Re: this years draft, last years draft...and the year before that...
posted at 6/4/2011 10:42 PM EDT
In Response to Re: this years draft, last years draft...and the year before that...
In Response to Re: this years draft, last years draft...and the year before that... : Babe, I don't know what word you've heard, but your word is completely false. The reports on Mallet is that, while he is slow in a straight line sprint, he has exceptional feel in the pocket and knows how to step up and avoid pressure (i.e. Tom Bradyesque). Do a little research before posting. And he fell in the draft due to unfounded rumors about character and drug use, of which no evidence has ever been presented by anyone (just some people saying he has these issues). You're right in a sense that the Pats didn't need a QB (TB has several more exception years ahead of him), but the sane ones on this board (you know, those who understand football) believe he's an exceptional value as a third round pick and has the potential to extend the Pats winning ways for another 10 years after Brady's days are finished. It's potentially a brilliant pick by BB and the Pats. This is how long term winners are built, unlike the Jets/Redskins method of getting splashy, big name players that uninformed fans want to have. But talking sense to you is useless. We all know you hate BB and believe the world revolves around TB. What's the problem, are you jealous of Gieselle? Give the rest of us on this board a break.
Posted by sfpat
Here's a little research for ya bucko. If you could get your head out of Hoodie's behind long enough to stop making excuses for his blunders you might find these things for yourself.
According to NFL Expert Dave Te' Thomas, Mallett is a major work in progress. "Whoever drafts him will need to make sure they have an outstanding offensive line to protect him," - scout.com
"He is too tall and too slow-footed to buy time in the pocket" - yahoo
"He forces throws. Makes bad decisions. He doesn't deal with pressure up the gut. His mechanics become sloppy when he has to roll out." - keiper
His “pocket mobility” is “a concern.” - Greg Cosell
"his accuracy is highly inconsistent, he has poor mechanics, and he struggles with mobility and has a hard time eluding pass rushers. Mallett is a bit of a statue in the pocket and doesn't create throwing lanes outside the tackle box when his receivers struggle to get open." walterfootball
" Is too easily rattled by pressure and struggles to sidestep the rush and maneuver in the pocket - cannot escape his own shadow.' - profootballweekly