Tyler Bray to participate in Gruden QB Camp

Former Tennessee quarterback and 2013 NFL Combine invitee Tyler Bray will participate in the Jon Gruden Quarterback Camp.

The series, in which the Monday Night Football analyst and Super Bowl-winning coach analyzes and mentors the play of top quarterbacks prior to the NFL draft, will begin on the ESPN family of networks on April 4.

Bray will be joined by Matt Barkley (USC), Zac Dysert (Miami, Ohio), Mike Glennon (N.C. State), Landry Jones (Oklahoma), EJ Manuel (Florida State), Ryan Nassib (Syracuse), Geno Smith (West Virginia) and Tyler Wilson (Arkansas).

The series also will include offensive tackle Luke Joeckel (Texas A&M), running back Marcus Lattimore (South Carolina) and linebacker Manti Te'o (Notre Dame).

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WetumpkaThumpa writes:

Things could be worse, Tyler was only accused of harmlessly tossing some beer bottles. He didn't beat the tar out of any fellow students like the Gumps. rtrchatt, please insert your classy Updike fanbase comments below.

WetumpkaThumpa writes:

In the name of the Bear, the Gumps must chime in?

MooseandSquirrelVol writes:

Good.
Maybe JG can successfully remove his head from his rear.
All that's necessary to make him a very good QB.

TNVol71 writes:

I hope he does well at the camp and in the combine. Thanks for being a Vol.

That_One_Fellar writes:

He'll do well in the league, until he loses... Just like JHunt will do good in the league un

That_One_Fellar writes:

He'll do well in the league, until he loses...

Geofffourmyle writes:

in response to WetumpkaThumpa:

Things could be worse, Tyler was only accused of harmlessly tossing some beer bottles. He didn't beat the tar out of any fellow students like the Gumps. rtrchatt, please insert your classy Updike fanbase comments below.

He and his buddy damaged that girl's car. But you are fine with that.

Tyler Bray's time at UT serves best as a testimony to the leadership of Derek Dooley.

Walt

UT '81

coltsman writes:

I hope the young man grows up.
I wish him all the luck in the world.
He could be one of the best if he gets in the right system.
Good Luck Tyler

VFLVFLVFL writes:

bray is a bust... book it.. best thing that could happen to him is going undrafted... would maybe wake him up from la la land

emailnodata (Inactive) writes:

Bullcrap.
Bray has the tools for a long NFL career. Maturity? Of course he lacks it. However, size, arm strength, and decision-making on the field he DOES have.

Hell, Erik Ainge made it and still be in the NFL had he not had the painkiller issues, and Bray can make more throws than Ainge ever could.

emailnodata (Inactive) writes:

in response to Geofffourmyle:

He and his buddy damaged that girl's car. But you are fine with that.

Tyler Bray's time at UT serves best as a testimony to the leadership of Derek Dooley.

Walt

UT '81

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DC82_Vol writes:

I always wondered about Bray's ability to win the big games. He never really did. Always wondered why Dooley had to keep it simple for Bray? I wonder about his FB IQ.

He definitely lacked maturity but hey, I was not mature until my thirties. I wish him the best of luck. He is an outstanding athlete with a lot of potential. He will get better with time.

Geofffourmyle writes:

in response to emailnodata:

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I've been in the back of a police car a couple of times and was brought back to the ship by the Shore Patrol once.

I never vandalized anyone's car. You excuse that.

My car got towed off from Shelbourne towers one night and towed to a place over on Sutherland Avenue. They wouldn't take a check and I didn't have the cash on me. When a wrecker appeared with another car and the electric gate opened, I took off, and "slung a ton of gravel in the air," to quote Charlie Daniels. I never heard anything else about it.

FIGHT WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT FOR THE ORANGE AND WHITE!!!

Walt

UT '81

Geofffourmyle writes:

in response to emailnodata:

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Okay, try this.

Compare and contrast Tyler Bray's time at UT with that of Peyton Mannning. Be sure and illustrate with examples.

FIGHT WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT WITH THE ORANGE AND WHITE!!!

Walt

UT '81

volhitman writes:

I heard they told Manti to leave his laptop at home. So no girlfriend distractions.

Geofffourmyle writes:

in response to emailnodata:

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"Bray's time at U is Bray's time at UT."

And Charles Manson's time in the Manson Family was Charles Manson's time in the Manson Family.

Period.

I seldom get so much material from one misbegotten post.

