’re not allowed to have contact with those guys, and what’s most discouraging to me is we’ve got to make some selections on our roster, on salaries, on players and their futures and you can’t even meet them. I don’t know these men. I’ve by no means coached them, I’ve never met half them. so that’s been very, very tricky for me, and i’ve been emotional about it every now and then.”

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