Man this has got to be the worst mannered forum I visit. Would you guys please learn how to have a decent discussion without behaving like 5 year olds.
Do you guys start drinking when you wake up? ON TOPIC:
I just watched Jennings HS highlights again and am impressed with the same things a few here have pointed out.
They ran 4 or 5 wide a whole lot and sometimes kept a RB in to block. The defenses would respond by sending disguised blitzes from the edge, likely their best blitzers. Sometimes the RB would pick him up, sometimes not.....BUT, Jennings usually would make a subtle move, make the defender miss, but never take his eyes off of his down field targets... Granted, it looked like his O-line was pretty good and he had that one HUGE receiver. He would find his reciever, quickly plant his feet, the ball came out FAST and the ball was delivered with excellent accuracy - even the deep balls when the receiver was well defended....very very different skill set from Mett who I also like.
He is a pocket passer IMO, even though we may run option with him, his strengths are his pocket presence, his accuracy, his vision, his quick feet, and his quick release.
He did not wow me with his speed. He can run, but he is no RG3. I was impressed by the way he felt the pocket and moved quickly almost without thinking - YOU CANNOT COACH THAT. Comparing him to Russell Shepard is a very bad comparison. Jennings is going to be a quarterback - PERIOD.
In summary, it's Spring. I always get excited as do all LSU fans. This year we have much to be excited about. We got a GREAT offensive coordinator in Cam, with a history of developing quarterbacks. We have an experienced senior quarterback with the ability to be great but in need of some help from someone like Cam and some better blocking from his line. Stud is back 100% focused on the line.
Right away I noticed a different attitude from this team in Spring....it started on day one. There seems to be an intensity that we have lacked in prior years. It's very exciting.
I am excited beyond words that we have an early arrival freshman QB with the accuracy, arm strength, lightning fast release, pocket presence, decent speed, and intangibles that Cam can actually work with. I see great potential in Jennings...more than any QB we've recruited in the recent past. The fact that he already has the support of his team mates and coaches is telling. He is 18 years old and the guys supporting him know a good thing when they see it...and it apparently is obvious even at his young age.
Am I making a mountain out of a molehill? - Maybe. I do it almost every spring, but this year feels different, it looks different, our guys are doing the Harlem Shake together and HAVING FUN.
In my opinion the future is very bright at LSU. So far this Spring we look like a team. NOW BACK TO YOUR' IDIOTIC BICKERING!!
This post was edited on 3/22 at 1:36 pm