Sunday, November 15, 2009

Heisman for Sunday

Ryan Mathews got hurt, Case Keenum lost and didn't look as great as normal (still, he's a legit #1 overall if the team drafting wants a QB).  Toby Gerhart looked just the same against USC as he did against Oregon.  He destroyed USC and now Stanford is ranked.  I think he's #1 right now.  I might not even be alone in this.  He scores tons of TDs and he's carrying his team.  Mark Ingram is awesome and he was the difference against LSU but in most games you could take your pick between 4 guys as to who was the team leader (and I usually take Mount Cody).  Touchdown Tommy II is the obvious difference every week for the Cardinal.  I'm not voting but I get the impression I'm not alone in my "anybody but McCoy" mentality.  That guy looks like what I think of when I hear the term "system QB" used as an insult.  McCoy is a good college QB who plays on a great team.  If Case Keenum were playing in that system this year, Texas would have scored 100 pts in at least 2 games.  Tim Tebow is a college-only great player.  In spite of what Fran Tarkenton might think, mechanics matter a lot.  The thing about throwing mechanics, as it applies to Tim Tebow, is that he winds up to throw the ball.  He will get hit a lot and he will telegraph too many passes to succeed in the NFL if he plays like this.  I get the impression that he is capable of fixing his issues bur he is a project.  I don't have any idea who is a good QB coach for him but he needs someone good.  But I digress, this is a college football discussion.  I wouldn't vote for Tebow if I had a Heisman vote but Jesus is a worhwhile candidate.  Florida's skill players are undisciplined and the Gators would probably be a 3-loss team without Tim Tebow.  Here is my flash analysis new top 5:

1.) Toby Gerhart, RB, Stanford
2.) Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
3.) Case Keenum, QB, Houston
4.) Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
5.) Ryan Mathews, RB, Fresno State