PLZ Stop the "Tate is too short"

Submitted by BleedingBlue on January 4th, 2010 at 10:22 AM

I think about 60% of people are on board with Tate, but the haters best argument is that he is short. I think we can put this argument to rest. I'm not saying Tate will be as good as Drew Brees (though that would be nice), I'm saying being 6'1" or 6' tall doesn't preclude a QB from being successful.

Drew Brees had a pretty decent college career ("left Purdue with Big Ten Conference records in passing yards (11,792), touchdown passes (90), total offensive yards (12,693), completions (1,026), and attempts (1,678). He led the Boilermakers to the 2001 Rose Bowl, Purdue's first appearance there since 1967. Brees was a finalist for the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's best quarterback in 19c9. He won the Maxwell Award as the nation's outstanding player of 2000 and won the NCAA's Today's Top VIII Award as a member of the Class of 2001. Brees was also fourth in Heisman Trophy voting in 1999 and 3rd in 2000.") and is doing ok in the NFL if you haven't noticed. And check out his whopper stats his freshman year when he was a backup to Billy Dicken (who?):

Year Att. Comp. Int. Yds. TD Pct.
1997 43 19 1 232 0 0.442
1998 569 361 20 3983 39 0.634
1999 554 337 12 3909 25 0.608
2000 512 309 12 3668 26 0.604
Totals 1,678 1,026 45 11,792 90 1

Sources:
http://www.purduesports.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/brees_drew00.html
http://www.qbforce.com/NEW2009/TATE/tates-home.html

Comments

DoctorSherwin

January 4th, 2010 at 11:39 PM ^

He could just "fall forward" from the line of scrimmage....that would be 2.0 yards. He doesn't even have to run.... just fall.... that would be 2.0 yards. That is his average per rush.

Even big, tall, pocket passers like Tom Brady average more than 2.0 yards per rush. Averaging 2.0 yards per rush in a running quarterback driven offense is just horrible! Horrible!

Combine that with his weak arm, inaccurate passing, and poor decision making, and it is just a matter of time before this little guy transfers.

DoctorSherwin

January 4th, 2010 at 11:39 PM ^

He could just "fall forward" from the line of scrimmage....that would be 2.0 yards. He doesn't even have to run.... just fall.... that would be 2.0 yards. That is his average per rush.

Even big, tall, pocket passers like Tom Brady average more than 2.0 yards per rush. Averaging 2.0 yards per rush in a running quarterback driven offense is just horrible! Horrible!

Combine that with his weak arm, inaccurate passing, and poor decision making, and it is just a matter of time before this little guy transfers.