NFL scouts are salivating over Mettenberger

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  1. stevescookin

    stevescookin Certified Who Dat

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    Tebow, now there's a mobile quarterback !!
     
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  2. ParadiseiNC

    ParadiseiNC don't worry, be happy

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    nice Carlos Carson reference. Hadn't heard that name in a long time. Dude was awesome.
     
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  3. ParadiseiNC

    ParadiseiNC don't worry, be happy

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    I would more compare Mett w/TBrady, as far as stature, mobility, throwing motion. He looks like his physical twin. What separates Brady, though, is his poise, and decision making, i.e. between the ears. That will be the part that Mett will have to develop over time if he wants to get anywhere near the level of Brady, Brees, Rodgers, etc. A QB needing to wear a knee brace in college, worries me from a NFL career/durability standpoint, I must say.
     
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  4. mctiger

    mctiger Kenny HIlliard, Beast Staff Member

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    ESPN just announced the four nominees for AT&T Player of the Week. Neither ODB nor Mett were among them. They had the Penn St. defensive player who scored 2 TDs, BYU's QB, and Murray from UGA.
     
  5. Herb

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    One word: Mark Sanchez.

    Trust me on this...if Mett continues to play at this level, he'll be a high 1st rounder. Take a look at these starters and tell me with a straight face that you don't think Mettenberger would be an improvement for any of them:

    • Cincinatti Bengals: Andy Dalton
    • Cleveland Browns: Brandon Weedon
    • Jacksonville Jaguars: Blaine Gabbert
    • Miami Dolphins: Ryan Tannehill
    • Philadelphia Eagles: Michael Vick
    • New York Jets: Geno Smith / Mark Sanchez
    • Pittsburgh Steelers: Ben Roethlisberger (this might be a 2nd consecutive 8-8 season for the Steelers despite having a very good defense)
    • Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Josh Freeman

    Add in the fact that Payton Manning (despite his 7 TD game the other night, several of his passes made any observer cringe) and Tom Brady are getting long in the tooth and you have teams with HoF QBs that need to start planning for their retirement.

    NFL style pocket passer QBs still rule the game...this fad of 'read/option' QBs will start passing by the time this season is over.
     
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  6. dudley

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    That's for protection, like the O linemen wearing knee braces. Nothing wrong with his knee.
     
  7. LSUDad

    LSUDad Senior Member

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    He moved around well in the pocket last night, stepped up into the pocket for some of the throws. He also picked up a 1st down and more when he had a little open ground. An who can forget the bootleg against Old Miss. He did well on a couple roll-outs.
     
  8. boblinfoto

    boblinfoto Ohio LSU fan/artist

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    And he finally showed up.
     
  9. dudley

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    I never make predictions, especially about the future, but if he continues like the first two games, especially against TCU, who has a first rate pass defense, I also predict he will be a first round pick. Definitely a first rounder and the teams with poor records and in need of a QB usually pick first, so a high first rounder. Still a lot of football left though and that exposed left knee might get taken out or CLM might just decide the MF'er can't dance and bench him.
     
  10. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    I have to admit I did not think he could improve his mobility and his sense of pocket awareness this much. I thought it was a lost cause.

    Also agree with Paradise, if you're not going to be mobile, you're going to have to be a decision maker extraordinairre like Brady. Mett has shown his decision making skills have much improved. A lot of that has to do with confidence. He's just playing at a much higher comfort level this season.
     
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