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#1 knarnn

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 10:35 AM

I came across this article which I found to have a very interesting take on a certain QB.

Teddy Bridgewater = Jason Campbell

I see a lot of the same things that Campbell does on the field in Bridgewater, and it should be worrisome. Bridgewater is a nice athlete who uses his running ability when he should to pick up first downs. But the play style is conservative; his efficiency is a result of always throwing to the wide open guy 4 years downfield, instead of the one open 25 yards down the middle if he makes an excellent throw. You want a smart QB, but you also need a good one. In fact, if you’re going to spend a first round pick, you need a great one. Maybe it’s a product of the system, but his arm strength and accuracy seem good, not great. As we saw with Campbell, or even a guy like David Garrard, not throwing interceptions shouldn’t be the priority. It doesn’t necessarily make your team any better if you don’t turn around a make a great play when you need one.



http://thefmproject....-pros/#more-798

There were a few more comparisons if you care to read thru the article.

What's yours?

Edited by knarnn, 30 December 2013 - 10:36 AM.

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#2 wiseman101

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 11:07 AM

One of the most moronic comparisons I have ever heard, he must have never seen Jason Campbell play



#3 Tommy

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 11:15 AM

Lol what? Is that really from Rotoworld? Because that makes absolutely no sense at all.

I think Bridgewater at 3 is better value than Mack at 3, yes.

 

 
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#4 rufftime

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 11:17 AM

Interesting comparisons...  

 

I had no idea Teddy was black, I'll have to rethink my stance on him.  

 

I love this line right out the gate: 

"Bridgewater is a nice athlete who uses his running ability when he should to pick up first downs."

Yes when I watch TB I see an athlete that uses his legs to move the chains, what a [BAD WORD REMOVED] joke.



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 12:48 PM

Lol what? Is that really from Rotoworld? Because that makes absolutely no sense at all.

Not surprising.  Their writing has gone downhill.  I only go there because it's more convenient than following a million people on twitter.



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 12:56 PM

everybody thinks they are a scout now
It's ok to disagree. Don't yell at me or insult me.

#7 MoJo44

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 01:08 PM

One of the most moronic comparisons I have ever heard, he must have never seen Jason Campbell play

 

This.



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 01:56 PM

Campbell isn't a horrible comparison.

 

The QB he's always reminded me most of is Tyrod Taylor (but without the muscular physique.)  I've never seen a more oddly built QB.  His helmet is nearly as wide as his shoulders.  His jacket size must be around 34, and his waist 28.

 

There's a lot to say about the competition and the system.  Really, who has Shawn Watson placed into the NFL at QB?

 

Here's an interesting note from Watson's bio:

 

Senior quarterback Joe Ganz set single-season school records for total yards with 3,826, and passing yards with 3,568 in 2008. He threw for 25 touchdowns while completing 67.9 percent of his passes, finishing his career with more than 20 NU records.

 

That mirrors Bridgewater's numbers in the same system (and in a much tougher conference.)

 

There's simply no clear cut franchise QB in this draft.  Like last year, when there was a desperate desire to proclaim one, you just can't force calling one when there isn't really anything that makes any of these QBs stand out from one another.


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Posted 30 December 2013 - 02:46 PM

Sure will suck watching Bridgewater cutting up our d instead of watching him cut up the opposing d.

If that RV sales place wants Tebow in Jax bad enough to take out a billboard saying as much.....they should just HIRE him.


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Posted 30 December 2013 - 04:56 PM

The QB he's always reminded me most of is Tyrod Taylor

 

So you're blind, I guess.



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 05:08 PM

So you're blind, I guess.

 

No, just objective (unlike yourself.)  You've fallen for him like a schoolgirl, and it's an embarrassment.


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Posted 30 December 2013 - 05:37 PM

Okay, Pirkster, humor me. Try and actually form an argument for once. What about Teddy Bridgewater and Tyrod Taylor are even objectively comparable, let alone as two players you see as the best comparison for each other?



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 06:48 PM

If anyone is close to Jason Campbell its Blake Bortles

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 08:52 PM

Campbell isn't a horrible comparison.

 

The QB he's always reminded me most of is Tyrod Taylor (but without the muscular physique.)  I've never seen a more oddly built QB.  His helmet is nearly as wide as his shoulders.  His jacket size must be around 34, and his waist 28.

 

There's a lot to say about the competition and the system.  Really, who has Shawn Watson placed into the NFL at QB?

 

Here's an interesting note from Watson's bio:

 

Senior quarterback Joe Ganz set single-season school records for total yards with 3,826, and passing yards with 3,568 in 2008. He threw for 25 touchdowns while completing 67.9 percent of his passes, finishing his career with more than 20 NU records.

 

That mirrors Bridgewater's numbers in the same system (and in a much tougher conference.)

