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Don't let the door hit you in the ass.
Best advice I've ever had on this site. Lol
Also don't count your chickens on Bell as the starter. By my calculations he has thrown two to three meaningful passes (not in mop up time) and looked shaky. From my personal observations, we let them fight it out til the fall and the best man wins. Only the Horns have a hand picked QB in waiting, and you see how that turns out. (Sims, Gilbert,)
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by 3000A 20 months ago
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17
Who ever the QB is they are going to have numerous weapons to work with. It would be great if our offensive line could run block better as it would help make the QB's jor that much easier.
This post was edited by OUManiac 20 months ago
The only concern I have for next years starter is that it is the best one. They are all Sooners so I don't have a favorite I hope whoever gets the starting job excels. However I find it funny that someone mentions bell has only had 2 or 3 passes in live action and has looked shaky how does that compare with the rest of the candidates who have zero passes in live action ( the only pass this year in a non bell dozer formation the one made after Landry took a hard hit was a very good pass and completion by bell ) just my thoughts.
I dont remember many "meaningful" pass attempts Bell has made where he dropped back to pass without trying to make the defense think he was going to run. The one I do remember was last week when Landry went out for one play. We ran a designed drop back pass play, and Bell threw a strike to Stills (I think) for a first down if I remeber correctly.
Based on what little I've seen as well his passes don't seem to have the "zip" of LJ.
He will get better with more repetition and do not mistake a few fresh passing play jitters for him having no zip because he does have a cannon arm as well just needs a little more time to get confident with it.
Absolutely agree about the best player winning. That said, I imagine that Bell has a huge advantage on being considered the best player at the start of the next season when considering crunch time experience. As you say, he may not yet have thrown many "meaningful" passes to date, but he has taken a metric crap ton of meaningful snaps. In fact, virtually all of his meaningful snaps have been in crunch situations, i.e., short yardage plays for 1st down or redzone. Bell has proven that he can account for himself pretty well in those pressure situations. Also, if you look at his passing plays this year, including mop-up duty, he has been on target most of the time.
Personally, I think it will help our offense exponentially to have a QB that has the ability/desire to run for first downs when the D allows a 10 yard cushion. Note, I am a huge LJ fan despite his inability or unwillingness to run for first downs. However, every other QB (either on campus or committed) can run better than LJ. Not sure if we will see it, but you could also devise some interesting gadget plays with Bell on the field ... assuming he can catch too.
This post was edited by AdamsHall 20 months ago
With the # of returning starters and game experience on the OL, whoever the starter is will have all day to throw. I'd set the line at 9 on sacks and would happily take the under.
Probably Bell cause he'll know the offense best, but I'd be comfortable with Kendall if he's as advertised. MY money for the year AFTER is on Trevor Knight- he could be a difference maker- can pass like a REAL QB and can run it well too.
KT will have no other choice but to get a shot because he has earned it. He was said to have had the best summer workout of all the QB's. It has been reported by daily oklahoma guy on his blog or tweets to be the last out on practice field each day. Many did rave about him last yr running scout team even compared him to RGIII on occassions. He is not only quick & fast but elusive & can make people miss & make plays out of nothing. Probably has the best feet of all the QB, been here 2 yrs & knows offense as good as Bell or Allen. Is a much better thrower & very accurate than many realize. This spring with more daily reps which should perhaps close whatever gap or lead Bell has because he has had 2 yrs of reps & doesn't particularly look to have much of a lead on KT when comparing results & execution. I know many dont give him a shot with Bell getting all the pub & not taking anything away from any of them but he & Trevor as well are more equipped to challenge or overtake Bell , if even possible . IMHO many wiil give much more respect to KT after this spring. He is a worthy QB who as the potential to be like none other QB that we have had. The closest version to our Johnny Football, RGIII or Pat White.
This post was edited by Underrated007 19 months ago
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