Matt Leinart is better than Vince Young

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  1. gtexan02

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    Plain and simple, I'd rather have Leinart than Young here.

    What does VY have going for him?
    Heart of a champion
    Accurate Passer
    Very mobile

    What does Leinart have?
    Same champions heart
    More accurate passer
    Not mobile, but doesn't need to be because of superior pocket presence
    Calls his own plays

    VY had a good junior year, true, but Leinart had 3 incredible seasons. I'd take consistency over 1 good game any day.

    Matts stats:
    2003 255/402 (63.4%) for 3556 38 TDs and 9 INTs
    2004 269/412 (65.3%) for 3322 33 TDs and 6 INTs
    2005 283/431 (65.7%) for 3815 28 TDs and 8 INTs

    VY stats:
    2003 84/143 (58.7%) for 1155 6 TDs and 7 INTs
    2004 148/250 (59.2%) for 1849 12 TDs and 11 INTs
    2005 212/325 (65.2%) for 3036 26 TDs and 10 INTs

    If all you Longhorn fans really think we need a QB, why isn't Leinart even being considered? Because he's not from Texas? Thats ridiculous. He has shown for his ENTIRE career that he is a winner who gets it done. His worst season was still better than VYs best season as a passer. Sure he doesn't move around as much, but NFL quarterbacks aren't supposed to move around. Thats how you get hurt, just look at Vick. The fact of the matter is, Leinart is a MUCH BETTER NFL prospect than VY. He throws the ball perfectly. He is smart. He is calm. He reads defenses better, and he even calls his own plays. VY is a gamble, and may turn out great, but also may turn out badly
     
  2. jacquescas

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    agreed. if there is going to be a legitamate QB controversy it should be expanded to include Matt Linart.
     
  3. MorKnolle

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    You could argue that Vince has the potential to be a better QB, but I agree Leinart is by far more NFL-ready at this moment and if I was going to use the pick for a guy that is supposed to come improve my team, I'd probably draft Leinart over Vince, but again that would largely depend on my coaching staff and their offensive system.
     
  4. Holden135

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    I honestly think Matt will be a better pro qb than Vince as well. He is a better passing qb. Everyone wants to talk about the 200yds Vince ran for against USC. Newsflash guys, USC's defense is not that good. I think they were around 48th in the nation(could be off). The speed in the nfl will factor out VY's running greatly. He may have a few good runs here and there but qb's need to excel in the pocket which is something Leinart has proven he can do. Im not saying Vince can't do it but he hasn't shown that he can at the level of Matt.
     
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    its not really about the "runs"..its about the ability to escape when an (inferior) pocket breaks down...matt leinart isnt mobile, and our o-line isnt good enough to give a pure pocket passer time to suceed....Matt Leinart would get murdered, much like david carr has been over the past 4 seasons....Vince Young can make plays on the run, and avoid sacks. That is why Matt isnt mentioned in the controversy....we dont have the personnel in place to support a pure pocket passer.
     
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    You must of went to Casserly's School of Logic. Scary.
    :dontknowa
     
  7. TheOgre

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    Instead of making a mocking statement and insulting the poster, can you be specific about what is flawed in the logic?
     
  8. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    This is the point made by a column from TN saying why VY not Leinert is perfect for the Titanhicks:

    Jim Wyatt-The Tennessean

    This is not a column you should want to read after eating because the thought of it is bad bad bad.
     
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  9. txlonghorn14

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    if leinart had the same amount of heart or more than Vince does, than Leinart and USC would be 3 Peat National Champs. Oh, thats right......Vince and Texas shocked the nation
     
  10. TEXANFAN23435

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    Behind this current OL, VY would find out very fast that in the NFL you have DL who weigh 300+ and can chase you down inside of 5 yards and make that even sooner for the 250+ pound LB's. There's just no way of knowing how VY would handle the pressure of a failing pocket especially when he realizes his feet won't always bail him out. Yeah, he got away with it at the college level but its different with no OL. Getting DE-CLEATED from the blindside will certainly lower your moxey levels. I noticed VY didn't really face that kind of pressure this year and he had time to check off multiple routes before throwing the ball which resulted in a very good season. Why didn't he accomplish this years results in his previous 2 years as a starter? At the NFL level, Vick ( who's faster than VY ) was exposed when defenses contained him. Where did Vick's escapability and team leading rusher stats get the Falcons this year?? If Vick doesn't learn how to read defenses, DC's are only going to get better at making him one dimensional and Falcon fans will eventually sour on him. I do not want to single out VY, but because of our current OL situation, I honestly feel there is not 1 current NFL QB with experience much less a rookie who could have come in here this year and led our team to the playoffs coming off of last seasons 7-9 campaign.
     
  11. Long-Spurs-Texan

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    What is the diffence between David Carr & Matt Leinart? Carr is probably tougher, and Leinart had top 10 NFL picks around him his enire career. Leinart also had NFL coaching. You could put a lot of skilled QB's in that system & they would succeed.
     
  12. gtexan02

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    Sometimes you UT fanboys scare me with your blind loyalty. Heart does help you win games, but only when you are actually in a position to do that. USC's defense let them down in that game, not Matt Leinart. Also, do you know how many times USC came from behind after trailing at the half? Many, many times. You would know that if you watched any game other than the rose bowl. The fact is, 1 game proves nothing. You hvae to look at history, and it shows that both QBs have an incredible will to win. Remember that game against Fresno? Thats heart


    PS: Heres a nice quote that I really like from an article on foxsports.com

    "The first pick is not for taking gambles. Vince Young, at this stage of his development, is a gamble. The upside is there, and it is tremendous, but so is the risk that the Texans would be right back here five years from now — watching the David Carr-led Raiders challenge the Reggie Bush-led Saints in Super Bowl XLV while trying to decide whom they should take with the top pick to replace Vince Young."
     
  13. Long-Spurs-Texan

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    The fact that you thought enough about that article to quote it isn't helping your image. The Raiders & Saints in the Super Bowl five years from now? Wake up & smell the crack rocks.
     
  14. Huge

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    DeAngelo's stats:
    103 carries, 684 yards, 5 TDs
    243 carries, 1,430 yards, 10 TDs
    313 carries, 1,948 yards, 22 TDs
    309 carries, 1,959 yards, 18 TDs

    Reggie's stats:
    90 carries, 521 yards, 3 TDs
    143 carries, 908 yards, 6 TDs
    200 carries, 1,740 yards, 16 TDs

    In other words, a team would be stupid to take Reggie Bush over DeAngelo Williams.


    Right?

    And I'm sure Carson Palmer would love to hear your theory about how QBs aren't supposed to move around because they get hurt that way.
     
  15. JDizzle

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    The Saints and Raiders in the SB in 5 years? Doesn't seem too farfetched to me, they have far more talent than we do on both sides of the ball with one, common missing peice. Insulting people isn't helping your image.
     
  16. Holden135

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    How about you show receptions and return yards in there too. Reggie is not a RB. He is an offensive weapon with no real label.
     
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    So then shouldn't we also show Vince's rushing stats when we're comparing the two QB's?

    It'd only seem fair...right?
     
  18. Big B Texan Fan

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    Good job on the stats HUGE. Looks like Williams is durable too
     
  19. uofmgriz

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    I do agree with what you say regarding Matt, however, why even bother with a quarterback? The offensive line couldn't protect a crash test dummy. If they draft Young, Leinart, or Bush, all they are going to do is promptly destroy any hopes of this young talent from taking off in this league. I say trade the first round pick, for extra picks, and get an offensive line!!
     
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    Im not going to agree with you but i think either one of this two great college QB's would be and upgrade for us.
     

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