WolfPack ~ 6072/225
Motor > How Dedicated is he to Conditioning his body & Mentally Mastering this Great Game?
Accuracy > Projection of the Projection or Anticipatory Vision > How consistently well does he Lead his Targets?
Diagnostics > Precision & Speed > How Effectively & Rapidly does he Process his Progressions + Read & React?
Arm Strength is vastly overrated, and scrambling ability, while exciting, is ultimately worse than useless, because History makes it clear that Scramblers, over the years ~ and indeed, the same could be said about the thousands of QuarterBacks who've failed despite a great Arm ~ ultimately fail to focus all their energy on QuarterBacking.
Mobility, alike, is vastly overrated. Steve Young is the only Scrambler who ever won a Super Bowl, and he won it because he was on a great team, because Barry Switzer can't coach at the NFL level or the CowBoys would've rolled the Miners again in 1994, and because he eased up on the scrambling. He became a QuarterBack.
Mind you: I'd hardly suggest that Arm Strength isn't nice to have...But the temptation to let'er rip ~ and to relying on that Capacity ~ can have a crippling effect on developing those skills that most matter, deep in the Heart of Winter.
And often they have been.
Countless times, in fact.
And don't get me started on Scrambling.
Motor, Accuracy, and Diagnostics are what ultimately win Championships.
It's not as easy as simply counting the Rings, because Fortune & Circumstance play a large part in the Fates of Men. And it sure as Hell isn't racking up gaudy Statistic during the regular Season. It's the Capacity and the Will to do the thousands of little things that put one's team in the best position to win, day in and day out ~ and doing them well ~ that is the ultimate measure of any QuarterBack, albeit one ~ ironically ~ that's impossible to quantify.
It's the ability to Read & React with Speed & deadly Accuracy against the nastiest, wiliest Defenses on the Planet, deep in the Heart of Winter...and the Will to dedicate Years to intensive Training & Study in order to be able to.
That is what separates Tom Brady from the Pack ~ including Peyton Manning, thank you ~ and always has been.
Accuracy > Sketchy. Inconsistent Mechanics.
Diagnostics > Poor. Glennon repeatedly displayed all the traits of QuarterBacks hindered with Processing Speed that may very well prove to be inadequate for success at the next level: Staring Down his Primary Target. Forcing Throws Into Coverage. Rushing Through Reads and Checking Down when huge Gains might've otherwise been made. All that strongly suggests to me that the Game's moving too fast for'm at the ACC, much less the NFL.
Glennon's Critics speak of his lack of Intangibles or Trust.
I think he simply doesn't process Information quickly enough to beat complex Defenses at the next level.
He's got a great Arm, but my Impression is that, while he'll likely have sporadic success at the next level, he will prove to be highly frustrating in anything other than an Hurry Up/No Huddle deal.
Yet, probably for no better reason than the League and the Media growing weary of Matt Barkley and Geno Smith, Mike Glennon's Stock has rocketed all the way into the 2nd Round...and even further, in some venues.
Perceived Market Value