Here’s why I say, “Don’t Draft Another QB like Pat White“: and believe me,
I am well aware of the strong feeling out there defending the guy – but frankly, he was a wrong fit for the Dolphins Offense. Miami is not using a Run & Gun or a West Coast Offense and besides, the kid is just too small.
Now, I know that most of our Phinphanatic.com readers are above-average in intelligence and understand logical points on who should be drafted and why certain schemes make sense. Nevertheless, there seems to be a “never say die” crowd on this Pat White issue. Look, he failed. Couldn’t cut it. Did not match up. Was found wanting. And he quit. Yep, he quit.
Now, it’s not necessary for me to be a comparable athlete in order to state the facts about this Professional Athlete. By agreeing and taking the money and the gig, he is therefore part of the NFL and becomes a sort-of public property. And you know what I mean.
So if I’m a Scout or Jeff Ireland now, my plan is (you guessed it), “Don’t Draft Another QB like Pat White” because obviously that did not work. In other words, you find a poised quarterback who is taller and works well in the pocket with a strong arm and constitution who is capable or already is, beefier and able to stand-in and take a hit. And from there you go forward on questions like, “can he read defenses” and “does he throw with accuracy and touch as well as power”. Now, do you agree or not?