Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Could Josh Allen Save The Browns?

We are starting a series of articles on the quarterbacks and how each could fit into the Cleveland Browns plans.  First up is Josh Allen the rocket arm quarterback from Wyoming.  In recent days the rumors have been flying that he is becoming a favorite in Cleveland. I do not know if that is true,  but let's take a look at Mr. Allen.

Josh Allen played college football for Wyoming and one look at his stats and you wonder why anyone would take him in the first round.  His stats really do not jump off at you and say I'm the best.  Even with that said many people have him as a top prospect.  There are many reasons people love Josh Allen and what he can do.  I will admit I really like his skill set as well.

Allen has a body to play quarterback and without a doubt  his arm strength is top notch.  I think without a doubt he has the strongest  arm in the draft. The knock on Allen is his low completion percentage and his in ability to make routine throws on a consistent basis.

Josh Allen has plenty of upside and virtually an unlimited ceiling.  If he went to Cleveland he would have Hue Jackson to tutor him and others with experience at that position.  There is no doubt that Allen will be a project as you will need to clean up some of his flaws. One thing that will help him is a good receiving core.  Many times an inconsistent quarterback can look alot better with great receivers to throw too.
In the end Cleveland must decide if they are willing to take a guy on who is a work in progress. Allen has a high ceiling so that could be just enough to persuade the Browns to pick him real early.

Friday, April 13, 2018

NFL Draft: Why Its So Hard To Hit On A Quarterback

Maybe one of the toughest things for NFL teams to do is find the perfect quarterback in the NFL Draft. Why is that?  It comes down to a few things that many people just do not look at when they draft quarterbacks.  No matter how talented a quarterback maybe they must fit into the system they are going to in the NFL.  Some quarterbacks play better in certain systems.  If you look over the years you will see many quarterbacks with talent but struggled during their careers.

Another big part of projecting a quarterbacks success is how well they mess with the players around them.  Certain quarterbacks are more comfortable with a certain type of receiver while others it does not matter.  A running game is also very important in the early years for a quarterback.  The less you ask them to do the better.  As they get more experience they will become better, but throwing them to the sharks to early is a recipe for disaster.

Lastly,  coaching cannot be underestimated either.  Finding a quarterback that meshes with a coach early using will find success much quicker.  Coaches and quarterbacks that butt heads will lead to more on the field issues then people realize.  Having a coach that molds and understands there quarterback usually means quicker success down the road.

As you can see there is alot of things going into picking a quarterback  in the NFL draft.  This is why so many quarterbacks eventually are label NFL busts.  Finding the perfect fit is tough as the quarterback graveyard of what might have been will continue to grow.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Villanova vs Michigan Could Be A Game For The Ages

Villanova vs Michigan could be one of the games for the ages as the Wildcats and Wolverines could produce an instant classic.  The Wildcats bring one of the top offenses into the contest and a very talented squad as well. When Villanova is playing well I do not think too many people can play with them. If you do not believe me just ask the Kansas Jayhawks who could not slow them down at all.

Michigan, on the other hand, is a well-rounded team. They have the ability to score, but most of all playing great defense is their hallmark. This game should be interesting as a high powered offense will collide with a stingy defense. Many people have their favorites and I do as well. I personally would love to see Michigan win as they have been on a roll. From the Big Ten Championship to a possible NCAA championship this could be a magical season for the Wolverines.

No matter how much I like Michigan I cannot go against. Villanova. They have too much firepower and even though I see a close game I love the Wildcats in this game. For most of the season, they have been the best and Monday night they should be crowned NCAA Men's Champions.

Hank Aaron Passes Away At 86 A Legend Without A Doubt

 Today we lost one of the great ones as Hank Aaron passed away at the age of 86. Aaron was one of a kind and a true legend. One of the thing...