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can make such a huge difference in a college football game, when there are 21 other starting players on the field. Take Tim Tebow off of Florida and they win maybe 8-9 games a year while he was there (minus the 2006 season). Take Cam Newton off of Auburn team in 2010 and they are lucky to make a bowl game. Take Johnny off of Texas AM's team and they are lucky to score 10 points on us.
It seems like teams can scheme to take a WR or a RB out of the game, but no one seems to be able our to take a very good QB out of the game.
What do you think the biggest problem with these kinds of QBs are? Is it the constant threat that they can take off and beat you with their legs at anytime? If I was playing a QB like that I would spy him with 2 people every play if it meant him not running the ball. I really think that is the only way you can defend QBs like this. You can't give and take on both the run and pass. You either have to drop everyone into coverage and take away the pass and hope he doesnt beat you with his legs or sell out to stop him from running (spying with 2 people if you have to) and force him to read coverage and beat you with his arm.
Johnny beat us with both his arm and his legs yesterday. I can live with a QB beating me with his arm, but I dont understand why we allowed him to run so much on us, especially early in the game.
I guess what I am saying is it is more likely that a QB will throw a bad pass or not read coverage correctly than it is for him to trip and fall when he doesnt have a spy and can take off anytime he wants to.
This post was edited by beastman321 20 months ago
You get out of it what you put into it!
He takes his chances plain & simple. He attempted throws that AJ wouldn't even think about throwing. & his head coach is 100% behind him taking those gambles. It paid off against us. But in the UF & LSU games. He made some costly int's forcing the ball.
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Manziel is special but without two 1st round OTs that pick up every outside rush, he's just another dual threat qb running for his life.
It's just the role of a qb, he has the ability to either tank it, manage it, or be the hero. Players like Manziel only come around every so often but I think between Newton,Tebow, and Manziel.....Johnny Football is the best I have seen to date.
We still had our chance to seize the opportunity and make him feel like Mett BUT we didn't.
Do you think AJ is told not to throw it unless the guy is wide open or do you think he is afraid to turn the ball over? It just seems like AJ wont throw the ball on an intermediate route (10-15 yard) unless the guy is wide open or has a good two steps on the defender. I just have a hard time believing that everyone is covered like a blanket when AJ has 10 seconds to throw and winds up throwing it out of bounds.
Given his age/experience, I'd say you're right. He also does what Newton and Tebow did without being build like a linebacker.
As best I can tell though, A&M seems pretty stocked with 4th and 5th year seniors. Not saying they're going to be garbage next year or anything but there's bound to be drop off.
1tide is correct in my view and your question is a good one. I think AJ probably is taught to be pretty conservative especially at home. He simply doesn't throw into coverage very often whereas JM threw at coverage all night long and he had the accuracy and the receivers to make plays. AJ hasn't shown that kind of accuracy this year but nobody else has either...JM was simply surgical against us.
This post was edited by manbearpig7 20 months ago
I think that there is no question that he had the best performance against us I have ever seen from an opposing QB. I don't know whether or not it's too early to put him up there with Newton and Teebow but certainly he was very very good.
I think we need more athletic DE's and LB's. We contain pretty well but when a QB is faster than WR's that gives us fits. We always have trouble with QB's that can run and throw accurately. CJ had a great game on defense because of his athletism. He ran down Johnny and stop him from getting a 1st down on a critical play. He also had a sack. We are built to stop the run and contain. But with a speedy QB that can throw, they are hard for our defence to defend. Nico isnt very athletic and Trey is a run stuffer. We need more LB's like CJ. I think Hayes fits that mold but he's young. We just have at get more athletic on the ends and at LB.
This post was edited by Wheeler1000 20 months ago
When the SEC catch up with this offense they will stop it just like they did against Urban at Fl. When you have a chance to see it in person and study it, you will be able to stop it. They have a new coach that's very good with a new offense. Johnny is a good player but he has a ceteran o-line that people don't give enough credit too. Cam was all everything last year but this year the NFL adjusted to his style of play and he looks average. Same with Vick and who ever else you want to put on that list. Next year the SEC will adjust and it will be totally different for Johnny. Most of his plays come off of busted plays. He runs out of the pocket and players panic and lose their man behind them. They forget to trust the system and try to make undisipline plays. He's only 5"11 so most defenders are peeping and can't see him at the CB and Safety spots. When he brakes the pocket everyone scrambles and lose their assignments. The adjustments will happen and the world will find someone elese to hype up.
Don't necessarily disagree but he is much more capable of sitting in the pocket and delivering an extremely accurate ball.
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