Skip Bayless is a loudmouth, but he sometimes nails it, and he’ll often make observations that other commentators won’t. Today on “First Take” he pointed out what we mentioned last night – that Braylon Edwards dropped a critical pass late in the game, only to get saved by a bogus pass interference call. Steve Young also notice this last night, but everyone else at ESPN completely missed it, particularly Jon Gruden, who spent the evening expressing his undying love and devotion to Braylon Edwards.
He got VERY lucky with that pass interference call. The commentators all agreed that it was a bad call, but Chuckie and the guys in the booth were so far up Braylon’s ass all night that they missed the obvious point – Braylon DROPPED that pass. Sure, it was a tough catch, but he dropped it! Steve Young did notice it and he mentioned it in the post-game show. I wonder if others at ESPN will notice it, or if they want to run with the “Edwards is God” silliness that we heard from Jon Gruden all night long. I’ve never heard a commentator gush so much over one player (and that includes John Madden’s love affair with Brett Favre). Gruden should be embarrassed.