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Flacco is not interested in mentoring Drew Lock

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On 5/13/2019 at 7:55 PM, Mr. WEO said:

This whole "QB mentoring" stuff is a joke.  That's not Flacco's job, nor should it be.  

 

It's doesn't work that way.  It's a lazy cliche.

 

Agreed.  An angle that doesn’t ever get discussed regarding this type of thing is what the coaches want.  If I were the QB coach, OC or HC, then I’d probably want the rookie listening to us and asking us questions rather than asking the guy whose job he’s trying to take. 

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17 hours ago, Augie said:

 

And they do today. I’m kidding because the ONLY way you got news back in the day was the newspaper. They are going the way of the slide rule and Kodak film for your camera. 

Given what passes off as "news" websites these days, that may still be true

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The old veteran QB mentor thing is pretty much a myth, if you ask me. The closest you get is a guy like Derek Anderson who has been a career backup and never really played well enough to ever be a starter. So does it matter if you have a sub-par QB as a mentor when he has never been good?

 

All the good QB's want to be the guy, they don't want to help someone else be the guy. All the great QB's were probably lousy mentors.

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4 hours ago, MJS said:

The old veteran QB mentor thing is pretty much a myth, if you ask me. The closest you get is a guy like Derek Anderson who has been a career backup and never really played well enough to ever be a starter. So does it matter if you have a sub-par QB as a mentor when he has never been good?

 

All the good QB's want to be the guy, they don't want to help someone else be the guy. All the great QB's were probably lousy mentors.

For sure. The whole thing is overrated. I think a QB coming into the league can pick up a few tricks from a vet, but he'll ultimately sink or swim on his own. 

 

If Lock is interested in learning from Flacco, he should just observe the way he conducts himself and approaches the game. Probably more to gain from sheer observation than chit chats. That's what QB coach's are there for.

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I believe that most veteran quarterbacks feel the same way as Flacco does about the guy who is trying to take their job.  But it's just not something you say out loud.

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I heard the comments and had no issue with them, it comes across quite different than the headline when you listen to it.   Is he threatened by the rookie in the first round?  Yes probably why would he not be.   He is a pro who has done a lot in this league and the rookie will have to be quite successful to accomplish what Flacco has.

 

 

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On 5/13/2019 at 9:07 PM, Gugny said:

 

The writer of the article is most at fault.  He made it look like a quote and it was not.  And in the process, made Flacco look like a total a-hole.  Even if the link was copied, the quote shows up. 

 

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/05/13/joe-flacco-im-here-to-win-games-not-be-a-mentor/

 

That's dirty, Bush League, crap.  And who the hell is Josh Alper??

 

Gungy is correct.

 

Flacco does not appear to be hoarding info.

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/26761866/broncos-qb-lock-flacco-great-me

 

"He's taught me a lot so far," Lock told TMZ. "He's dealing with winning football games, I'm dealing with trying to learn. ... We're in the same quarterback room. He's been great to me."

 

Broncos Rookie Lock Doesn't Begrudge Flacco For His Comments

https://www.pro32.ap.org/article/broncos-rookie-lock-doesnt-begrudge-flacco-his-comments

"I think if any quarterback's main goal isn't focused on winning games, first off, it's not the quarterback you want on your team," Lock told The Associated Press in a phone interview Thursday.

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On 5/14/2019 at 10:41 AM, BarleyNY said:

Agreed.  An angle that doesn’t ever get discussed regarding this type of thing is what the coaches want.  If I were the QB coach, OC or HC Is probably want the rookie listening to us and asking us questions rather than asking the guy whose job he’s trying to take. 

 

Agreed.  I think you want to have a veteran for the rookie to model - how he prepares during the week, how he handles himself with the team during practice, in the huddle etc.

But you don't want the coaches saying one thing and the veteran saying another.

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16 minutes ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

 

Agreed.  I think you want to have a veteran for the rookie to model - how he prepares during the week, how he handles himself with the team during practice, in the huddle etc.

But you don't want the coaches saying one thing and the veteran saying another.

 

Yeah.  I think it depends on that veteran’s roll with the team too.  A backup who has been around and knows that he’s there to be the backup and also mentor the highly drafted rookie is one thing.  A veteran who is brought in to be the starter or to compete to be the starter is another thing entirely.  His job is to prepare and win games, not help a rookie take his job.  

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Its what you'd expect from any QB right?  Unless you are at the very end of your career you want to play and not train your replacement

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