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Old 02-21-2015, 05:14 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I'm not impressed with Winston. Humility goes a long way with me, and he doesn't have it. He seems all marketing and no substance, and apparently one team(Indianapolis) feels he has long-term shoulder issues which impact his throwing arm. I wouldn't take a chance on him. Maybe I'm missing something.

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Old 02-21-2015, 05:34 PM
 
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winston has a lot going for him, but he also has a fair amount going against him as well. he certainly has the talent to play in the NFL, but i have a feeling that he will end up like ryan leaf, and be out of the league in a few years unless he changes his attitude. if i were drafting a QB, and wanted someone to be able to start right away, i would go for mariota, or find a good number two man and trade for them before i went with winston.
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Old 02-21-2015, 06:17 PM
 
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Winston might be very talented, but seems to have the wrong attitude. I don't think the veterans on any team will respect him and if they don't, they won't win.
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Old 02-22-2015, 10:27 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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Because he's black, my bias allowed me to assume that he's an athletic freak a la Cam Newton, RGIII, et al. but his combine 40 was just under 5 and his vertical and broad jump were ho hum. Of course, athleticism is not a prerequisite for a drop back pocket passer. Just ask Brady, Manning, et al.
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Because he's black, my bias allowed me to assume that he's an athletic freak a la Cam Newton, RGIII, et al. but his combine 40 was just under 5 and his vertical and broad jump were ho hum. Of course, athleticism is not a prerequisite for a drop back pocket passer. Just ask Brady, Manning, et al.
Watch Marcus Mariota Torch Jameis Winston In The 40 Yard Dash At The NFL Combine
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Old 02-22-2015, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Because he's black, my bias allowed me to assume that he's an athletic freak a la Cam Newton, RGIII, et al. but his combine 40 was just under 5 and his vertical and broad jump were ho hum. Of course, athleticism is not a prerequisite for a drop back pocket passer. Just ask Brady, Manning, et al.
Winston is not a brain dead read-option QB like RGIII and Newton were. On a personal/intangible level, he is like Newton but with more potential for real trouble where as Newton is just a front running douchebag.
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Old 02-22-2015, 01:51 PM
 
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Everyone who has talked with him about the game has pretty much said he's a genius. Dude is a classic drop back passer who can make all the throws.

Also since when is confidence a negative for athletes?
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Old 02-22-2015, 02:28 PM
 
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A race between Kaepernick and Russell Wilson would probably show a similar result. But Wilson is clearly the better QB.
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Old 02-22-2015, 03:30 PM
 
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Everyone who has talked with him about the game has pretty much said he's a genius. Dude is a classic drop back passer who can make all the throws.

Also since when is confidence a negative for athletes?
confidence is one thing, attitude is another thing altogether. winston always seems to make like he is the one that did the great things on his own. mariota on the other hand always credits the others around him for giving him the time to get things done.winston is all about "i am the star" mariota is all about "we the team make things happen together".
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Old 02-22-2015, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Heard a report that he is a better QB hands down than Mariota, but his maturity issues are a real issue.
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