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Boone
03-31-2007, 03:47 PM
Link... http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/story/10097800

*quotes from article*

Yes, he has a big arm. Yes, he's huge. But I still have reservations about the way he plays the position. He threw into coverage a lot against good defenses and he's careless with the ball.

That's what scares me about his rise -- one great bowl game changed many minds. That's stupidity.

I watched that Sugar Bowl game against Notre Dame, and Russell looked good against a bad Fighting Irish defense ... not hard to do.

Vaulting him up draft boards based on one game is dangerous. Vaulting him up based on his workout -- which was good -- is also dangerous.

Does everybody who's now raving about his arm conveniently forget the scouts also raved when Kyle Boller threw a football through the goalposts while on his knees at his Pro Day workout?

Kdawg954
03-31-2007, 04:02 PM
People love his size as well. Iono, he just has a massive build, sort of like Culpepper but he is more likely to make a play w/ his arms than his legs. When people hear he is Daunte Culpepper except he will beat u with his arm instead of his legs, it excites people. Most teams would take a guy who is built like Pep, with a stronger arm and able to make better reads. Tho I truly believe Brady Quinn is a better prospect than a Ryan Leaf (people had him higher than Peyton) and Tim Couch and company . . . I think people feel Russell is gonna give u an explosive player at QB, no matter what . . . while Quinn has a higher miss potential, tho could easily be the better QB.

finfan54
03-31-2007, 04:26 PM
Link... http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/story/10097800

*quotes from article*

Yes, he has a big arm. Yes, he's huge. But I still have reservations about the way he plays the position. He threw into coverage a lot against good defenses and he's careless with the ball.

That's what scares me about his rise -- one great bowl game changed many minds. That's stupidity.

I watched that Sugar Bowl game against Notre Dame, and Russell looked good against a bad Fighting Irish defense ... not hard to do.

Vaulting him up draft boards based on one game is dangerous. Vaulting him up based on his workout -- which was good -- is also dangerous.

Does everybody who's now raving about his arm conveniently forget the scouts also raved when Kyle Boller threw a football through the goalposts while on his knees at his Pro Day workout?


I dont know who the hell is basing his talent on one game. Its just that is the big game play that his talent gets backed up with.

Dont ever take any draft opinion from Pete The Pricko.

daniel3
03-31-2007, 04:45 PM
How can he fault Russell so much but Branch gets put at #6 despite the even more severe questions about him.

Motion
03-31-2007, 04:51 PM
Not that crazy, he does struggle pretty bad against the better defenses.

PeterNorth
04-01-2007, 01:53 AM
People love his size as well. Iono, he just has a massive build, sort of like Culpepper but he is more likely to make a play w/ his arms than his legs. When people hear he is Daunte Culpepper except he will beat u with his arm instead of his legs, it excites people. Most teams would take a guy who is built like Pep, with a stronger arm and able to make better reads. Tho I truly believe Brady Quinn is a better prospect than a Ryan Leaf (people had him higher than Peyton) and Tim Couch and company . . . I think people feel Russell is gonna give u an explosive player at QB, no matter what . . . while Quinn has a higher miss potential, tho could easily be the better QB.

I pretty much feel it is opposite of that (regarding your last line). I see Russell as having the higher ceiling than Quinn, but with more bust potential, where as Quinn should be ready to play quicker and is a safer pick, but probably doesn't have quite the potential Russell does.