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Monday Morning Digest: Is Lamar Jackson the Next Big Thing or a 1-Game Wonder?

Lamar Jackson: Threat or Menace? This week's Digest also features almost no gruesome footage of Alex Smith or the Philadelphia Eagles.

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3 comments, Last at 23 Nov 2018, 2:06pm

1 Is Lamar Jackson the Next Big Thing or a 1-Game Wonder?

by TADontAsk // Nov 20, 2018 - 12:44pm

Considering how the next few opponents look on Run-D (ranks are 23, 31, 32 and 21 before this week), he can at least be a multi-game wonder. Pending Flacco's return, of course.

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2 Is Lamar Jackson the Next Big Thing or a 1-Game Wonder?

by umuddafadda // Nov 22, 2018 - 11:11am

Running QB's don't make it ....from Takenton/Bobby Dougles to /Randall Cunningham/Steve McNair/down thru Vick/Culpepper/McNabb & today Wilson/Jackson/Mayfield/Watson et al

One (or possibly two) exceptions to the rule....(Steve Young is a definite (but he was throw first/run 2nd) & Cam is a possible (so large he can run & take the hits).

Reasoning:

LTSNFLQB's needs: pre-readability/look off safety/pick up *hot read* ahead of time when
sensing a blitz package/accuracy/eyes-concentration stays "downfield"
even when pressure mounts
Run 1st NFL qbs: get hurt all too often by running/could outrun most in college but in
NFL where LB's are as fast as college DB's, just doesn't work/can only
"see" 1/3rd of the field/never truly slide in pocket to give progressions
time along wi/WR's to break free/incredibly bad accuracy (re: NFL
standards)

"LTSNFLQB's"=long time successful nfl qb's:

Brady/Mannings/Rodgers/Brees/Rothesberger......then the upcoming new breed: Luck/Goff/
& Wentz. *Typically* 7 of the final 8 in playoffs have a LTSNFLQB

Again, this isn't an exact science but.....in answer to question about Lamar, his likelihood of
NFL success is minute.

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3 Re: Is Lamar Jackson the Next Big Thing or a 1-Game Wonder?

by jackiel // Nov 23, 2018 - 2:06pm

I sure hope you're joking. Nearly every guy on your list of passers that "didn't make it" were starting QBs on teams that made the Super Bowl, aside from the ones like Mayfield and Watson who are just starting their careers. To call guys like Tarkenton, McNair, McNabb, and Wilson failures is insulting.

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