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One of the greatest QBs of all time threw very few passes in the air over 20 yds. His big plays were made by his WR YAC. I will always remember the 89 playoff game against the Rams. John Taylor caught 2 passes for over 90 yards. Neither pass was thrown more that 10 in the air. The key is hitting your fastest players in stride. Not sure we have that kind of speed till maybe this year. Toure might be able to do that.H
Statistics you didn’t include:
Touchdown to pass ratio
Completed passes in excess of 20 yards.
While AM looked promising year 1, even then he had lots of turnovers.
Haarberg has a gun, but his completion percentage in the Spring Game was not good (less than 50% IIRC). I bet a dollar to donuts Cole Payton will have both a better college and pro career than Haarberg. But he has a gun so there is some hope he will look batter than a sub 60% Class C QB.
Look at the WR on white vs red. He was not throwing to our top guys. In addition to wind you must take that into account.Haarberg,9-23 1 TD 1 Int
Agree 100%The point was, when AM walked into the program, he had a stellar first year as a QB. That suggests the evaluation of his abilities was pretty accurate. As a freshman, he had a better offense overall than he did in year 2 and 3. But if you want to bag an the coaches about something it wouldn’t be their evaluation of AM. It would be their development after he got here. But even then, reality is more complicated than that. The other 10 people lining up in the huddle are part of the equation as well.
I don’t believe anyone outside the program has seen enough data on Haarberg to make an evaluation. And if you are going to use Spring game completion percentage as your measuring stick, you should probably take into account the 30-40 mile an hour winds that day.
I am as prone as anyone to making rash and sometimes harsh judgments based on emotion. But sometimes it’s helpful to take a step back and take a more reasoned approach.