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2018 4* QB Joey Gatewood (Auburn 12/5/15)

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On ‎12‎/‎2‎/‎2017 at 7:28 AM, ellitor said:

I agree with the sentiment we need to recruit good passers but I don't think we have to sign pocket QBs to do it like Jay is wanting every year. I've notice an increased passing ability from Dual QBs lately. There are a number in this class who are throwing at a 60-65% completion clip or better. That wasn't the case a couple years ago. We just have to do a good job of getting the duals who are already good passers.

totally agree.

If you look at Hurts at Alabama. Great runner, strong. Passing is inconsistent. I think that is what lost the game against us. Once they quit running the ball and put it in his hands to come back, then they were in trouble, bc we were not going to let him run successfully against us. When he had to pass it was inaccurate with poor decision making on where to throw it.

With Gatewood, as you said, great strong runner, but has to pass better than 60% and learn to read the D and field when the D is playing man or zone. If he has the QB learning of passing decision making, then we are in great shape.

the problem probably is, he didn't get any of that in HS.

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On 12/6/2017 at 3:44 PM, steeleagle said:

With Gatewood, as you said, great strong runner, but has to pass better than 60% and learn to read the D and field when the D is playing man or zone. If he has the QB learning of passing decision making, then we are in great shape.

the problem probably is, he didn't get any of that in HS.

The biggest upside that we have with Gatewood's need to learn is, unlike all of our other QBs with promise in the past 10 years, he will actually be able to spend a year under a really good QB and learn from him.

If you look at our history, the plan was to have Frazier spend a year under Cam, but Cam was too good and the NFL snatched him up. Then Jeremy was under Nick, who was a completely different style of QB. Sean was supposed to follow Jeremy but was called into service early. Now, FINALLY, we have a solid, stable QB who can mentor his successor.

In my experience, no matter how good the coach is, peer mentoring is invaluable.

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17 minutes ago, lionheartkc said:

The biggest upside that we have with Gatewood's need to learn is, unlike all of our other QBs with promise in the past 10 years, he will actually be able to spend a year under a really good QB and learn from him...

In my experience, no matter how good the coach is, peer mentoring is invaluable.

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Especially given how much Stidham wants to give back to AU & apparently open to mentoring he is. W/ Joey's natural ability if he picks up some of Jarrett's good habits he could be deadly.

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I'm sure This has been brought up before but Joey Gatewood's speed is not what i thought it was he's only running a 4.82 any else have concerns about this if his passing cannot improve substantially 

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1 minute ago, Jaxr29 said:

I'm sure This has been brought up before but Joey Gatewood's speed is not what i thought it was he's only running a 4.82 any else have concerns about this if his passing cannot improve substantially 

No. You can't go by what posted on a recruiting site profile. That 4.82 was at an Atlanta camp & it's been well documented everyone was slow there because it was a bad track & wet surface. Trust me and your eyes when you watch his film. He's got better than 4.8 speed.

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Just now, ellitor said:

No. You can't go by what posted on a recruiting site profile. That 4.82 was at an Atlanta camp & it's been well documented everyone was slow there because it was a bad track & wet surface. Trust me and your eyes when you watch his film. He's got better than 4.8 speed.

yeah thats what i had presumed he always looked faster on tape and i had never really thought to question his speed until today

thanks didn' know about the bad surface and wet track.

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