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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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I’m glad he didn’t remind him of Ryan Leaf
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Had the same reaction here too. Good call
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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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It's never a bad thing when you are being compared to one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.
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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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Burrow is much more athletic and mobile than Brady. His game is like Brady + Aaron Rodgers.
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Except Joe Burrow can complete passes of more than 15 yards...
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Meh, he also pick Clemson to win in double digits.
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Then he’s clearly on drugs still
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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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He also picked Bama to whoop us as well
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I do not remember much of Brady in college.
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Love to see him in a Patriot Uniform and not getting beat to death at the Bengals.
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Good God man, please not the Patriots, ANYWHERE but the Pats or Falcons.
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Way better athlete than Brady
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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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Tony romo
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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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"Doesn't move a lot?" LAWLZ
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Is Ryan Leaf on some sort of work release program?
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Spot on, Ryan Leaf.
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Just what we need Ryan Leaf's opinion lol.
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Well you know what they say....if you can’t play...
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I hope he talking about old Tom Brady because the new Tom Brady sucks!
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You mean young Tom Brady because the old Tom Brady sucks.
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Joe knows that just because it’s a 1 on 1 where the defender is close to the receiver..it doesn’t mean the receiver isn’t “open”...mostly because the defender won’t see the ball until after it’s already caught. Joe has made a ton of those throws..and hopefully Myles is paying attention.
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He be right!!
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I see more of a Steve Young...
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Please stop. Let’s win the Championship first and then begin naming him GOAT.
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Let people enjoy things.
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