…And Then There Were Two

manningrussellThe Super Bowl is finally upon us and we have a great match up tonight between two Quarterbacks with very different styles.   As I mentioned in my last post “Age vs. Youth”, Peyton Manning is the pure pocket passer that will utilize every inch of the box.  He is mobile in his own right as long as the movement isn’t more than a few steps.  On the other side you have Russell Wilson.  Wilson is a mobile Quarterback with a great arm and good field vision, a rare combination of qualities.  He will abandon the pocket quicker than Manning and use his legs a little more to make plays.

So which style will be rewarded with a ring when the game is over?  Only time will tell but let me leave you with this final thought.  As a football historian and someone who has been around the game for a majority of my life, to me this will prove to be a very exciting game because it’s age vs. youth, it’s the old wily veteran versus a look at the future.  When you hear veterans talk about the difference in the game we watch today versus 15 to 20 plus years ago, more often than not the answer is the speed of the game.  As you watch the game keep an eye on the pace of play because you could be witnessing a major shift from the traditional style to the improv era.

In my last post I mentioned that whenever I challenged my father to something he would always say “Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill”, we’ll see!

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“Situational Awareness” Can it be Taught?

The United States Military defines “situational awareness” as the ability to identify, process and comprehend the critical elements of information about what is happening to the team with regards to the mission.  More simply, it’s knowing what is going on around you.”  The key words in the definition are “identify, process and comprehend…”  Quarterbacks need to have the … Continue reading

The Importance of Light’em Up


Light’em Up: The Ultimate Quarterback Trainer was designed to help develop a Quarterbacks skills in four key areas; (1) Field Vision, (2) Decision making, (3) Learning to read progressions and (4) Accuracy.  Often, I ask people how many elite Quarterbacks are there in the NFL and everyone’s answers always consist of about 5-7 names.  It usually goes something like this; Brady, P. Manning, Brees, Rogers, maybe even Romo, E. Manning and Roethlisberger make it into the the top seven or so, but there are still 25 more starting QB’s in the NFL.  My question has always been why can’t there be 20-25 elite Quarterbacks in the NFL.  Light’em Up provides the answer to my question.  Yes, a player with the attributes needed to play the Quarterback position has the ability to become an elite passer if taught correctly.  I strongly believe that coaches today are struggling with how to coach quarterbacks the right way from a young age.  Either it’s a issue with not enough time at practices at the high school level, coaches are only teaching just one or two reads instead of three to four or a number of other possible issues .  “Light’em Up” allows a QB to work with a coach or by themselves forcing the quarterback to focus on those key areas mentioned earlier and leave the footwork, ball release, etc. in the coaches hands.  

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