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 > Exceptional, despite his awful showing at the Senior Bowl Practices...and despite 2012!!
Diagnostics > Far more Impressive in 2011 than this last year, when he struggled with a new Offense.
His work in 2011 was considerably more impressive than that of 2012, which was on a bad team with a strange and uninspired Offense. Ironically, the 2012 Offense was actually much more like a Pro Style Offense.
He was inconsistent in 2012, and this continued in the Senior Bowl, so I'm thinking that he's still pretty Raw as a result of the myriad changes that he's born, ere the last 3 years.
But I believe that as soon as he gets some good, consistent, NFL level coaching, he's going to rapidly right his ship, and quickly begin to build on that 2011 Campaign, when he displayed impressive Processing Speed, Mechanics, and both Horizontal and Vertical Accuracy. He's a Fearless Leader, and flashed plenty of Field Vision & Instincts in 2011.
If he gets some good, steady coaching, there's a very real chance that he'll become an excellent QuarterBack.
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