In Chan Gailey’s mind, most Pro Day workouts are just dog-and-pony shows. Especially the ones for quarterbacks.
That’s why he tries to avoid them.
“I’ve done it when they told me to go. I don’t get anything out of it to be honest with you. Especially for quarterbacks, it’s become such a production,” Gailey told Tim Graham of ESPN.com. “I’d rather sit there and watch the film. I can sit there and run it back, run it back, run it back.”
Gailey has let Bills G.M. Buddy Nix pick up the frequent flier miles to watch Blaine Gabbert, Cam Newton, and Ryan Mallett. Gailey figures he’ll see everything he needs on film and at the Bills facility.
“The guys that we’re really interested in, we’re going to bring in, and I’m going to sit down and have a good conversation with them,” Gailey said. “I don’t get a lot out of going to those things.”
We suspect a lot of coaches feel the same way as Gailey. It’s something to keep in mind when reading the next pro day review that says a quarterback “wowed onlookers.”