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Merril Hoge said...

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Cajuncowboy, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    I heard him on with Dan Patrick on ESPN radio today and he said he wouldn't draft either Liuenart or Young in the first round. As a matter of fact he said that Young was at best a 4th round talent at the QB at he would "Consider" lienart in the second round but would prefer him in the third.

    He said the concerns were with Lienart his poor arm strength and that he couldn't make all the throws. Said that WRs in college are open by 8 yards and in the NFL they are open by 8 inches. He said that was a bad sign.

    With Young he talked about his one read and run theory at Texas. He may be able to tell you what he would do by looking at a black board but he doesn't know if he can go throught the progessions at the NFL level.

    He said the only QB he would take was Cutler in the first round and then it would be in the second half of the first round. He likes Cutler's arm and his delivery. Didn't have much of a knock on Cutler.

    Just thought it was interesting because I have been on the Cutler bandwagon.

    Now I think Hodge is a little daffy, maybe played without his helmet once. I don't think Lienart or Young are Not first round talent but I do think Cutler will be the best of the three.
  2. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    Yeh I think that is a little far fetched. Noway Norm Chow passes on Lienart when the Titans pick, smoke screens are everywhere right now, remember you can never believe ANYTHING you hear 2 weeks before the Draft!
  3. cowboyfan4life_mark

    cowboyfan4life_mark 5 outta 8 ain't bad

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    You do know that the draft is this weekend...right? :D
  4. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    I should clarify...

    Hodge didn't say they wouldn't be picked early, just that "HE" wouldn't pick them that high. It was his own evaluation of the QBs. He didn't say he thought this would happen.
  5. cowboyfan4life_mark

    cowboyfan4life_mark 5 outta 8 ain't bad

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    I just had a conversation this past weekend with some friends and I said the same thing. They of course believe otherwise. I told them that we will see over the next 5-10 years.
  6. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    2 weeks yeh....much less two days.:rolleyes:
  7. DeWare94

    DeWare94 Member

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    he did say that along time ago tho
  8. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    First I heard him say that was today.
  9. DefendeR

    DefendeR Benched

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    Three words:
    Post Concussion Syndrome.
  10. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    Obviously Chow's going to suggest that the Titans take Leinart, but I wouldn't be too surprised to see them take Young. Chow's not the one choosing who to draft. He has influence, but the GM and owner are pretty high on Young.
  11. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    Abosolutly noway Matt gets passed Chow, and noway Young is rated better than him on the Titans draft board.
  12. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Well I just read a lil blurb on Prisco's notes that the Titans GM and Owner wants Young, but the coaching staff likes Leinart. Prisco speculates that the GM gave in to the coaching staff's choice of Pac Man Jones last year and you know who that turned out. So this may just go the GM's way this time.
  13. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    Yeah, okay... I'll just take your word for it.:rolleyes:
  14. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    On Sportscenter NFL Draft Countdown tonight they said the same thing. Word on the street is the pick is Young.
  15. baj1dallas

    baj1dallas New Member

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    Hodge's argument about Lienart's arm strength is meaningless. If you can anticipate where the guy is gonna be and get it to the right spot, you don't have to throw it that hard. Just how strong do you think Tom Brady's arm is? Not to mention the guy everybody compares him to...Joe Montana. Hell even Aikmen wasn't really known for his arm strength (although it was probably greater than Lienart's).

    As for Young, he's clearly a first round talent. Just gonna take a little time to develop.
  16. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    If Young is there he goes to the Titans.
  17. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    I'm not taking the bait, Vince may slide to Oakland. Ex Leinart Coach and new Tennesee offensive Coordinator Norm Chow will get his way. He knows Lienarts a smart QB who can run his Offense because he already knows the plays and has been proven successful in it.


    The Draft is starting to set up for the Titans to make their Dream pick, Matt Lienart, everything else is just a smoke screen.
  18. doomsday81

    doomsday81 New Member

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    Hodge also thinks the Bills should draft Manny Lawson with the 8th pick because and I quote, "Then they could play the 3-4 defense." I'm sorry Meril but the Bills play the Tampa-style 4-3 now. You want them to change their entire defensive system just so they can draft Manny Lawson? That's one of the dumbest things I've ever heard an analyst say to be completely honest.
  19. juck

    juck Well-Known Member

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    Ever notice that crappy nfl players make good bull talkers on tv,but the good nfl players stink at broadcasting.either way none know what they are talking about.especially 2nd string dorky merril hoge,or sean salsbury steak.
  20. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    actually I think the Titans can, and will pass on Leinart, despite Chow and Jeff Fisher pining for him, Floyd Reese really likes Young and he has the final say

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