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True also...I've seen some of the worst oline play across the entire NFL this year. Than I can ever recall. & it's not just the bad teams either. Rogers, Brees, & Big Ben are constantly running for their lives. While trying to make plays.
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Yep, not many over the top type qb's out there. To me and I've always thought this, you can see an exceptional qb in college that can excel in nfl when he can win a game pretty much by himself and look dominant doing it. For example, Locker was supposedly all world according to experts but he never did anything at Washington. He was lucky to lead them to 6-7 wins. The USC qb's had all world talent around them but still didn't dominate. That is a red flag especially in the pac-12. If they can't do it there or in college period, what makes you think they can do it in nfl (not going to happen). Aaron Rodgers did it at Cal with not much talent around him and was very successful, Brady at Michigan just made things happen and looked good not great but lead his team to wins in crazy ways, Newton did it single handedly at times at AU, Brees was unreal at Purdue and you know they don't have a bunch of talent, Rothlesburger (or however you spell it) was unreal at Miami-OH. It just needs to show on the field, not camps, and in college the qb can dominate and win by themselves for the most part and make things happen. This year, Landry Jones may go up there in draft but guarantee that he will suck in nfl. He sucks in college. That just my two cents.
That is why the elite get paid HUGE dollars. There are so few that can really do what they do. Thats why i hate hearing people who arent sports fans complain about the players getting paid "way too much money to play a game" if its so easy why dont they just go do it and they can get paid.
McElroy may make it ... probably has the mental make up to make it.
But he has a serious NFL problem -- can't throw the vertical ball and doesn't have the arm strength to make all the throws. After a few weeks, NFL teams would scout him and put him in difficult situations.
AJ doesn't have all the physical tools, but he is 3x the arm tools from an NFL perspective that McElroy has.
Because of his work ethic and mental aptitude, wouldn't be surprised if McElroy gets a few shots along the way and makes it as a career backup in the leg for a decade.
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Some QB's could be better but are placed in situations where they can't be. Whether its coaching, locker room, weapons around you, etc...
Not every team in the league can be successful every year. Losing magnifies QB mistakes. Eli Manning will make some of the dumbest throws you'll ever see but he has 2 ships.
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On Alabama: CeCe Jefferson - "It was a bunch of beautiful women..." Reggie Ragland - "oh the females of course..."
Last season I thought Cutler and Palmer would have been much better on opposite teams. Cutler could be a stellar play-action QB and Palmer is a dink and dunk passer better suited for a Mike Martz offense.
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