Jon Gruden: Tyler Bray needs “a lot of refinement”
Summary of 3 articles · Updated Apr 16, 2013
“I just think there’s a lot of refinement that needs to take place,” Gruden said of Bray. ESPN analyst Jon Gruden sees potential in former Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray. Speaking on a media conference call Monday, Gruden indicated that Bray’s approach to and understanding of the game need to improve. In March, NFL Network’s Mike Mayock said “several” league coaches he communicated with had “concerns” about Bray. Who's interested in the former Vol, who skipped his senior season at Tennessee to turn pro, even though he just turned 21 in late December? An NFL source told me the Eagles are the latest team to have him in for a visit or private workout, with Bray in Philadelphia Monday night and Tuesday. “I just think this kid has a rare ability to throw the football, and a lot of what he did at Tennessee I think is overshadowed with their won-and-loss record,” Gruden said. But the specter of the Leaf debacle in San Diego, which launched 15 years ago this spring, dramatically crystallized the arm versus head debate that's such a critical component of every quarterback evaluation in the NFL these days.
Don Banks: In head vs. arm quarterback debate, the jury's still out on Bray
Maybe it's all still Ryan Leaf's fault. But the specter of the Leaf debacle in San Diego, which launched 15 years ago this spring, dramatically crystallized the arm versus head debate that's such a critical component of every quarterback evaluation in t…