Originally Posted by BrAinPaiNt
He can be streaky, many college QBs can be.
However here is something to consider.
He has improved in almost every major category each year he has played.
He has never posted a season QB rating of under 100. He has never thrown for multiple INTs at seasons end.
The negatives I could point out however. He does seem prone to taking sacks...multiple sacks the last two years, however he does play in the SEC.
He does throw some INTs in big games.
However over all he has done pretty well in a major conference against good competition.
His stock will rise in the Combine as well...QBs almost always do, although a few might fall.
Good points! I didn't know these things about Russell. I've watched his big games that are aired on national TV. He did seem to struggle at times against tough competition, but the same can be said for Quinn.
It just seems like he loses a sense of urgency, and can be careless with the football when the game is on the line. Granted, he has shown some improvement over the past couple of years. The announcers the other night mentioned that he is so big, that he thinks he can take on any would-be lineman that is trying to tackle him. IMO, this aspect of his game needs to be coached out of him. Case in point being the fumble at his 20 yard in the Sugar Bowl. He has to know the situation and just take the sack.