Motor > How Dedicated is he to Conditioning his body & Mentally Mastering this Great Game?
Accuracy > Projection of the Projection or Anticipatory Vision > How consistently well does he Lead his Targets?
Diagnostics > Precision & Speed > How Effectively & Rapidly does he Process his Progressions + Read & React?
Arm Strength is vastly overrated, and scrambling ability, while exciting, is ultimately worse than useless, because History makes it clear that Scramblers, over the years ~ and indeed, the same could be said about the thousands of QuarterBacks who've failed despite a great Arm ~ ultimately fail to focus all their energy on QuarterBacking.
Mobility, alike, is vastly overrated. Steve Young is the only Scrambler who ever won a Super Bowl, and he won it because he was on a great team, because Barry Switzer can't coach at the NFL level or the CowBoys would've rolled the Miners again in 1994, and because he eased up on the scrambling. He became a QuarterBack.
Mind you: I'd hardly suggest that Arm Strength isn't nice to have...But the temptation to let'er rip ~ and to relying on that Capacity ~ can have a crippling effect on developing those skills that most matter, deep in the Heart of Winter.
And often they have been.
Countless times, in fact.
And don't get me started on Scrambling.
Motor, Accuracy, and Diagnostics are what ultimately win Championships.
It's not as easy as simply counting the Rings, because Fortune & Circumstance play a large part in the Fates of Men. And it sure as Hell isn't racking up gaudy Statistic during the regular Season. It's the Capacity and the Will to do the thousands of little things that put one's team in the best position to win, day in and day out ~ and doing them well ~ that is the ultimate measure of any QuarterBack, albeit one ~ ironically ~ that's impossible to quantify.
It's the ability to Read & React with Speed & deadly Accuracy against the nastiest, wiliest Defenses on the Planet, deep in the Heart of Winter...and the Will to dedicate Years to intensive Training & Study in order to be able to.
That is what separates Tom Brady from the Pack ~ including Peyton Manning, thank you ~ and always has been.
Accuracy > Flashes Brilliance. Strong Arm. But Inconsistent. Still learning the Position.
Diagnostics > Awful. Rarely rolls through'is Progressions and often Locks In on 1st Read.
Mind you: That would only bode ill for Matt Scott's Rookie Year if he was actually expected to start...which I have to say would be a pretty bad idea, considering how little experience he has even at the College level.
Scott's a difficult Prospect to analyze because the mere Year of starting experience forces any Evaluator to extrapolate far farther into the Prospect's developmental future than a 3 or 4 Year Starter.
As such, I will go with what we've got and say that I've seen very little to inspire confidence that he commands the Processing Speed to excel at the next level. In all fairness, I wouldn't expect to see much manifestation of that from many Rookies or Sophomores, either. But if that were a strong intrinsic trait of his, I think we'd already be seeing it.
And ultimately ~ once the Zone Read Furor has simmered down ~ QuarterBacks are above all Field Generals.
Their success or failure will ultimately hinge on how rapidly they Read & React to Defenses...and how well.
I'm not ready to write'm off, but from what little I've seen, I'd call'm a Day 3 Project.
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