Vulcans ~ 6050/231
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 > Ugliest Passes I've seen in my Life. But Accurate.
Diagnostics > Phenomenal Command Of The Game. Hard to assess Battle Speed, considering the Competition.
Swag Champ: The Peter Lalich Story
A Reputation Rebuilt
InterView: A True 2013 NFL Draft Sleeper Story
What we have here is an highly recruited QuarterBack ~ #5 in the Nation ~ who ran his College career onto the Rocks by getting busted on doing things that virtually every last one'f us's done, and which shouldn't even be illegal in The Land of the Free: Drinking Booze & Smoking Pot. Mind you, he shouldn't've been operating a Boat in the latter case, and that's obviously a more serious matter, though hardly a Federal Offense.
He didn't Deal Drugs.
He didn't beat up his GirlFriend.
He didn't Rob.
He didn't Steal.
He didn't fight with Cops.
He didn't fight with'is Coaches.
In fact his Coaches love him.
And every last one of his Coaches ~ including the ones who had to let'm go ~ finds both his FootBall Intelligence and his passionate Obsession for FootBall to be flat out ASTONISHING.
I'm crazy about the Kid, and I would love to see him make it.
And I'm here to tell you that he's one of the best QuarterBack Prospects in this entire Draft.
Perceived Market Value