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Who would you build your team around? There have certainly been more in the last two-three years than I have ever seen before that are worth a damn. Out of the following who would you build your team around and why? Some aren't worth even mentioning compared to others, BUT I think all of these guys have the potential to turn heads even if they are further down the list (ie Tannehill and Locker).
I have got to go with Colin Kaepernick. I know that it seems like the easy pick since he is in the Super Bowl this year, but if I wouldn't have seen his game two days ago, I think I would have personally picked Andrew Luck. Probably would have been RGIII before the knee injury but with two injuries like that on his knees this early makes me wonder.
I just had no idea that Kaepernick had the arm that he did. I thought Andrew Luck had the best arm by far out of the guys I just listed but I was mistaken. I knew that Colin could run with the football but Luck is pretty mobile himself. I thought Luck's arm was the deciding factor. Man was I wrong. That kid can throw a rope like I haven't seen since Favre but he also has touch on the ball. I think he's going to wind up winning about 2-3 Super Bowls at least.
Andrew Luck. He took that 2 win team from last year to the playoffs. It's another easy pick but he's going to be great for years to come. I do expect a slight sophomore slump though but not much of one.
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First choice: Luck
Second choice: Kaep
Third choice: Locker
I actually think Locker has all the potential in the world. He would be fifth on my list.
I would have never thought that Cam Newton wouldn't have been in my top five in regards to the young guns after last season. Just shows you how good some of these young guys have turned out to be.
Yeah, I think Locker can be very very good. Once he gets some actual talent around him (minus CJ, even though CJ hasn't done anything the past couple years) he will be very hard to beat.
Agreed on how good the young QBs are turning out to be. You can't go wrong with any of them imo.
What's the vibe on Bradford in St. Louis? What do they think of him? How long will he be their starter?
That is a good question.
Poor guy hasn't had an offensive line worth a damn since he got there. I think he has a lot of potential as well, but he can't keep on getting hit like he has the past couple of years.
Dalton, once we solidify a running game, he'll be above average.
All the others safe luck are bound to be injured 10 times a year.
I'm actually one of the few people I know that defended Harbaugh for making the switch, and though it may sound hard to believe, stated many times before the season that as a Seahawks fan the last thing I wanted was for Smith to get hurt and give Kaep a chance to play. However, I'd be interested in seeing Kaep in a situation like Miami or even Indianapolis like Luck went through this year.
I'd take Kaepernick, RGIII, & Russell Wilson because they would be able to create the options I want in my offense. I don't know enough about Cam (don't watch him much) other than he's a freak athlete, but he would certainly fit the bill too.
If I was just choosing who I thought was best, I'd go Luck, Bradford & RGIII. I watch every Titans game so that I can talk about it in the office with Titans fans and I honestly do not see what people like about Locker enough to think he's great. I see flashes, but it's not consistent which is very important to me ... I'd take a consistently good player, because I can work with him better than someone who flashes great, then goes to below good.
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I like Dalton but you don't even believe this.
1)RGIII.......if he comes back from the knee 100% if not
But seriously I think if Dalton had a running game, he'd be doing better in his career.
RGIII and Wilson are my choices.
I like(d) Bradford, but seen several guys go downhill thanks to being a nervous wreck at QB. Get happy feet...then you just can't fix them. Have a feeling that's where he's going as well, unfortunately.
Rams did try to get some good OL (Jason Smith, Roger Saffold). Just chose poorly or coached poorly.
Luck is legit, but he completed only 54% of his passes, and had 23 turnovers (18 picks/5 fumbles).
Also, the Colts played the easiest schedule in the NFL this yr.
The 49ers (Colin) played the 2nd and the Seahawks (Wilson) played the 5th.
Would have loved to have seen Bradford behind a line with Orlando Pace anchoring it. I'm sure he would as well
You gotta remember that most of the great qb's were turnover prone early in their careers though. I like that he has the stones to throw it downfield and take the chances. Those turnovers will start shrinking pretty fast IYAM.
While mobile QBs will be an ever-more-valuable asset, the key to a long and successful franchise career in the NFL is to be a passer first, with the ability to run occasionally supplementing your game - hence why RGIII is not on this list.
Andrew Luck with RGIII a close second due to injury concerns.
Luck is awesome. Just awesome.
Oh, and anyone that thinks RGIII is a not a passer first, with the ability to run is wrong.
Like I said, he's legit. But, I'm not ready to say he's any better than Dalton, Bradford, RG3, Wilson, or even Cam.
Give me Luck, no doubt. He will be the best of that group for the longest.
Sounds about right.
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I should clarify. The successful NFL QB will be the one who doesn't put themselves in unnecessarily dangerous situations with their running. If RGIII uses his legs properly, he'd be on my list, but he's taken a lot of unnecessary hits. He needs to slide/get out of bounds much more often than he does. You don't want a constant injury risk for a franchise QB.
Hard to go against Kaepernick...he seems to have it all, even with just 9 games experience.
But just to be different, and even though I'm not a fan of midget QB's, I'll go with Russell Wilson.
His football IQ, poise and maturity are unprecedented for a rook and exceed even that of Luck IMO.
If he had Kaepernick's or RGIII's physical gifts, he'd be illegal...essentially a mobile Peyton Manning
I actually think out of Seahawks, Colts, and Redskins that Wilson and the Seahawks will do the best next year and might be the only one of the three to make playoffs again.
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