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11 Quarterback Commandments

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When looking at the CLE QB's in relation to the below, they both violate far too many of them for anyones taste.


1. Ignore other opinions – Press or TV, agents or advisors, family or wives, friends or relatives, fans or hangers on – ignore them on matters of football, they don’t know what’s happening here.


BQ and DA both seem to violate this commandment.


2. Clowns can’t run a huddle – don’t forget to have fun but don’t be the class clown. Clowns and leaders don’t mix. Clowns can’t run a huddle.


DA seemed to violate this commandment.


3. Fat QBs can’t avoid the rush – A quarterback throws with his legs more than his arm. Squat and run.


No violations here.


4. Know your job cold – this is not a game without errors. Keep yours to a minimum. Study.


BQ and DA both seem to violate this commandment.


5. Know your own players – Who’s fast? Who can catch? Who needs encouragement? Be precise. Know your opponent.


DA violated this commandment and BQ seems to be violating it.


6. Be the same guy every day – in condition. Preparing to lead. Studying your plan. A coach can’t prepare you for every eventuality. Prepare yourself and remember, impulse decisions usually equal mistakes.


DA violated this commandment and it is a little early to tell on BQ for this one.


7. Throwing the ball away is a good play – sacks, interceptions and fumbles are bad plays. Protect against those.


BQ and DA both seem to violate this commandment.


8. Learn to manage the game – personnel, play call, motions, ball handling, proper reads, accurate throws, play fakes. Clock. Clock. Clock. Don’t you ever lose track of the clock.


DA constantly violated this commandment. BQ is well on his way to violate parts of this one.


9. Get your team in the end zone – passing stats and TD passes are not how you’re going to be judged. Your job is to get your team in the end zone and that is how you will be judged.


BQ is violating this commandment. DA would at time violate this rule.


10. Don’t panic – when all around you is in chaos, you must be the hand that steers the ship. If you have a panic button so will everyone else. Our ship can’t have a panic button.


DA constantly violated this rule. It's a little early to tell on BQ for this one. But at the rate things are going, we will see how he does on this real soon.


11. Don’t be a celebrity QB – we don’t need any of those. We need battlefield commanders that are willing to fight it out, every day, every week and every season and lead their team to win after win after win.


BQ has violated this rule.


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