Jon Gruden said he had no regrets about opting to run the clock and kick a field goal instead of going for a touchdown after the Raiders’ 26-25 loss to the Dolphins Saturday. Evidently, he had a change of heart.
After the field goal, a Raiders blown coverage to Dolphins receiver Mack Hollins led to a wide-open 34-yard catch. Arden Key’s facemask penalty tacked 15 yards onto it, getting Miami into range for the game-winning field goal. Had the Raiders scored a touchdown instead of kneeling and taking the three points, a Dolphins field goal wouldn’t have been enough to win.
After letting it sink in for a couple days, reporters asked Gruden if he still had no regrets.
“Yeah, I have a regret because we lost the game on the most horrific play I’ve ever been associated with,” Gruden said.
Gruden, in his third season with the Raiders, must be forgetting the infamous “Tuck Rule” game, in which Tom Brady’s fumble that would’ve led to a Raiders win was overturned. Brady’s Patriots went on to win the game, as well as the Super Bowl.
Charles Woodson was the player to force the fumble on Brady, only to have it handed back New England after review.
“Wait what?” Woodson responded to Gruden’s quote on Twitter with a facepalm emoji.
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