FIGHT WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT FOR THE ORANGE AND WHITE!!!

Walt

UT '81

FanNotSheep writes:

Bray had Hunter and C.P. and an offensive line that could pass protect, but as for a team, he had nothing like Peyton did. No stud running backs, no defense to put him in great field position or erase a bad throw. Chaney was good but not as good as Cutcliffe.

Maturity? Remember when Peyton nearly ruined his career with stupid pranks with the female assistant in the locker room? Was that behavior any more mature than throwing a beer bottle at a car?

Tyler Bray may or may not have success in the NFL, but he has the arm, the intelligence, the height and the guts to be really good. Depends on the team he lands on, who is in front of him, who will be coaching him and who will have his blind side.

Heath Shuler not only had a bad coach and poor pass protection with the Redskins, he just wasn't that bright. Bray has the tools and I predict he will do well. Check back in a few years and we will see who was right.

lomas98 writes:

I have good sources that say gruden is more excited about doing this with bray than any other qb. He can't wait to watch the tennessee film and think about what could have been with him coaching here.

pdhuff#552644 writes:

Man soldiered on for the Vols knowing he needed 40 pts to have a chance to win.

Maybe the memory of the 2012 non-D will fade but it will take time.

Ironcity writes:

Does this mean he will be on his show? That would be fun.

8inarow writes:

I for one, am going to miss ole Slash.

SherVols writes:

Bray is a VOL so I wish him the BEST. I hope he shines at this camp and is a huge success!

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

TB has the arm, it's the gray matter twixt the ears that needs some work. Good luck.

pcorange writes:

Tyler Bray did a stellar job for UT. This past season was the first time he ever had any time to throw, and throw he did. I don't see how anybody can fault Bray for an utter defensive meltdown this year. Yes, he has some maturity issues. So does Jay Cutler, and he's the starting QB for the Bears.

Ayres_Hall writes:

If Gruden gets him in a one on one with game film... then Tyler is dead meat. He never learned how to read defenses and check to open receivers. Never.

But I hope he becomes a brilliant NFL QB and is proud of his school.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to pcorange:

Tyler Bray did a stellar job for UT. This past season was the first time he ever had any time to throw, and throw he did. I don't see how anybody can fault Bray for an utter defensive meltdown this year. Yes, he has some maturity issues. So does Jay Cutler, and he's the starting QB for the Bears.

As does Sham Newton, Mike Vick and some other prominent names in the NFL..I can remember many NFL starters acting immature off/on the field. Stabler, Meredith, Gabriel, Grogan, Namath, Fouts, Capp, White, Pasterini, Cunningham, Williams, Bradshaw, Collins, Rothlesberger, Leaf, and McNair.

RickyVols writes:

I wish Tyler nothing but the best. He had no D and the worst head coach and DC in college football. With just a few breaks and a little defense this year (SC, MO, FL, MST), the team could have had 8+ wins. What QB on a TN team would have had to score over 50 to beat Troy. Bray gave it all he could. I hope he makes it big in the NFL.

Go4Two writes:

in response to FanNotSheep:

Bray had Hunter and C.P. and an offensive line that could pass protect, but as for a team, he had nothing like Peyton did. No stud running backs, no defense to put him in great field position or erase a bad throw. Chaney was good but not as good as Cutcliffe.

Maturity? Remember when Peyton nearly ruined his career with stupid pranks with the female assistant in the locker room? Was that behavior any more mature than throwing a beer bottle at a car?

Tyler Bray may or may not have success in the NFL, but he has the arm, the intelligence, the height and the guts to be really good. Depends on the team he lands on, who is in front of him, who will be coaching him and who will have his blind side.

Heath Shuler not only had a bad coach and poor pass protection with the Redskins, he just wasn't that bright. Bray has the tools and I predict he will do well. Check back in a few years and we will see who was right.

Bray does have somethings going for him however what he lacks you can't teach. He lacks the ability to lead. Some people have it some don't. Andy Kelly did not have the ARM Bray has but he was a leader. Bray will not be a success in the NFL because men will not rally around him.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to Go4Two:

Bray does have somethings going for him however what he lacks you can't teach. He lacks the ability to lead. Some people have it some don't. Andy Kelly did not have the ARM Bray has but he was a leader. Bray will not be a success in the NFL because men will not rally around him.

