RG3 is wise AND awesome

Not only is RG3 the Heisman winner, someone who took Baylor football (of all things) to great heights, and a remarkable athlete, but he is very wise.  He’s moved his pro day so that he can better prepare for both the combine and his rescheduled pro day.  Plus, he’s going to wait to throw in front of scouts.  Why?

Because he knows that his mechanics are going to be picked apart faster anything Peyton Manning or Jim Irsay are saying right now.  He’s seen what happens to quarterbacks that are deemed to have poor mechanics.  Not only that, but he knows that his image is gold right now and he needs to keep it that way.  Sure, people have passed judgment on his abilities, but that does not mean that he is a pariah, yet.

So, waiting to throw allows him space to not be judged until after he has put up good other numbers at the combine AND he’s had time to work on his mechanics.

So, he’s shifting the story from, “This kid’s mechanics are weird” to “This kid has worked hard on this–this could work.”  In doing so, he is making himself practically invincible.  Everything he does and everything he says has been calculated to make sure that he is ready for the NFL and his image is ready for the scrutiny that the NFL brings.  If he hadn’t done so, he would have fallen into the trap Tim Tebow did–trying to prove to the world that he can do it.  He doesn’t need to do that.  He just needs to get in the league and play football.

So, with all of that said, this dude is smart.  I don’t know if he’ll be a superstar, but I know that he will be a great player and well-respected because he’s got it together.  It’s impressive, really.

Comments

  1. Ava Gibbons says:

    Sure he’s got smarts and talent. But when I saw him interviewed on CBS I could not get past his conceit and love of himself. He’s too cocky and overconfident (only my opinion as a fan). I just don’t think his personality fits with the Colts organization (where he has mentioned he’d like to go). I feel he might be more about his personal achievements, rather than the entire team. Just a feeling I get after watching more interviews. I’d also be leary of his previous leg injury (2009) that put him out of commission for the rest of the season. Could be a potential problem when he gets into NFL play. He’s a good size at 6’2″, but I’d prefer Luck at 6’5″. I like the way Luck conducts himself with careful answers to trick questions. There is no visable arrogance about him. He’s all teamwork.

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