ESPN has some horrible analsysts involved in their network coverage. Two in particular are Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless. The annoying duo took time this morning on ESPN’s First Take to discuss the recent position change of Braxton Miller.
As you can guess, it wasa awful. Smith does a great job repeating himself over and over, but always remembering to pause and make it seem like he is coming up with another important point to his argument. Not to mention, he just had to throw something in the conversation about race.
Skip Bayless on the other hand, went into his usual slow, smooth type of speaking, and mentioned how he felt sad and upset for Braxton Miller. Also mentioning how Braxton “missed the boat” and could of gone elsewhere to play quarterback. Bayless completely disregarded the fact that Miller can still not throw the ball, because his shoulder has not properly healed.
What these two have failed to acknowledge is the intense thought and discussion that went into this decision.
I have mentioned in previous articles that Urban Meyer has had a plan for months concerning the quarterback position. Don’t question for one second that Urban Meyer and his staff didn’t speak with NFL personnel/scouts and ask what they think would be the best fit for Braxton Miller at the next level. Miller is a football player. A dynamic one, to say the least. He wants to be on the field no matter what position he has to play.
Braxton Miller made one of the smartest decisions a college athlete could make going into his senior season. He was not going to play quarterback at the next level and instead of going into his rookie season learning a new position, he decided to do it in his senior year and handle some of the learning curves right away.
You can watch the discussion below. Warning, this video may cause nausea.
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