Originally posted by jimmy49erfan:
Originally posted by AthensGaNiner:
I'm hoping that we go a different direction at QB than Newton. His physical attributes are impressive, but character concerns scare me. Now, if Harbaugh thinks differently, I'll play along and take a "wait and see" approach.
And the investigations aren't over. There are legitimate concerns here in SEC country that Auburn will end up having to give back that trophy.
Newton was delared eligible to play and Auburn was cleared of any wrong doing. Anything worth finding out would have been months ago. NCAA and FBI wouldnt waste time lingering on leads if there were any. The NCAA ban hammer would have went at him with astupid punishment like the Ohio kids. His father Cecil is looking like quite the dbag tho.
This kid is an amazing QB and anyone who doubts that hasnt seen his games vs USC Gamecocks,Bama, or LSU. Playing lights outs helping his team go undefeated. He didnt choke and lose to Oregon like Luck during the NC. Won almost every award a college QB could all while having to go thru this investigation. Harbaugh and Baalke wont pass up on this kid if on the slim chance hes there at #7. Hes just too damn good a prospect.
Auburn is so screwed they will be lucky to still be in the SEC when it's all said and done. The NCAA reinstating him was done by the reinstatement committee which made a decision basis on evidence that Auburn presentede and since Auburn has been obfuscating its illegal activities why would they turn him in ....
He's a great athlete no doubt
but he massive character questions
There is reason to believe his grades were changed in high school and at Blinn JC and Auburn. More will come out on this later.
Then there's the academic fraud at Florida.
Then there is his blatant lying about not knowing about his dad's dealings.
He's got a girl pregnant already one who wasn't his girlfriend.
Of course there's also the fact he's played on year of college football in one of the least intricate offenses in college football.
His footwork is questionable at best.
His accuracy is way overblown. I could have 70% accurracy throwing to guys who are 5-10 yards open and throwing screen and dump off passes.
His level intelligence is not high.
Yet you want him to run your team because he's a great athlete? Despite the fact that QBs that win the superbowl have to be able to read defenses and pass into tight windows and audible.