Joe Webb Highlights [HD] (via sunie24)
First a link to the story on Daily Norseman
I must advise some of the posters there believe every QB must be a pocket passer in the mold of Peyton Manning and still believe in Ponder and believe Matt Cassel is going to lead the team to the playoffs in 2014.
Also, a fanpost on how this may turn out in Carolina
--Now to the real story.
You guys just signed one of the most lighting in a bottle players in the league.
He did have a bad game against GB in the playoffs.... but if you also recall he hadn't taken a SINGLE QB snap in OVER a year, and after putting the Vikings in the lead (granted 3-0) using the read-option...... the team NEVER ran that again
this was the Offensive coordinator at the time:
Key statistic: Only player in NCAA history to pass for 2,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons.
College highlights: Honored as Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year in a vote of league's coaches after prolific senior season. Finished as nation's top rushing QB with 1,427 yards in 12 games. Ranked fifth nationally in total offense (310.5), 10th in rushing (118.9) and 12th in passing efficiency (150.7).
Upside: Superb athlete who set school record with 2,774 rushing yards. Passed for 5,771 yards despite playing only two seasons as QB. Has a chance to be lethal in Wildcat formation. Big-play threat with every touch. Led nation with 53 carries that produced 10 yards or more in 2009.
Coach's quote: "I don't see how anybody in America could be thought of more highly than I think of him. If you look at his measurables, that speaks for itself. And, after being around him, he's an extremely hard worker and a great competitor. I think he's a big-time guy." —UAB coach Neil Callaway
-Webb, who is 6'4" 220-lbs, is a multi-dimensional athlete. He has outstanding arm strength, huge 11 inch hands, and had an improbable, but memorable pro-day that cemented his status as one of the premiere athletes in the draft.
Webb ran a 4.40 40 yard dash, had an 11'05" broad jump, did 21 reps of 225-lbs and had a 42-inch vertical leap.
Those numbers make Webb a uniquely explosive athlete regardless of the position he plays.
The fact that he is capable of playing wide receiver, quarterback in the Wildcat, or as a traditional quarterback make Webb a very special asset in the era of a 53-man roster.
Anyhow, I won't go crazy into venting anger or anything...
but you guys just scored big on this signing