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Pryor will rely on Ken Anderson, not George Whitfield, for draft prep

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Contrary to a report from the Canton Repository that former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor will hire George Whitfield to assist with Pryor’s preparations for the supplemental draft, a source with knowledge of the situation tells us that former Bengals quarterback Ken Anderson will handle the duties.

Anderson spent his entire NFL career, from 1971 through 1986, with the Bengals.  After several years as the team’s radio analyst, he returned in 1993 as quarterbacks coach.  From 1996 through 2000, Anderson served as offensive coordinator.  In 2001 and 2002, he returned to the role of quarterbacks coach.  Anderson worked as receivers coach and quarterbacks coach in Jacksonville from 2003 through 2006, and he served as quarterbacks coach in Pittsburgh from 2007 through 2009.

Anderson retired in early 2010, and he spent last season out of football.

The assignment to tutor Pryor comes at a time when Anderson is gaining momentum as a Hall of Fame candidate.  Though his work with Pryor won’t help or hurt the effort, it can’t hurt Anderson to have his name back in NFL circulation.

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19 Responses to “Pryor will rely on Ken Anderson, not George Whitfield, for draft prep”
  1. 1buckeye76 says: Jun 29, 2011 5:13 PM

    well, that’s a better choice than Bernie Kosar…

  2. medtxpack says: Jun 29, 2011 5:13 PM

    you suck Pryor, leaving your school out to dry and your coach unemployed as you run off into the NFL to make $$$$, shame on you and the example you are setting. you must have been a Reggie Bush fan…

  3. mountaindont says: Jun 29, 2011 5:14 PM

    Compared to several others already in the HOF Anderson deserves to be there. Just as Rush and Journey should be in the Rock and Roll HOF

  4. paulbrownsrevenge says: Jun 29, 2011 5:17 PM

    I really can’t stand this punk kid. I’m a Buckeyes fan, and I knew he was trouble when i looked at his own website when he was in HS!!! Hopefully the bungles sign him, he does well for one year…… wait for it…… then tears his ACL in a playoff game, gets worse every year, then demands to be traded or retire.

    Don’t worry terrelle, I’m Sure Akili Smith, Jamarcus Russell, and Vince Young will save you a spot in their dice game in a few years.

  5. paulbrownsrevenge says: Jun 29, 2011 5:21 PM

    I hope everytime he looks down his arm and sees those OSU tattoos, it reminds him of the Future legend of a coach he ruined.

  6. pacificamjr says: Jun 29, 2011 5:22 PM

    Mr Pryor is a very very special athlete… if he works very very hard and keeps improving, and truly loves the game, he will be in Canton one day.

    flame on

    -MJR

  7. hobartbaker says: Jun 29, 2011 5:23 PM

    Lucky for TP. He may actually learn something useful. Pretty hard to top Anderson as a private QB coach. He and Terry Shea are the gold standard.

    Confirming the widely held belief that “Canton Repository” is just a euphemistic expression for the common toilet.

  8. drgfri says: Jun 29, 2011 5:53 PM

    And in breaking news…. Marc Sanchez will rely on local HS, not college, to provide steady supply of companions.

  9. pokedoke206 says: Jun 29, 2011 6:00 PM

    I like Pryor but it looks like he messed up should’ve stayed in college it would’ve showed charater & leadership

  10. pooflingingmonkey says: Jun 29, 2011 6:22 PM

    Anderson is a student of the game. If he can impart even half of his knowledge to Pryor, he’ll make him a much better QB.

  11. cincinnasti says: Jun 29, 2011 9:33 PM

    With Palmer’s house sold and no one really confident in Dalton.. Bringing Pryor into hype the Ohio State fan base to sell tickets, sounds just sleazy enough for Mike Brown to do… And we all know how he looks at character concerns.. He flat out doesn’t look at them at all..

  12. paulbrownsrevenge says: Jun 29, 2011 11:00 PM

    The Bungles have the most immature locker room in organized sports. Pryor is a perfect leader for that club.

  13. hobartbaker says: Jun 29, 2011 11:11 PM

    Pryor is a good kid and will be a solid NFL player. Any team doesn’t put at least a second round bid on him will regret.

  14. CJ says: Jun 29, 2011 11:51 PM

    Pryor must’ve run out of money and can’t afford Whitfield.

  15. whatswiththehate says: Jun 29, 2011 11:59 PM

    paulbrownsrevenge says:Jun 29, 2011 5:21 PM

    I hope everytime he looks down his arm and sees those OSU tattoos, it reminds him of the Future legend of a coach he ruined.
    —————
    I guess blaming others for one’s own actions make it easier to continue hating.

    Terrell should be held accountable for his NCAA violations and so should Tessell. All this blaming this kid as if Tessell doesn’t have a sense of right or wrong is disguisting.

    Tessell was looking out for the agenda of the school when he lied. He went along with the image that the school blew the whistle on itself knowing that there was more. How does that become Pryor’s fault.

    You folks are always looking for someone to blame so you never have to hold your beloved ones accountable. Sad.

  16. samoanjungle says: Jun 30, 2011 12:03 AM

    @Paulbrownsrevenge – the Bengals have a great locker room so not sure where you get that.

    On another note – Kenny Anderson belongs in the HOF. How did Fouts, among others, get there before him? Hopefully Ken Riley is next.

  17. bensstinkyfingers says: Jun 30, 2011 12:10 AM

    You guys need to lay off Terrell he is a future Hall of Famer! The Turd Hall of Fame that is. Gotta count for something.

  18. finsbooyah says: Jun 30, 2011 9:48 AM

    @mountaindont…

    I’m not a big Rush fan, but I see where you’re coming from.

    But Journey?? In the words of Chris Carter, “Come on man!”

  19. granadafan says: Jun 30, 2011 4:17 PM

    “medtxpack says:
    Jun 29, 2011 5:13 PM
    you suck Pryor, leaving your school out to dry and your coach unemployed as you run off into the NFL to make $$$$, shame on you and the example you are setting. you must have been a Reggie Bush fan…”
    ———————————————————————————-

    Get serious, Tresesel ran a dirty program and let his players run wild for years. Read the recent SI article about him and how OSU looked the other way while Tressel allowed dirty stuff to happen as long as they one and the money flowed in. The coaches, administration, athletic office, and players like Terrelle Pryor made an absolute mockery of the University system.

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