By Will Reeve Jr.
Raiders coach Jon Gruden used televisions on the field during veteran minicamp Tuesday, which piqued the interest of those in attendance. And when reporters inquired on what that was about, Gruden was quick to poke fun at himself before crediting another terrific head coach for his change in minicamp strategy.
“That was for me, so I could see myself on TV,” Gruden quipped before offering his real answer.
“When we go out on the practice field, you run a play, not everybody gets that rep. So, they can turn around after seeing the rep, and they can see the replay of the rep and the coach can make points. So, it’s a great teaching tool for our team . . . First time I saw it was from [Jim] Harbaugh at Michigan. Then I saw the Miami Dolphins. I think Miami stole it from Michigan in the Capital One Bowl. I like it. So, thank you, coach Harbaugh.”
Gruden also expressed that he was impressed with the group of players he got a chance to work with Tuesday but stopped short of making any predictions for the team. Gruden returns to work Wednesday and will hardly get a chance to rest before turning right back around Thursday for the beginning of the 2018 NFL...