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I am so glad to se E. J. graduate......I hope he dosen't play the ACCG or the bowl!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He will not be picked by any NFL team.
EJ didn't have pressure during the UF game - OL did a fine job pass blocking.
UF will miss EJ like we missed Brantley.
"England expects that every man will do his duty."
- Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, Royal Navy
I will remember E.J. as a good not great QB. Sure I would have liked to see him develop more but it is what it is. Also, there is no body of work to suggest we have something better standing on the sidelines. I will support our QB and judge each independently of the other.
E.J. represented FSU well and I do think he will be a clipboard NFL guy, at least for a couple of years.
Go back and watch the game please. We can't discuss this intelligently if you come to a conclusion which is arguably the complete opposite of reality.
This post was edited by FsuFanForever 17 months ago
Do we believe that CJF all of a sudden stopped being able to teach or develop QB's?
T-Noles, I gotta agree completely man. EJ is such a class act and a great kid. He's always played hard, learned a lot, but he just doesn't have all the fundamentals to be an NFL QB at this time. He can't throw the ball to a spot 15+ yards down the field, which in the NFL is essential. He does a nice job of understanding what the defense is giving him but he gets anxious way too easy and just doesn't have confidence. Gonna miss seeing him on the field and appreciate his time at FSU.
Slow witted. Panicky. Super talented. That's his legacy.
Definitely will be missed. Wish Jimbo played to his strengths but he did not.
Chance to go 4-0 in Bowl Games.
not slow witted-indecisive. Very different traits that, however, often lead to the same result.
At Greek, I missed the perfection statement last night.
while I agree with it, I choose to adhere to a Vince Lombardi statement:
"We should always strive for prefection, knowing we will never achieve it. We will, however, occasionally achieve excellence."
I have every reason to think that EJ was trying to achieve perfection. that is all you can ask of someone.
"A Seminole warrior killed in battle is a legend remembered. A Gator lost in battle becomes a pair of boots and a belt. "
I'm guilty of this, but some forget we were 4-4 in Bowl Game appearances, 0-3 in BCS Games, in the 8 Years following the '01 National Title run that fell short.
Barring a complete meltdown, which I doubt happens, EJ will have reeled off 4 Straight Bowl Wins, including a BCS Bowl, and would have returned the ACC Championship Trophy to Tallahassee.
He'll be missed for how he handled himself off the field, the character and leadership he brought to our program, and the steadiness he provided our team through the Bowden-Fisher transition.
He'll be remembered for lot's of things, some good, some not so much. In the end, he'll have a 4-0 Record in Bowl Games and will be the QB of the 2012 ACC Champions.
Even with the flaws in his game, IMO he will leave and be remember as arguably the most successful QB FSU has had in over a decade.
This post has been edited 6 times, most recently by Northeast Nole 17 months ago
my thoughts as well
In all fairness our BCS competition was much tougher than anyone we faced in this current win streak.
Though that might be true, EJ also did not have the supporting cast of those teams. Led FSU as a freshman to wins in order to get to bowl birth in '09. MVP of the Gator bowl when FSU had their worst defense in 30 years. Helped FSU comeback against South Carolina after Ponder was knocked out. Last year he is the reason FSU beat Notre Dame when he was running for his life. He even broke a leg because the line was so weak. I'm as frusterated this did not turn out to be THE year, but EJ has represented FSU well and I have enjoyed watching him play.
I look forward to FSU finishing this season strong and entering spring practice looking for the QB under center next year. I like that there is room for debate between 3 that all offer difference skill sets. I also like that Fisher has stated that he will consider looking at the program and making changes if necessary.
I'm in agreement.
Just not sure it changes how fans will remember/view EJ in the historical context when discussing his career 10-15 Years down the road.
Realizing that Rix and Weatherford may have an argument, if EJ closes with an ACC Championship and a BCS Bowl win, it's tough to argue that either produced better results historically.
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