Written by Eric Stoner on May 22, 2012
Before I dig too far into my thoughts on Blaine Gabbert, I’d like to expound on what I look for when evaluating quarterbacks. This is not a unique criteria applied solely to Gabbert – these are the same traits I look at in every quarterback I study.
First, we all know that television broadcast angles make it incredibly difficult to see all route combinations and coverages in their entirety – in effect, we cannot see things as the quarterback is seeing them. As such, I try to make my focus on things that I can see on every play. The following list is in a general but not steadfast order. Understand that all quarterbacks have overlapping strengths and weaknesses and that no two quarterbacks are the same. Instead of looking at these traits in a zero-sum “has it or doesn’t have it” mentality, think of it like a scale or spectrum, (read more…)