@Johnny U Here's the problem with Black QB's! They are usually the best athlete on there high school team. So they drop back to pass the pocket breaks down and the first thing they do is run. This is the beginning of them forming bad habits.When they run usually good things happen for their team,so their high school coach doesn't care as long as their winning.Most white QB's aren't the best athlete on the team and when the pocket breaks down the white QB is force to use his mind and slide in the pocket and find the open man. Then most of the Black QB's go to college and bring their bad habits with them thus never developing their potential. I am a Ram fan and I can tell you Steve Young was the same way. The best thing that happened to him was going to the 49ers who I hate! But Bill Walsh was a great coach and Steve Young had to sit and learn behind Montana.But Steve still wanted to run at first when the pocket started to collapse but Bill Walsh only wanted his QB's to run as a last resort and that took Steve a little while to learn, when to hang in the pocket till the last minute and find the open receiver or when to run. So until High school coaches start to make their Black QB's run only as the last option I just don't see the Black QB developing in the same numbers as the white QB's.
I was just thinking Cole Aldrich looks more like a Marcus Camby type player than a Chris Kaman. I feel like Kaman's a way better offensive player than Aldrich. Aldrich has a real funky shot like Camby. Just wondering what you thought of that comparison.
---> (David Kay) I see similarities between the two. Both were great shot blockers and rebounders at the college level. Camby was more athletic and a bigger difference maker than Aldrich though. I admit I over-shot my Aldrich comparison with Chris Kaman. I think Joel Przybilla might be a more accurate comparison. Both are big, defensive-minded guys who are not that skilled on the offensive end. I personally don't see Aldrich being anything more than a 7-point, 6-rebound, block shot a night type of guy which fits with the type of player Przybilla has been during his career.
I spread the word when I can, a good friend of mine who is a huge Heat fan is now avidly reading your pre-draft stuff in a small corner of North West England =) You think Bledsoe to the Pacers is a possibility then? I know it's a weak point guard class but I don't know if I can see it, which admittedly means it could easily happen lol!
---> (DK) Thanks Jon. The Pacers badly need a point guard. There is no doubt Bledsoe would be a reach at No. 10 but I think a few years down the line, he will be one of the top 10 players to come out of this draft. With that being said, Larry Bird tends to play it safe on draft night and might lean towards an athletic big man like Ed Davis, Ekpe Udoh or Patrick Patterson to fill that void on the roster. If I were making the pick, I'd strongly consider Bledsoe.
Selection No. 24: Jordan Crawford... He cancelled his workout with the Hawks for unknown reasons, so it is unlikely that the Hawks will pick him here. I do agree, however, that he is a good pick. My personal opinion was that he was promised to be picked beforehand.
---> (DK) I really like Crawford as well, Ryan. The dude knows how to flat out score and would be a great bench player right away. I could see him going as high at 17 to Chicago who needs a shooting guard, possibly even No. 15 to Milwaukee. If he fell to Atlanta at 24, they would be dumb to pass on him since Joe Johnson is all but gone in a couple of weeks. At this point, players are canceling workouts left and right so you can never look too much into that because you never know how the chips fall on draft night.