Hey BYU fans, I'm Joe from the Arizona Cardinal's blog Revenge of the Birds. As most of you have probably heard, Derek Anderson is playing like garbage right now, he was benched before Halftime against the Chargers and Max Hall finished the game. He didn't have incredible stats, and he was sacked 6 times, but he did look like he was more accurate than Anderson, and most of us think that he should be the starter now.
So, can anyone here give us Cardinals fans a little scouting report on the guy? We know that he is from Mesa and he went to Mountain View High School (I live in Mesa not far away from that) and that while he only has average arm strength he appears to be pretty accurate and he seems like a smart kid who already has a good grasp of the offense. He was also praised by the Coaching Staff a lot during Training Camp, and he is part of the reason Leinart is gone now.
Here are some things that I'm interested in seeing what you guys who got to watch him play for a few years think of him:
The normal Pros and Cons of his game.
Accuracy and Arm Strength: How accurate is he when he throws the ball down the field, can he consistently complete the easy throws, how far can he throw a ball without losing accuracy.
Mobility: How good is he at keeping the play alive after it breaks down.
Leadership: How much of a leader is he, can he lead the team down the field with two minutes left in the game when you need a Touchdown to win the game.
What types of defenses normally confused him.
Against higher competition (top 25 teams), how well did he usually play.
This is all I can think of right now, if you have anything else that I would like to know about him, go ahead and say it. I'm planning on using some of what you guys say in a post on RotB.
Thanks in advance.