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Clausen Poll .....

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a) Clausen is terrible because he is ...well.... terrible.

B) Clausen is terrible because he is playing behind a suspect OL, has 1 veteran WR with a hurt hand, and has Jeff Davidson calling plays.

What say you?

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I will say (B)...with a caveat.

Clausen's horrible play does have a lot to do with the other circunstances you mentioned. However, I do not see anythign in his game, or get the feeling that he is a franchise QB.

He may turn out to be good, but I doubt he will ever be great.

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Both are made true until B is made false, then A can be declared true or false.

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Clausen is struggling because he is a rookie, on an offense with several rookies in key positions, and a oline that has struggled in large part due to injuries. He also has a couple of flaws in his mechanics that need to be fixed or overcome. I am not convinced he is a future NFL starter, but I am not convinced he is not a future NFL starter either. The jury is still out.

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A bit of each, but we all saw improvement yesterday when the o line actually helped him out.

Im not ready to throw the guy under the bus.

I think next year with a new set of coaches we might be suprised at how good he is.

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My biggest concern with Clausen is his extremely slow release. That needs to be corrected by a legit NFL QB coach....

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B) The Coaches don't trust him and they have undermined his confidence. But there probably is a little a) in there too...

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Why is the "rookie" excuse okay to pin on Clausen but the remaining rookies on the field don't seem to be having problems... unless those problems are specifically related to the QB getting them the ball.

The 3rd down and 17 5-yard pass play is not a rookie issue- it's an issue of him checking down the vast majority of the time.

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a) Clausen is terrible because he is ...well.... terrible.

B) Clausen is terrible because he is playing behind a suspect OL, has 1 veteran WR with a hurt hand, and has Jeff Davidson calling plays.

What say you?

Can't rule on Clausen until B) is shored up in their pass protection. So far, I agree with Davidson Deac that it could go either way with what I've seen of him.

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The 3rd down and 17 5-yard pass play is not a rookie issue- it's an issue of him checking down the vast majority of the time.

Could this not be an issue with recievers not getting open?

Lets face it, a 3rd and 17 is a killer for any rookie QB with 2 rookie WR's on the field.

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