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Why does Gruden love veterans?

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QB EJ Manuel: Agrees to deal
QB Josh Johnson: Agrees to deal
RB Doug Martin: One year
FB Keith Smith: Two years, $4.2 million
WR Jordy Nelson: Two years, $15 million
WR Dwayne Harris: Agrees to deal
TE Derek Carrier: Three years, $5.5 million
TE Lee Smith: Three years
OT Breno Giacomini: Agrees to deal
DE Tank Carradine: Agrees to deal
DE Armonty Bryant: Agrees to deal
DT Justin Ellis: Three years, $13.5 million
LB Tahir Whitehead: Three years, $18 million plus

LB Emmanuel Lamur: Agrees to deal
LB Kyle Wilber: Agrees to deal
CB Rashaan Melvin: One year, $6.5 million
CB Leon Hall: Agrees to deal
CB Shareece Wright: Agrees to deal
CB Senquez Golson: Agrees to deal
S Reggie Nelson: One year
S Marcus Gilchrist: One year, $4 million
LS Andrew DePaola: Four years, $4.27 million

 

Plus the additions yesterday of Frostee Rucker, and Rubin. 

 

Why does Gruden love veteran players so much? I can't remember a time when more veteran players were signed in one off-season

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This has been covered. Because he runs systems that are complex and young players are limited in that, thus limiting Gruden. 

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7 minutes ago, holyghost said:

This has been covered. Because he runs systems that are complex and young players are limited in that, thus limiting Gruden. 

Where has this been covered?

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As Ghost mentioned, his schemes are intense and he demands near perfection. Thus he has signed a lot of players he and his staff are very familiar with. This will get everyone caught up to speed as quickly as possible, then likely shipped off once the younger guys have a grasp of the playbook. 

Some of the guys mentioned above have already been cut.

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simple... COMPETITION... no everyone will make roster, but guys who are lucky to be In the league won't make a gruden team. a former starter provides better depth then a scholarship player.. a new coach, so expect turnover the first year, and for everyone to earn their spot

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2 hours ago, Scout said:

Why does Gruden love veteran players so much?

um...... 

12 minutes ago, Humble_Beast said:

simple... COMPETITION... no everyone will make roster, but guys who are lucky to be In the league won't make a gruden team. a former starter provides better depth then a scholarship player.. a new coach, so expect turnover the first year, and for everyone to earn their spot

did you just start a thread to make a list and then answer your own question? 

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What he’s doing is actually kind of smart. Who cares if your roles players are old? Your most important pieces are still young and in their primes.

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49 minutes ago, big_palooka said:

um...... 

did you just start a thread to make a list and then answer your own question? 

O.o That's two different posters BP... 

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3 minutes ago, Totty said:

O.o That's two different posters BP... 

lol... give me a break, it's the offseason. 

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2 hours ago, big_palooka said:

lol... give me a break, it's the offseason. 

Lol you might be right though... 

 

Should Webby investigate a double account holder? 🤔

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4 hours ago, Scout said:

Where has this been covered?

Here, previously, in another thread weeks ago. Which I am sure links to the related articles and comments by Raider writers. 

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