OT: D'Brickashaw Ferguson on his way to the Jets
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04-29-2006, 06:54 PM
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This is such a crock. Leinart has been playing in nothing but big games his entire career. That 4th & 11 completion in the ND game (during which he had a concussion) should tell you everything. I am not saying that who they selected is a bad choice, but to fool yourself and tell you that you are somehow better off without what is as good a QB prospect since Carson Palmer is silly.
You want some "touch" passers? How do Montana, Brady & Aikman sound? If Carson Palmer is a stronger Aikman, then Leinart will be a Aikman carbon-copy. He is stepping into a great situation in Arizona. He will hold the clipboard for Warner for a year or two and then have a recieving core of Fitzgerald and Boldin & a running back named Edge.
The Jets will rue the day they passed him up.
I really dont think so. If you look and do a fair comparison both Young and Cutler would be better picks than Leinart, who was playing on an allstar team in USC. Vanderbilt was downright bad and Cutler found a way to win a few games, and given the chance Vince Young single handidly beat USC in the Rose Bowl.
The Jets just got their guy in Kellen Clemmens I'm really happy about the pick. Only down side is he is a bit on the small size, but has a strong arm, so hes a deep threat, is accurate with passes both short and long, and he does well at reading defenses. Not quite the caliber career as Young or Cutler but a good pick in the 2nd round.
Also Montana, Brady and Aikman were not only touch passers but strong armed touch passers who threw a tight spiral pass, and could beat you down the field. Leinart much like Pennington is not a deep threat. I'm not sure if you are familiar with the Jets receivers but their strength is speed not size. So being able to go downfield rather than across the middle will help these receivers excell and last more than a few years.
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