Be forewarned; there is nothing substantial in this post.
Last night I was at the Jug at about 10:30, ordering a couple beers from the bar. I looked over and noticed none other than Robert "Little Man Tate" Forcier waiting patiently for a carryout food order. Now, I'd normally be 100% sure it was him but since there was a 21+ admittance rule at the time, I'm only 99% sure. If anyone can confirm that as of yesterday Forcier was rocking a chinstrap and often wears a Phillies cap, then I'm back to 100% sure it was him. Just to be clear, he was not drinking--simply minding his own business and waiting patiently as the kitchen prepared his food. I fully expected him to come up to me and tell me that he doesn't get nervous, but alas, he never did (/sarcasm).
Anyway, since it's the cool thing to do, I decided I'd size him up and post about my opinion on MGB. First off, I'm jumping on the 194-lb.-Forcier-is-a-farce bandwagon; I think the kid is still about 10-15 lb. shy of reaching his spring roster weight. On the other hand, he was actually a bit taller than I expected him to be. I'm about 6'2" and from ~15 feet away he looked to be a very comparable height. However, with his lack of bulk I quickly concluded that Denard will start 13 games this fall (/more sarcasm).
I started thinking about the only other quarterback I've seen up close (and had a couple beers with, nice guy, IMO) at the Jug: John Navarre and how he was a moose (6'6", 228lb. according to 2003 roster). If I recall , the typical meme several years ago (if I'm using that term correctly) was that a QB had to be at least 6'3" or 6'4" to be able to see over the line, throw balls that couldn't get batted, etc. I started wondering, is college and professional football moving away from the mindset of this height being requisite, or is this simply a spread offense tradeoff? Certain pro-style guys like Chad Henne, Matthew Stafford, Jeff Garcia are all 6'2" or shorter, and all of RR's key spread QBs are 6'1" or shorter (Forcier, Robinson, White).
Just wondering if anyone else has noticed a trend like this, or am I just focused too much on the spread O right now?