Jon Gruden is Still Upset Over Tom Brady Tuck Rule
By David Hayes
Even though time heals most things in life, apparently 18 years isn't been enough to heal the wounds left by the Patriots on Jon Gruden in the infamous 2001 AFC Divisional Playoff against the then-Oakland Raiders.
This playoff game became infamous by Tom Brady's thought-to-be fumble in the final two minutes of regulation, which was then controversially overturned by the NFL's "Tuck Rule." The Patriots won on the possession and went on to win the Super Bowl and people have complained about it since.
Well, 2020 has come around and Gruden still disagrees with the call to this very day.
The Raiders play the Patriots this week, with the Patriots as heavy favorites, which is the reason for this game being brought up. And for any football fan that even has the slightest grasp on the proceedings of what dictates a fumble versus a forward passing attempt or a tuck, it's still hard to disagree with Gruden's opinion here.
Tuck Rule Video
While Gruden is, of course, now the head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders, he was also the organization's head coach during this game back in 2001. So it's certainly safe to say to he most likely still has a vivid memory of how things unfolded in this one.
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