I didnt watch last year, but seems to me its pretty much a fluff show.
Basically gruden just shows the audience some thing negative to make it look like hes really go after them, then spends the rest of the show making out with the prospect.
Looking at some of the one with locker it almost seemed like locker was trying mostly not to laugh.
So you think that the prospects agent & publicists would actively let their meal ticket go on a show that would be completely objective and realistic?
Cant say i think youd get many QB prospects willing to be belittled on national TV before the gravy train of an NFL draft comes along.
Im actually pleasntly surprised hes allowed to make any
negative or disparaging points. The point or few points he does actually criticise them on are more valid than most, like asking Tebow "why shouldnt i play you as a FB" ("Because i can make plays with my arm", "Then why do i see you make the same play over and over again inside the 10yd line (plays VT of Tebow power-rush over the line). Clausen clip (a few posts above)? Id hardly call that a love-fest... sounds like pastoral advice rather than a love-in, to my ears anyway.
Havent had a chance to watch the new set yet, but like BDG im looking fwds to it.
Its a far from perfect format... Gruden will be far from the perfect host for some people... But - being realistic - its the best we're likely to get and as such if people prefer to dismiss it as "fluff"? All power to them - but its a pick of a mediocre bunch imo