I am pulling for the kid. He's overcome every roadblock thrown at him. Can he make the next step and lead us to W's week-in and week-out? Dunno. But he has an NFL arm.......and some moxy....just don't wanna get my hopes up just yet.....
That video made me cry, then I ordered flowers to myself from the McGloin flower shop. Thanks Go McGloin!
Great video. There are lots of similar stories, he has his opportunity now. The way I see it, his attitude embodies what the current state of the Raiders; roster laden with cast offs with other teams. The whole organization should have a chip on its shoulder having endured one of the worst decade's in the history of American professional sports.
@sicknick12: LMAO first good laugh of the day. Thanks man!
Make it or not, I can't help but like this kid.
I'm pulling for this kid too. You know he has heart. You know he has guts. Let's hope he can put it all together. One game is not enough to know, but I'm hopefull. This video got me pumped up. I can't wait to see the ovation he gets from the black hole.
i'm pulling for him of course! but more than pulling for him, he passes the eye test, you can see him go through progressions, look off safeties, look left where Ford is streaking knowing he's going right. He gets the play in and up at the line with 10-11 on the play clock, ready to see what he's gonna get. Uses & climbs the pocket as has good awareness. These are the things Pryor does poorly and hopes to overcome with athetisism. Not even mentioning the accuracy, quick release or that he obviously has a better grasp of the playbook & offensive concepts. These are the above the neck things refered to by some in this thread. This kid walked on & started for Joe Paterno!! I think that is the mess that made this kid slip through the cracks with scouts.
I know my job is on the line!!
Sweet jesus the kid has only Won 1 game, take us to the playoffs and then I'll buy into this crap. Even Ryan Leaf won his first 2 starts
Good point. I did like McGloins decision making in the game and thought it was better then Pryor's. He took care of the ball and no INT's. Am I ready to say we found our QB with him.... hell no!Originally Posted by DatFatCat:27440219
I did love the video and am pulling for the kid. If he does turn out to be our QB it will be one hell of a find.
How can you not root for this kid... You can tell he was raised right.
McGloin is also REALLY smart. That's rare to see for a guy at this age. Who's to say he can't become smarter with experience and start calling audibles, warnings for blitzes, etc? He's doesn't seem like a game managing QB like Alex Smith either. McGloin is not afraid to throw in tight spots. He has the mold of a GUNSLINGER that you guys have unbearably listened to me rave about(sorry for that). Quick release, fast and smart decision making, great timing, good footwork etc.
He may not be Drew Brees, nor will he ever be. I have never seen a QB like Drew Brees in my entire life. Such accuracy, arm strength, wisdom, tight spiral, great delivery...all in one man? A 6 Ft one at that? Never seen it. It's unfair to compare anybody to that kind of legendary.
However, who's to say McGloin can't be great? He has all of the tools and most importantly, he's already very smart and has improved his once scatter shot accuracy by throwing zip passes. The fact that he performed the way he did against a #1 Texans Pass Defense with no line and average WR help...speaks VOLUMES. Imagine what he can do against teams with average to below average pass defenses? Wait until McGloin plays the Chargers, WITH VELDHEER BACK. If the kid continues to play the way he did and better, I'm sold.
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