All Things Mitch Leidner



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They used to run the QB sneak/QB draw like 25 times a game when he was here. lol. Mitch was a pretty tough kid though and he gave his best. Can't ask for more than that. If you want someone better than go out and recruit someone better or coach him up. That's on the coaches....
 

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I doubt we'll have to wait long for the big Kaliakmanis-Knuth QB controversy.

Come to think of it, do we know for certain which of the two throws a better spiral?
First time Athan struggles next year there will be people asking about the backup and wondering why we don't play him.

As we all know....the backup is always better.....but the coaches are just too dumb to give him a chance.... :)
 

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First time Athan struggles next year there will be people asking about the backup and wondering why we don't play him.

As we all know....the backup is always better.....but the coaches are just too dumb to give him a chance.... :)

Two things to remember, always:

— The backup QB is clearly better than the starter

— If a play fails, it's because the staff called the wrong play
 




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First time Athan struggles next year there will be people asking about the backup and wondering why we don't play him.

As we all know....the backup is always better.....but the coaches are just too dumb to give him a chance.... :)
In Streveler’s case, that might have been true.
 




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In Streveler’s case, that might have been true.
Maybe, although he was always more of a great athlete who played QB as opposed to a great QB who was also a great athlete.

It would have been interesting to see how he could have done as the starter here but my guess is it may not have gone very well. He had to drop down in class to really have success as a passer.
 


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Maybe, although he was always more of a great athlete who played QB as opposed to a great QB who was also a great athlete.

It would have been interesting to see how he could have done as the starter here but my guess is it may not have gone very well. He had to drop down in class to really have success as a passer.
He's in the NFL because SDSU gave him a chance to make the CFL and then the NFL. He improved along the way. He would have never shown those qualities at the U with a run heavy approach, but he might still be where he is today because of this drive to do so.
 

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He's in the NFL because SDSU gave him a chance to make the CFL and then the NFL. He improved along the way. He would have never shown those qualities at the U with a run heavy approach, but he might still be where he is today because of this drive to do so.
His time at SDSU probably helped him get a shot in the CFL but he has never really been a great QB against higher level competition. Look at his time in the CFL, he got to start some due to injuries but was used more as a change of pace/running option than he was as a true QB.

His athletic ability has gotten him onto to NFL rosters but he hasn't been able to parlay that into any kind of regular playing time.

There is no doubt Streveler is an amazing athlete. I wonder if he could have made it as more of a RB/WR hybrid like Christian McCaffrey as opposed to playing QB where he just doesn't seem to be good enough to win a starting job.

 



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We have separate threads for Leidner and Streveler. Will there soon be a Demry Croft thread?
I'd guess his life was ruined because PJ treated him so unfairly. Come to think of it, he might have passed away succumbing to the damage his body suffered when PJ forced him to play hurt.
 

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Oh the Demry Croft NW game. Jerry finally broke and put in Demry instead of Leidner. It was as tho he wanted us show us GHers. 0-38 score. Jerry’s ‘smallness’ was displayed that day.
 


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Two things to remember, always:

— The backup QB is clearly better than the starter

— If a play fails, it's because the staff called the wrong play
And if you lose or win close it was because the staff played “not to lose”

Whereas other teams coaches “played to win” when they made the exact same types of decisions
 




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