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: December 03, 2007, 03:26:01 PM

Jon Gruden spoke about McCowns uncanny ability to find multiple receivers vs the Saints. It speaks volumes as to Lukes ability to process information and get the ball out to where it needed to be.

(On importance in finding a lot of different receivers)
“That’s important. It shows that he understands where to go with the ball, he understands his complementary receivers, his check down receivers, and most patterns that are any good have five eligibles into the route because that’s all we’re allowed to have. If you can use 10 different men on any given Sunday you’re doing a heck of a job seeing things and reacting to things, and distributing the ball.”

(On the plays that QB Luke McCown that other guys haven’t made around here)
“He had some explosive runs, scrambles when he’s not just avoiding a rush and keeping a play alive, he’s avoiding a rush and running for 15 or 20 yards. I think he had two carries for 35 yards. The ball he throws to Galloway, the 60 yard gain, is a big time play. It’s a rifle, it’s on the money, and there are three or four other plays he made scrambling on a naked bootleg hitting B.J. Askew with a defensive end right in his face. He showed some rare athleticism and playmaking.”

(On what Luke McCown showed him in the New Orleans game)
“He showed a lot of poise. That was a very loud, difficult place to play for any quarterback. They were jacked up. The Saints are at full-strength, getting Charles Grant and [Brian] Young back. I thought he showed tremendous poise and great command, and he also made a lot of plays. Those three things stood out in my mind.”

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#1 : December 03, 2007, 03:27:18 PM

Was mightily impressed.  The QB situation looked a hell of a lot better after yesterday.

And FWIW, Gruden has raved about McCown for a long time now.  Prior to him tearing his knee.


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#2 : December 03, 2007, 03:29:25 PM

With his knee injury it seemed Luke was the odd man out in the off season.  But with Plummer retiring, Simms IRed, and Gradkowski being demoted Luke's chances improved.  And right now he has taken advantage of the oppurtunity presented in front of him.
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