Redundant but Necessary; If not Luck, than Newton
Posted 27 December 2010 - 03:36 PM
Posted 27 December 2010 - 03:46 PM
Posted 27 December 2010 - 03:49 PM
I think Character and the ability to handle celebrity is key for a QB:
Matt Leinhart--anyone remember the PUNK'D episode where some women came up to him to ask directions and he was arrested for soliciting a prostitute? Of course it was a bad joke, but Leinhart was pulled aside and told he could be let off the hook if he gave his friend up. He did. This was just before he was drafted. Ha Ha, all in fun. But it showed me a major character flaw.
On the other hand, I was initially upset when we drafted Beason, until I saw an interview of him. Beason was positive, hungry, and eager. He knew that he had earned nothing and he wanted simply to be the best. At OTAs this year, I asked him about moving to the outside LB spot after his dominance at MLB. He responded, "I played there when I came into the league when Morgan was in the middle. I can do it. If this needs me to play fullback or safety, I will play wherever they need me to play." Beason will always be great. He is not interested in the cameras and the glory. He realizes there are things bigger than Jon Beason. Luck is that way. Newton doesn't seem to think so. Just an opinion through outsider observations, but I am usually right.
Posted 27 December 2010 - 03:59 PM
If Luck doesn't come out, the Panthers will have to overpay someone as a #1 pick. Green is probably the next best AP, but the question remains, who throws to him? It will be hard to trade down, with whats on the board.
Green is head and shoulders above the other WRs and the only player in the draft who could be worth the pick. If we take the approach that we are going to have stud WRs and OL to match our stud RB, then we can sign a veteran QB. DT is deep in this draft. After Green, there is Jones, a WR with hands problems (not another one). They are the only WRs in the draft who can play the #1 WR spot.
Posted 27 December 2010 - 04:01 PM
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Posted 27 December 2010 - 04:44 PM
did you really just compare him to a slow, huge QB and a small, fast one?
Hahaha I love this guy.
Posted 27 December 2010 - 04:45 PM