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Should the Browns go for Russell Wilson?

Discussion in 'Browns Talk' started by nsakhil, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. nsakhil

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    Re: Browns to go for Russell Wilson?

    No.......He's a younger Seneca Wallace. Late round?UDFA flier would be okay.
     
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    Re: Browns to go for Russell Wilson?

    I think Colt is short for a QB...this guy is 3" shorter.
     
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    Re: Browns to go for Russell Wilson?

    wanna draft him and turn into a RB then yeah but to be a QB no
     
  5. nsakhil

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    Re: Browns to go for Russell Wilson?

    he shows a lot of promise though, i believe we can atleast give him a chance, we cant just assume he will be like Seneca, and why would we need a running back if we are getting Trent?
     
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    Re: Browns to go for Russell Wilson?

    sorry, i misread it, he measured to be around 6'0
     
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    Re: Browns to go for Russell Wilson?

    We have Russell Wilson. His name is Seneca Wallace.
     
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    Re: Browns to go for Russell Wilson?

    You guys just don't want him because he's black.

















    :chuckles:
     
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    Re: Browns to go for Russell Wilson?

    Misleading thread title. Don't do that again.

    Sincerely, RCF
     
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    Re: Browns to go for Russell Wilson?

    I'm not sure if you're serious or not so I'm gonna pretend I never read this comment or even opened this thread.
     
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    the nfl scout page says pos 2: RB/ATH
     
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    Re: Browns to go for Russell Wilson?

    Tom Oates: Russell Wilson's height a big issue for scouts

    By all accounts, Russell Wilson had a strong showing at the NFL draft combine.

    The former University of Wisconsin quarterback impressed scouts on the field and off. He ran fast, threw accurately and showed NFL-caliber arm strength. He put his personality, dedication and football intelligence on display.

    When it was over, though, Wilson hadn't really changed his NFL profile. Scouts see him today much the same way they did after his one spectacular season at UW.

    Their widely held view? He's got everything you want in a starting NFL quarterback except height.

    UW listed Wilson at 6-foot, but when he was measured at the combine, the truth came out. Wilson was 5-10⅝ without shoes.

    The NFL is a cruel world and the cold, hard facts for Wilson are that many teams will dismiss him based on that number alone and many others will consider him a career backup. I'm not saying that's right or that Wilson won't someday prove everyone wrong, but I am saying that's the way the NFL scouts and coaches think.

    Wilson has pointed out — correctly — that he is an extraordinary playmaker. Due to his stature, however, NFL types will doubt whether he can consistently make plays from the pocket.

    Even in an era where a quarterback's mobility is growing in importance, no team is willing to use a high draft pick on or entrust their future to a quarterback if they don't think he can operate successfully in the pocket. Instead, they wonder whether he can see over a wall of linemen enough to read defenses.

    Of course, no one has to sell Wilson's virtues to anyone around here. He was a great player and leader at UW even though he didn't see the playbook until July. But just as Wilson can't change his stature, he is unlikely to change the minds of NFL scouts and coaches between now and the draft.

    Don't misunderstand that, there's room for Wilson in the league. Seneca Wallace, who stands 5-11, has been a quality NFL backup for seven seasons and Wilson has better skills than he does. Some think Wilson could be an ideal backup for a long time. His quick release and over-the-top motion should help to overcome his height deficiencies and his athleticism would be a change of pace for defenses.

    Unfortunately for Wilson, finding a team that considers him a potential starter won't be easy. Most scouts and coaches believe 6-2 is the minimum magic number for a quarterback in the modern NFL offense.

    Of course, there are exceptions — think Drew Brees — but for the most part the NFL wants tall quarterbacks who can stand in the pocket, survey defenses and fire rockets all over the field. A running component is preferred, but it's not necessary. That makes it hard for shorter quarterbacks to succeed.

    Doug Flutie, who was 5-9, played for a long time but completed less than 55 percent of his passes and bounced around to four teams. To find regular playing time, he had to go to the Canadian Football League in mid-career.

    Wilson's idol is Brees, which makes sense. Brees was one of four NFL quarterback starters under 6-2 last season and was the only one who played on a winning team.

    When Brees was at the combine in 2001, he measured 5-11⅞. He asked for a repeat measurement and it was a shade over 6-0. However, Brees is a rarity in the NFL, a quarterback with charisma, intelligence, instincts, nimble feet, arm strength and a lightning-quick release.

    Wilson has many of the same traits, but even Brees was heavily doubted coming out of Purdue. Concerns over his height and arm strength caused him to drop to the second round in the draft. Even though he had played well in San Diego, the Chargers allowed him to leave in free agency. He didn't become elite until he got to New Orleans and found an offense that fit his abilities.

    Finding a good fit is everything for a shorter quarterback. NFL types believe such quarterbacks need special systems and the right kind of players around them whereas taller quarterbacks can make up for personnel deficiencies.

    And if a team does tailor its offense to a shorter, more mobile quarterback, what happens if he is injured and the backup is a stay-at-home pocket passer? Does the team have to change the offense in mid-stream?

    Since most NFL coaches are neither risk-takers nor out-of-the-box thinkers, they are reluctant to commit to a quarterback who doesn't fit their system. So even if Wilson has the talent to play at a winning NFL level, he still must convince someone he can thrive in their system.

    Wilson will get his chance to start in the NFL, it just won't come right away. He will probably be a mid- to late-round draft pick and settle into a backup role. At some point, the starter will falter or get hurt and Wilson will be thrown into the mix. Only then will we know if his height is worthy of all the discussion it is generating now.


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    I would rather have Jamarcus Russell then this turd.
     
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    That guy has no height. :chuckles:
     
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    Nice try, Russell Wilson.
     
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    Dude's so accurate though. What a waste of talent, if only the guy was 6'2". :chuckles:
     
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    5'9...pshhh....fucking midget.
















































    What a pussy...being 5'9...right guys?



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    I wouldn't know......I'm 6'4", maybe I should throw my name into the draft. Haven't thrown a football in years, but I am ideal size for a QB:rolleyes:
     

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