A big heads-up to the MGoBoard on this, as in just about 10 minutes or so, the Jags take the field vs. Da Bears in NFL pre-season football. While I have no idea how much we'll see Denard Robinson and Chad Henne tonight in this exhibition tilt, it should be fun to watch those shoelaces flopping down the turf as Denard shows his stuff.
Last I checked, too, Chad has the nod at present as starting QB for Jacksonville ahead of the rookie Blake Bortles. I'd love to see both Denard and Chad have big games tonight to solidify their respective positions on a Jag team that really isn't picked to be anything better than mediocre this coming season.
Here is a link to the Jacksonville Jaguars' video report on yesterday's training camp. At 2:10, watch for a preview of the Henne-to-Robinson connection we keep waiting for: http://www.jaguars.com/media-gallery/videos/Inside-the-Jaguars-2014-Trai...
An ARTICLE at nfl.com analyzes which schools have produced the most quarterback talent for the NFL over the past 25 years. Michigan comes out tops in the B1G, finishing second only to USC. The methodology is not fully clear, but the evaluation
took into account their history of producing NFL quarterbacks over the past 25 years, the quality of signal-callers they've produced, the offense they typically run and even took a look into future a little bit to see what kind of pipeline there is for the school.
Second place in the country (really world ... really, space!) is a testament to the pedigree of the program. Granted, the article rightly notes that Tom Brady has skewed things a bit in Michigan's favor, but the rest of the list is pretty good too.
The paragraph on Michigan states:
Thanks mostly to Brady, the Wolverines might have one of the better hit rates on sending QBs to the NFL in recent years. All seven quarterbacks drafted in the past 25 years started at least one game in the NFL and four of them have thrown for more than 10,000 yards as a pro. While it's unclear if head coach Brady Hoke will keep his job much longer, it's doubtful Michigan moves away from a pro-style offense after the failed Rich Rodriguez experiment. With a big brand name and the ability to get signal-callers from any part of the country, this is one area where Michigan wins a head-to-head with its rival, Ohio State.
So pay attention QB recruiting prospects. Here you can play school and play ball. And we promise never to saddle you with the likes of Lane Kiffin.
I'm not sure if this has been discussed before (and obviously please delete this thread if it has), but why does Chad Henne struggle so much in the NFL?
I just came across an article at Jaguars' blog Big Cat Country that ripped on him, talking about how easy it will be for Blake Bortles' to beat him out of the starting job:
The best case for Bortles' rookie season is for him to firmly establish himself as the starter over Henne in the preseason. It won't be hard to do.
I've been reading stuff like this for a long time now. People just rip him to shreds.
I mean, we know what he did here, but since he's been in the NFL everybody hates the guy's guts. Case in point, via Jaguars blog Big Cat Country:
Why do people act like Miami Dolphins Chad Henne never existed? He’s never been anything but below mediocre in the NFL. Even with talent.
I always thought Henne had the potential to be a franchise QB in the NFL. Can anyone who follows the NFL closely weigh in on this?
The Jaguars just beat the Browns at Cleveland to make it 3 of the last 4. Henne had a solid day with 195 yards and 2 TDs (1 int). He also lead the Jags down the field with a 3:15 drive that ended in the game winning TD pass with 40 seconds left.
I'm happy for Chad Henne and hopefully he can keep the solid play going and earn the starting QB spot for next year.