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Question. Do you think we need to bring Hack along slowly? i.e. the speed difference between high school and college is great and just to make sure he is comfortable. The last thing I want to see happen is him getting thrown to the wolves like so many of the NFL rookie QBs and then they never really develop to their potential....
Just to be clear, I think being "thrown to the wolves" in the NFL is A LOT DIFFERENT than being thrown to the wolves--so to speak--in college football. Starting a season facing the Steelers, Ravens and Texans defense (for example) would be brutal for most rookie QBs, whereas starting our September schedule next year wouldn't be AS BAD.
Unless Bench or Ferguson have All Big Ten type of seasons I full expect their to be an open competition for QB next spring and fall.
Just reading the mediocre reviews of Ferguson and Bench already has me craving to just see Hack march out there this Fall. Let him take his lumps if the gap isnt all that wide. I would rather see a kid with elite ability make rookie mistakes than an above average ability kid make the same or slightly fewer mistakes, and then see Hack ready for prime time next year with a year of experience under his belt already.
I mean, we are only 1 pad practice in...
Disagree. We want as many years of "Elite Hack" as possible. The RS year will do him good. Sure you have your QBs who start from day one & end up being very good players (Barkley & Henne), but I see a lot more positives of having him RS this year than not.
I've spent more time than I cared to arguing that replacing McGloin's production was going to be harder than many thought (one good year and all of a sudden it's a given that we're going to have really good QB play every year under OB), but let's lay off Bench and Ferguson for now. One week down, Ferguson has a steep learning curve and Bench is getting real reps for the first time in his career. If it's still this way by the end of spring practice then we can start to worry.
If i recall, no QB was all that impressive in the spring last year.
Point is, a lot can and usually does happen between april and august.
Well, if Hack RS and then is lights of for 3 years does he stay for his final year? I just want the best guy to play, if Hack can pick up the playbook he's the guy IMO.
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