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ESPN college football analyst Ryan Leaf was on the latest episode of the 'College Football Podcast with Herbie & Pollack,' and praised LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, even comparing him of NFL star Tom Brady. Per 247Sports:
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“Well also, not just his accuracy, but his willingness to throw balls into traffic knowing that he has the faith in those wide receivers – Jefferson, Chase, Moss, all of them being able to catch the football,” he said. “And they do. If you look at all the catches against Oklahoma, a ton of them were contested. Some of them, he just kind of threw up there. He has so much belief in his receivers to make plays, and they do, which builds his completion percentage.”

Leaf went on to offer up a lofty comparison for Burrow, likening his game to that of one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game in New England Patriots star Tom Brady.

“(He) reminds me a ton of Tom Brady,” Leaf said. “And that makes sense, right? Guys who are playing in this day and age for the last 20 years have emulated who the best at the next level has been and that’s been Tom Brady. I mean, he stands in the pocket very confident, doesn’t move a lot, just uses his feet, gets the quickly, accurately and if there’s pressure, he knows where to go with it and I think that’s what makes him so special.”
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adavis50 months
Didn’t Ryan Leaf just say that Clemson would beat LSU by double digits? I mean, with a qb he compares to Tom Brady, LSU shouldn’t lose by double digits.
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SomeLSUguy50 months
I see more of a Steve Young...
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tketaco50 months
Please stop. Let’s win the Championship first and then begin naming him GOAT.
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BlackPot50 months
Let people enjoy things.
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SoulGlo50 months
"Doesn't move a lot?" LAWLZ
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DoubleDown50 months
In that... they’re both white and male? That’s about it.
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pitbull2050 months
It is rather comical the number of people so insecure in their own life that they feel the need to follow a link with Ryan Leaf giving praise to a QB so they can interject how much they dont care what Leaf says, So you wasted all that energy to inform people that you dont know things they dont want to know? Good for you!
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SouthernInsanity50 months
Is Ryan Leaf on some sort of work release program?
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jelester50 months
Love to see him in a Patriot Uniform and not getting beat to death at the Bengals.
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RightWingTiger50 months
Good God man, please not the Patriots, ANYWHERE but the Pats or Falcons.
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KennabraTiger50 months
Burrow is not like Brady
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pitbull2050 months
Care to argue against the points the former College and NFL quarterback made when he made his opinion? It's more likely you would rather just throw an opinion no one besides yourself care about and run off because you have nothing of substance to add. Although we expect this from the "HEY IT TOOK US THE BETTER PART OF 50 YEARS BUT WE ARE RELEVANT AGAIN! Clemson crowd" new money is as new money does.
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KennabraTiger50 months
You’re an angry little man
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KennabraTiger50 months
Also Burrow is better on the run because he’s more athletic. He’s similar to Brady in that he can torch defenses that like to blitz
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Gulf Coast Tiger50 months
I’m glad he didn’t remind him of Ryan Leaf
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Vernonbrew2250 months
Had the same reaction here too. Good call
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MidnightVibe50 months
Way better athlete than Brady
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SlowurRole50 months
He is , but what he does inside the pocket looks a lot like Brady. They both stand tall and have a similar throwing motion and know where to go with the ball
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Nolaughingmatter50 months
It's never a bad thing when you are being compared to one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.
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RightWingTiger50 months
It's funny how every good Black College QB reminds ppl of Vick, Cunningham or Moon & every good White QB reminds them of Brady. Wonder why?
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Hulkklogan50 months
Burrow is much more athletic and mobile than Brady. His game is like Brady + Aaron Rodgers.
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Tommy Patel50 months
Meh, he also pick Clemson to win in double digits.
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NOSTRODAMUS50 months
Then he’s clearly on drugs still
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RightWingTiger50 months
Right? I get it that some ppl believe Clemsons D will slow down Burrow & LSU (I think there very wrong) enough to win the game BUT anyone who believes Clemson will dominate LSU & JB9 & win by 2-3 Scores is clearly derainged or just trying to generate buzz with outrageous & Unbelievable 'HOT TAKES'!!
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Capo50 months
He also picked Bama to whoop us as well
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tirebiter50 months
All well and good, but given Burrow's comments on how much he studied Brees footwork and progressions, etc and the Saints O during the summer I don't think Brady was on his mind.
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themunch50 months
I do not remember much of Brady in college.
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luciouslou50 months
Tony romo
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Celery50 months
Spot on, Ryan Leaf.
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TampaTiger2250 months
Ryan who? That bum is an embarrassment
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CanebreakCajun50 months
You are an arse. That guy hit rock bottom and came back and now gets to tour the country calling college football games. He is the essence of America, the come back.
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brewdrees50 months
Just what we need Ryan Leaf's opinion lol.
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beantown50 months
Well you know what they say....if you can’t play...
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