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After 4 years of having a "running" QB and this year and next year with a typical passing QB, which do you think is best for LSU in the future?
I personally don't care as long as a running QB looks to pass first or a passing QB can move in the pocket.
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I totally agree with the above statement
I want an athletic passer which to me means someone who can make plays with their feet if they had too, but can pass the ball. The model for my athletic passer would be someone like Andrew Luck or RG3.
"That was Death Valley,". "That was the place where opponents' dreams come to die. Coach Les Miles after the LSU - South Carolina game.
This would be my take. We've just seen Mettenberger's complete lack of mobility hurt LSU when the protection breaks down. What hurts more is the fact that he was so hesitant when making decision. Coupled together, immobility and indecisiveness don't bode well for a QB in the SEC. I think Mettenberger becomes a better, more quick decision maker next year, and that will help a lot. Can't do much about the reality that he's not going to move a lot. He struggles when throwing on the run.
"I guess you've just gotta find something you love to do and then... do it for the rest of your life." - Max Fisher
A skilled passer who is competent as a runner or at least mobile enough to pick up a first down here and there with his legs. I'm thinking of guys like Mauck and Flynn. Even Jamarcus would scramble for a first down occasionally and he wasn't a statue in the pocket.
I think LSU is at their best when in the shotgun, one back offense. So give me someone that can at least keep a defense honest on a zone read or outside option play. As far as physical skills, Perriloux was absolutely ideal.
That's why I like Jennings ahead of Rettig. He opens up a lot more of the stuff that Miles seems to like running. Can he make the across the field throw on an out route to the opposite side like we've seen Mett make? And that Rettig can probaby make? Maybe not. But I'll take the mobility. JMO
Would help if offense actually had more than two people in the route and WR's that consistently got separation...
Mett's indecisiveness was often more about waiting to see who might get open rather than not knowing where to go with the football...
Expect more of the same next year if the scheme and personnel remain largely unchanged...
How about a "good" QB? I'll take that one.
Paul Mainieri = 358-147 ovr (70.9%), 136-100 SEC (57.6%), 21-10 NCAA (67.7%), 3 CWS App., 2 SEC Titles, 1 National Title
However how about we keep the competition opened for 2014...
This post was edited by Hermann 18 months ago
Someone like Anthony Jennings, who's a good passer, but with great athleticism and the ability to run too. Keeps the playbook multiple that way imo.
But good players like that are kind of hard to find. Hopefully he pans out, because he's perfect for what Les likes even going back to his time at Oklahoma State.
I don't think LSU has had a true running quarterback. JJ was a running quarterback simply because he was terrible and couldn't read a defense. If you watched him in high school he was more of a pocket passer than anything. Yes he was fairly athletic but he wasn't very good at the read option and horrible at the option.
My ideal QB is a Bridgewater, Brees, Aaron Rodgers type who will buy time by moving around the pocket or scrambling around while looking to make a play downfield not looking to tuck the ball and run the instant he is pressured.
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