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Thoughts on Jimmy Clausen

Originally posted by nickbradley:
Among all the other top QBs for 2010, I believe Clausen is the only one who runs a pro-style offense -- Spread QBs make me nervous.

Based on what I've been reading about the leadership role he's taken on this offseason and his bowl performance, I have a feeling he's going to break out and fulfill the hype he came in with.

Based on his experience running an NFL playbook at Notre Dame, I think NFL teams could push this guy above Bradford.

Thoughts?

All hype, no skill!
Does he have a better arm than Quinn? I've been impressed by him over the past few weeks but after talking to Notre Dame fans they've said he doesn't have a great arm and his abilities mirror Brady Quinn.

I'd take Alex Smith over Brady Quinn. Quinn is the king of the 3 yard dump pass.
Originally posted by tjd808185:
Does he have a better arm than Quinn? I've been impressed by him over the past few weeks but after talking to Notre Dame fans they've said he doesn't have a great arm and his abilities mirror Brady Quinn.

I'd take Alex Smith over Brady Quinn. Quinn is the king of the 3 yard dump pass.

Quinn starts
Clausen is a lot better this year. The pass the threw to Tate today (that he dropped) was redunkulous.
Originally posted by Leathaface:
Clausen is a lot better this year. The pass the threw to Tate today (that he dropped) was redunkulous.

Yeah he has grown each year he has been at ND but he def. would be wise to say for his senior year and really try to solidify his draft status and continue to work on his game.

He still made great throws today after the toe injury and now has a completion % of 68 after 3 games.
Looks like some mocks have us taking him in next years draft
Clausen showed a lot of grit coming back for the win today.
Originally posted by Leathaface:
Clausen is a lot better this year. The pass the threw to Tate today (that he dropped) was redunkulous.

agree
i think Clausen is Brady Quinn version two. He does have a hell of an arm but i don't think he'll win the big games throughout his career.
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Among all the other top QBs for 2010, I believe Clausen is the only one who runs a pro-style offense -- Spread QBs make me nervous.

Based on what I've been reading about the leadership role he's taken on this offseason and his bowl performance, I have a feeling he's going to break out and fulfill the hype he came in with.

Based on his experience running an NFL playbook at Notre Dame, I think NFL teams could push this guy above Bradford.

Thoughts?

While running the pro style offense is a plus I'm not sure that Clausen has what it takes to come into the NFL and be a top QB. My reason for feeling this way is due to the fact that it's taken him a while to even scratch the surface on his potential/hype in the Notre Dame program. Yeah he's had decent numbers but with the talent he had around him last year (notre dame always has talent) he should have been able to do more. Bradford on the other hand is just a winner, he's got the numbers too (spread offense?). Either way I think Bradford has the most potential for success at the pro level. That's my thought, but we all know that college success doesn't mean NFL success (ie. Alex Smith)
Originally posted by GoNiners:
i think Clausen is Brady Quinn version two. He does have a hell of an arm but i don't think he'll win the big games throughout his career.

They both have the same issue. The defense. Clausen isn't losing games or turning the ball over to give other teams a chance. His D is not stepping up when it matters and is giving up too many points. Hard to win big games if the D doesn't help you out with some key stops.
Originally posted by ninerfan:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Among all the other top QBs for 2010, I believe Clausen is the only one who runs a pro-style offense -- Spread QBs make me nervous.

Based on what I've been reading about the leadership role he's taken on this offseason and his bowl performance, I have a feeling he's going to break out and fulfill the hype he came in with.

Based on his experience running an NFL playbook at Notre Dame, I think NFL teams could push this guy above Bradford.

Thoughts?

While running the pro style offense is a plus I'm not sure that Clausen has what it takes to come into the NFL and be a top QB. My reason for feeling this way is due to the fact that it's taken him a while to even scratch the surface on his potential/hype in the Notre Dame program. Yeah he's had decent numbers but with the talent he had around him last year (notre dame always has talent) he should have been able to do more. Bradford on the other hand is just a winner, he's got the numbers too (spread offense?). Either way I think Bradford has the most potential for success at the pro level. That's my thought, but we all know that college success doesn't mean NFL success (ie. Alex Smith)

There was little to no talent his freshman year. He was sacked over 50 times. The OL was horrid.

Last year the offense started to take off with freshman Michael Floyd showing some serious potential and why he was one of if not the best WR recruit in the country. However the OL did not help out, while they did a MUCH better job of keeping him clean they could not run block well or keep from getting flagged. Again the defense proved problematic and Clausen had a rough 2nd half compared to a good 1st half.

This year he has again shown great strides in improving and really became a vocal leader but the Defense still proves problematic. He now is playing with turf toe (big toe and one next to it) has lost Floyd to a broken collarbone and did not even have his starting RB who was also injured yet he managed to lead the team to a great final drive comeback win.

As a religious Notre Dame fan I can tell you that saying he has not taken advantage of the talent is simply not true. The talent around him has developed slowly for the most part and a QB can't develop quickly if the talent around him is undeveloped and prone to making lots of mental mistakes. The defense takes a huge part of the blame for the team not winning more games not to mention Charlie Weis has not been a great head coach. He is a great offensive mind but seems out of his element as a HC.
I didn't watch him last year so I can't speak to talent levels etc, but (compared to earlier this year) I think Clausen is really starting to settle in & show real potential. I thought he was overhyped & would prob be overwhelmed by off field pressure while under whelming on the field, but I have caught glimpses of what the hype is all about recently. I'm no where near sold yet, though.

Right now, he definitely looks like he needs another year at ND. If he continues to progress, he could easily be in consideration for the top pick next year imo.
Originally posted by Overkill:
I didn't watch him last year so I can't speak to talent levels etc, but (compared to earlier this year) I think Clausen is really starting to settle in & show real potential. I thought he was overhyped & would prob be overwhelmed by off field pressure while under whelming on the field, but I have caught glimpses of what the hype is all about recently. I'm no where near sold yet, though.

Right now, he definitely looks like he needs another year at ND. If he continues to progress, he could easily be in consideration for the top pick next year imo.

Bingo. Stay in school Jimmy and continue to improve your game and gain more experience. It's the best thing for your future.
He looks like he likes to make love to men. Nothing wrong with that, but thats just my thoughts on him