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Gruden preaches to the choir in Mobile

Updated: January 26, 2005, 2:23 PM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

MOBILE, Ala. -- At 8:55, the official starting time of every 9 a.m. meeting in the NFL, Tampa Bay coach Jon Gruden said, "Coaches, take a look around and see if we're missing anybody."

Gruden welcomed his South team to the Oakleigh meeting room, their oversized bodies spilling over the edges of hotel chairs made for CPAs and wedding guests. Gruden had the three team captains chosen Monday -- North Carolina offensive lineman Jason Brown, LSU defensive end Marcus Spears, and, representing ...

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