Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: SI/MMQB on Davis Webb

  1. #1
    True Blue Golden Bear okaydo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Bearilinga, CA
    Posts
    21,692

    SI/MMQB on Davis Webb


  2. #2
    Great article! I also find it interesting that people used to compare Jared to Peyton because of his footwork while Davis idolizes Tom Brady. Here's to hoping these two come to be as vaunted as those two are.

  3. #3
    Good read. Thanks for the link.

  4. #4
    Davis Webb for head coach, 2030.

  5. #5
    True Blue Golden Bear okaydo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Bearilinga, CA
    Posts
    21,692
    Quote Originally Posted by Calcoholic View Post
    Davis Webb for head coach, 2030.
    If Webb were to be hired as Cal head coach in 2030, he'd be 34 years old, the same age Aaron Rodgers will be at the end of this year.

    If Webb was 34 years old, he'd need to have had a lot of years experience going through the coaching ranks.

    If he had a lot of experience as a coach by age 34, then that means he flamed out of the NFL after a few years.

  6. #6
    Everyone's comparing Webb to Goff, but here's another comparison. In every interview Webb talks about being a coach's kid, about the long hours in the film room, about being the best QB on the field. Leading up to the draft, Aaron Rodgers' confidence was seen as arrogance, whereas Webb's confidence is just seen as confidence and good preparation. While we know now that Rodgers has a bit a of a chippy personality, back then I didn't see it, although we probably didn't see as many media interviews leading up to draft as we do now. But it might have been just one guy saying Rodgers seems arrogant, and suddenly that's the label, and everyone thinks he's arrogant.

    Another (less interesting) comparison. After a breakout year, Nate Longshore had an ankle injury that he never fully recovered from in 2007. By 2008 he was no longer "the guy," although he ended up splitting starts with Riley, as Riley didn't quite fulfill the promise he showed in the AF Bowl. Webb's story is a little different as he didn't lose his starting job because he was playing worse, he lost out to a younger QB who was playing as well or a little better. Longshore never got back to his 2006 level of play, although the QB shuffle of 2008 may have contributed to that.
    Last edited by TouchedTheAxeIn82; 03-14-2017 at 01:40 PM.

  7. #7
    the talent on that Texas Tech squad was unreal. Baker Mayfield, Davis Webb and Patrick Mahomes... all at the same time. And the guy at VT too.

    I really liked Webb. Wish we could have gotten 2-3 years out of him instead of 1.

  8. #8

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by TouchedTheAxeIn82 View Post
    Everyone's comparing Webb to Goff, but here's another comparison. In every interview Webb talks about being a coach's kid, about the long hours in the film room, about being the best QB on the field. Leading up to the draft, Aaron Rodgers' confidence was seen as arrogance, whereas Webb's confidence is just seen as confidence and good preparation. While we know now that Rodgers has a bit a of a chippy personality, back then I didn't see it, although we probably didn't see as many media interviews leading up to draft as we do now. But it might have been just one guy saying Rodgers seems arrogant, and suddenly that's the label, and everyone thinks he's arrogant.

    Another (less interesting) comparison. After a breakout year, Nate Longshore had an ankle injury that he never fully recovered from in 2007. By 2008 he was no longer "the guy," although he ended up splitting starts with Riley, as Riley didn't quite fulfill the promise he showed in the AF Bowl. Webb's story is a little different as he didn't lose his starting job because he was playing worse, he lost out to a younger QB who was playing as well or a little better. Longshore never got back to his 2006 level of play, although the QB shuffle of 2008 may have contributed to that.
    Longshore's injuries contributed to his poor performance in 2008, but the reason both QBs struggled in 2008 relative to 2006/2007 was they no longer had Jackson, Hawkins and Jordan to throw to.




Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •