Seriously, is there anyone out there with the ability to focus on the positives (when there are few, if any to talk about) as Jon Gruden can?
Gruden shared his thoughts about Terrell Pryor on the Scott Van Pelt Show this afternoon on ESPN Radio.
Here are Gruden’s comments:
“You can’t deny the fact that this guy has very rare physical size and strength to play football, whether it be quarterback, receiver, or some creative role at the next level.”
“There is something for Terrell Pryor to do, that’s all I’m saying.”
“He is a premier game day competitor. I do know this…I’d find something for Terrell Pryor to do. I don’t know about being a return guy. I do think if you watch the Fiesta Bowl his freshman year, you see him stand out there at wide receivers against Texas, Beckman throws a fade streak in the end zone, and he jumps up and takes it away like he’s stealing from a child.”
“I’ve seen him stiff are defensive ends.”
Gruden did bring up the fact that NY Jets head coach Rex Ryan effectively utilizes Brad Scott, a former college quarteback at Missouri.
“He could be an outstanding receiver with the size and strength advantage much like Calvin Johnson in Detroit. There are not many athletes like this that I’ve worked out. Go on YouTube and watch him on the high school basketball court. When I stood on the sidelines at the Rose Bowl, I thought he was Julius Peppers.”
“I do think somebody is going to pull the trigger and acquire the rights to someone they can use.”
“I see a big guy that has won a lot of games. If you ask me, someone is going to find something for Terrell Pryor to do.”
Translation…Gruden wouldn’t touch Pryor as a quarterback.