Andy Kelly never even made it as a back-up QB in the NFL..The guy cost UT games with his bad decision making. A great leader was Condredge Holloway, Peyton Manning, Heath Shuler, Dewey Warren or even Jimmy Maxwell ahead of Kelly. However, I agree TB needs a lot of work in that area.

ktownorange32 writes:

Haters hate lol.... Bray is and will be good. He may never be a "superstar" but he will be good and will start for a NFL team at some point. It's really a shame that this years D over shodows the accomplishments he made. I've never been a fan of laying the weight of a team on a QB's shoulders. I know that's the nature of the game but it's still unfair. Everyone talks about he couldn't win the "big one's"..... I disagree, he did his part. The defense didn't. We hung more points on GA and SC than anyone they played by large gaps. We missed hanging the most points on Fla of anyone they played by 6..... Tyler had no running game either. You guys hating just want to hate.... Tyler, best of luck in the NFL and I honestly hate that everything you put into your career here will be over shadowed by haters because the defense and coaching staff failed the outstanding offense.....

SummittsCourt writes:

Soooo Gruden is the coach of a Vol afterall...

ha, ha!

Spartacus74 writes:

Chucky meets Ryan Leaf. Should be interesting!

bUTch_please writes:

in response to Ayres_Hall:

If Gruden gets him in a one on one with game film... then Tyler is dead meat. He never learned how to read defenses and check to open receivers. Never.

But I hope he becomes a brilliant NFL QB and is proud of his school.

True. Could be ugly. An ESPN classic. As well as a scene that will be replayed behind closed doors with league evaluation.

Kid's got a rocket arm and (occasionally) breathtaking vision of ball-placement. Maybe a few harsh truths will snap him into focus enough that a team with a little development time will make a 3rd round grab. Tough call.

rtrchatt writes:

in response to WetumpkaThumpa:

Things could be worse, Tyler was only accused of harmlessly tossing some beer bottles. He didn't beat the tar out of any fellow students like the Gumps. rtrchatt, please insert your classy Updike fanbase comments below.

Is that the best you got? Calling me HU? I deplore and detest the actions of those 4 criminals. They do not represent all those other fb players that are great represenatives
of our fb program and university. Every part of society has cancers.

Make sure you to look for me again in Oct when rocky flop is taking behind the woodshed for the SEVENTH game in a Skippy......

MikeTheTiger writes:

in response to That_One_Fellar:

He'll do well in the league, until he loses...

...no, he'll do good in the league until someone blasts him going across the middle! After that, his hands will only extend about 4 inches away from his chest.

swclaw writes:

This camp will not end well for Bray, period.

1vavolfan writes:

I don't understand the love affair everyone has with Gruden, they ran him off at Tampa and now he is treated as some kind of Quaterback Yoda. Cam Newton didn't do too hot on Gruden's show and then he goes on to set every rookie QB record in existence.

dragon18 writes:

in response to FanNotSheep:

Bray had Hunter and C.P. and an offensive line that could pass protect, but as for a team, he had nothing like Peyton did. No stud running backs, no defense to put him in great field position or erase a bad throw. Chaney was good but not as good as Cutcliffe.

Maturity? Remember when Peyton nearly ruined his career with stupid pranks with the female assistant in the locker room? Was that behavior any more mature than throwing a beer bottle at a car?

Tyler Bray may or may not have success in the NFL, but he has the arm, the intelligence, the height and the guts to be really good. Depends on the team he lands on, who is in front of him, who will be coaching him and who will have his blind side.

Heath Shuler not only had a bad coach and poor pass protection with the Redskins, he just wasn't that bright. Bray has the tools and I predict he will do well. Check back in a few years and we will see who was right.

HAHA- so if you're not intelligent enough to play football for a living.... Become a U.S. congressman. YIKES!

traderjoe writes:

Jon Gruden runs a QB camp?

dragon18 writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

As does Sham Newton, Mike Vick and some other prominent names in the NFL..I can remember many NFL starters acting immature off/on the field. Stabler, Meredith, Gabriel, Grogan, Namath, Fouts, Capp, White, Pasterini, Cunningham, Williams, Bradshaw, Collins, Rothlesberger, Leaf, and McNair.

Bradshaw is still immature at 98:-) I think that's how old he is anyway.

GR82BTNVOL writes:

in response to rtrchatt:

Is that the best you got? Calling me HU? I deplore and detest the actions of those 4 criminals. They do not represent all those other fb players that are great represenatives
of our fb program and university. Every part of society has cancers.

Make sure you to look for me again in Oct when rocky flop is taking behind the woodshed for the SEVENTH game in a Skippy......

