One reason to bother watching SportsCenter the past few weeks — aside from watching legal baseball highlights, I guess — is the totally bizarre, always somehow informative "QB Camp" series the network has Jon Gruden hosting for a second year. While, like Gruden, we "don't believe half the [expletive] people on the channel" say, we do appreciate the moments he has so far created with Cam Newton, Blaine Gabbert, Jake Locker, and Andy Dalton.
It's been pointed out that these sit-downs create some rather uncomfortable moments for the draft prospects, and while the excerpts above certainly prove that to be true, it's also been a consistently refreshing segment in that it challenges and promotes the expertise of one of the network's talking heads instead of just hyping his celebrity. It's nice to be reminded that Gruden knows some things about football.
And, to his credit and his TV contract, the guy also knows how to craft a soundbite. Let's give all four of these young men an unqualified check in the "Incredibly Patient" and "Unnaturally Tolerant" boxes on their Wonderlic evaluations.
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