Eric Galko of Optimum Scouting is still in Mobile, Alabama, filing reports from Senior Bowl week and coming up with some nice original stuff. He's living on Waffle House pancakes, 5-Hour Energy Drink and Starbucks coffee... but he's making it.
Meanwhile the local debate over what to do with the Eagles' backup QB situation carries on... Release Vince Young? Bring in a lower-cost veteran (Trent Edwards), even if he's been out of the game for a year? Promote Mike Kafka? Bring back Donovan McNabb at half his old contract value if Donnie's ego can deal with the situation? Or draft and sign one of the top QB hopefuls from the current college senior class of 2012?
Bottom line: if you're going with Mike Vick at QB#1, you're going to have to project at least three and possibly 4 or more starts for your backup QB.
Even Kyle Boller and old veteran Jeff Garcia remain in play for the Eagles depending upon how they decide to make their backup plan for 2012.
I tend to lean toward releasing Vince Young and giving Kafka his shot at #2... but still having a promising draftee in the wings.
And that's why Eric Galko's new statistical invention to measure young QB prospects' Real-Time IQ became intriguing to me.
Here's a condensed version of the report on QB's he filed on Thursday after the final Wednesday practices:
Russell Wilson, QB, 5-11, 201, who transferred from North Carolina State to Wisconsin, and also has a professional baseball career in the wings, could be at age 24 ready to take on an NFL backup assignment... He scored very high in Eric Galko's evaluation experiment at Senior Bowl practice sessions this past week...
It was a very busy day for Galko on Wednesday, with North and South practices to cover, press conference quotes to get, and most importantly, additional tape to watch in the film room with NFL scouts.
On that film room note, Galko got a chance to see every meaningful drill rep of the past two days in there, so there may not be a single person who's seen more Senior Bowl practices in person or on tape than Galko... other than equally obsessed NFL team scouts, of course.
Eric Galko's New Quarterback Stat Analysis
Here's where Galko came up with a new wrinkle on quantifying the efficacy of a QB practice:
-"While the Senior Bowl is maybe the best chance to throw around stats, I did a little bit of statistical anaylsis on the quarterbacks. Here was the experiment: I would see, from Day 2 and Day 3, in team and 7-on-7 drills, how many reads each quarterback made off the snap and how they scored in correct read/incorrect read ratio, and good read vs. bad throw ratio. Here are the results:"
Russell Wilson: 1.9 reads, 70% throwing the correct read, 15% throwing to the wrong read (didn't make incorrect read all of Day 2);
Brandon Weeden: 1.6 reads, 65% throwing the correct read (only once made correct read with poor throw);
Kirk Cousins: 1.5 reads, 40% throwing the correct read (5 throws that were either poor throws or route communication errors);
Ryan Lindley: 1.5 reads, 30% throwing the correct read (40% of the time was throwing the wrong read, mostly due to pressure in pocket and panicking);
Kellen Moore: 1.2 reads, 20% throwing the correct read (that includes one "sack", which is a sack that he caused by indecisiveness, not by pressure);
Nick Foles: 1.2 reads, 40% throwing the correct read, but "sacked" FOUR times due to indecisiveness.
"So, what can we make out of this? Well, as I watched the tape, Russell Wilson had a fantastic week, placing the ball well, scanning the field, using his eyes to move safties/cornerbacks, and overall showed some great field awareness.
Brandon Weeden had a very good week, and part of his lack of greater numbers was from having 1-2 less throws (for whatever reason) than the other quarterbacks.
Kirk Cousins seems, on film, after one read, he's throwing to that second guy or bust, which isn't good for an NFL offense.
Ryan Lindley actually can make the reads, but was far too flustered under pressure and overall too inaccurate to say he had a good week.
Nick Foles is far too indecisive and needs that rhythm, timing offense he had in college, while Kellen Moore anticipated pre-snap all week and seemed to need to realize that he couldn't drive the ball down the field on a second read in the NFL.
Eric Galko's experimental stat measurement of young QB's in drill situations seems meaningful to me in the sense of getting a better feel for which college senior may be most ready to take on an emergency assignment in his rookie season in the NFL.
With the Eagles, that "emergency" aspect has got to be a practical consideration. As we've seen over the past two NFL seasons, and even looking back at the final McNabb years, the backup QB has got to be ready to go, and proficient in his reads... with the actual physicality of throwing the ball with conviction secondary to knowing where to throw it.
