The offensive difference between Dungy's last year at Tampa and Gruden's first is negligible.
In 2001, under Dungy they were 27th in offensive yardage and 15th in points scored. In 2002, they were 24th in yardage and 18th in points scored.
And it didn't get any better, either. Gruden's teams had consistently below average offenses. Only 1 other time during his tenure was their offense better than 15th in the league, and the majority of the time it was in the bottom 10.
And Gruden never drafted well, his entire tenure with the Bucs. It wasn't just his first few years when he had no picks. He never had good drafts. His best pick in his entire 7 year tenure was probably Barrett Ruud. After that, you're looking at possibly Micheal Clayton or Davin Joseph.
Very overrated as a coach.
Are you kidding? So, he inherits a good defense but that defense was by no means young. He has no picks in the first two rounds his first year, none in the second round of his second year and none in the second round of his 3rd year. I don't know if this is correct but i think that was 7 picks in the first two rounds. That's not mentioning the salary cap issues that really weren't his deal. It's impossible to draft well with those problems.
As for not being able to coach a QB.......He took a 4th round pick who was picked to play DB, then took a year off and played somewhat for Chiefs and made him into a Pro Bowler in his first season.
For me, what Gruden did with the Raiders is important as anything. I mean, look where they have gone since then. They had a one year carry-over and now suck.
For the Super Bowl? Dungy all the way. That wasn't Gruden's team. Dungy built that team. Gruden is a lot like the quarterback of that year's squad, Brad Johnson. Right place. Right time. Never achieve it again.
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