I am EXTREMELY BIASED for Grayson McCall
Please stop spreading rumors that say otherwise
One thing that Seaside Joe will never stand for is people spreading rumors that I am going to always act FAIRLY, RATIONALLY, and WITHOUT BIAS when it comes to Coastal Carolina quarterback Grayson McCall. This is absurd, unacceptable, and a LIE.
McCall has been my favorite college quarterback for the last two years and I have never/will never be dishonest with you about his projection for the league and by the league. But I’ll be damned if anyone expects me to act rationally about the Novak Djokovic of college football or that I haven’t been waiting, waiting, hoping, praying, and waiting for someone anyone LITERALLY ANYONE else in the NFL media world to agree with me on Grayson McCall.
Just look at what I bought the other day to try and find another writer out there who also thinks McCall is going to be an NFL starter:
Am I going to be a little irrational about my favorite football player? Do Grayson McCall’s three college seasons rank first, 17th, and 70th among the best passer ratings in history and is his career efficiency rating third all-time behind Tua and Mac Jones?
(Yes, the answer is yes. And his 26 career games at a passer rating of at least 165 is the third-most ever with a whole season left to become the all-time leader and he will get there.)
“Oh, argh, but I have an argument about his competition duh duh duh.”
Are you really not hearing me??? I DON’T CARE. I’m the guy who went to several different casinos in 2021 to find the ONE sports book that would take a bet on McCall winning the Heisman that year. Can’t everybody have an athlete who they are irrationally rooting for because that person has consistently entertained, surprised, and enthralled them…hence the purpose of sports as entertainment?
If anything, I hope the Seahawks sabotage McCall’s final season at Coastal, tank what little stock he has, remove him entirely from the league radar, and then trade up to select him with the number one pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.
But sure, I’ll settle for taking him in the seventh round, why not?
You know, if I say something like that a person is biased towards a certain outcome, it isn’t meant to imply that they’re failing at being a fan. If anything, it is a welcome symptom of being a fan. All we want from sports is that opportunity to be amazed and when someone gives that to you, let yourself go to places that may not be considered rational to everybody else.
And I’ve never been the type who wanted to think like everybody else.
When I wrote this week that I was skeptical of analysis that places Kentucky quarterback Will Levis in the top-10 picks—which is a completely different take than saying that Levis should not go in the top-10 picks—someone somewhere else claimed that I was biased against Levis and ignoring the fact that McCall opted to go back to a school for a fifth season. Except that McCall going back to college instead of entering the draft only further proves my point…
I assume that McCall is going back to school because he isn’t getting even the slightest sign that he will be a first round or even day two pick.
At no point in history have I ever said that the NFL views McCall as a top-ranked draft prospect. Hear ye hear ye: You can have different opinions than other people, even the majority of other people.
I’ve lived by a code that usually the only opinions worth defending are unpopular ones. I’ll give you a few: