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 > Sensational. Despite taking on'is 3rd Offensive Scheme in three freaking Years, Sunseri ~ who'ad had an awful Junior Year in System #2 and consequently had to fight for the Job as a Senior ~ went on an incredible tear, ripping off no less than 272 consecutive Passes without an Interception, and finishing 21-3 in the TouchDowns & Interceptions Department. He's no Scrambler, and loses much of'is Touch outside the Pocket, but within it, he commands exceptionally Poised Pocket Presence, and showcases consistently remarkable Accuracy & Timing. DownField, his moderately Strong Arm is less consistent, but still displays impressive Accuracy.
Diagnostics > Outstanding. Sunseri's Game grew by Leaps and Bounds in 2012, despite that 3rd Scheme in 3 Years business, something that would've driven a lesser QuarterBack to the Booby Hatch. His exceptionally consistent Poise under Pressure, the consistently excellent Timing of'is Passes, and above all his spectacular improvement in protecting the Ball in'is Senior Season speak volumes not only of his Diagnostic Acuity and Command of the Game in Reading Defenses, but of'is Processing Speed after the Ball is snapped.
Mind you: I am a complete novice at this Business, and I've never worked as a Scout or in any capacity for any professional Team, so please don't take the Confidence of my words as being even remotely justified!!
And I'll be the first to admit that'is lack of Mobility outside the Pocket would make'im a poor fit on a Team saddled with a porous Offensive Line...But then, this is true of most QuarterBacks, eh? And'is Mobility within the Pocket ~ which is far and away what matters most, in my opinion ~ is outstanding.
For what it's worth ~ and you'll be the judge of that, You Few Who View!! ~ I think that Tino Sunseri has the makings of an extraordinary Field General...if he ever gets the Opportunity to prove it!!
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