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#31 panthers55

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 08:41 AM

edit: uhh, I'm confused as poo and going to bed. ESPN is making my head hurt.

http://sports.espn.g...81364&year=2010

very different from there; at first I thought it was something it wasn't... now I'm just confused and tired. Good night.


I could be wrong but the difference is that ESPN must be reporting how he did in games where they won by less than 7 points. THe other is reported how he did when his team was leading by less than 7 points. At least that is how I read it. Again stats can say what you want them to, for sure.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 08:45 AM

I don't think anyone would realistically debate that Gabbert had better stats than Cam Newton - or than anyone really - but I also don't see how Gabbert's stats show someone who is incapable of playing under pressure game situations... which was the entire reason we got into this argument. Now, if your entire argument is that "Newton does it better," well, that's fine... that's your opinion... Newton was stellar in college when things got tough. All I can tell you is that Gabbert was able to lead his team to some pretty big come from behind wins in the past two years. He fell short three times this year. At least once, he lost them the game. Sucks, but that doesn't mean he'll be a bad QB in the NFL.

College stats ultimately tell you next to nothing about how a player will do... what is more important are the tools and skills they are showing in college, and how those will transition.

I don't see Gabbert's stats as being a red flag for a team drafting him where he should be drafted... but then again, I also don't think he should go #1 overall.


I think there are red flags about Gabberts ability to handle pressure. The evidence agrees this year. Will it be a big problem going forward. I think so but you don't. Who knows really. That is why the draft isn't an exact science and these debates persist and will even when they are drafted. I guess in 2 or 3 years we will know the answer to this one.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 09:19 AM

I could be wrong but the difference is that ESPN must be reporting how he did in games where they won by less than 7 points. THe other is reported how he did when his team was leading by less than 7 points. At least that is how I read it. Again stats can say what you want them to, for sure.


that doesn't make sense since they had no tie games. not sure. stats are stupid.

I think there are red flags about Gabberts ability to handle pressure. The evidence agrees this year. Will it be a big problem going forward. I think so but you don't. Who knows really. That is why the draft isn't an exact science and these debates persist and will even when they are drafted. I guess in 2 or 3 years we will know the answer to this one.


I don't think it'll be a huge problem going forward. I don't think he has problems in big games. I think the problems he has relate to pocket presence... and it's something you have to be concerned about and it is probably the biggest reason not to take him #1 overall. I think it's something that does not doom his career, especially if he ends up in the right situation where the coaches teach him how to generate a better mental clock, similar to how StL did with Bradford.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 10:01 AM

that doesn't make sense since they had no tie games. not sure. stats are stupid.



I don't think it'll be a huge problem going forward. I don't think he has problems in big games. I think the problems he has relate to pocket presence... and it's something you have to be concerned about and it is probably the biggest reason not to take him #1 overall. I think it's something that does not doom his career, especially if he ends up in the right situation where the coaches teach him how to generate a better mental clock, similar to how StL did with Bradford.


The easy thing is put him in a west coast offense where everything is timing and quick drops and throws to spots. Given he will run a vertical passing attack with play action it might not be the best system for him much like Clausen struggled in davidson's scheme. You have to match up the Qb to the system for it really to click.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 03:34 PM

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Gabberts college numbers are really really close to that of Losman, just goes to show you what kind of draft this is for QB's.


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