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Old 01-02-2014   #1220
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Originally Posted by WolverineFan View Post
Harrell/Simmons/Cumbie/Kingsbury topped tons of passing categories as well. So did Florence/Petty. The offense gives you that ability. There are some subtle differences between the A&M/Baylor/Tech offenses, but when you drop back to pass 40-50 times every game, you're going to lead the country in plenty of passing categories.

And coaching down his most effective quality is not something I want to hear when drafting a QB. He has improved his pocket passing, but he still bails the pocket early and puts his blockers in tough spots. How many times does he have a clean pocket and he bails out, runs around, and then puts it up to a WR. That just doesn't work in the NFL where the defensive players are just as talented and athletic as you and your teammates.
This X 100. The bolded is whyy he is who he is..if you coach him not to do that, you're not gonna get the guy you saw in college. Cue the sly and family stone song... "The same things that make you laugh, make you cry......" In his case, the same things that folks love about him in college now....the off schedule play making & unwillingness to give up on a play... will make you cry in the NFL when he goes to the next level b/c they'll more often than not lead to something negative....injury, sack fumble, ints..

Someone pointed it out, but that stuff he did in the play above was completely unnecessary. The guy he wound up throwing it to was open the whole time. Another thing is Evans was open coming across the middle (NFL open anyway) & he came off him to try and run....
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