Two tings from P.com this afternoon
1. Pence signs 10.4 Mil 1 yr guaronteed contract.
2. Oswalt is rumored going to Cards
so thanks to spiffo's idea i'm watching the game with a lot of freezes and lags and a poor image quality. i can barely see the players' numbers.
Somebody wake up dat overpaid,... GFBWJB99,....a SAGE,.he calls himself!!!!....Show me!,..we from Mizzou......
Getcha popcorn ready,..knuckleheads,..and p a d s and quills!!!.....THE SB has arrived,....perk up!,..and let's see what ya gots!,......GK.
Welp, I triple douched the dish with some of this fancy shmancy Rain X stuff, we shall see if tis all bullshit or what. Now just gotta wait till the next sticky slushy snow stuff comes a falling....
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Ochocinco bought 70 pairs (a pair for each receiving yard this season) of "Beats By Dre" headphones for teammates on flight to SB46.
there was bad blood between antrel rolle (who is a giant tw*t) and collinsworth ? oh this nfl... hahahah.
ever since i won two games out of three against hud, he doesn't show his face up here anymore. muahahahah. evil cackle.
Bri - If you out der. Your back up college team is playin some impressive b-ball today against Marquette today its on ESPN Duce
@Brozer8 what kind of a dog is she ?
@n.akuatuta She's a Maltese. My wife wanted it.
I've always been fond of mutts, and pound rescues. But they had to be outside dogs. This dog doesn't have fur,...it has hair,...and it doesn't shed a lick.
On the downside,....the thing cost us about a grand right off the bat.
@Brozer8 Actually, she probably feels vastly superior to we humans--and rightly so!
Well,...think I'm gonna start the car hunting process soon.
And I think I was sent a message from above, as to which car to pick.
If you got to Philly.com,....on the home page, the first article is about the Philly car show,....and the first picture that pops up, is some blue sports car. The tag on the front of the car, says "BROZ".
Blue is my favorite color (in cars, not football jerseys).
That tells me sumptin'.
@Brozer8 I have a G35 coup for over five years. If you want power and handling plus creature comforts--give one a test ride.
Fielder--On second thought you'll never be foul enough to outdo our Canadian flotsam like Harry aka Mr Irrelevant.
@Hmmmmm I came across this quote in an obituary and thought it fits you perfectly.
"It requires a large dose of arrogance to think that anyone would be interested in anything that you thought and written down."
Louis C. McKee, Educator
@AbeLinc64 True! That can also be said about every poster here--including yourself!
@AbeLinc64 Are you omnipotent, old timer? How do you know I take myself seriously. On the contrary, I am worldly enough to NOT take life too seriously as we're all terminal since the day we were born..
@AbeLinc64I defend ALL my fellow Eagles fans,....against the likes of "educators", and what nots !
Brozer - You defend him and then he puts you in the same class. I personally find all other posters here don't take themselves as seriously as he (hMMMM) does himself.
@Hmmmmm It's "BrozER" by the way.
Simple mistake....coulda happened to anyone.
Fielder--It sure didn't take you long to fall to the dregs of this Blog. Keep it up and you'll become the top of the bottom feeders someday.
BTW--Is "booty" your endearing nick name for your right fist? Just curious!
Although I'm a staunch Eagles' fan, I am extremely happy that a team from our division is in the SB. If It can't be the Eagles, next best is a brother team. Since we are constantly deprived of a SB appearance ourselves, at least we can find satisfaction and extreme comfort by association. My hat off to the Giants. Win us another SB. We Eagle fans are behind you 100%.
God bless you for rescuing our division's honor.
@Hmmmmm Yes. For nothing pleases Eagles fans more than the success of their rivals. If only there was some way that the Giants and the Cowboys could both be in the SB....then Eagles fans could truly rejoice....Go NFC East!!!!!.....(please note the use of sarcasm)....
@Harry Pianos Only an incompetent fool has to accent his attempt at the use of sarcasm.
Bye!I have no time for pedestrian Canadians!
Palm..... warden, prison, yet another loosely vailed refference to anal violation. Give it a rest, go to the beech or something.
Actually - if I can get out here today - the beach sounds like a great idea - thanks; a little picnic supper and watch the crazy Snow-Birds go swimming in the cold Gulf - just to say they 'swam' on their vacation.
Hi Fields - in another area - it's my soap, the water's free and I'll wash it for as long as I like!