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    Martinez more comfrotable in front of the media?

    Just watched one of the videos on the OWH site where Martinez was answering some questions. He appeared to be much more comfortable and relaxed with the media. Smiling and just overall seem to be a better spoken person. Is it just me? And does this bode well for his growth in the offseason?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Impaler View Post
    Just watched one of the videos on the OWH site where Martinez was answering some questions. He appeared to be much more comfortable and relaxed with the media. Smiling and just overall seem to be a better spoken person. Is it just me? And does this bode well for his growth in the offseason?
    He seems to be getting more comfortable imo.
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    It looks like Taylor is maturing some to me as well. That was a short video, but he doesn't seem so cock sure, arrogant like when he was a Frosh. He sounded much more like a upperclassman. Time, age and experience do wonders for people. Let's hope it translates to the field.
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    I dogged Taylor some last season. I've been on his bandwagon in 2012. If there is anything I have learned from this game is that kids mature at different speeds. Anytime you have a kid play early as Taylor has, you get a big swing of ability and comfort as you go through the process. It happens in high school. It happens in the college game and it happens in the pros. They scoughed at Namath and Bradshaw when they first moved to the show. They did a 180. They said Frost would never be a winner. That turned out OK. Martinez will make progress. How much is still to be determined. I would imagine there still will be two more years of growth before he's gone. That is exciting. The next group of quarterbacks through the system won't have to endure their entire learning process exposed for all to see and whine about. Martinez should be one tough mother before he's through.

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    Now if he'll get comfortable reading his progressions and under a pass rush...we may be on to something


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    He should be getting more comfortable. Year three and lots of exposure to the media by now.
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    Watching that video, he is clearly more comfortable, especially during the "boot" signing question.

    Would expect that from a 21 ( almost 22 y/o) Man, Vs a 19 yo kid.

    Not sure it really tells us anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pops View Post
    Now if he'll get comfortable reading his progressions and under a pass rush...we may be on to something
    We will find out soon enough. I will believe it when I see it.
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    I for one think TM is going to have a great year, oh yes, the kool aid is aflow'n!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Train View Post
    I dogged Taylor some last season. I've been on his bandwagon in 2012. If there is anything I have learned from this game is that kids mature at different speeds. Anytime you have a kid play early as Taylor has, you get a big swing of ability and comfort as you go through the process. It happens in high school. It happens in the college game and it happens in the pros. They scoughed at Namath and Bradshaw when they first moved to the show. They did a 180. They said Frost would never be a winner. That turned out OK. Martinez will make progress. How much is still to be determined. I would imagine there still will be two more years of growth before he's gone. That is exciting. The next group of quarterbacks through the system won't have to endure their entire learning process exposed for all to see and whine about. Martinez should be one tough mother before he's through.
    Scotty Frost did take a little heat that first year, didn't he? I was in Tempe when ASU drubbed us that night. Lovely experience

    Your statement about kids maturing at different rates is dead on, IMO.

    I'm expecting good things from the kid. I hope our OC can set him up for consistent success because I think he's got some outlandish tools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzHusker View Post
    Scotty Frost did take a little heat that first year, didn't he? I was in Tempe when ASU drubbed us that night. Lovely experience
    I was there too, why didn't you say hi.
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    The o-line has to step up and provide him more time. Plain and simple.
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    Didn't Sam Keller always seem comfortable in front of a camera?

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    hope abounds

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    He gets to go home to Lauren Cook every night...I would be pretty relaxed too.....unless she is driving him to practice

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoREDo View Post
    I was there too, why didn't you say hi.
    Ha - well on the way out we were too busy avoiding the spit showers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by redwinghusker View Post
    It looks like Taylor is maturing some to me as well. That was a short video, but he doesn't seem so cock sure, arrogant like when he was a Frosh. He sounded much more like a upperclassman. Time, age and experience do wonders for people. Let's hope it translates to the field.

    I hear ya Redwinghusker, good points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbaGene View Post
    Didn't Sam Keller always seem comfortable in front of a camera?
    Maybe --- but not so much in parking lots!!

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    Call me crazy, but if I had to choose between TM hitting 70% of his passes, or being able to scramble out of the pocket for 5-8 yard gains like D. Robinson does... I'm inclined to choose the latter. So much is being made of the kids throwing motion, but nobody is discussing the fact that Zac Taylor was more of an elusive scrambler than TM. I don't care if the kid throws underhand to complete passes 60% of his passes. I'd rather see the fastest player on the team EVADE THE PASS-RUSH!




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