Oh, my boy. As the hype begins.
The work of the new offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is to ensure that Lock is at the height of the hype rather than chew and spit out by the expectations.
“Or really judge a quarterback by his ability to help the team win games. To be 4-1, it is a very good start, ” said Shurmur to journalists last week, during a conference Zoom.
The end of 4-1 in the season 2019, when Lock took the chance to start, is the reason that Broncos Country can not wait for the start of the season 2020.
But in the NFL, the intoxicating promise of a young quarterback can take the path of Mahomes … or Baker Mayfield. You can either earn the respect as the next big thing or squirm under the microscope of What Went Wrong? At 24-years-old Mahomes is a champion. At 25 years of age, Mayfield is a question mark.
What is it that separates a quarter-to-back winner of a loser in the NFL?
I wanted to get the decision Shurmur, so after the call to the conference call, he took the time to help me, to educate me.
“I think what is most important is that these intangibles have real value,” said Shurmur. “A quarterback has to have balance. A quarterback must have leadership.
The Broncos have dropped Rich Scangarello and hired Shurmur, in large part because of its reputation as a quarterback. The story suggests shurmur can maximize the potential of any NFL signal-caller, journeyman (Colt McCoy) to the star (Donovan McNabb).“The quarter-back does not win or does not lose matches. They help their teams to lead them to victory. This is the important piece, ” said Shurmur. “As a coach, you do what you have to do within your system to help the quarterback to lead the team to victory. “While Lock is blessed with a cannon capable of launching in-depth, or to squeeze the ball through windows tight, what makes or breaks a quarterback is much more than a powerful arm.
“Once the quarterback has the skill and the ability to play the position at the level of the NFL, it all boils down to decision-making, timing and accuracy,” said Shurmur.
As the face of the Broncos in a town crazy about football, the decision-making of a quarterback is judged by his ratio of touchdown-interception, but also much more. This will be the way in which Lock reacts after he was beaten and beaten on the ground, as well as the way in which it deals with the eyes that follow relentlessly her slightest movement in Denver.
“The decision is important, and it is in all facets of the life of a quarterback, said Shurmur.
Do we not know of the experience Jay Cutler, that if a QB really does not like this hard work, it will show on his face, as well as on the display table?
The timing, in the mind of Shurmur, is the innate sense of knowing when to escape the pocket or the ability to instantly calculate how fast a linebacker or half a corner can break on a ball thrown.
Accuracy and touch, “is really the game within the game,” Shurmur said. This is the subtle difference between placing a pass on the left or right shoulder away from the pressure, as well as to allow a receiver the chance to burst effortlessly into the space, rather than fighting just to make the capture.
While providing an overview of Lock, Shurmur has made two things abundantly clear. It has been sold on the mental approach of Lock and the physical skills for the work that he has put on tape as a prospect in Missouri. With the Broncos, however, Lock has also showed defects rookie that needs to be corrected for him to have a chance to become a quarterback, leading the NFL.
“But I was able to enter here (from the first day as offensive coordinator) and I could tell you that Drew had a chance to be an exceptional player, said Shurmur. “You can’t really play the position of quarterback at a high level and to be too paint by the numbers. ”
After a draft in which John Elway was provided to Lock all of the offensive weapons to succeed in a manner that Dan Reeves has ever given to Elway, the young quarterback of the team said : “I like to focus pressure. ”
Lock will appear in the 2nd year of his professional career.
Or the hopes of the Broncos in the playoffs will run out of steam.
Lock will be grilled like Jackson, or grilled as Mayfield.
This is how it rolls the train hype of the NFL.