I did not care enough at the time to work my way through the Gruden/Cousins comments. In my boredom since then I have seen the episode and it struck me that Gruden was going out of his way to chop Cousins down to size, which did not seem like a fair fight. After all of the chatter during draft weekend (except on BTN, of course), it seemed to be the consensus that there will not be room on the Redskins for his "leadership" skills, and that he will have to cut himself down to size to fit in with that team. So maybe Gruden was already in on the NFL consensus. Actually, I hope he can adapt to the new environment and survive, because he seems like a good kid.
"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."