Everyone has to start somewhere. These football players took an unusual route to the NFL.
Lessons learned in Week 7 will take on even greater significance now as the Giants will try to put a stop to RGIII.
One of the most popular narratives in the first half of the NFL season has been the play of the rookie quarterbacks. Here’s a look at how the NFL’s rookie quarterbacks are performing as the season approaches its midpoint.
The reason that college quarterbacks start right away is that they are far more prepared for the NFL game. College football coaches have far more detailed and challenging offenses and game plans than they did a generation ago.
The Giants undoubtedly have a high-powered offense, but their defense must prove they can hold.
Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora took exception to the rookie’s comments, and decided to issue a challenge to the third-overall draft pick. “If (Trent) looks on tape and he thinks he sees some candy, come try and get it,” Umenyiora said.
JPP has gone from All-Pro to all frowns. Why? The sacks aren’t coming. “I’m not having that fun I’m used to,” he said Thursday.
The energetic do-it-all backup quarterback has been reduced mainly to a bit player. Not exactly what he — or everyone — expected. But if Tebow is frustrated with his limited role so far, Rex Ryan doesn’t sense it.
The final pass of the game sailed out of the end zone, saving the regular refs from the same type of call that brought the replacements to the height of unpopularity just three days earlier.
Rookie quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III have what it takes to succeed in the NFL.
I figured we were in for a ho-hum Saturday, but boy was I wrong. Despite the lack of buzz going in, we were witness to the best day of the college football season so far.