05-16-2014, 08:18 AM #71
I have no doubt that TB has a weaker arm compared to some of the other Qbs. However, he doesn't have a weak arm. Steven Jackson might be a weaker RB to AP but that doesn't make him weak. I associate a weak arm as ineffective at doing the job. TB's arm is not (so far). Are we really crying about deep ball pass % with a guy that completed 71% of his passess this season, who doesn't run a screen focused offense?
05-16-2014, 09:19 AM #72
According to PFF these are the completion percentages for passes over 20 yards last year:
According to Cmac QBs that hit for 50% or under have weak arms. Not sure these numbers bear that out. If TB can hit 50% of his deep balls we should be happy.
05-16-2014, 09:23 AM #73
He is a fantastic runner. I don't think he is nearly as raw as many are making him out to be and I think he is going to hit the field early and often.
I remember seeing him in combine coverage and looking him up to job my memory. That Florida game was unreal. An SEC school with blue chip recruits KNEW he was running the ball every play and could not stop him.
He is going to be very exciting.
05-16-2014, 09:37 AM #74
05-16-2014, 10:01 AM #75
You can't knock a man for where he played college ball. He went to L'ville and had a great career. There are plenty of NFL QBs that did not go to a so-called power conference. Will TB be able to prosper in the NFL. Many, including the Vikings, seem to think he can. Besides, Teddy and Louisville did take care of a couple of big football schools in bowl games if I remember correctly.
05-16-2014, 10:37 AM #76
There s only two things stopping you - fear and common sense!! The Truth you CAN"T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!!!!!!
05-16-2014, 10:51 AM #77
And what bowl games do you recall? He was very average against Florida in the 2012 Sugar Bowl and that was his only game against a "big football school" in a bowl game, unless you count last year's contest against a garbage Miami school.
I don't think the fact that he played in a weak conference means he cannot do it, but it is notable. I personally think Bridgewater COULD be a star in the NFL, but if he flops I would not be surprised ... and the points C Mac is making are the reasons why most would not be surprised.
05-16-2014, 11:04 AM #78
My post is certainly not a train wreck and I take exception to your tone. I only pointed out that QBs who throw under 50% on deep balls are not necessarily weak armed. And I pointed out that IF Teddy can throw 50% on deep balls in the pros that isn't bad compared to what the list indicates. Never compared his college stats with the pro guys. And if I remember Louisville won the games in question against Miami and Fl. St. ,both football schools. I made no reference to how good or bad those teams were, simply stated the fact that Louisville won those games. I don't remember how good or bad those teams were. All I know is they lost.
05-16-2014, 08:33 PM #79
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