Jon Gruden’s final game as the head coach of the Raiders was the Tuck Rule Game in January of 2002, which appeared to end with an Oakland victory on a Tom Brady fumble, only to have it ruled an incomplete pass on replay, with the Raiders going on to lose. Gruden must have been feeling deja vu on Friday night.
Gruden, now back as the Raiders’ head coach, made his preseason debut against the Lions on Friday night, and the game ended on a play reminiscent of the tuck rule.
Lions quarterback Matt Cassel — Brady’s former backup — dropped back to pass with Detroit trailing 16-10 and 32 seconds left. He was hit, the ball came loose, and the Raiders pounced on…