i've watched every single game manuel has played at FSU (i'm a UF alum who used to be a professional sports reporter/columnist, so naturally i follow my biggest rivals). he is an incredibly gifted athlete, no doubt, but he's shown several times that when the game's on the line and he has to use his head as well as his arm/legs, he tends to make a poor (or simply the wrong) read. he also tries to force passes into coverage a lot (although, to be fair to him, in college you can get away with that more, so it might just be him understanding the talent level he's playing against and taking a calculated risk).
Originally Posted by CostanzaNumba0
i think manuel can (and likely will) be a good QB at the next level, but i'm just not confident that he'll be good enough to be taken as high as he'll likely go... and after everything we've dealt with at that position since the days of penny, if we ARE to go looking for a new QB, we need to be sure he's got the physical tools AND the mental tools (especially dealing with the unreasonable NY media and the reactionary fans).