The Fraud That Is Trent DilferApril 7th, 2010
As one of Joe’s former editors told him when he first covered a Major League Baseball beat, “Your credibility is like your virginity. Once it’s gone, you can’t get it back.”
So whenever someone pretends to play with the news or go behind a microphone of any sort, Joe expects a modicum of respect and standards from said person.
This is why Joe just cannot stomach BSPN. He quit watching SportsCenter, the alleged signature outlet for propaganda by the KGB-influenced lot back in 2004. It just galled Joe to no end the daily amount of feces that outfit produced, assaulting the senses of any thinking sports fan with an IQ above 83.
Foghorn Leghorn cartoons are more credible than BSPN!
If the Soviets of sports aren’t trying to shove their unhidden agendas down people’s throats, they are too busy thieving other people’s work, copulating with young, vulnerable employees or worse, sexting women .
But the level that BSPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer recently stooped to would be grounds for firing from any company that remotely reveres ethics and prides itself on its reputation.
Recently, Dilfer, one of the most hideous NFL quarterbacks to ever snap on a chin strap, specifically when he set the standard for throwing asinine and mind-blowing ignorant interceptions, went on the offensive to tell anyone who would listen that Sam Bradford is the most overrated quarterback since, well, a slug was drafted in the first round by the Bucs out of Fresno State.
Just about anyone with any legitimate football knowledge whether it’s Mike Mayock or Pat Kirwan or Gil Brandt or even someone like helmet hair Mel Kiper has noted that Sam Bradford is the best quarterback of the 2010 draft class. There has been little debate on this.
That is, everyone aside from Trent Dilfer. Consider some of the comments Dilfer had about Bradford in recent days on WXOX-FM 101.1 in St. Louis, per Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
“In my opinion he’s not even close to the best player in this draft,” Dilfer said. “I like Sam. I think he will be a good player one day. But I think he has major, major challenges ahead of him. I think if you look at the quarterbacks who have gone in the top five over the last few years, Bradford is not Mark Sanchez, he’s not Matthew Stafford, he’s not Matt Ryan. And I would even say he’s not Joe Flacco. Sam is a talented kid. But very, very raw. A good passer, but major challenges ahead.”
Dilfer went on to say that he doesn’t like Bradford’s footwork. Dilfer said Bradford operated in a system where he could play pitch and catch and make quick throws, without going through progressions (surveying receivers and his options as a play unfolds.) Dilfer said that Bradford’s accuracy really suffers when he has to make the reads and go through the progressions.
And the best QB in the draft? Dilfer said he’s repeatedly studied tapes of all the top QB prospects. He believes Colt McCoy will be the best NFL quarterback, but that it will take two or three years for McCoy to develop.
Of course, Dilfer would say that McCoy is the best quarterback in the draft. Why? Dilfer works hand-in-hand with McCoy, per a source with a little more credibility than Dilfer or Dilfer’s four-letter network employer, Peter King of Sports Illustrated via King’s Twitter account.
@FootballFan9216 Trent Dilfer says Bradford overrated. Says McCoy is better
@SI_PeterKing Have heard this. Respect Trent, but he works with Colt.
Conveniently, the gutless fraud that is Trent Dilfer didn’t mention this in his diatribe against Bradford.
Before anyone gets wise with Joe, he has absolutely nothing against McCoy. Joe likes him a great deal and is impressed with his choice of women; his fiancé is a hot blonde TV reporter. Well done, Colt, well done!
This shameless fraud Dilfer has added another wrinkle to a disturbing trend, in which NFL analysts and former coaches are hired by college football players, then the same NFL analysts and former coaches seemingly seek out anyone with a microphone or a notebook, gushing about how great said client is, despite the fact they are collecting a check from the very same player they are talking about.
Another example is Marc Trestman and Sam Wyche waxing poetic about Tim Tebow with just about every media outlet in Florida, not mentioning the fact both were hired by Tebow for tutoring services; hardly objective sources.
In fact, they are sources with hidden agendas.
Whether Dilfer will benefit financially from his commentary is unknown, but his ties should be disclosed.
These people like Dilfer, Trestman and Wyche have financial incentives or potential incentives to see that “their guys” are drafted as high as possible. The difference between the three is that Dilfer is also paid handsomely to provide honest analysis for a living.
If BSPN has any scruples, whenever Dilfer shoots off his mouth on BSPN about any player, college or NFL, a crawl would appear on the bottom of the screen documenting who Dilfer collects money from.
Joe has a better chance of finding a scantily-clad Rachel Watson waiting in his bedroom for him when he returns home from the office this afternoon.
In short, why the hell would Joe believe another word that comes out of this Dilfer’s mouth without wondering what other kind of under-the-table deal he has cooked?
Hey Trent, next time you shoot off your mouth about a college football player, or any NFL player, why don’t you do everyone a favor and wear that stupidass one-bar Terry Bradshaw facemask again so viewers can be reminded about what a drip you really are?
Anyone that tries to undercut someone’s seven-figure earning potential by Pearl Harboring the man’s talents in a very public, crude manner at the same time building up the street cred of his client, all done under a cloak of secrecy, should never represent a reputable news gathering organization.
Then again we’re back to square-one with BSPN, aren’t we?
Update: This post was edited to reflect a published correction.