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Colin Klein

Posted: 12/7/2012 8:19 AM

Colin Klein 


Why isn't he getting more love? Most drafts seem to have him going 5th or later. Vs BCS teams with a winning record he had 25 TDs to 6 Ints

-He's got NFL QB size
-He's got above average NFL QB athletic ability
-He's got a strong arm
-He's fast for a NFL QB
-Inside 20 yards he's pretty accurate
-He makes NFL caliber throws

He struggles throwing deep patterns but so did and still does Andrew Luck. He's a gamer with at the very worst above average talent and produces vs the best teams he plays

Last edited 12/7/2012 8:30 AM by SOBOdawg

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Posted: 12/7/2012 8:29 AM

Re: Colin Klien 


Because he's a TE at the next level.

He's simply not a NFL-caliber passer.

Can't stop talking football: Browns, NFL, college, even some high school @brentsobleski
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Posted: 12/7/2012 8:35 AM

Re: Colin Klien 



I highly highly doubt it. Worse passers are currently playing QB in Tebow, Jerrod Johnson, Denis Dixon, Matt Leinart, Terrell Pryor etc


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Because he's a TE at the next level.
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Posted: 12/7/2012 9:38 AM

Re: Colin Klien 



Kent34 wrote:
I highly highly doubt it. Worse passers are currently PRACTICING BUT NO PLAYING IN GAMES AT ALL AND WILL ONLY PLAY IF/WHEN THEIR TEAM'S GAMES ARE NO LONGER RELEVANT AND THERE'S SIMPLY NO OTHER PLAYER TO PUT IT, INCLUDING Tebow, Jerrod Johnson, Denis Dixon, Matt Leinart, Terrell Pryor etc


Fixed it for you.
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Posted: 12/7/2012 9:53 AM

Re: Colin Klein 


What Phipps said.

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Posted: 12/7/2012 11:07 AM

Re: Colin Klein 


Klein has zero chance to be a QB at the next level. Unless that level is in Canada.

"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination." - Andrew Lang

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Posted: 12/7/2012 4:14 PM

Re: Colin Klien 


They are QBs at this level are they not?

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Kent34 wrote:
I highly highly doubt it. Worse passers are currently PRACTICING BUT NO PLAYING IN GAMES AT ALL AND WILL ONLY PLAY IF/WHEN THEIR TEAM'S GAMES ARE NO LONGER RELEVANT AND THERE'S SIMPLY NO OTHER PLAYER TO PUT IT, INCLUDING Tebow, Jerrod Johnson, Denis Dixon, Matt Leinart, Terrell Pryor etc


Fixed it for you.

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Posted: 12/7/2012 4:14 PM

Re: Colin Klein 


Ill believe it when i see it

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Klein has zero chance to be a QB at the next level. Unless that level is in Canada.

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Posted: 12/7/2012 4:26 PM

Re: Colin Klein 


You're probably right. He likely won't make it as a QB in Canada either.

"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination." - Andrew Lang

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Posted: 12/7/2012 4:49 PM

Re: Colin Klein 


He is a poor man's Tim Tebow and Tim Tebow is a terrible NFL QB
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Posted: 12/7/2012 4:53 PM

Re: Colin Klein 



marktroy wrote: You're probably right. He likely won't make it as a QB in Canada either.
The throw the ball a LOT up there.

It's like the Big 12 North.....wait a sec.  eek

Can't stop talking football: Browns, NFL, college, even some high school @brentsobleski
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Posted: 12/7/2012 6:08 PM

RE: Colin Klein 


If he's playing in a spread-style option attack, I think he'd be really good in the NFL.

In a pro style set, not so much.
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Posted: 12/7/2012 6:58 PM

Re: Colin Klien 



Kent34 wrote: They are QBs at this level are they not?

