SeaTown81 wrote:Sarlacc83 wrote:SeaTown81 wrote:I know Ducks fans want to give Mariota all the credit in the world. But I still have a hard time getting overly excited about him, only for the reason I never get excited about any SEC qb. It's far too easy to look all-worldly when you're playing in a gimmicky juggernaut college offense, surrounded by all-american talent. The Fox broadcasting crew just compared Mariota's stats to Tim Tebow and Colin Kaepernick. Two players I'm less than sold on in terms of their pro talent. Sorry Duck fans. I don't dislike Mariota. I think he's quite good. I just need to see a lot more from any college qb playing in an all-world offense before I can ever give them too much credit. Maybe he'll be a great pro, and could've been awesome in any college offense. But as of now, he's simply one-upping Dennis Dixon.
This sounds more like sour grapes than a legit critique right now. I'm not sold on Mariota in the NFL, but c'mon. Show some class. He put some footballs in tight windows today.
How the hell is that classless? I don't give a crap about today. Dude is light's out in terms of playing qb for Oregon. What I'm talking about is how good he actually is. When your offense is this good and your surrounding talent that stacked, the degree of difficulty to play qb goes down substantially. Do you want me to list you the cavalcade of SEC qb's who looked all world when surrounded by insane talent, who went on to nothing careers in the pros? Cuz it's pretty much the rule as to the exception. And this isn't a knock on Mariota. As I went out of my way to point out, for all I know he could kill it in an offense without close to as much help. I'm just saying it's hard to get too excited when Dennis Dixon looked all world in the same offense with less talent surrounding him. You think I'm spouting sour grapes, have at your boy JSeahawks. He didn't seem to have a problem with what I'm saying.
Well, I do think youre wrong. But I understand your point.