 

There's simply no clear cut franchise QB in this draft.  Like last year, when there was a desperate desire to proclaim one, you just can't force calling one when there isn't really anything that makes any of these QBs stand out from one another.

 

Have you considered work for the Onion?



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 08:56 PM

Awful opinions aside, this entire website and writing is terrible. Is this some kid's site? Like that Zobel idiot?



#16 pirkster

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 11:38 PM

Okay, Pirkster, humor me. Try and actually form an argument for once. What about Teddy Bridgewater and Tyrod Taylor are even objectively comparable, let alone as two players you see as the best comparison for each other?

 

I figured you'd ignore the rest of the post.  Guess because the truth shut you down.

 

Both are strong armed QBs who move well both inside and outside the pocket and can throw on the run, even though they prefer the pocket.  They are about equal in size, with Teddy being leaner and less muscular.  Both read defenses well enough before and after the snap.  Difference being, Tyrod played against better competition.  That's about the only difference I see.  Both are smaller than ideal (with Teddy being the smaller of the two) and Tyrod has the benefit of playing backup to a franchise QB.  Teddy is going to disappoint if asked to play that role prematurely.  The other biggest difference was, Tyrod really fell where Teddy is the other side of the coin... heavily overstated as a prospect.  But, the truth will come soon enough.

 

It wouldn't surprise me a bit if Teddy isn't the first QB off the board, just as everyone expected Geno to be last year.  For some folks, it would seem it's hard to not fall for a QB but instead look at them objectively.  The next "objective" observation from you about Teddy, would be your first.  And most original I might add, as all I've seen from you are lazy cut/paste regurgitations from amateur draftnik sites and the like.


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Posted 30 December 2013 - 11:54 PM

I figured you'd ignore the rest of the post.  Guess because the truth shut you down.

 

Both are strong armed QBs who move well both inside and outside the pocket and can throw on the run, even though they prefer the pocket.  They are about equal in size, with Teddy being leaner and less muscular.  Both read defenses well enough before and after the snap.  Difference being, Tyrod played against better competition.  That's about the only difference I see.  Both are smaller than ideal (with Teddy being the smaller of the two) and Tyrod has the benefit of playing backup to a franchise QB.  Teddy is going to disappoint if asked to play that role prematurely.  The other biggest difference was, Tyrod really fell where Teddy is the other side of the coin... heavily overstated as a prospect.  But, the truth will come soon enough.

 

It wouldn't surprise me a bit if Teddy isn't the first QB off the board, just as everyone expected Geno to be last year.  For some folks, it would seem it's hard to not fall for a QB but instead look at them objectively.  The next "objective" observation from you about Teddy, would be your first.  And most original I might add, as all I've seen from you are lazy cut/paste regurgitations from amateur draftnik sites and the like.

Man...you're trying REALLY hard. 



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 12:01 AM

Man...you're trying REALLY hard. 

 

That's your problem, you never try at all.


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#19 shangster

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 01:31 AM

Why try when there's nothing there to begin with.  I mean Tyrod Taylor and Bridgewater?  I don't even know where to look for even if I try.



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 11:08 AM

I figured you'd ignore the rest of the post.  Guess because the truth shut you down.

 

Both are strong armed QBs who move well both inside and outside the pocket and can throw on the run, even though they prefer the pocket.  They are about equal in size, with Teddy being leaner and less muscular.  Both read defenses well enough before and after the snap.  Difference being, Tyrod played against better competition.  That's about the only difference I see.  Both are smaller than ideal (with Teddy being the smaller of the two) and Tyrod has the benefit of playing backup to a franchise QB.  Teddy is going to disappoint if asked to play that role prematurely.  The other biggest difference was, Tyrod really fell where Teddy is the other side of the coin... heavily overstated as a prospect.  But, the truth will come soon enough.

 

It wouldn't surprise me a bit if Teddy isn't the first QB off the board, just as everyone expected Geno to be last year.  For some folks, it would seem it's hard to not fall for a QB but instead look at them objectively.  The next "objective" observation from you about Teddy, would be your first.  And most original I might add, as all I've seen from you are lazy cut/paste regurgitations from amateur draftnik sites and the like.

 

- Teddy Bridgewater pass-per-run ratio: 76.9%/23.1% (2011), 85.0%/15.0% (2012), 85.4%/14.6% (2013)

 

- Tyrod Taylor pass-per-run ratio: 56.7%/43.3% (2007), 54.0%/46.0% (2008), 69.6%/30.4% (2009), 68.3%/31.7% (2010)

 

 

Flawless comparison. Totally similar playing styles, definitely. Good thing Tyrod got tested against those fierce ACC defenses his whole career like the great Miami Hurricanes; I'm sure he would have dissected 2012 Florida in similar fashion.


Edited by BluegrassBrandon, 31 December 2013 - 11:22 AM.





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