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QB Justin Fields (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by MD Buckeye, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Guy at work keeps saying, 'If he's so good, how is it that he couldn't beat out Jake Fromm?" I don't have a real answer for that, other than that Fromm has gotten UGA to the title game as a Frosh, and on the brink of another CFP berth this year, and.. sometimes a coach just likes a guy better. Anyone?
  2. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye BP Soft Verbal Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Bookie Former BPCFFB II Champ Former FF League III Champ

    Spot on.
  3. bucknut502

    bucknut502 Senior

    It's the Haskins/JT situation. JT knew the offense, was Urban's guy, etc.. Fromm kept Fields on the bench the same way JT kept Haskins on the bench.
  4. billmac91

    billmac91 Senior

    Fromm's numbers were off the chart this year. He was as efficient as Haskins. I don't think UGA had any need to start Fields over Fromm. It wasn't like Fromm was playing poorly.

    What I found more interesting, is that they used Fields like a zone-read QB, when he clearly wants to be more of a prototypical QB. I think UGA missed the mark on how they used him as a freshman. And I don't think Fields father was a huge fan of the way they utilized him. He didn't set out to go to UGA to be a zone-read machine, which is basically what he was when he got his opportunities to play.
  5. sm00r

    sm00r Sarcosanct Cogitator

    Probably the same reason why Urban went with Cardale to start the next season after they won the National Title.
    RB07OSU and MD Buckeye like this.
  6. Taosman

    Taosman In The Pizza Portal

    QB is the one position that held us back for many years. We NEVER got an elite recruit!
  7. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    Same reason it’s smart for Tate to leave; there’s a good chance that at some point, were Fields not involved, Day would start Baldwin over Martell. Tate was Urban’s guy and Day went out and got Baldwin.
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2019
  8. OH10

    OH10 *

    He’s gonna win the Heisman next year. I know Tua and Joey Lawrence’s brother will get all the hype, but Fields is going to put up astronomical numbers next year that will be impossible to ignore.
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  9. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Senior

    Nothing else needs to be said other than this. Who knows how good he'll be, but 95% of coaches don't pass on very good/great player to create controversy, even if a backup offers a once-in-a-generation possibility.
  10. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    I've just watched 2 1/2 minutes of the ten minute HS highlight film posted on 11W. Holy schnikies, I'm wondering now why there's ever been any discussion.
    lvbuckeye likes this.
  11. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    Alternatively, bkb, you could put forward the sextape allegation. People love conspiracy theories.
    Buckeyeskickbuttocks likes this.
  12. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo The Rushmen™ '17 Bowl Pick Em Champ

    His movement in the pocket is insane. He’s almost anticipating the point of pursuit, and just making pass rushers look foolish by moving to open space. The best part I’m seeing is the fact that he will do that, could probably easily take off for 15 yards on a run, but keeps the play alive, and hits a bomb right on the money.

    Similar stride to Terrelle Pryor, with the ability to dictate what he wants to do in the pocket like Troy Smith, with arm strength similar to Haskins. Will also absolutely crush a defense’s zone coverage, finding the weak spots. I don’t even know how to describe his agility, but he has a RB’s vision when carrying the ball. Man.

    Needless to say, I’m impressed. Very deserving of his high ranking as a recruit.
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2019
  13. Akron Rick

    Akron Rick Rookie

    Doubt he'll get the Heisman but may get a seat at the table like Haskins. That's all the SEC/Espn hype machine will allow. For every dominating game he has there will be crap from Fowler and Pawl about how "this kid couldn't cut it in the SEC but look what a difference it makes playing lesser competition."
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  14. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    The thing that stood out to me, which takes the high school competition out of the question, is how smoothly and effortlessly he made those throws. You can't teach that. Haskins had it. I liked Burrow, but that was the difference between them to me last spring. Tate just doesn't have that. That's not a knock on him. As I've said before, he's electric and I love his game, but this cat's a different cat.
    TooTallMenardo likes this.
  15. GovTressel

    GovTressel Junior

    Can he read defenses and handle pressure...these are the two crucial qualities that confound scouts and coaches when evaluating at EVERY LEVEL. The only way we’re going to find out is in games. He has all the potential in the of now that’s all we know.

    And yes, I’m excited as all of you.

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