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I disagree. It should be apparent from the defections to all, what was apparent to most already. McGloin's limitations as a QB are not just limited to his physical abilities. Even more important are his lack of leadership qualities. Paul Jones seems to have more of the charisma and the natural leadership qualities mecessary in a QB for a team to overachieve its ability level.
To me, the defections on offense, and not on defense (from anyone who has already been on the team vice recruits), are a reflection of the relative leadership abilities on the two sides of hte ball. A change on the offense may be in order because the team needs a charismatic leader to help it exceed its ability level. Brown and Redd couldn't haveknown the new playbook much better than Belton, Dukes / Kersey, BMF and they have each been around long enough to handle the nuances of the game and their positions. The Redd and Brown defections should not be that significant on the filed - just a psychological blow more than anything.
Finally, although Jones is an inexperienced QB, he is not young. He is in his 3d year at Penn State and has been through plenty of practice, film study, meetings, and BS. He can either play or he can't, but youth will not be the issue for him at this point.
Its not hard to have a comp percentage over 65% if you don't have the arm to get the ball 25 yards down the field. John Beck once went 21 for 28 , but 16 of those 21 completions were check downs that were 5-7 yard passes.
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Can't believe people are still saying losing Redd is no big deal. I'll have whatever you're smoking.......
this and a consistent running game is all you need. would love to have the ability to air it out. if defenses are looking for the shorter routes we may have this option.
it has been said our qbs can audible at the line this year. heard a rumor though, they can only call fb dives.
This post was edited by psu139 20 months ago
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