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- Aug 1, 1997
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- Lafayette, LA
Pat Yasinskas / ESPN.com
They walked into Macy's at the start of free agency with $44 million and made one big purchase. Then, Bruce Allen and Jon Gruden collected a massive amount of change and left.
We don't see or hear much from Allen and Gruden this time of year (after all, they grew up in the Raiders' bunker mentality), but it's not hard to figure out where they've been the past couple of weeks. They moved on to Target and Wal-Mart, and they're going to keep right on shopping.
It took a few years for them to really figure out their approach to free agency. But Gruden, the coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Allen, the general manager, developed a plan that worked well last year, and they're sticking with an approach that makes a lot of sense. Full Story – ESPNhttp://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=yasinskas_pat&id=3298311