Originally posted by baybreaker707:
Originally posted by WildBill:
Using Steve Young and Tampa Bay is valid to a degree, but, Alex has had Martz, yet he was not selected by Martz, to start. He also had turner. Even though he did not have any of them for more than a year, you would think he would retain something of what they taught him mentally. Everybody likes to say he is super smart, well there is intelligent smart and there is football smart. Just like they say street smart. There is a difference. As it was said during one of the playoff games yesterday, some people think too much. When any athlete thinks too much it changes their mechanics in any sport. This applies especially to Alex, you can't undo this some people are are always like this.
In college Alex didn't play in a sophisticated offense, he wasn't required to read and check off and look off his 1st 2nd 3rd etc. In college it was simple. That is why Urban said he needs time to learn the system, but in the pros it is much more complicated.
When Alex has pressure and has to think he gets in trouble. He will be better coming of the bench when he doesn't have to think or worry. When the new season starts he will always be thinking and worrying of not screwing up, thus he will never make it as a starter.
So Martz and Turner are equal to Walsh? Is that what you're saying? Alex shoulder was still injured when he had Martz during camp (this is fact not an excuse). Also Steve Young got to sit behind Joe Montana, Alex was thrown to the wolves with no talent around him and Nolan as his coach (again this is not an excuse).
No, I am not saying they are equal to Walsh-who is?
However, although the offenses are different, he should have picked up some things from these coaches, and retained them, but it doesn't appear to be so. What you and others don't see obviously is that he is inconsistent. Misses the wide open receivers half the time. Now if the WR was not open, you can attribute that to poor OC scheme and play calling, but that is not one of my basis. You can also see that he plays better off the bench, when there is nothing left to be gained in the season, or the opponent is pi$$ poor (Zona) However, he tightens up when there is something still on the line. Meaning he CAN'T HANDLE PRESSURE. He thinks to much, which hinders his play, that tells his personality and menatality. At Utah he was a one hit wonder in a system offense. At the very least, you'd want to have a QB no less than tier of Hassleback, which he won't be.