ESPN’s Todd McShay has been bashing former Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen for his immaturity.
While sitting down with former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach and current ESPN analyst Jon Gruden, which aired on Sports Center, Clausen may have shot himself in the foot.
According to ProFootballTalk.com, Gruden asked Clausen what happened on a particular play.
Said Clausen, “So we got 50 hitch read called, and I gave [the receiver] a signal telling him to run a fade.”
“Didn’t get it?” Gruden said.
“He got it, [but] he just kept [the original route] on,” Clausen said.
Clausen does have a point as he gave a hand signal and threw the football before the wide receiver made his break, but the receiver still ran a in route.
Clausen did go on to state that it was simply miscommunication between them. However, the fact is though Clausen was given the ability to audible and when a receiver pulls something like that he needs to take responsibility for it by going up to the wide receiver tell him I made an audible based on what I read and I expect you to do what I tell you to do, and not what you think.
The full video is on ESPN.com and Gruden went on to chew him out stating what he did was disrespect full to the coaches.
In the end, great quarterbacks take that information to heart and apply it.