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I'm thinking Dennis Dixon in the 5th sounds good to me. I was thinking of going with Johnson in the 3rd but I think he'll be gone by the time we pick and Dixon should be available and he'll have time to adequitely recover from his injury sitting behind our other 12 QBs here.
and he had only 1 interception last year...so the part about him being inaccurate is inaccurate
I think Luke better prove it this year. He needs to beat out Jeff. He's 26, been in this system for 3 years and obviously is an athlete. Otherwise, I believe he'll be a career backup. Do we want to risk losing a year of development for a rookie if Luke isn't the guy? Consider the young talent on the team and their maturation...
I like Josh a lot but I think Gruden would not be able to develop the kid. The bottom line here is that Gruden does poorly with younger talent because his playbook is so complex. If his playbook was not so difficult a young QB would stand a chance. Vets are needed to run his offense. J
TbC, I agree that the Gruden playbook is very difficult and complex. However, if what I have heard is true (and I just don't know whether or not it is) Josh Johnson was taught from Gruden's Oakland Raider playbook, and I read that he knows the entire playbook including every audible. IF that is true, he could very well be the exception to all the rules relating to a young qb having difficulty learning his playbook, since he would know it before he even came in to camp, except for the changes Gruden has made since he came to the Bucs.
Quote from: TbC_Bucs on April 14, 2008, 10:58:52 PMI like Josh a lot but I think Gruden would not be able to develop the kid. The bottom line here is that Gruden does poorly with younger talent because his playbook is so complex. If his playbook was not so difficult a young QB would stand a chance. Vets are needed to run his offense. JI've never really understood this argument. I don't think it has to do with veteran vs rookie as much as it does smart player versus not so smart player. True, Davin, Clayton, and Cadillac have all come in as rookies and made an impact. Take a guy like Brady Quinn. I bet Quinn, despite being just a second year player, could do fine grasping Jon's playbook because he comes from a very QB savvy mentor in college. Jim Harbaugh is another QB savvy college coach. If he had some time to come in and study the playbook, I think Johnson would do just fine. Grads supposedly has the plays down pat, but cannot achieve what is required physically. So it just takes a very heady football player to run this offense successfully.