Re: could some one enlighten me on this great school of QB theory?
posted at 8/10/2014 9:03 AM EDT
In response to prolate0spheroid's comment:
In response to DougIrwin's comment:
My god is RKrap, dumb. He just listed proof of other QBs developed here going off and doing some good things elsewhere and here is asking why there is a reason why some may feel a BB/Brady developed QB who is still here, not cut and progressing, as a potential solution to another team's QB problem.
The simple conclusion is no further than looking at Geno Smith taken in the high second rd.
Any rational human would rather have Mallett as a prospect to groom than Geno Smith. One played in a pro style offense in the SEC and has spent 3 years learning at the University of the New England Patriots by the greatest coach and quite possibly the best QB ever.
The question posed is just so moronically dumb, I can't even continue.
How ironic...The answer lies within the framework of RKrap's favorite team, the Jetsies.
So Rusty, why not compare Mallet to fellow third rounder, Nick Foles?
Foles got a shot due to injuries. Maybe Mallet would do fine if given a chance to start and play 5-6 full games in a row and to gain some continuity and success with the starters, as Cassell did in 2008 and Brady did in 2001. We just don't know. Did Foles light it up in preseason last year? I thought he started the year as 3rd string. Lets be honest, if Bledsoe had not gotten hurt giving Brady an opportunity he took full advantage of, many on this board would have called the 6th round pick in 2000 a bust and a waste. How many quarterbacks are drafted in rounds 1-3 every year? How many actually turn out to be solid, starting NFL QBs you would want leading your team? Here is the list since 2006, I left out this years pickes, its way too early to evaluate them.
2013: R1 - EJ Manual R2 - Geno Smith R3 - Mike Glennon
2012: R1 - Andrew Luck, RGIII, Ryan Tannehill, Brandon Weeded R2 - Brock Osweiler R-3 - Russell Wilson, Nick Foles
2011 - R1- Cam Newton, Jake Locker, Blaine Gabbert, Christian Ponder R2 - Andy Dalton, Colin Kaepernick R3 - Ryan Mallett
2010 - R1 - Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow R2 - Jimmy Clausen R3 - Colt McCoy
2009 - R1 - Matthew Stafford, Mark Sanchez, Josh Freeman R2 - Pat White
2008 - R1 - Matt Ryan, Joe Flacco R2 - Brian Brohm R3 - Chad Henne
2007 - R1 Jamarcus Russell, Brady Quinn R2 - Kevin Kolb, John Beck, Drew Stanton R3 - Trent Edwards
2006 - R1 - Vince Young, Matt Leinert, Jay Cutler R2 - Kellen Clemens, Tavaris Jackson R3 - Charlie Whitehurst, Brodie Croyle
There are no more than a handful I would have the trust to lead a team to the playoffs and have a real shot to win it all (Luck, Kaepernick, Ryan, Flacco, Wilson, Newton if he has a very strong supporting cast). Most of the teams that drafted these guys said 'We got our guy for the future'. Beleichick said "Mallett represented good value at that pick'.
RKarp, why don't you ask Reiss about it, you have access to him. Instead of just saying you don't agree with it, why don't you get us some insight? Reiss is much closer to it than I will ever be, I'd be very interested in what makes him feel this way.