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Old 03-28-2014   #248
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Default Re: O’Brien Explains What Type Of Quarterback He Wants

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Originally Posted by Texan_Bill View Post
I do know this........... Coach O'Brien is under a tremendous amount of stress.

He knows he needs a QB and there are plenty out there, but does he want the smaller guy that appears to be the full package (who as an aside performed well - with pads) or does he want the big 6'-5" guy (i.e. Blake Bortles)....

Unfortunately, given his track record, whether a piece of the Pats organization or as HC of Penn State, he's looking for a Blake Bortles kind of guy.... The 6'-5" guy...
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Originally Posted by Texan_Bill View Post
As an aside, Matt Schaub was listed at 6'-5", 230......... Just sayin'!
If he has two guys who were exactly the same in every way but height, I'm sure he'll pick the taller of the two... one less thing he has to deal with (unless one guy is freakishly large like 6'8" or 6'10" then height is a negative).


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But they aren't all the same. Most everyone says Bridgewater has the highest football IQ of this bunch & he might.... but Manziel is no dummy & he's got other intangibles that Bridgewater doesn't come close to (imho).

The spotlight's been on Manziel since he was named a Heisman candidate as a Freshman. It's only gotten brighter & he's shined even brighter every step of the way (by most accounts). After winning the Heisman & all the attention he got over the summer, 2013 was supposed to be a test of his ability to perform up to higher expectations despite the distractions, I think he passed with flying colors.

Can Bridgewater do the same? Has he? I don't know that he can, I have no idea how he'll perform against the best of the best. Right now, he looks like Case Keenum in the preseason (if I can use that analogy), where nothing he's done to date has any bearing on how he'll perform in the NFL. That's just me & I know "y'all" don't agree.

Flacco came from a small conference, Ben came from a small conference, Cullpepper... yaddah, yaddah, yaddah.... they were all prototypical size & had laser guided rocket arms. I just don't see Bridgewater at 1-1 because he can read a junior college (or damn near) defense.

& then his pro day... little lights & he bombs. Johnny Day was a national event (hyperbole) an ex-POTUS was in attendance, the Gov of Texas was in attendance & he's playing booty shak'n music... Johnny doesn't blink an eye. It's like he was born for this.

I don't want the Texans to draft a QB with 1.1, I'll get behind any QB they do draft, but of the main three everyone talks about I can understand Manziel, I can understand (don't agree with) Bortles, I don't understand Bridgewater.

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