- Apr 28, 2014
Okay so I don't think we should send out like a **** load of non-committable offers or anything to players at every position. But I absolutely believe in casting a wide net, especially at such an important position like QB. Secondly, everyone here acting like there's no such thing as non-commitable offers are so full of ****. Everyone knows for a fucking fact teams offer guys all the time and they are not committable at that moment. This is simple imo. With MJjr as our top priority, we reserve the spot for him up until a certain date. At that date, if he had not committed, its open season. again, its not like we're choosing between Brady and Tyrod Taylor. This is like Picking Brady with Peyton Manning as the backup option...(to use your analogy). And put yourself in the shoes of that QB; Whats better, getting a non commitable offer that sets an outline of what exactly they want from you (grades up, come to paradise camp, etc, etc) before they'll accept your commitment, or just barely recruiting you without showing ANY tangible evidence that an offer may soon be on the way? I know which I'd choose.Legit question - what is an offer in your opinion?
I think "offers" at other positions are different than QB. We can take multiple players at skill positions, but we're only taking one QB this time. If we take 3 Oline for example, and we have 7 offers out - target 2, 3 & 6 commit. We can still make room for #1 if he wants in.
If #3 on our QB board has an "offer," & wants to commit, do we accept? Because I feel like our coaches have their sight set for #1 until he decides. Will move from there. Extending meaningless offers just doesn't make sense to me if you're not willing to accept their commit.
So in your opinion, what is an offer? If a recruit tries to commit with an "offer", but you say no we want you to do x, y, z before we accept. Okay, but school a, b, c want me to commit now.
I get you're argument to extend your board, just feel QB board is a bit different. If the available players & your board is Brady, Tannehill, Tyrod Taylor, & Rivers. You don't accept a commit from any of them until you hear from Brady. If he's your #1 guy, & you're only taking 1 QB then you're gonna have to wait.
Personally I view Taisun as a better player than MJjr, at least as a passer. And him being ranked the #1 DTQB by 247, is really good evidence that he really is a TOP Qb recruit in this class, or you can read the breakdowns of both qbs on here. That is why I've been saying I want us to offer him - I think he's better. I think MJjr has more potential strictly due to the fact he's probably the most athletically gifted QB in this entire class....but will he ever reach that potential HERE? idk. I'd honestly be happy with either.
Now, am I saying not to prioritize MJjr because I think Taisun is better? No. I'm saying I want us to continue recruiting the rest of the top DT QBs this cycle, because ultimately I don't have faith in a qb 3k miles away committing and signing with us. People like to point out that we have sent out a few more QB offers out, but we have 5 total Qb offers sent out right now, and 3 are to QBs already committed. And only 2 of them are guys that IMO truly fit what we are trying to do offensively. So sending out an offer to Mertz who is a pro style QB (with good mobility no question) that is already committed, I'm just not seeing the point. Whereas there are a bunch of TOP DTQBs that we could be recruiting as backup plans to MJjr. Right now we are basically just recruiting MJjr and not really having any backup option, and thats what I don't lie.
At the end of the day MJjr is a qb 3k miles away with a dad on a P5 coaching staff. I think everyone can admit that we would rarely even have a chance with a kid in this situation. Like could you imagine if Ron Dugans had a son who was a top DT QB, and was our top QB target, but he chose Cal over us? How insane would that be? That's exactly what is happening here. So for me I want us to keep our options open.