Originally posted by shortcircuit
Pre-season game against rookies and fillers versus a ticket to Canton. Even you have to admit that was a stretch.
Obviously it's bit tongue in cheek, but he looked quite good nonetheless. Until recently it was thought he might not even be able to play in the preseason, but the hip has improved remarkably (his surgery was in May, I think).
My thinking of his ability wasn't changed by the Sugar Bowl debacle where his line was overran by Georgia's front 3, giving him little time or by his brief stint in the Senior Bowl (6 throws which for some reason seemed to hurt him badly in pro scout's eyes). The injury problems are a cause for concern, however.
If he stays healthy, I think he'll eventually be a starting QB in the NFL; he has all the tools.
EDIT: The surgery was on April 7 actually. Here's what Redskin coach Jim Zorn said about Colt when he was drafted (granted he's not going to say "he stinks"😉:
"The thing that I look for, one of the strong suits of a QB, is can he hit what he's throwing at?" Zorn said. "Colt has done that. He's been a 70-percent passer. Whatever level and whatever type of defense you're going against, to throw 70-plus percent, there's some accuracy there. . . .
"And he's got the ability to move around. His lateral movement, his ability to get himself in a position to throw the ball after a play breaks down, is tremendous, I think. Hopefully, he'll be able to come in here and do that."