We’ve had some fun with some of ESPN’s decisions lately, so let’s give the network credit for a show that looks fantastic.
Based on the clip we saw on Sportscenter today, Jon Gruden’s “Quarterback Camp” airing tomorrow night should be cool television. We kill networks for dumbing down coverage, but this looks aimed at fans that love x’s and o’s. Gruden knows quarterbacks and he knows how to get on their case with humor.
In a segment that aired Wednesday, Gruden chided Colt McCoy for his height. “What are you, 5’11, 5’10 1/2?”
He also said McCoy may need to change his diction in the pros.
“You’ve got that southern drawl, man,” Gruden said. “You’re a hard guy to understand. . . . You gotta speak clearly, man. You gotta lose that accent.”
He asked McCoy to go through a long play, as if he were calling the play.
“I missed about 30% of that,” Gruden said after McCoy was finished.
McCoy laughed, but the point was made. And we can imagine Gruden saying the exact same thing to McCoy if he drafted him.