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Interesting take at the link.
The tectonic plates of the NFL seem to be shifting, and when they're done moving, all anyone will be talking about is the read option. We wrote about it in 2011
The tectonic plates of the NFL seem to be shifting, and when they're done moving, all anyone will be talking about is the read option. We wrote about it in 2011,The tectonic plates of the NFL seem to be shifting, and when they're done moving, all anyone will be talking about is the read option. We wrote about it in 2011
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Have you seen any recent projections because that was done August 31, 2012
I mean the projection that the article linked to
This post was edited by sneakybounce 18 months ago
These people writing this are simply ignorant on EJ's style. EJ doesn't run. In fact, I can't remember ever seeing a QB as athletic as EJ make less plays using his legs.
Watching EJ play QB is like watching my little cousin eat soup with a fork when there is a spoon right next to the bowl. WTF are you doing?
"Some people think football is a matter of life and death, I assure you, it is much more serious than that."
I would be excited to see him play on Sundays, he just needs new coaches who teach him to use his strengths and size to his advantage.
He doesn't want to run, remember?
Last year he had quite a few nice runs.
I clicked the link and the first 5 plays were passes against ULM...couldn't take anymore.
He may have an occasional nice run, but does he ever have one when we really need it?
The only time I remember him running all season was against Clemson, and some option against GT in the first half, but all of them were designed runs. No improvising, no doing things that a defense can't prepare for. He produces nothing in the so called "grey-area" for us.
EJ is great, and hope nothing but the best for him. That said, when our offense looked questionable, usually it appeared like it was on him.
This past season it felt like we were playing with Tom Brady at QB (as far as mobility), except he couldn't throw.
What's gonna happen when he tells an NFL GM that?
Pink slip or CFL maybe?
CFL wouldn't even want him if he's not willing to scramble... For the life of me I can't figure out why after the Clemson game he just seem completely unwilling to take free yards with his legs that were always there.... Maybe it will come out at the combine that he had some kinda injury that he played with all season
Lol. I used to be a big defender of EJ's play. The simple fact is, you're absolutely correct. People bitched all year that Jimbo was holding EJ back by not letting him run. Ever since the middle of his junior year, EJ made it very clear that he didn't want to run and wanted to be a pocket passer. I think he, at times, checked out of QB runs, too.
He is very athletic (though abysmal at the read option, but great on the speed option), but his in-pocket decision-making would preclude him from being a great scrambling QB. His erratic (at times) accuracy and tendency to clinch up in big games makes him not a great fit for the NFL, IMO. Hope I am wrong.
I feel the exact same way. I want to badly to be wrong about how I feel about him, but it's hard for me to rationalize it objectively, knowing he's been here 5 years w/ the SAME coach ( a point that people overlook when analyzing his play, IMO)
I just cringed reading this when I realized how much EJ reminds me of a less athletic Terrell Pryor. I was going to mention it a while back, but I didn't want to admit it to myself.
To be honest, that's a fair comparison. As much as it stings to admit.
You couldn't be more spot on! EJ HATES running!!
As far as your comparison to your little cousin, that's one of the funnier things I've seen on this board!! LOL!!
Prediction: Mike Glennon will be the first QB taken in the draft.
The Future is Now.
That would make me feel somewhat better, to be honest.
He's #1 on Kiper's board. I'm not surprised.
Kapernick, Wilson and RG3 all all ran zone read and ran it well in college. EJ was a very good option QB IMO, but for whatever reason, he struggled with the zone read.
I hope the potential of him running it due to his size and athleticism will get him over drafted.
Kapernick and EJ are actually similar in some ways(size), but Kapernick is faster and has a laser for an arm. He also has better pocket presence.
I hate to say this but Kapernick is also a lot tougher than EJ.
Damn we won 12 games with a weak, scared, mental midget. Jimbo Fisher is a miracle worker.
I'm pretty certain that Wilson did not run zone read in college. I remember them talking about him having to learn in Seattle this year.
Can we please not insult Kaepernick or Russell by comparing EJ to them?
Both of those guys don't mind running. EJ refuses. If he had any idea how effective he could be if he would use his damn legs it would be scary.
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