I think Sam may well have the higher ceiling but Ram fans who are expecting a meteoric start to his career are likely to be disappointed.
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this deserves to be repeated
Check out my post if you are interested, tell me what you think, but in the mean time, why not?Quote:
that is great thanks. when you find time can you share why?
Unsurprisingly, WalterFootball displays some obvious bias towards Clausen. I think berg's breakdown is much more accurate, although I would differ on just a few of his points...
-Decision Making: Strengths for both guys I believe, but I'd give Clausen the advantage because I think he had more responsibility in this area because of the scheme he was operating in. Plus, I feel like he probably had to improvise more.
-Competitiveness: I agree that you can't say Bradford isn't as competitive because he's surrounded by talent. That makes no sense. But I do wonder if the come-from-behind victories or attempts that Clausen has been a part of gives him an edge here. You don't hear a lot about Bradford having to come from behind to get his team the win, probably because they aren't often behind. It'd be interesting to go back through his close wins or losses and see how he did in those scenarios. Maybe a project for this week.
-Mobility: I still feel like Clausen gets the edge here. I dunno, maybe I'm guilty of underrating Sam's mobility. I certainly don't think he's a statue, and I think he may have a slight edge in terms of moving around inside the pocket. But I feel Clausen has an edge in terms of rollouts and throwing on the run, and I give him in edge in situations where the QB has to pull it down and take off. I just feel like, while neither of them are McNabb or anything, Jimmy is a little more dangerous than Sam in the open field.
Other than that, from skimming berg's breakdown, I believe I'd agree with most of the rest of what he put forth. Certainly, IMO, more accurate and fair than Walter's analysis.
Its amazing how they mention that Bradford had a much better OL than Clausen, but they didnt seem to mention much about Clausen relying heavily on Golden Tate to make plays on his misthrown passes, and to take his short dump offs for TDs
I was trying to take it serious until they said Clausen has more upside....
seems like this was written by a Clausen fan trying to justify things in his favor....
It is no secret that Clausen is closer to starting day material than Bradford is at this point, which is why he should be rated ahead of Bradford, if you draft Bradford at #1 you are drafting him primarily based on "upside". "Upside" has led to a lot of first round bust in the past.
One thing I'm not understanding is Clausen being rated as having more arm strength..eh?
Where is that shown, Bradford flicks the ball with little effort and its a 40 yard stinger. Its close if Clausen can plant his foot without the pain, but I don't know if you can give Clausen the edge here. You don't even see Bradford give ffort when he throws the ball.
IMO, Bradford has the better arm strength. Why?
Because looking at film and highlight reels, when Bradford throws it deep, he has a relaxed arm, and it seems like he is doing it effortlessly.
On the other hand, when Clausen throws it deep, he uses his whole body, and to me, it looks like he is tense and is muscling it. It looks like he is trying to force, or push the ball.
For example, there is a set distance on the field. Bradford and Clausen are standing the same distance from the set distance point. For Bradford, throwing a ball to that spot requires little effort, except a relaxed arm and a quick release. Clausen though, has to use his whole body and muscle and push that ball.
To me, I bet if Bradford wanted to, he could throw a hell of a deep ball, if he puts more body into it.
I prefer Clausen to Bradford but that article is ridiculously biased. So many of the arguments are based on immeasurable hypotheses and amount to nothing more than personal opinion, yet they're presented as fact. If Matt McGuire (the author) is really a scout, then we can all be one.