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Jon Gruden grills Terrelle Pryor

Posted on: June 22, 2011 2:25 pm

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Just because former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor left Columbus after the NFL Draft had already taken place, that doesn't mean he was going to escape the evaluating eye of ESPN analyst and former head coach Jon Gruden. Much like Gruden did with quarterbacks Cam Newton, Andy Dalton, Blaine Gabbert and Christian Ponder, Gruden sat down with Pryor for a film session that is set to debut on ESPN as an hour-long special on June 30th.

Of course, given it's Terrelle Pryor, his abilities as a quarterback weren't the only thing the two discussed. In an excerpt below, Gruden asks Pryor about what happened at Ohio State that caused him to have to leave.

Well it was awful nice of Terrelle to relieve the pressure on his school. Honestly, it's hard for me to get on Pryor's case too much for the things he (allegedly) did while at Ohio State, because I can't say with certainty I wouldn't have done the same things if it were me in his position. That being said, his apology here with Gruden, and the one with new agent Drew Rosenhaus, don't exactly give me the impression that he actually regrets anything.

Odds are Ohio State will regret Terrelle Pryor in the future. 


Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: June 22, 2011 11:18 pm

Jon Gruden grills Terrelle Pryor

I think you hit the nail on the head SeminoleDog! Fans [and I'm not including you or myself plus many other level-headed ones] seem to prefer the circus atmosphere of taking what were once legitimate sports & rolling them into an area with the likes of pro-wrestling [should say rassling because it's so phony]. They want villains, cheaters, hot dogs [showoffs not the good eating kind], crooked agents, coaches, etc., etc. They don't want a legitimate playoff. They want an outfit like the BCS, who show so much favoritism to the AQs & very little to the non-AQs. Well, at given times, several of the non-AQs have proven they belong in the title chase but are not given their fair shot. And then there's the little matter of getting an education. Isn't that what college is supposed to be about? But no! Certain fans want to cry for the athletes not getting paid to play. These athletes for the most part live better than most folks I know. They get FREE education [or the chance to one], FREE meals that are better & more of than what most of us eat & they always seem to have better clothes & wear a lot more "bling-bling" PLUS tattoos than what most of us can afford. These same fans are usually the first to boo their heroes too. I wasn't raised that way & didn't raise my kids to act this way but apparently some folks did a real "bang up" job of parenting their kids into being spoiled sports fans & that's a shame. Frown It's getting pretty sickening!

Since: Feb 13, 2011
Posted on: June 22, 2011 9:10 pm

Jon Gruden grills Terrelle Pryor

The more I read about this kid the more I'm convince that the media attack on Cam had not a damn thing to do with what his father did but what school Cam choose to go to.

 It's good to know that our sports news is not longer about truth, integrity and unbias journalism but what school or team you belong to and how much the elite folks in the sports media feel about you.

Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: June 22, 2011 4:50 pm

Jon Gruden grills Terrelle Pryor

Whatever happened to the value (VALUE) of a formal, college education?  Who decided that it is OK, with a cute little wink. to say "I had to make a business decision."  And who came up with that BS phrase?  And these? Time to move on.  Forward not backwards.  Who determines a person's readiness to move "forward."  All of us know that money drives the bus in this circus, but why do we have to play pretend to the comical level of parody that pro wrestling does.  Is everything (EVERYTHING) all about the entertainment dollar?  How about some value assigned to an education at all levels. 

An education that involves learning skills and acquiring knowledge that will not only benefit a person all through life, whether he/she makes a living in the pro game or coaching the game or not, it will help a person make better decisions and stay out of trouble along the way.  What a freaking concept that would be, right?  Evidently not nearly enough of us give a rat's arse about any of it except to be entertained and fed.  Fans, we are the biggest dupes and morons on the planet.  We deserve less than we get.

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