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Kent34 wrote:
I highly highly doubt it. Worse passers are currently PRACTICING BUT NO PLAYING IN GAMES AT ALL AND WILL ONLY PLAY IF/WHEN THEIR TEAM'S GAMES ARE NO LONGER RELEVANT AND THERE'S SIMPLY NO OTHER PLAYER TO PUT IT, INCLUDING Tebow, Jerrod Johnson, Denis Dixon, Matt Leinart, Terrell Pryor etc


Fixed it for you.

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Sorta. Jerrod Johnson was a backup for the Arizona Rattlers, was briefly a warm body for the Steelers and is now playing in Sacramento, where he backed up Josh Johnson before Josh got hurt. You're reading this correctly. You're example, Jerrod Johnson, literally can't start for teams in the UFL, but yeah, he's playing in the NFL.

Terrell Pryor still hasn't taken a snap in pro ball, has he? He's so irrelevant I honestly don't know.

Dennis Dixon is on the Ravens practice squad. Doesn't suit up for games, but, again, I guess he plays in the NFL, if your definition of playing is standing on the sidelines in sweats week after week. This is the part where you remind us that Dennis has 1 career passing touchdown in the NFL, thus making him identifiable as "playing in the NFL"

I would respond to Matt Leinart, but I've honestly not had anything to drink tonight (yet) so I can't quite figure out how he fits into this group of players.

Tim Tebow is the best of them all. We're talking about a guy who won 6 straight games, beat the Steelers in the playoffs. Amazing momentum going into the offseason. Just think about that. This league is starving for quarterbacks. Owners are starving for marketable players. Throw all that together and what happened to Tim this past off-season? He had two teams show interest in him as a backup. The Jets and Jaguars. He'll be cut by the Jets in February and will likely be out of the league at that point.

I guess the main point is: Your definition of "playing in the NFL" is vastly different from my definition. My definition? A guy plays in the NFL when he actually plays.
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Posted: 12/7/2012 7:24 PM

Re: Colin Klein 



Kent34 wrote: Why isn't he getting more love? Most drafts seem to have him going 5th or later. Vs BCS teams with a winning record he had 25 TDs to 6 Ints

-He's got NFL QB size
-He's got above average NFL QB athletic ability
-He's got a strong arm
-He's fast for a NFL QB
-Inside 20 yards he's pretty accurate
-He makes NFL caliber throws

He struggles throwing deep patterns but so did and still does Andrew Luck. He's a gamer with at the very worst above average talent and produces vs the best teams he plays
Not to be a jerk, but any comparison in passing between Klien and Luck should result in a suspension from posting privleges.  Those two should never be placed in the same breath when discussing passing of the football.
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Posted: 12/9/2012 10:40 AM

Re: Colin Klein 


Gotta admit that I do like the idea of drafting Klein in like the 7th round to develop as a TE, and maybe even get creative with short yardage QB situation (the Klein-dozer).

http://media.caller.com/media/img/photos/2012/09/18/0918_KSU_t607.jpg

Can't stop talking football: Browns, NFL, college, even some high school @brentsobleski
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Posted: 12/9/2012 11:34 AM

Re: Colin Klein 


You can't measure heart but it sure looks like he has it.  If he interviews well and is amenable to a position shift someone will get a football player.  I could see the Patriots taking him as a developmental guy who could provide versatility.
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Posted: 12/9/2012 9:55 PM

RE: Colin Klein 


Tim Tebow 2.0.

The guy is a hell of a football player, but he throws an ugly football.

All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure. - Mark Twain.

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Posted: 12/10/2012 9:24 AM

Re: Colin Klein 


Schefter: "One evaluator said Klein was a cross between former Jaguars first-round pick Matt Jones and former Broncos first-round pick Tim Tebow, each of whom has struggled to find a home at the NFL level."

Also, Schefter tweeted yesterday that Klein's unlikely to receive a Senior Bowl invite. The Shrine Game still needs to add two more QBs -- maybe he'll get one of those spots.
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