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SBD/April 13, 2012/Media
ESPN Announces NFL Draft Commentator Lineup, Chris Berman Set To Host Again
Published April 13, 2012
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TWO-FACED: In Milwaukee, Bob Wolfley wrote when watching the "Gruden’s QB Camp" segments that have been airing on "SportsCenter" lately and listening to Gruden talk to the players, “you are reminded again how much more you admire that Jon Gruden than you do the one who sits next to Mike Tirico in the ESPN ‘Monday Night Football’ booth.” The "QB Camp" Gruden “is enthusiastic, smart, sometimes smart-alecky, candid, challenging, inquisitive, precise and no-nonsense” and he “is a bit of a ham, yes.” The "QB Camp" Gruden "is a coach who is coaching and it makes for some terrific reality TV.” But on Monday nights, “for whatever reasons, Gruden decides to leave the QB Camp guy, or at least portions of him, back at the office.” Wolfley: “You do wish Gruden to become more like another blond commentator with credentials noted for his candor and generally disliked by the players he talks about -- Johnny Miller of NBC” (JSONLINE.com, 4/12).