Jon Gruden and ESPN NFL Draft producer Jay Rothman held a conference call Tuesday to discuss draft prospects, and Gruden’s excellent QB Camp shows.
We had the final question of the hour. With our Cam Newton and Jake Locker questions already taken, we lived up to Gruden’s negative blogger stereotype and asked about Shaun King’s recent criticism of Gruden.
“I did fail miserably in developing Shaun King and I’m sorry he’ll miss our show,” Gruden said.
We give Gruden credit for the funny response. He didn’t point out that he’s never coached a first-round pick at the position, saying he misses working with quarterbacks and that he could have done a better job developing them.
ESPN’s senior director of communications Bill Hofheimer seemed a little less amused than Gruden as the call wrapped.
“I wish we had a better question to end on,” Hofheimer said.