Two Little Debbies and a cup of coffee
Thanks Dr Slimm.
Originally Posted by TedSlimmJr
I donno. I just dont watch that much college football. Like Ive said, I watch almost all the WVU games and I love watching big time SEC matchups. I especially love it when the SEC features a great game at 330 on CBS and then another later that night on ESPN. Typically, thats every week.
I just dont watch too much of the other matchups because college football is generally mismatches galore. I keep up with it enough to know where to clean up when the bowl matchups are announced.
I also know when I do watch enough of these players, I can generally tell whether or not he can play in the league. Stedman Bailey can play in the league. The two guys you have ranked ahead of him I havent really watched enough of to know whether I feel they are better. I know who they are, have seen highlights, and have proabably watched a full game or parts of games they have been in, but havent focused on the player and tried to gage whether or not I think he can play in the league. For those reasons, I cant really rank these players the way you do. I just know Id take Bailey in the 2nd round all day. Hell, he may even be first round material when things are settled.
I just notice when watching him how he manuvers his body along the sidelines when the ball is in the air. Its league talent. He has great hands and his routes are pretty crisp. He is lethal in the endzone around the corners and along the sides. Hes real tough to stop in a one on one situation like that. If you throw him a decent ball on a fade, he will beat the defender to it everytime. The way he adjust while its in the air is brilliant. He will score TDs in the NFL. He's not the fastest guy, but hes fast enough and the skills he does have are what counts in the NFL.
And just like I told you with the WVU homers. They love some Geno Smith. WVUbob is a perfect example. Now, while Im not saying Geno is a bum(I will say he blows based on my special qualifications.... being extremely overhyped and overrated will prompt me to say someone blows.... especially if they get more credit than players on their team who are better than they are) he just dosent have the NFL skills. Sure, he's going to throw for a ton of yards. Yea, his arm is pretty good. But, hes going to light up a Big 12 where defense is non existant and he is going to be playing in a QB friendly system with 2 or 3 of the best offensive weapons in the country. Bailey is going to be a good pro and Tavon Austin is straight up lethal vs college level talent. All you have to do is get that kid the ball in open space and its a wrap. Even LSUs defense couldnt contain Tavon Austin.
Geno Smith is a good college QB. Maybe he can hang on a roster in the league for a few years, especially if he gets drafted high. But, I dont see him being a consistant starter in the NFL. Not even close really. I dont think he can locate the ball consistantly in the tight windows a QB must be able to hit in the NFL. He has a nice margin for error right now with the players he has in the system he is in.
So like WVUbob says, maybe he does light it up and go top 10.... I donno. There might be a GM foolish enough to fall in love with the statistics. But, if a guy really knows football he could watch a few Geno Smith games and see he dosent have the arm to win in the NFL. Throwing to wide open guys all day is a lot easier than hitting guys on a dime after having the foresight to know exactly where they are going to break open and lead them to the spot with the throw.
So thats why I hate on Geno Smith a lot. I get ****ing sick of hearing how great he is all the time. Reality is he's pretty good. But, around here he gets hyped like hes the greatest **** ever. **** heem. Thats why I say he ****ing blows. If fans knew what they were talking about, they would be talking about how much of a beast Stedman Bailey is.
Like I say, people around here still want to talk about Pat White and Major Harris and **** all over Marc Bulger. Its crazy. Half of them dont remember who the **** Marc Bulger is because he didnt put up huge numbers against **** teams like Rutgers and Marshall. Back in Bulger's day, WVU actually played some quality non conference opponents more often than now. Therefore we would go 7-4 or 8-3 instead of 10-2 every year like now. Im sorry, Im just not impressed with Pat White rushing for 300 yards on Liberty. Get real. They scored 70 last year on Clemson. Big ****ing deal. CLEMSON BLOWS!!!! Bulger used to play good teams every other week and wasnt concerned with running the ball as a QB.