Posted on: January 29, 2010 10:16 am
Unless you've been stuck on a desert island this football season, or you're this guy, you've watched pretty much every Monday Night Football broadcast this year. And, in doing so, you've noticed that ESPN color analyst/former Bucs head coach Jon Gruden loves the crap out of pretty much every quarterback in the NFL. They all reside on this side of awesome. Every one of them.
Saints coach Sean Payton asked Gruden to sit in on some offensive meetings during training camp. And now Gruden's talking about it. And guess what, Gruden LOVES Drew Brees:
In a conference call with the national media Thursday, Gruden continued to rave about Brees.
“I spent a lot of time there in New Orleans watching this guy," Gruden said. “He is the surgeon. He will cut you up with three-yard passes. His guys will take those three-yard passes and they can run with it after they catch it. They can line up any formation and any personnel group you give them. They might line up in 30 different formations on the first 30 plays of the game.
The Surgeon? Goy. Well, at least it's better than the moniker he gave Peyton Manning (The Sheriff. Still quite don't know what that means).
For the record, Brees showed his appreciation for Gruden's visit last August and called the coach "a heck of a guy" on his Twitter. Asked for a response to Brees' tweet, Gruden smiled and then added, "Tee-hee."