ProFootballTalk takes unnecessary shot at Todd McShay

Evan Silva of ProFootballTalk posted a report which seemed to serve no purpose other than taking a shot at Todd McShay.

The report centered around McShay’s previous praise of Jake Locker and more specifically to his Senior Bowl performance. During Senior Bowl week, McShay was one of the few still supporting Locker. Yet on SportsCenter today McShay apparently mentioned Locker as one of the “losers” during the early draft process.

Silva calls out McShay for waffling and goes so far as to question whether he is “swiping other draft analysts’ ideas without assigning proper credit.”

This is nothing more than bitterness from someone who would trade places with McShay in a heartbeat.

McShay personally didn’t feel as though Locker underperformed at the Senior Bowl (I disagree, but that’s beside the point). However, McShay can still have that opinion and also accurately report that the consensus was that his stock slipped.

This is simply part of being a draft analyst.

McShay generates his own opinions, from a scouting standpoint, but he also predicts what will happen and reports news. The fact remains, no matter what McShay thought of Locker, the general consensus was he struggled in Mobile. And it’s his job to report that story.

Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in 2011 NFL Draft 1 Comment

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