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Leberfeld

June 27, 2007

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I'd Take Pennington Over Russell

I'm getting sick and tired of hearing about JaMarcus Russell's amazing arm strength.

There is so much more to playing quarterback than having a howitzer arm.

Things like accuracy, field vision, study-habits, leadership and the ability to read defenses are just as important as arm strength.

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It remains to be seen how he measures up in these other five significant categories.

Chad Pennington gets high marks in the aforementioned five categories, but has no where near Russell's arm strength.

I'd take Pennington over Russell right now.

Remember, Pennington has been compared, at times, to Joe Montana. Remember, Montana didn't have a great arm, but thrived because he was good in the other five areas.

Why did rocket-armed David Carr fail in Houston? According to an NFL source, he was a terrible leader, and had bad study habits.

Why hasn't Eli Manning lived up to expectations yet? That is simple. His accuracy isn't very good. It doesn't matter how hard you can throw, if you are inaccurate. And the disturbing part of Manning's problem, according to a source close to the Giants, is that he's inaccurate in the pregame warm-ups, even with nobody covering his wideouts. That's disconcerting.

So next time you hear a fan or reporter rave about a quarterback's great arm, take the praise with a grain of salt.

Posted at 09:59 AM in Dan Leberfeld, Football, NFL, New York, New York Giants, New York Jets | Permalink

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Leberfeld

June 27, 2007

http://blogs.msg.com/gameon/2007/06/theres-more-to-.html

I'd Take Pennington Over Russell

I'm getting sick and tired of hearing about JaMarcus Russell's amazing arm strength.

There is so much more to playing quarterback than having a howitzer arm.

Things like accuracy, field vision, study-habits, leadership and the ability to read defenses are just as important as arm strength.

-8zW_1ZtuIg

It remains to be seen how he measures up in these other five significant categories.

Chad Pennington gets high marks in the aforementioned five categories, but has no where near Russell's arm strength.

I'd take Pennington over Russell right now.

Remember, Pennington has been compared, at times, to Joe Montana. Remember, Montana didn't have a great arm, but thrived because he was good in the other five areas.

Why did rocket-armed David Carr fail in Houston? According to an NFL source, he was a terrible leader, and had bad study habits.

Why hasn't Eli Manning lived up to expectations yet? That is simple. His accuracy isn't very good. It doesn't matter how hard you can throw, if you are inaccurate. And the disturbing part of Manning's problem, according to a source close to the Giants, is that he's inaccurate in the pregame warm-ups, even with nobody covering his wideouts. That's disconcerting.

So next time you hear a fan or reporter rave about a quarterback's great arm, take the praise with a grain of salt.

Posted at 09:59 AM in Dan Leberfeld, Football, NFL, New York, New York Giants, New York Jets | Permalink

Hey Rick ,Tell that Guy in your AV to shoot Dan Leberfeld in the head the next time he see's him for me OK.
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Is Mangini taking a page out of Parcells' book, and remvoing the Jets logo from the helmets until the player earns it, or makes the team? Why are there no logos?
Exactly, it was brought up in one of the OTA press conferences I believe...
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Is Mangini taking a page out of Parcells' book, and remvoing the Jets logo from the helmets until the player earns it, or makes the team? Why are there no logos?

You got it... good idea I think...

Chad is getting some of his confidence back this offseason... its great to see...

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and the Jets will win the East....big discussion on the same thread at the other site-usual suspects-usual pessimism

I've never seen a debate on

A Bench the starting QB

B he goes to the pro bowl

i like the extremes, but i am going with B.

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Chad is not as good as some Chad lovers think. He certainly is not as bad as most Chad haters think. He is a top 10 - 15 QB, and that is good enough to win. As a person, I don't know how anyone, especially a Jets fan, can not love the guy. He is a great leader and perfect role model. His comeback last year against all odds and opinions was sensational. I hope Clemens realizes his potential and someday replaces Chad, but for now Chad is the guy. And I could not be more proud of the leader of this team.

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and the Jets will win the East....big discussion on the same thread at the other site-usual suspects-usual pessimism

It would be great for me to go back to that board just to issue my ChadChallenge there so that i could own a few retard's sigs for a year, but i KNOW the powers that be would not let me do what i want with the sigs like i will here, bwhahahaha!!

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That may be the dumbest thing I have ever read.

I wonder if the Raiders would do that deal...hmm. A guy with possibly the strongest arm in NFL history for a guy that isn't even the most accurate QB in the game today. Throw in that Captain Strong Arm is 22 years old and was considered the top prospect in the nation, and not even ecurb is blind enough to agree with that garbage.

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That may be the dumbest thing I have ever read.

I wonder if the Raiders would do that deal...hmm. A guy with possibly the strongest arm in NFL history for a guy that isn't even the most accurate QB in the game today. Throw in that Captain Strong Arm is 22 years old and was considered the top prospect in the nation, and not even ecurb is blind enough to agree with that garbage.

Chad actually has a laser rocket arm... his WR's just pay him off not to use it for the well being of their hands...

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Chad is not as good as some Chad lovers think. He certainly is not as bad as most Chad haters think. He is a top 10 - 15 QB, and that is good enough to win. As a person, I don't know how anyone, especially a Jets fan, can not love the guy. He is a great leader and perfect role model. His comeback last year against all odds and opinions was sensational. I hope Clemens realizes his potential and someday replaces Chad, but for now Chad is the guy. And I could not be more proud of the leader of this team.

Amen

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Hmmm, we need to figure out how we will incorporate you into the payout.

I'd gladly join you as well, seeing as I know you'll wipe the floor and some with those stats(I too think Chad goes to the Pro Bowl this year)...but then, everytime someone read you're sig you'd have to answer to "what the heck is an avm? some sort of std??" And then you'd have to explain, and he'd probably say something about the porn, and then you'd probably be like yeah i have avm...LOLSC...and before you know it the big brother guy would be talking about some dude from big brother that has an std that sounds like avm....ahh, it just wouldn't end well. But go Chad! lol

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People make it sound as though Pennington has lived up to being a first-round pick himself. One 16-game season in 7 years. Threw out his arm in his first tc. Then tore his shoulder twice. I'm sure the Jets had their hopes a little higher than 3/4 of one outstanding season when he was drafted.

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I like Pennignton. he's a good guy, a good leader and a smart coach's son. I hope another year removed from surgery, his arm is stronger. But keep in mind-his physical limitations mean he cannot gun the ball in the middle of the field, nor throw it 40+ yard upfield. So the offense becomes limited to dump offs, underneath stuff to backs, and quick outs. And defenses know it's coming. I'd say with an improved running attack, he will be better and the Jjets can win with him.

But also know that on the day a free agent, a draft pick or Kellen Clemens is deemed a better option for Mangini, Pennington will be history.

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Let me say it one more time: Chad goes to the pro bowl this year.

And that would be based on what??? The 17 TDs & 16 Ints he had last year?? The amazing 6.91 yards per pass average???? Or maybe the amazing 4-14 career record against teams with top 10 defenses???? Maybe you could tell us who Pennyboy is going to beat out, Manning? Brady? Palmer? Rivers?, Rothlessburger? Please tell us. :yawn:

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