Post by paytonisgod on Dec 19, 2018 1:12:39 GMT -5
I thought putting Trubisky in there was a little eye rolly but then I looked at the rest of the teams in the NFC and their QBs and realized that's actually kind of accurate. Only Russell Wilson should really be before him.
I was really hoping Hicks would make it and he did. Trubs made it as an alternate. Pretty cool.
thats how Cutler got his pro bowl in Denver. its a start.
hicks mack and Jackson and Cohen all very deserving good for them
+1 Ric. Cutler had talent when he came into the league but he was not teachable. He had the raw physical talent to make all of the NFL throws and a strong arm, but he lacked the mental capacity that is required to transform the raw talent into a finished work-product of being a great franchise quarterback.
I absolutely love watching Trubisky and Mahomes being taught their craft by Nagy and Reid. Trubs is always listening to Nagy... he trots over there and we see them interacting after series, before series - even before going on the field to start games. Mahomes is the same way. Watch him come off the field and make a bee-line straight to Andy Reid and they are going over the video on a tablet immediately after a series ends. This "teachable" gene was missing in Jay Cutler. And we've talked about it many times here Ric, about how NFL players HAVE to be committed to the grind of learning their craft at the NFL level. It takes extreme dedication and hard work. Many college QBs come to the NFL and they simply will not do that work. Or, they are willing to do the work but do not have the raw physical talent to be great. Obviously, you gotta have both. I believe Trubisky (and Mahomes) display both. At least at this early juncture of their careers.
It boils down to having this talent, and also having the coaching, and also having the supporting talent level to succeed. If any one of those components is lacking, then greatness does not happen. And if the supporting talent around them lessens then the performance lessens also. To sustain a high level of QB performance, the QB must have (always) a certain floor-level of supporting talent.