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Teams, GMs realize significance of coaching

Regardless of who's playing on offense or defense, every successful team needs a good coach on the sideline.

Updated: August 29, 2003, 4:52 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

More than two months after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers scorched the Oakland Raiders 48-21 in Super Bowl XXXVII, Jon Gruden gathered his team on a football field again for the first time.

"Forget about what happened last year," the head coach told his players during the April 8 workout. "It's over. It's done with."

It is a measure of Gruden's ability to lead that Warren Sapp, Ronde Barber, Anthony McFarland and Chartric Darby attended the workout even though they were recovering ...

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