- Jun 23, 2010
could we put him at running back next year? to give him a chance to see the NFL?
Riley's job isn't to promote player's to hopefully be drafted as high as possible, his job is to win at Nebraska. TA is our best option at QB and at the college level, QB is his best position. If pro teams want him to work out at different positions, that's their choice at the combine/workouts after next season is over. I agree with most on this board that TA is not a high level prospect at QB at the next level - he might be able to make a practice squad or latch on as a back-up/emergency QB like Chase Daniels or so, but so far he has not displayed near the accuracy or ability to read a defense to be a serious prospect at the next level.
With how critical QB is to the game, moving him to a different position just to try and see if he can showcase a skillset for the next level would make no sense. If he were to be legit beat out for the QB spot by POB or one of the others and wanted to move to try and help the team similar to Braxton Miller this past year, that's a different story. But I fully expect him to be our starting QB to open next year.
Can you refresh my memory and tell me what our record was this year?
6-7 ....May be worse if we have to start a freshmen behind our Oline. People forget a lot of our passing Td's came from TA avoiding a sack first. If the we have an great Oline, then I can see that. But until that it is fixed. No way POB needs to be starting for us.
We kept asking for TA to go through his progressions. Realistically how many passes can we say he had time to go through progressions. I say the most was in the bowl game. They did a good job of protecting him IMO. This was after figuring out where the ball was going to be snapped. Glad we finally learned how to do that by the end of the season.
Have you seen him run from the RB position? How about catch a ball? Pass block as a TE or as a RB? Can he cover a WR? Can he hit someone?
I am totally amazed at how little people think of the high level of skill required to play these positions and being good at one does not make one good at another. Then throw in the PRO piece and I am totally confounded.