^ Good article and made me want to post something up.
I understand he may have flaws, but how many of MM8's problems are because of the "system"?
Hear me out for a few: Outside of Huff (who was a 3rd rounder) and DAT (who was drafted as a damn specialist)... how many receivers that played with MM8 will go on to amount to anything at the NFL level?
Look at Johnny - dude had Mike Evans to throw it up to whenever he needed. Crab Legs had KB and Rashad Greene. Cardale had Smith and Marshall (not to mention Elliott). Didn't RGIII play with a couple first rounders? Kendall Wright and uhhh someone else? Not taking down about the skill of any of these guys, it's just something I've seen over the last couple years.
Who the hell does MM8 have? A bunch of 6' and sub 6' dudes to work with. His stud TE got his knee blown out, he only had Lyerla to work his magic with one year, and his best 'big receiver' plays like a pansy. The two dudes he did work with this year? A convert from RB (Marshall) and a track star (Allen). Outside of that, a whole slew of guys who are decent to average at best, half of which we lost to various injuries. Thank the heavens for the RB corps we have.
The entire Oregon system is about moving the ball as quickly up and down the field as possible. It's all about creating open receivers and mismatches. Going through reads and if the easy play is there -- take it. The only knock that worries me more than anything is the accuracy, but once again, is that his guys he's throwing to? Is it because everything is moving so fast that he's feeling the need to hurry hurry hurry all the time? Does the "next man up" mentality at Oregon really not work? If that was Pharoah Brown in the slot instead of Baylis, would it have been an overthrow? Things like that just make me wonder.
I know he needs work and most likely will (unfortunately) be a Day 1 starter, but I can't wait to see the guy with legit NFL talent around him. If TB takes him, nothing but 6'4" and up bodies for him to throw to. Even if he isn't able to squeeze it into those windows at the start, Evans and them should help. Gets drafted by a team like the Titans and ehhh... who knows what'll happen there.
The guy ain't Andrew Luck or Peyton Manning, but FFS, he ain't Jake Locker either. Tannehill played all of two dozen games at QB in college and he's doing well enough down in Miami.
So much of me wishes NO could get him as Drew's heir. Learn from the man for a year or two and when he's ready to hand it over, you've got a great coach in Payton to work with.