Detroit Lions mentor Matt Patricia speaks to the media at the NFL combine on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Indianapolis.
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INDIANAPOLIS — Jon Gruden was such a significant admirer of Matt Patricia’s suggestion that the Oakland Raiders do “Tricky Knocks” this summertime that Thursday at the NFL combine he experienced one of his very own.

“Patricia is going to do a excellent career … on Tricky Knocks,” Gruden claimed, through

The Raiders and Detroit Lions are two of 5 teams that can be compelled to show up on the HBO truth collection that is presented at the rear of-the-scenes obtain to an NFL teaching camp.

The NFL exempts teams from showing up on “Tricky Knocks” if they have a new mentor, if they have made the playoffs in one of the past two seasons, or if they have appeared on the exhibit at some point in the past 10 many years.

Together with the Lions and Raiders, the New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers and Washington cannot switch down a ask for to be on the exhibit.

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Patricia joked at the Lions’ admirer forum in February that the Raiders, with Gruden as mentor and three to start with-spherical picks heading into their closing year in Oakland, would be an great suit for “Tricky Knocks.”

“I consider Jon Gruden is an great choice for that exhibit,” Patricia claimed. “I consider the Oakland Raiders and almost everything they‘ve bought going on ideal now would be amazing viewing for most people to check out.”

Lions typical manager Bob Quinn claimed at the time “no one needs to do” Tricky Knocks.

“Except Oakland,” he claimed.

But Gruden, evidently, will not want just about anything to do with teaching-camp Television, both.

“Appreciate Matt Patricia, my buddy, featuring that up to me,” Gruden claimed. “That beard that Patricia has, he’s going to be a star. I signify he’s going to be one of the foreseeable future tv stars. I’d be astonished if Monday Evening Soccer does not put him upstairs in the foreseeable future.”

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