Originally posted by TX9R:Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:Originally posted by 9erguy:
I came away with mixed feelings on him (Dalton) following the show last night. He doesnt seem to be as sharp as I assumed and the offensive plays he discussed with Gruden seemed to be very amatuer. When he was on the board explaining plays he seemed unsure of himself and not confident at all. Of course its kind of awkward with the camera in your face and all that really matters is how he plays on the field.
With that being said, I'm impressed with his love of the game and he has proved to be a winner. Just not sure about him, kind of a toss-up. I still want Ponder.
Actually agree with most of what you said here.
I think that stuff is highly overrated. Alex Smith is probably a whiz on the chalkboard. I'm much more concerned with field vision and the ability to make a quick decision, that's what seperated Joe from everyone else. In the handful of TCU games I watched, Dalton seemed pretty good at those things. I prefer Dalton to just about all the prospects, Ponders medical just scares me.
My agreement above is because I have mixed feelings on the kid. You're right, he brings it on every play, is a real winner and seems to have an uncanny ability to find the right guy at the right time. But he has a funky vibe to him, personality-wise. That doesn't mean I don't like him or think he's going to fail at the next level, but there's something a little "off-putting" about his personality and his mental acuity.
If I was a GM, I wouldn't count it against him, but it would strike me as odd.