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Old 12-16-2013   #81
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As I suggested, as I predicted, I said don't believe all that media hype, NFL draft boards will disagree with the media about Teddy being the #1 pick......and so it begins:
So 4-5 teams having Bortles, Manziel, or McCarron ranked over Bridgewater means it was all media hype for Teddy. Gotcha.

Btw, I was high on Bortles as far back as last year. I just find your rhetoric concerning Bridgewater/Bortles to be ridiculous.
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So 4-5 teams having Bortles, Manziel, or McCarron ranked over Bridgewater means it was all media hype for Teddy. Gotcha.

Btw, I was high on Bortles as far back as last year. I just find your rhetoric concerning Bridgewater/Bortles to be ridiculous.
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Hopefully he'll come out this year. We need as much talent at the top as possible.

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"The fastest rising quarterback in the first round, should he choose to come out, is fourth-year junior Blake Bortles of Central Florida," King said. "I’ve spoken to a team that’s likely to have a top 10 pick, and they like him better than any quarterback in this draft.”
I think we all know King has been talking to Rick Smith, as of late.
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Wasn't there a discussion about teams not having boards yet? Who was that poster? - he needs to educate Peter King.
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As I suggested, as I predicted, I said don't believe all that media hype, NFL draft boards will disagree with the media about Teddy being the #1 pick......and so it begins:

"On Sunday night on NBC's Football Night in America, Sports Illustrated senior writer Peter King said Bortles is the top quarterback on the board for some NFL teams".

"The fastest rising quarterback in the first round, should he choose to come out, is fourth-year junior Blake Bortles of Central Florida," King said. "Iíve spoken to a team thatís likely to have a top 10 pick, and they like him better than any quarterback in this draft.Ē


http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sport...0,6542775.post

The tide begins to turn, y'all are not surprised because you were forewarned...stay tuned.
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Wasn't there a discussion about teams not having boards yet? Who was that poster? - he needs to educate Peter King.
I don't think any boards have been set.
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As I suggested, as I predicted, I said don't believe all that media hype, NFL draft boards will disagree with the media about Teddy being the #1 pick......and so it begins:

"On Sunday night on NBC's Football Night in America, Sports Illustrated senior writer Peter King said Bortles is the top quarterback on the board for some NFL teams".

"The fastest rising quarterback in the first round, should he choose to come out, is fourth-year junior Blake Bortles of Central Florida," King said. "Iíve spoken to a team thatís likely to have a top 10 pick, and they like him better than any quarterback in this draft.Ē


http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sport...0,6542775.post

The tide begins to turn, y'all are not surprised because you were forewarned...stay tuned.
So what exactly was your prediction? That not every board would have Teddy #1?

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So what exactly was your prediction? That not every board would have Teddy #1?

and that Bortles could also be drafted ahead of Teddy. Hold the Applause, Please.
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Who was the best passer of all time??? In my eyes it was Dan Marino. The closest thing to that in the newer era would probably be Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers as a pure passer with amazing accuracy and fluidity with the arm to just sling it. However in Marino's era he simply was not the best QB. Joe Montana was and even Elway was better than Marino to me. They both just had a stronger ability to play the QB position. Joe was better than all of them at that time due to his cool mode in the clutch and ability to lead his team.

In this era it has easily been Tom Brady and he's been a slightly better version of Montana accomplishing more other than one more SB ring with much lesser teams. Rodgers and Brees have had a slightly better arm as a pure passer, but that's still debatable.

Who is that next guy of the new generation that isn't a standout the same way that Montana and Brady weren't. God, that's tough to find. It's more like luck to find a guy that's a great passer, but not truly the best, but simply the best technician at the QB position. Maybe Bortles is that guy. Who knows. It is very interesting to see why the interest in him continues to spike.
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and that Bortles could also be drafted ahead of Teddy. Hold the Applause, Please.
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and that Bortles could also be drafted ahead of Teddy. Hold the Applause, Please.
Lots of people have predicted that.
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Lots of people have predicted that.
Not that many here, it's about 20 to 1 in favor of Teddy.
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Who was the best passer of all time??? In my eyes it was Dan Marino. The closest thing to that in the newer era would probably be Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers as a pure passer with amazing accuracy and fluidity with the arm to just sling it. However in Marino's era he simply was not the best QB. Joe Montana was and even Elway was better than Marino to me. They both just had a stronger ability to play the QB position. Joe was better than all of them at that time due to his cool mode in the clutch and ability to lead his team.

In this era it has easily been Tom Brady and he's been a slightly better version of Montana accomplishing more other than one more SB ring with much lesser teams. Rodgers and Brees have had a slightly better arm as a pure passer, but that's still debatable.

Who is that next guy of the new generation that isn't a standout the same way that Montana and Brady weren't. God, that's tough to find. It's more like luck to find a guy that's a great passer, but not truly the best, but simply the best technician at the QB position. Maybe Bortles is that guy. Who knows. It is very interesting to see why the interest in him continues to spike.
I share many of your thoughts, Walsh drafted Montana because of his ability to win games with the last possession of the game. Belichick expressed similar comments about Brady and why they used a 6th RD draft pick to select him. Bortles 4 GW drives this year has piqued my interest and he has always looked so calm and collected doing so.
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Man The more I see him. The more I like the idea of the Texans drafting him. He reminds me of Luck.

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Man The more I see him. The more I like the idea of the Texans drafting him. He reminds me of Luck.

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he certainly has the same body type and frame. similar body to big ben as well.
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Man The more I see him. The more I like the idea of the Texans drafting him. He reminds me of Luck.

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In what way does he remind you of Luck?
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In what way does he remind you of Luck?
He's white and had a Football player (I think maybe QB) father.

Other than that maybe height and build, but as a football player, nothing.

These comparisons are ridiculous. It seems like many are just looking for physical comparisons (skin color, build, body type) to use these comparisons and not actual football playing.

I saw in another thread someone comparing Teddy B to David Garrarrd AND Byron Leftwich... come on people.
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These comparisons are ridiculous. It seems like many are just looking for physical comparisons (skin color, build, body type) to use these comparisons and not actual football playing.
I'm guilty of it as well sometimes. Sometimes you're trying to describe to someone how you see a guy physically and so you make that comparison. If someone thinks Bortles looks like Luck physically then that's fine. But I would never compare them like that as prospects. Luck was so much farther ahead in the mental aspect of the game and his ball placement is elite level.

It's the same as the Manziel/Wilson comparisons. Do they look similar physically? Yes. But they play nothing alike and Wilson was so much farther ahead in the game mentally and has a much better arm.
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The man is clutch. He doesn't have the strongest arm but the ball gets there with good velocity. He has some wheels on him. Football is his life. He's a leader. And he understands what defenses are doing to him and attacks their weakness. A good qb coach would do wonders with this man.

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OK, so Teddy and Blake have all the physical tools. I want to know what their mental make up is. Where is their head at? Are they going to be like PM, Luck, Brees, etc..? Or, are they going to be like Ryan Leaf? Are Teddy and Blake good team players, or are they all about the money and their egos?

The Texans need a QB and I'm good with either Teddy or Blake as long as they do their due diligence. If they screw this up it could set them back a few years.
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