I'm very hopeful that the intellectually "gifted" part of Geno that this article embraces translates onto the football field. Being intelligent as a QB is extremely important. One clearly needs football IQ and instincts, but an intelligent person has an advantage in their ability to memorize a playbook, read coverages, recognize who will be the open receiver before the play, or make appropriate changes at the line of scrimmage.
Pennington was capable of these things, he just didn't have the physical attributes to go with it. :(
Amazing how a few losses cause a guy to go from gifted to goon!!!
schmuck99 says he's a bust.... he heard it on WFAN just today, too... so it's confirmed
I think we got really fortunate that WV finished last season like they did. If they had finished like they started, Geno would have gone in the top 5. We got the steal of the draft. I am really excited for camp to open. :yes:
He just needs to show up and play his heart out. I think he will
If you reverse the beginning and end of last season for Geno last year he is the #1 pick. No one is discussing at all how horrible the OL was for him.
I remember a few years ago Colin Cowherd (whom I often don't like) actually made a really smart point. He said that QBs from big winning programs almost always fail at the NFL level nowadays. On the flipside, it's QBs who are from poor or mediocre programs that seem to excel. He attributed it to QBs from bad programs having to play through adversity which makes them better at doing things like reading coverage, forcing them to be more accurate and careful with the football, etc...
That's not to say WVU is a poor program, it's not, but it's certainly not top-tier in my eyes. And Geno played all 4 years, starting 3 of them. And if you look at his entire college stats the only thing about last year that was an anomaly were the TDs, and completion percentage that ticked up from 65% (very good by any standard measure) to an astronomical 71%.
His interceptions remained low his entire college career averaging less than 7/year for his final 3 seasons. The final losses at WVU mean nothing to me, so many variables go into that.
Great article. He will prove the haters wrong
I watched every game. WVU's O line was horrendous. Opposing teams could tell if the play was a run or a pass by the way the right tackle lined up.
Thanks for the terrific article wvjet
Maybe you should contact espn about replacing clueless sh--t stirrer Dick Semen-I or the NY Daily News about replacing hideous Makingitup Mehta as the Jets beat writer
I don't get how you score "gifted" but a 25 on the Wonderlic????:confused:
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