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I continually hear people talk about Herm going to KC in exchange for picks both on this board and in the local newspapers (todays Daily News) but my understanding was that the league banned that after Gruden to the Bucs. Did that rule get run out after just a couple of seasons or are these paid professionals that misinformed?

Gruden proves his worth to the Bucs

By Len Pasquarelli


PHILADELPHIA -- Having posed with the George Halas Trophy, accepted the congratulations of friends and family and players, and donned a baseball cap commemorating his team's berth in Super Bowl XXXVII, Tampa Bay vice president Joel Glazer paused to consider the new NFL rule that precludes franchises from trading draft picks for coaches.

"Yeah, it's pretty ironic, isn't it?" said Glazer, the son of Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer and one of the men most responsible for brokering the deal that brought head coach Jon Gruden to Tampa Bay. "I don't know what the motivation is (for the rule). But it's great that it wasn't (enacted) a year ago."

Beyond great, the timing was terrific for the Bucs, who essentially traded two first-round draft choices, a pair of second-round picks and $8 million in cash to Oakland owner Al Davis last February to release Gruden from the final year of his Raiders contract.

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