Let’s take a break for Piolipalooza for a moment and talk quarterbacks. Here’s the deal; I think Sam Bradford is grossly overrated and I am not at all convinced that Matt Stafford is going to be anything special either. The quarterback I like? Jason Whitlock’s Jeff-George-in-training Nate Davis? No. USC’s Mark Sanchez.
There’s just something about that kid. I get the same feeling about Sanchez as I did about Matt Ryan. It’s not just that I think he has the most potential, as all the athletic gifts are there. It’s his personality. I can see him going in there and commanding respect from the other 10 players in the huddle. I can see him leading late-game drives. He has poise and fire that I just don’t see from any of the other top college QB prospects out there right now. I also think playing in L.A. at USC prepares him for almost anything he could encounter in the NFL. Lots of media, even more pressure.
The problem is that with just over 24 hours to go, Sanchez is still undecided. Here’s hoping that he throws his name in. This is a guy I definitely, definitely have interest in. I think we could orchestrate a trade and get him a little later than Bradford and Stafford as well, maybe in the teens. But I could also see him rising as well.
On to some non-football notes on Sanchez. I also think Bradford and Stafford are every bit as goofy as Jay Cutler and Phillip Rivers. It would be nice to have someone who’s kind of suave back there, someone who you’re not embarrassed to sport their jersey. I’d rock the Sanchez. You wouldn’t catch me dead in a Croyle or Huard jersey. I mean, from Broadway Joe to Joe Cool to Tom Brady, aren’t quarterback’s supposed to be cool? Plus, it would be awesome to say we hit the Broncos with the Dirty Sanchez, wouldn’t it? All of this has nothing to do with me liking him, it’s just a little bit of extra sauce slapped on the slab of ribs.
We should know in the next 36 or so whether he is in or out.
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