Joe Burrow

Red14

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You do realize that you are calling the guy that holds damn near every career OSU and Big Ten passing record the 3rd best QB on the team. I am impressed with what Burrow has done at LSU, but unless you were in those meetings, film sessions, practices you have no idea who the best guy was. Burrow could have done a complete 180 once he arrived at LSU. No offense and I'm sure you are full of football knowledge, but I'll take the opinion of the coach who is the only coach in college history to post double digit wins at 4 different schools and has multiple national titles under his belt over yours.

And there are a lot of guys who were great college QB's that didn't turn out to be good in the NFL.
One thing that we certainly can take into account is ALOT of Ohio State QB's look great against most big ten defenses, then can't get it done at the next level. Troy Smith, JT Barrett, Terrell Pryor, Braxton Miller, Cardale Jones...All had very good if not great college careers but accurate throwing didn't seem to transcend into the NFL where the windows get smaller and the defenses are much better. No one knows if Burrow can make the transition, but to me, it seems like he's pretty well suited to step onto an NFL field and make the transition. He's thrown the ball exceptionally well at LSU. I think the Buckeye QB's, other than Jones and Haskins have been more running QB's than throwers.
 

Orin Swift

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You do realize that you are calling the guy that holds damn near every career OSU and Big Ten passing record the 3rd best QB on the team. I am impressed with what Burrow has done at LSU, but unless you were in those meetings, film sessions, practices you have no idea who the best guy was. Burrow could have done a complete 180 once he arrived at LSU. No offense and I'm sure you are full of football knowledge, but I'll take the opinion of the coach who is the only coach in college history to post double digit wins at 4 different schools and has multiple national titles under his belt over yours.

And there are a lot of guys who were great college QB's that didn't turn out to be good in the NFL.
Not to mention 2015, 2016, 2017 Joe Burrow is not the same QB that 2019 Joe Burrow is. It's asinine to think he would be playing this well from 2015-2017 especially considering he was the definition of average in 2018 throwing for just under 2,900 yards on 57.8% completion and 16 TD to 5 INT. Players aren't finished products when they join college football, they (typically) progress as the years ago on.

Falguin is full of terrible football takes.
 

zeeman

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One thing that we certainly can take into account is ALOT of Ohio State QB's look great against most big ten defenses, then can't get it done at the next level. Troy Smith, JT Barrett, Terrell Pryor, Braxton Miller, Cardale Jones...All had very good if not great college careers but accurate throwing didn't seem to transcend into the NFL where the windows get smaller and the defenses are much better. No one knows if Burrow can make the transition, but to me, it seems like he's pretty well suited to step onto an NFL field and make the transition. He's thrown the ball exceptionally well at LSU. I think the Buckeye QB's, other than Jones and Haskins have been more running QB's than throwers.
Any Bama, LSU. Georgia QB's excel lately in the NFL?
 

NewOldBlood

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Any Bama, LSU. Georgia QB's excel lately in the NFL?
The truth is there are only a dozen or so QB's that excel in the NFL at any given time. It's not an easy transition and I'm usually surprised by some of the guys who do make it. I would have never thought what Lamar Jackson did in college would translate to the NFL. Never saw Russell Wilson being great coming out of college. And Dak Prescott I thought was a bad pick when the Cowboys took him. Most of the starting QB's in the NFL didn't even play at what would be considered an elite college program.
 

cabezadecaballo

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The truth is there are only a dozen or so QB's that excel in the NFL at any given time. It's not an easy transition and I'm usually surprised by some of the guys who do make it. I would have never thought what Lamar Jackson did in college would translate to the NFL. Never saw Russell Wilson being great coming out of college. And Dak Prescott I thought was a bad pick when the Cowboys took him. Most of the starting QB's in the NFL didn't even play at what would be considered an elite college program.
I wanted the Browns to take a flyer on Wilson in the second round that year. I have to say that he may never have been able to develop to the point that he has without that defense, Beast Mode, and Pete the Cheat in his ear.

Dak only fell as far as he did because of his DUI.

Correct here^.
 
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