Originally Posted by mdchiefsfan
Not too bad, I watched the Rutgers replay. His offensive line seems to do him no favors and I laugh at the fact that 82 on their team was dropping balls left and right. He shows good pocket awareness and good mobility to escape it and extend it. He makes his reads quickly and can anticipate the throwing window well. He is fearless. He won't be able to take hits that often in the NFL, but Good Lord he just doesn't care about oncoming pressure in his face. Only real complaint I have is he seems to make bad decisions when rushed. I mean he threw several toss up balls into double, even quadruple coverage and got lucky, that won't fly in the NFL. I need to watch more but that is what I took from watching the Rutgers game.
As far as forcing the ball: that's not really been a habit of his in the past. To provide a little context for that game: he'd been on the bench, watching the team fall apart for 1.5 games at that point. He felt a lot of pressure to come in, be
, and rescue this team. I think that's one reason for the forced balls. In the past, most Hog fans were grateful that he didn't have Mallet-itis in trying to force the ball and make the wrong play at the wrong time, and that was always a point of contrast between the two QBs.
I'm sort of puzzled by the leadership questions. Is it because of his comments about the team after the Alabama game? Once again, I'll just say that was him trying to come in and be the captain of a rudderless ship. Of course, it didn't work out. If, after his comments, the team would have responded, come in and destroyed Rutgers the next week, then I think everyone would be saying what a great leader he is. That the team responded to him calling them out. Unfortunately, this team had bigger issues that a QB getting vocal (or staying silent) weren't able to fix.
Anyway, he's a good QB.