Discussion in 'Football' started by gtrower, Jan 17, 2019.
Joe was 5-9, 183 at combine.
At the very least, more athletic than me.
The main thing will be pre snap reads, post snap reads, and decision making. Being tall helps 2 of those things directly. I’d argue that it indirectly helps decision making by being able to see the field better (all things being equal).
Accuracy is important, but getting in the right play, setting proper protection, and understanding where the hot routes/sight reads are will be the most important things. All that stuff has to happen before delivery of the ball to the correct spot.
Goose took offense at being called "not athletic", which, if you think about it makes sense; he was probably one of the top athletes on the field when he played HS ball, and I imagine he played multiple sports there as well. Just the fact that he wasn't as fast as some doesn't mean he wasn't athletic.
I still think Yates could very well be the guy for us, but looking at the offers made so far for the 2020 class, I can see that CGC is probably thinking along the same lines as you.
Harrison Bailey: 6'4" 220, Pro-Style
Tyler Van Dyke: 6'4" 212, Pro-Style
Carson Beck: 6'4" 218, Pro-Style
We seem to be targeting pretty specific measurables across the board at every position, which is very reminiscent of Saban-style recruiting.
The best of the QBs offered might be the 9th grader from Thomasville
Wow. Yeah, go ahead and fire up the chopper for that kid.
The second clip in that video is ridiculous for a HS freshman. Chased out of the pocket running left, throws across body about to take a hit, 40+ yds in-air dime.
FWIW Justin Thomas was not 5'10 he was just listed as 5'10 so CPJ was not a laughing stock for starting a qb that was 5'8... While Joe Ham is ...JT was probably 5'8 or 5'9.... Lamar Owens is 5'9.... In the photo below, Lamar, Joe and JT are watching a pro day.... Both Both Joe and Lamar look taller and JT is wearing a hat...
I agree with all of this. In terms of our previous offense, Tevin Washington was an average athlete and not a good passer at all, but our offense was extremely efficient under him because we rarely lost yardage and he consistently made good decisions with the ball.
Height, arm strength, and athleticism are definitely advantages, but I'd much rather have a QB with average physical abilities and elite accuracy and decision making than vice versa. Think George Godsey vs. Damarius Bilbo.
Holy öööö. I'm impressed by his physical talent, but probably even more impressed that a freshman is stepping up into the pocket, sliding around to evade rushers, scrambling but keeping his eyes downfield, and not just throwing a dumpoff pass but slinging 40 yards bombs for TDs. We need to be ON this kid.
How short you gotta be to not see over the center pre-snap?
Good lord. That's one talented Freshman!