A project more than a prospect?
After attending the PSU-NU game, NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah published an article entitled “Christian Hackenberg looks more like project than prospect” yesterday that is bound to piss off those who think Christian Hackenberg is a ready-made, first round NFL quarterback.
This turkey has a word to describe those people, but I’ll be kind. Suffice to say that I think they think they’re more enlightened than they really are, which makes them think they can see things that are not apparent to us mere mortals. I’d accuse them of not actually watching Hack on Saturdays, but I’m sure they do. (In fact, Artificially Sweetened is very sure that Hack’s grandma is watching closely and participating in this blog under a pseudonym). These pseudo-cognoscenti might just be watching with their hearts instead of their cynical brains.
To a great extent, I think they are like crocodiles — in de Nile!
I say all that because Jeremiah is bound to be lambasted by that same collection of Hackophiles — if for no other reason, because he is a member of the media, which automatically places his credibility below that of the established, biased, homey fan. We all know better than these hack writers, right? Especially if they disagree with our assessments, wishful thinking as they may be, right?
There is no such thing as a good article if it is critical of our boy. Do you have the stomach to read this one and comment on it objectively, or will you not bother to read it and use it nonetheless as a launching pad for your anti-media rant? I’m having great fun here.
Read it, I implore you!
I think it hits the mark. His criticisms make sense. He debunks the standard defenses of Hack not fitting into the Franklin system and blaming the offensive line.
He had a lot of forced throws and poor decisions from a very clean pocket, one that was much cleaner than he’s ever going to see on Sundays. I watched his game against Temple earlier this year, and his offensive line didn’t give him much of a chance that day. That wasn’t the case vs. Northwestern. The O-line gave him a chance, and Hackenberg was very average.”
Jeremiah concluded the article with some very favorable comments about Austin Johnson, Carl Nassib, and Saquon Barkley (not to mention Dean Lowry, Deonte Gibson, and Nick VanHoose, of the enemy squad).
You’ll find it here.