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#1 personal_foul

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 10:06 PM

I know my opinion doesn't mean much on this board. I know most will probably rip me for saying this.
Jimmy Clausen was the best pure passer I've ever seen in college football his senior year. His earlier years, you could see his potential shine through here and there, but his senior year was amazing. Full command of the offense, pinpoint accuracy, and great decision making.

His rookie year with Carolina, he was terrible, much like his freshman year of college. However, I don't think so many should write him off in the NFL so soon. Maybe his skills will never translate to the NFL, but his rookie year was not a good sample set to go off. His coaches didn't believe in him and he was thrown in the mix after a veteran QB couldn't do any better with this team. He was the 1st rookie QB to start games with rookie WRs on both sides in NFL history. His OL was injury-stricken and awful in pass protection. He had no TE to speak of to throw to. Steve Smith...injured, D Williams...injured. All of the veteran leadership was traded away before the season. The coaching staff mailed it in after deeming Matt Moore the starter and that didn't work out. Also, Jimmy was coming off surgery to repair a torn ligament in his foot. All this while dealing with constant media torment about sliding in the draft and having "character" issues (which were largely from hype surrounding his limo at his commitment to ND which he had no part of setting up).

Anyway, I'm not comparing him to any other QBs on or off the Carolina roster, I'm just saying the kid can be the QB we hoped he would still.

#2 YoungPanthers89

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 10:07 PM

Best pure passer you ever saw?

#3 Jackofalltrades

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 10:08 PM

Damn that 100 post count req let us down again.

Badly.

#4 XClown1986

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 10:08 PM

Jimmy Clausen didn't play his senior year, he came out after his junior season. I stopped reading right there.

#5 personal_foul

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 10:12 PM

Yep, I figured that would be the level of response I get. Thanks for posting.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 10:13 PM

lollers

#7 personal_foul

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 10:15 PM

Jimmy Clausen didn't play his senior year, he came out after his junior season. I stopped reading right there.


I meant his last year at ND, why don't you check my spelling too smart guy

#8 grateflday

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 10:16 PM

I need to see Clausen start being able to throw more down field.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 10:17 PM

I meant his last year at ND, why don't you check my spelling too smart guy


Oh that can be arranged, be careful of what you wish for.

We have more than one "Grammer Hammar" around these parts.

#10 LinvilleGorge

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 10:18 PM

Notre Dame fan? Possibly Falcons fan? I don't know.

I refuse to believe anyone actually believes anything as insanely idiotic as what the TS wrote.

#11 XClown1986

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 10:24 PM

I meant his last year at ND, why don't you check my spelling too smart guy


I'm sorry, I didn't know I was supposed to assume your thoughts wouldn't match what you type. My fault I suppose.

P.S. Your spelling is fine, but your sentence structure needs some work. Have a good one.

#12 Jangler

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 10:25 PM

I'm a Notre Dame fan and watched just about every game and I don't believe it.

Edited by Jangler, 10 August 2011 - 10:32 PM.


#13 Dash Global

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 10:26 PM

I was HIGHLY impressed with his final season of college.

Thought we had a STEAL in the second round.

Im not ready to write him off just yet.

He needs to tweek his throwing motion imo. Its to side ways. That will lower the number of passes hitting the linemen.

He will improve from the change in coaching and scheme alone.

He has potential to be a legit starter imo.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 10:26 PM

Clausen had the deck stacked against him to be sure, and I don't think anyone was expecting miracles, but he showed absolutely nothing to cause anyone to believe he'll ever be a good QB in the NFL, nevermind the circumstances. In fact he showed the opposite. The guy was absurdly bad.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 10:27 PM

I'm surprised we could find a new Clausen fanboy this late into the game..this smells of shenanigans.


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