Originally posted by bracus:
Originally posted by thojess:
What the hell is so special about Clausen anyway? All his brothers were decent in college too, but none of them had pro talent. What makes everyone so sure he does?
So because his brothers suck, he's supposed to too? All I know is, if it wasn't for him Notre Dame wouldn't of even been in competition in the games they were in. He kept them in the game everytime. And I'm not saying draft a QB then start him now. Draft one and sit him until Alex screws up or sucks. Worst case scenario, we have 2 good QBs. Would any of you be upset with that?
And as for Nate Davis, if a guy has a whole year to learn a pretty simple playbook, he's got problems. It's not like he's learning Martz system. Ours is pretty easy. That tells me 1 of 2 things. He's either dumber than we thought, or he doesn't put enough effort. What was it he said? 11 probowls in 8 years of playing lol.
Clausen answered any questions about his abilities at his pro day. If he falls to #13 he'd be an easy choice as BPA, imho. Draft him and worry about what to do with four QBs after TC. It would be a surprise if he falls to #13, though.
As for Nate Davis, what you are seeing is Singletary's handling of QBs.
Think about how Singletary treated Hill and Smith in the QB competition. He wasn't just worried about their arm strength, grasp of the offense, etc. He also took care to give Smith room and time to prepare psychologically, and put him in when there was something to gain and little to lose.
Singletary showed he was more interested in Smith's development than in any quick fixes. Same with Davis. Singletary's being patient, while letting Smith have to opportunity to prove himself. Why would we want to return to the days of thowing guys to the wolves like Nolan did. Wasn't very effective or successful, IIRC.