You're no better than these criminals. You set the example for these thugs with your aimless stalking of the Vols website--though without the website I'm sure you would be in prison for voyeurism or some other deviant behavior. Looking for more trees at Auburn to poison?

ProfessionalHandicapper writes:

Glennon from NC State and Bray will both be starters in the NFL baring injury. Too much upside you cant coach. You can't invent million dollar arms, they are rare. Bray played behind a horrible offensive line with very limited running backs after his first year. He lost a top receiver(Hunter,DaRick) in two of his three years. Yet he still supplied 40+ points on many occasions. Yes he acted like a child , but his talent is top of the class.

sly_stone99#434111 writes:

Curious as to how well Bray does on the Wonderlic test. This may say a lot as to where he ends up in the draft.

jack4444 writes:

Ryan Leaf.

Olddogsrule writes:

in response to ktownorange32:

Haters hate lol.... Bray is and will be good. He may never be a "superstar" but he will be good and will start for a NFL team at some point. It's really a shame that this years D over shodows the accomplishments he made. I've never been a fan of laying the weight of a team on a QB's shoulders. I know that's the nature of the game but it's still unfair. Everyone talks about he couldn't win the "big one's"..... I disagree, he did his part. The defense didn't. We hung more points on GA and SC than anyone they played by large gaps. We missed hanging the most points on Fla of anyone they played by 6..... Tyler had no running game either. You guys hating just want to hate.... Tyler, best of luck in the NFL and I honestly hate that everything you put into your career here will be over shadowed by haters because the defense and coaching staff failed the outstanding offense.....

I agree, and wasn't he trying to chuck those bottles into a dumpster, but missed, ... because they were empty and what had been in them was in him :( ?

Not saying damaging the girl's car is excusable, but he did do the right thing and pay for repairs.

lemme_axya_this writes:

in response to 8inarow:

I for one, am going to miss ole Slash.

It'll be okay. You can listen to the ex gator qbs on ESPN and ESPN radio talk about the ex VOL qbs playing on Sundays.

emailnodata (Inactive) writes:

in response to Geofffourmyle:

Okay, try this.

Compare and contrast Tyler Bray's time at UT with that of Peyton Mannning. Be sure and illustrate with examples.

FIGHT WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT WITH THE ORANGE AND WHITE!!!

Walt

UT '81

Peyont's mooning episode.

emailnodata (Inactive) writes:

in response to Geofffourmyle:

I've been in the back of a police car a couple of times and was brought back to the ship by the Shore Patrol once.

I never vandalized anyone's car. You excuse that.

My car got towed off from Shelbourne towers one night and towed to a place over on Sutherland Avenue. They wouldn't take a check and I didn't have the cash on me. When a wrecker appeared with another car and the electric gate opened, I took off, and "slung a ton of gravel in the air," to quote Charlie Daniels. I never heard anything else about it.

FIGHT WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT FOR THE ORANGE AND WHITE!!!

Walt

UT '81

Good man, Walt.

Now, had you been a modern football player, how fired would your a## have been??

We'd all be calling you 'thug' and 'low-life' and whatever.

I bet the worst you do now is take a sly peek at nice racks.

Take care walt.

emailnodata (Inactive) writes:

in response to Geofffourmyle:

"Bray's time at U is Bray's time at UT."

And Charles Manson's time in the Manson Family was Charles Manson's time in the Manson Family.

Period.

I seldom get so much material from one misbegotten post.

FIGHT WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT FOR THE ORANGE AND WHITE!!!

Walt

UT '81

"Material"

You have a hard-on for the kid, that's your biz.

To me, he's one of countless players who've gone through the tunnel for our entertainment. Bray's some dumb kid, doing dumb kid stuff. He's not hauling guns and pot around, he's not arranging drug deals, beating up other students, or fathering 10-12 kids and doing massive dope deals on the side.

Maybe keep the phooey in perspective, walt, over and above the individual success on the field. The athletes I referenced above were all fan favorites: Tyler Smith, Jamal Lewis, Travis Henry, Tony McDaniel, who are all fondly (McDaniel not so much) remembered for being stars on good teams.

Had Bray led UT to a 9-10 win year last season, which he came very close to doing, I'd be curious as to whether you'd be busting his balls still.

That we'll lever know.

CoverOrange writes:

in response to jack4444:

Ryan Leaf.

Not seeing it. Immature at times, yeah. Huge self absorbed ego, nah.

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