Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Folks.. If I'm looking this at a fair standpoint, I'd say Mallett, Locker, and Dalton all had equally impressive interviews. This coming from a non-Mallett and non-Locker fan, so no bias here. Mallett answered all the questions well, and broke down the play very well. As did Locker and Dalton. Gabbert carried himself fine, although he looked a little nervous.
If I had to rate their interviews with Gruden it would be:
Tie 1st - Locker, Mallett, Dalton
2nd - Gabbert
3rd - Newton. Totally inarticulate and just altogether had a rough interview.
I'm not buying this "Oh, Mallett was just trying to sound like a good guy" bull crap. C'mon now, fellas. All you hear about him from his coach and teammates supports that this is how he really is. Although you may not like certain players -- again, I'm not a huge fan of Mallett, Newton, or Locker -- we can at least be fair.
I agree. I thought all the QBs, except Newton, did alright. I don't like Locker, but I was actually impressed with him. He sounds like a good guy, and though I don't like him as a QB, he had some runs where he ran over DBs that made me say "wow, this guy does want to win". Again, I think he will have problems in the NFL with accuracy IMO, but I came away with respect for Locker. I agree you can't really say there was a "best" one out of the 3 you mentioned. I even thought Gabbert did well, but he was more calculated in his answers.
Newton just tanked in my view. He looked like he was trying to super-charismatic and it just came away forced and then him not knowing the name of just 1 play. Mark Schlereth re-confirmed my thoughts on this too. Saying to him, it should raise a red flag to NFL personnel as something they should definitely look into more.