Mel Kiper Topic Avoidance Methods: Understanding Draft Day Nonsense

April 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As I sat and watched the NFL draft, I was reminded why the whole production has become so ridiculously intolerable.
Sure, I love the drama of who goes where, who's going to drop, and which teams are going to trade up or down, but the whole analysis part is absolute garbage.
The main five-man broadcast team that ESPN decided to employ for the 2010 draft consisted of Jon Gruden, Steve Young, Tom Jackson, Chris Berman, and Mel Kiper, Jr.
Before we get started, let's review the qualifications of each man.
Jon Gruden
He landed his first head coaching job at the age of 35 with the Raiders, went 40-28 over four seasons with them, and went to the playoffs three times.
He moved on to Tampa Bay and became the youngest coach at the time to win a Super Bowl. He went on to lead the Bucs to a 57-55 record over seven seasons with three playoff appearances, including a Super Bowl title.
One would think he's had some experience with what exactly it takes...

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