Saturday, July 27, 2013

When Should RGIII Play Again?

I continue to believe that Shanahan should have shouldered more responsibility for RGIII's injury. But it's time to look to the future.  When is it safe for RGIII to play again?

Hard question to answer, since RGIII appears to be superhuman. But but one approach is to compare RGIII's recovery timeline to that of Adrian Peterson, who recently made his own superhuman recovery from ACL surgery.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Tim Tebow is Still Terrible

True Story.  I have NFL Network on in the background and I notice the Patriots QBs going through drills.  Tom Brady and the other QBs are taking snaps, dropping back, and throwing short out-routes to RBs.

The first thing I notice is how efficient Brady is with his drop-back footwork and release. Then I see the next guy go, some guy wearing #5, and I notice choppy footwork, a really long time to turn and set, and then a throwing motion that includes a long hitch leading to a release that's twice as long as Brady's.  I had two thoughts:

First, he must be a rookie, wow, rookies have so much to learn just in terms of fundamentals let alone scheme and plays!