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  1. A.M- Life After Marcus Watch (options?)

    He has a better completion rate than Lamar Jackson did in college, and in a bad year for him a better INT rate than Jackson did in his final year. Jackson, in the meantime, has turned into a legit MVP candidate in the NFL in year 2. Baltimore decided that his traits ultimately far outweigh his numbers or flaws, and it paid off big time. I guess we just differ in what we value in prospects. He's not the most NFL ready quarterback by any means, but if he lands well I do think he can be fine if he needs to start day 1, and ultimately, offers the highest ceiling, as far as I'm concerned, among this class (that is if he does decide to come out instead of trying to rebuild his stock a little next year). And there's definitely value in that for those that are smart enough to see it and smart enough to help him reach his potential.
  2. A.M- Life After Marcus Watch (options?)

    Throwing. From multiple platforms, at any level, and deliver dimes. Across his body, on the run, off balance. Touch throws or bullets. Maybe others are capable of pulling off one or a few, but to him it's virtually a trait. Hence all the Mahomes comparisons and people hyping up his ceiling. And sure, coaching can fix a lot, but that's why it's important to keep potential in mind. For him, that's among the Mahomes-es or Rodgers-es of the league, for others, even some that are maybe more advanced than him coming out, it's not. Doesn't make them bad prospects by any means, it just makes his potential that much more special.
  3. A.M- Life After Marcus Watch (options?)

    Yeah, but here's the thing. Not all tight throws or big plays are the same. There are things that he does that others simply don't. He has made several of those, in several games, in his bad ones too, that others simply don't. Off of all kinds of platforms. There just aren't that many quarterbacks that can throw those in the NFL, let alone at the college level. And I'm not blind about him at all, there's bad that comes along with him as well. Some of those off platform throws will sometime misfire and he won't get away with it everytime. It was a red flag for the likes of Mahomes or Lamar Jackson as well, and they seem to have come out fine. Good coaching will fix that. So will experience, and learning when not to blindly think he can get away with it. He also has made bad decisions. Sometimes trying to just give his receivers a chance, sometimes just missing people dropping in underneath coverage. Those aren't minor things, but again, it's things that he can correct and get better at. There weren't many of those last year. The competition thing, we've been over it before. It's not that big of a deal if you think his traits will be able to transcend into the NFL. Neither of those quarterbacks is playing on the Utah State roster, so it's not worth comparing how well they have done against similar type of defensive units. Tua is playing behind a solid OL and throwing to 3 (!!!) legit 1st round caliber WRs. Love is just not. So, yeah, there are risks involving him, no doubt about that. Just like with any other prospect. His ceiling though, I just don't see any other quarterback with greater potential in this upcoming class. I'm not crazy about him, I'm not the one that came up with all the Mahomes comparisons, and I'm not blind about him either. I just think that, like with Mahomes, Watson, or Lamar before him, a smart team will believe his greatness will eventually overcome his shortcomings, and he'll look like the next best thing on a different NFL roster, and would hate for that to happen.
  4. A.M- Life After Marcus Watch (options?)

    No, obviously not just throwing the ball far. I don't even think he has the strongest arm out of this class. I meant arm talent to make any throw at any level of the field out of all kinds of platforms.
  5. A.M- Life After Marcus Watch (options?)

    Maybe it wouldn't be a bad idea to let him test the market first. There are several QBs set to become FAs, and frankly not that many teams that should be in the market for one. That could work in our favor and drive his price down a little. Foles was a SB winner and his price tag wasn't close to 30M per. Keenum had a hell of a year taking his team to the playoffs, and IIRC his wasn't either. Both were younger than Tanny currently is. So was Cousins. If we can have him for something like a 3 year, 20-25 per season, preferably closer to 20, by all means bring him back. If some other team offers him more than that, I honestly would switch our focus towards the Draft.
  6. A.M- Life After Marcus Watch (options?)

    Because the arm talent jumps off the tape, even on his worst days. I get that his numbers haven't been as good this year and has put up too many bad performances, so maybe he'd like to return to school instead of coming out after the season, but the arm talent is off the charts for this kid. There's a touch throw he made down the field this past week against Fresno State basically into triple coverage and placed right on the money that even in the NFL, you could find a very select few that could complete it.
  7. GDT: Chiefs -3.5 (6-3) @ Titans (4-5)

    If you're going to fault him for something that even the elite few that could see this coming will miss on it probably more often than not because the nickel blitz is well designed and masked, I guess no one can stop you, but the only obvious screw up on that play is failing to get the DE on the ground the way it was intended to. In a way, yes, this is as dumb of an analysis as picking on Mariota on that 4th down play against the Colts for 'failing' to recognize Davis would've been open on the slant on the opposite side of the field.
  8. King Henry Appreciation Thread.

    You kind of get the feeling that he has bought into the culture and loves to be a Titan. So who knows, maybe he can be had for less than we imagine. IMO, anything close to 10M per year is way too much. Something more like 6-7, that's something I could live with.
  9. GDT: Chiefs -3.5 (6-3) @ Titans (4-5)

    If Clark gets cut blocked the way he supposed to, that's a quick throw and an easy completion that will move the chains.
  10. Mike Vrabel

    I'd be intrigued by Roman as well. Pick Love for him and let him get to work.
  11. Jon Robinson

    To be fair, Brown played like an All-Pro for two teams, Buffalo and Washington. He was solid this year for Philly from what I know before he turned back to being a locker room issue. Talent was never the issue, he could play at the highest level and proved that multiple times. I love David too, but I never thought that was a bad pick.
  12. Mike Vrabel

    LaFleur was never, ever that bad when he was here. If he had Tannehill, at least, and this supporting cast, this year would've looked a completely different way.
  13. Week 9 GDT: Titans(4-4) @ Panthers(4-3)

    That's funny indeed, but I could care less about Arthur Smith and whether he keeps or loses his job, I just find it hilarious how some of you are trying so hard to be couch OCs. And since I love your analysis so much, I like to participate. That's all.
  14. Week 9 GDT: Titans(4-4) @ Panthers(4-3)

    I do, but then again, I also understood this prior to this past game. Quarterback was getting sacked last week (as well as really all year long), and penalties by the line have been committed in the running game as well. Yet I never before heard that we should try to lean more on the running game to eliminate those. In fact, only the opposite. Yes, it should be fluid, and it was. That's what happens when you miss FGs, are called for back to back penalties on the line, you fumble in the opponent's half and leave points on the field and then get picked off of your receiver's own hands to set up the opposing offense inside your own 20. You're forced off your gameplan.
  15. Week 9 GDT: Titans(4-4) @ Panthers(4-3)

    See, I'm also torn. Just a few days ago prior to the game, we were calling him a moron for a) running too much when it's clearly not working and b) running too much on 1st down when it's clearly not working. Now we're calling him a moron for also trying to establish the pass game a little bit on early downs before the penalties started killing everything? I get that it's an undisputable fact that he's a moron regardless of what we're arguing, but wouldn't it be nice if we showed some consistency as well in our complaints? Is there really such a thing as attacking an opponent's weakness with what's perceived to be a weakness of your own?
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