Robinson off-course. We would not have a insight bowl win with out him. He saved us more times than Arnaud ever did.
I don't care who wins the job. I don't care if they can run a 4.3 forty or a 4.8 forty. I don't care if they can throw the ball 50 yards on their knees. All I want is the QB that moves the offense and scores touchdowns on a consistent basis without turning the ball over. That is more then physical attributes. It is as much about leading the team as much as anything. Look at Tom Brady's NFL draft breakdown. Weak arm, system QB, to thin, blah, blah, blah, but the guy is a winner. If that is Jantz...great. Tiller...awesome Barnett...fantastic. Capello... outstanding. I don't care. Get me someone that can make those around him better and can score a lot of points.
I always look at Jacey Holloway and corellate it to the QB position. Jacey didn't wow anyone but he ran the offense and was a great PG. He did what he was supposed to do. That is how I see Capello. Rhoads continually states that all Capello does is move the offense and score points. That is it. Well golly gee, isn't that what the QB is supposed to do? Capello isn't my favorite or my man. I could care less if he wins the position battle. At the same time, it bothers me to see people get hung up on how a player "looks" versus how they perform. plenty of players look the part but fail on the field. The mental part of the game is more important than anything.
In the end, I am as worried about OL and WR as I am the QB. I think we will see a repeat performance of our offense this year. At times, when things are clicking, they will look great. Other times, stupid little mistakes will kill us. A redzone penalty here, a dropped pass there, a poorly thrown ball here, a missed block there, a poorly run route, the inability to pick up a stunt, etc, etc, etc. Our offense didn't struggle last year because of one person. It struggled because every single unit failed at different times. One series it was the QB, the next the WR, another the OL. I don't see how that will change for the better by losing our best QB, best RB, best WR and the leader on our OL
I also know that in the shotgun, every snap is not going to be perfect. So, the QB has to be athletic enough to handle "bad" snaps. The center is unprotected and may have trouble sometimes with a good snaps....especially if a blitz or stunt comes in his gap. In this team sport, he has to trust that the QB can help him in these situations. FWIW, neither of the other 3 guys had trouble with or handling the snaps from either center. I'm not blaming any one, I'm just stating fact.
you're gonna miss Arob blocking while Arnaud was passing
I see people on here put down a QB for running too much. It happend with Jantz in the first scrimmage and Capello in the spring game. Yet, the offense is designed to take what the defense gives and sometimes the best option is running. If a QB can pick up 5-10 yards a play, it will force the defense to stay home for just a little.
Like I have said, I don't care who wins the position or how they look as long as they move the offense and score points consistently. If they do it completing 5-10 yard passes..great. 40 yard bombs...great. Running the ball...great.
you're right, a QB that beats a defense with his legs is a huge weapon. that helps the passing game too because the LBs have to stay home and the DL can't pin their ears back. All 4 of our QBs can run well. Honestly i think Jantz was the fastest! It wasn't just that throw he had, it was his speed that impressed me.
I can compare 2010 spring game to this years, and we are a MUCH better team right now than we were then. Last years game was embarrassing to be honest. This team looked put together with some speed at RB and guys who could make big plays in the passing game. And our LBs are going to be studs obviously.