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Max Hall gets ripped

Posted on: October 29, 2010 4:14 pm

Posted by Andy Benoit

A special thank you to Ron Jaworski for a.) being boldly honest and b.) basically writing an entire post for me. Jaws was recently on Phoenix’s KTAR radio. He was asked about Cardinals undrafted rookie quarterback Max Hall. Here he goes:

"The one thing we’ve heard about Max -- the moxie, the leadership, all that -- those are all wonderful attributes for a quM. Hall (US Presswire)arterback. But the attributes you have to be able to have to be successful week in and week out over a long period of time is the ability to throw the football accurately and with velocity. And clearly, when I look at the tape, I don’t see either of those. I don’t see the ball going down the field. You see the bubble screens, the bootlegs, throwing the ball in the flat, nothing down the field. You just don’t see a skill set that projects to be a consistent NFL quarterback. Things don’t look good when you’re on the field with Max Hall. It’s that simple. I’m sure he’s a wonderful guy giving everything he’s got, but the skill set just isn’t there.

"The one thing I’m beginning to see seep in is the wide receivers not finishing their routes, not working as hard as you have to. They’re just not getting the football and when it comes their way, it is inaccurate, it’s bouncing at their feet, it’s high, it’s behind them, so receivers begin to lose the confidence in the quarterback. These aren’t things that I’m making up. These are things I look at when I see the tape. The eye in the sky doesn’t lie. You’re going to see the receivers become disinterested. They don’t want to be out there lead blocking for power sweeps and stretch running plays. They want to catch some balls. It’s an outstanding group of wide receivers. But you can see when the ball is not coming down the field, when the explosive plays aren’t designed. You’re going to lose the receiving corps."

Larry Fitzgerald, in particularly, has been quite visibly frustrated at times this season. Jaws has noticed.

"I can't see Larry Fitzgerald staying in Arizona with the present status of this football team," Jaws said. "I just can't see it. . . . . Larry Fitzgerald with 29 catches is somewhat of an embarrassment for someone with that skill set. . . . In all likelihood I think Larry Fitzgerald is going to be gone."

Needless to say, Jaws believes Derek Anderson gives Arizona the best chance to win. There’s no sense in trying to develop Hall at this point because, as Jaws reminded listeners, the NFC West is still wide open.

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Since: Oct 14, 2006
Posted on: October 30, 2010 4:01 pm

Max Hall gets ripped

beleieve it or not cause of bye week i need to play hall or cambell. do u not recommend hall at home? 

Since: Apr 24, 2007
Posted on: October 30, 2010 2:59 pm

Max Hall gets ripped

May be very well n true about max's velocity... yet' the Intangibles of making a Play are actually more Important. so if Max has the knack for maikng the Play!  let 'm Roll!  ... case in Point JaMarcus Russell Huge arm No MOXIE ... Ryan Leaf ... can't even remember so many come n Gone' bengals top pick McNabb draft year' ???  he to had the gun No Moxie' ...  Let Hall Play.

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: October 29, 2010 7:39 pm

Max Hall gets ripped

I like the way JAWORSKI was so candid.  You won't find that in many "t.v." guys these days.  I don't think he is saying anything that most of us haven't witnessed.  I'd still rather see him over ANDERSON!!  It's not HALL that is fumbling the ball on runs (well not all the time).  It's not HALL that muffs kicks!  It's not HALL being called for false starts( although he can have something to do with them).  Special teams and the HIGHTOWER fumble were as much to blame, if not more, for the loss in SEATTLE.

You couple that with what coach WHIZ said about stripping down the play book some and you can see what kind of a Q.B. he is.  I hope he proves me and all the other doubters wrong and is able to lead this team to 9 or 10 wins.  It's the TEAM that wins and loses, not just HALL.
Good luck guys~

Since: Oct 29, 2010
Posted on: October 29, 2010 6:23 pm

Max Hall gets ripped

The funny thing is that Jaws said the same thing about Rodgers in GB when they drafted him. Said he couldn't make the throws, didn't have the skill sets. Look at Rodgers now...he is a top 5 QB. Jaws is a tool...

Since: Jul 13, 2007
Posted on: October 29, 2010 5:09 pm

Max Hall gets ripped

As much as I wish it wasn't so, it is going to be tough to win with Max. Jaws sees what every Cards fan should see. DA is not much better but I agree , he gives us the best chance to grab the division.
Of course, if the special teams gives the ball away twice again we may not win any games.

I do see the Cardinals moving to a heavier emphasis on the run if Beanie can handle it, this should help Max. It may also drive Larry away. That would be a huge loss.
My guess is that the Cards will try to find a top notch QB next year by hook or by crook, hopefully that is enough to keep Larry around.

Winning would help too and we have the chance to win the division.

Should be interesting.

Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: October 29, 2010 4:58 pm

Max Hall gets ripped

Derek Anderson's completion percentage was <50 last season.  So he's the answer?

I guess he's "better" than Max Hall; I don't want to disagree or disparage Jaws.

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