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My critique of Kellen Moore @ Dallas Cowboys SB Nation site

I made two comments

Comment 1:

I gotta go Kellen Moore as well. I'm a 5th generation Texan who currently resides in Boise and I go to the games up here.

I don’t know how things will turn out honestly. Here’s the bad…

- He can throw a deep ball as far as anyone else but he has to wind up for it whereas Drew Brees, for example, can just snap it out there. There’s a big difference in release time and how much telegraphing the safety gets.

- I’m not sure he can put enough zip on the ball to throw the 10 yard out pattern, a staple of many timing based passing attacks, before NFL CB’s can cut in front and pick it. That’s not to say he has no zip at all but I suspect it fades fast the further away from him his target is.

Here’s the good…

- Looks his receivers open. This characteristic could help mitigate a lack of elite zip on the ball. One of our defensive backs once said he saw Kellen Moore look the entire defense off to his left and then throw to a wide open WR on the right…while still looking the safety on the left IN THE EYES. That’s sick, I don’t care who you are.

- Ridiculously deep understanding of how defenses work, can process information wicked fast (both presnap and during play), QB coach level understanding leads to higher gains from film study than most, crunches film like Peyton, genuine love for all aspects of the game, most prepared player on the field…all the time…bar none

- Impervious to pressure, maintains calm in the huddle regardless of circumstances, transmits this calm to rest of team. This has been stated multiple times by several teammates.

- Humble nature, high character, quiet homebody who won’t get in trouble, deflects praise to teammates, deflects criticism from teammates, team oriented outlook.

Maybe I’m biased some but I gotta say, I have been complimented multiple times on my objectivity and ability to critique my own favorite teams, and I’m telling you guys this dude looks like the second coming of Joe Montana. Joe was taller but he too was known to have a ‘weak’ arm. Time will tell, I think the arm strength factor is the biggest make or break on Moore but he has got everything else in spades.

Comment 2:

For those who like stats, here's a recent comment I made contrasting BSU's Kellen Moore to Oregon's Darron Thomas

Darron Thomas might become UDFA, he’s that bad. I think I already mentioned this to you in a later comment Rena but wanted to post here as well.

Seriously folks, if you’re interested in DT you need to take a hard look at Oregon highlights on youtube or something. Now check this out; Oregon, while utilizing Chip Kelley’s Blurball offense has NEVER beaten a top tier run defense losing twice to Boise St. and once to tOSU, Auburn, and LSU.

Here’s why: That offense is conducive to ‘athletic’ dual-threat QB’s who can run….these athletes can normally run better than they can throw. The entire offense is predicated on the threat of the run, sucking the defense twds the LoS, then running playaction and allowing the QB to roll out and hit a fairly wide open WR streaking across or down the field.

Now watch some highlights of Oregon getting beat. What you will notice is that while they can use the run to open up the pass, they cannot use the pass to open up the run. This is because DT is not accurate or able to read a defense well enough to pinpoint strikes, he can just wing it to relatively open, single covered guys. When a D can ctrl Oregon’s run game with the front seven and leave the back 4 or more to defend the pass properly, Oregon doesn’t just slow down, they completely farging implode.

Now, compare DT’s above posted stats to this mystery QB (an * = Known School Record, a ** = Known NCAA Record)…

……………………….Darron Thomas……………………….QB X
2011 Comps:……………211………………………………….326
2011 Attempts:…………339…………………………………..439
2011 Cmp :……………..62.2…………………………………74.3% *
……………………….Darron Thomas………………………QB X
2011 Pass YDS:……..2, 761……………………………..3,800
2011 TD’s:……………..33 *…………………………………43 *
2011 Int’s:………………07…………………………………..09
2011 QB Rating:……..158.7……………………………..169.15
……………………….Darron Thomas……………………….QB X
Career Comps:…………449………………………………..1,157
Career Attempts:………733………………………………..1,658
Career Cmp :…………..61.26………………………………69.78%
………………………..Darron Thomas……………………….QB X
Career Pass Yds:……..5,910…………………………….14,667 *
Career TD’s:……………..66 *………………………………142 *
Career INT’s:…………….17…………………………………28
Career QB Rating:……150.1……………………………..169.15
………………………..Darron Thomas……………………….QB X
Career Record:……………23-3………………………………50-3 **

QB X is Boise State’s Kellen Moore. He gets knocked for his competition but I’d argue that A) Thomas’s competition was not substantially better in all actuality. Washington St. may rank much higher than Wyoming but both should be beaten equally as bad. Oregon didn’t carry the OOC strength that BSU did either. B) Moore’s stats either stayed relatively even or IMPROVED against his toughest competition…competition that included Oregon, VT, and Georgia all of them eventual conference champions those years.

Someone is likely to draft DT but it will be a mistake imo. Moore ran a much more pro-set type offense and has a far better pro skillset imo.

So, what do you all think...in all seriousness

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