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The Legend of Ryan Mallett....

Discussion in 'College Football' started by LordJeffBuck, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

    In the post before that one I identify it as the college formula. I used the same formula in the post you quoted.
     
  2. Zurp

    Zurp I have misplaced my pants.

    Great. Now I have to read TWO posts to understand what you're talking about? This game is two hard for me.
     
  3. muffler dragon

    muffler dragon Bien. Bien chiludo.

    As is the English language. :p
     
  4. Zurp

    Zurp I have misplaced my pants.

    What do you think I should have said? Three hard? That sense makes none.
     
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  5. 3074326

    3074326 Urban Legend

    I don't think second round picks that haven't played real NFL games yet say much about a coach's likelihood of success.

    Keep in mind that it wasn't just Jim Harbaugh that passed on Mallett. The entire league did, most of them twice.
     
  6. Bleed S & G

    Bleed S & G Taking Crazy Pills

    These are much easier two understand: http://boards.espn.go.com/boards/mb/mb
     
  7. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    Yeah, it's pretty early to pass any judgement on Kaepernick. He was always seen as pretty raw...his potential ceiling was his draw. Harbaugh has a good track record with QBs, so if we'll see if he can develop him. Also, people passed on Mallet because of off-the-field stuff, not talent.
     
  8. buckeyesin07

    buckeyesin07 Veni. Vidi. Vici.

    Granted, the number of coaches that passed on Mallett is more than 1. But Harbaugh picked a QB in Kaepernick that I don't see ever doing anything at the QB position in the NFL, and, in doing so, passed on Mallet. That is a dumber decision, IMO, than any other NFL HC made in passing on Mallet. That point aside, not all teams needed a QB, so your "entire league passed on him" argument isn't convincing.
     
  9. buckeyesin07

    buckeyesin07 Veni. Vidi. Vici.

    When your QB decisions to date have left you in a position where you're calling a guy like Daunte Culpepper, who hasn't been a starting QB in the NFL since '05, let's just say you aren't doing so well so far.
     
  10. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    Well, he's in his first year, and was left with Alex frickin' Smith. It's not like he was left Joe Montana, or hell, even one capable QB. I don't know that I agree with them re-signing Smith, but it's not like there was much out there besides him. Plus, I think they're aiming at Luck next April...
     
  11. 3074326

    3074326 Urban Legend

    The team that picked Mallett didn't need a QB. They had and have much more pressing needs.

    Predicting a first-year coach's success based on a second-round pick is about the least convincing argument one can make, imo.

    EDIT: Also, it's the preseason. Stats and performance in the preseason don't mean much.. The Lions were 4-0 in the preseason the same year they went 0-16 (if I'm not mistaken). I'm not sure what's more ridiculous - the first-year head coach/second round pick prediction, or making predictions of backup QBs for the foreseeable future based on the two players' first career preseason games.
     
  12. alexhortdog95

    alexhortdog95 Sad Frosty...

    I think you're right. But that was before they had this guy:

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