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Old 09-11-2017, 02:51 PM   #1
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Default Report for Jake Bentley through 2 games

Curious to see what folks think of Jake's performance through 2 games this season. I think it goes without saying his performance this season was the most anticipated by the majority of fans.

Has he lived up to expectations? Exceeded? Fallen short?

For me, I give him a solid B. He hasn't lit it up like we thought he might, but he's been very good. He should have had 2 picks at NC State, but Deebo bailed him by making a great play to break up the pick on one throw. He obviously had some misses against Mizzou on throws he should have made easily. And he's shown his youth at times with some iffy decision-making.

However, he has generally shown the pocket presence we all expected of him and has very good awareness. He's made several good runs to avoid pressure/sacks. He hasn't flashed the deep ball much yet, but he's zipped some shorter passes into tight windows. And he still doesn't seem to rattle easily.

I think he was obviously amped up at the start of the Mizzou game, leading to some of his misses. And it's possible he's feeling a bit of pressure to perform b/c of all the off-season hype, which is not unexpected.

All in all, I'd say he's been good but not great so far. I expect as he settles into his role that his grade will be an "A" at the end of the year.

For obvious reasons, I have not provided D and F as options....
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Old 09-11-2017, 03:02 PM   #2
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Default Re: Report for Jake Bentley through 2 games

B.
Not bad, not great.

Inconsistent I think would be the word...but he had some big plays.
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Old 09-11-2017, 03:22 PM   #3
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Default Re: Report for Jake Bentley through 2 games

The play calling has to get him in rhythm . We have to use short easy passes to get him going. We did it early in the second half. You can't really expect him to sling it around from the start. Also he is much more effective when the ball is in and out quick. When we call quick plays for him our offense is slick, when he has to hold it he struggles
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Old 09-11-2017, 03:26 PM   #4
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Default Re: Report for Jake Bentley through 2 games

I would give him a B-. He has been great in his pocket presence aspect, but he has been missing some easy open throws so far. Not terrible but not great. He can keep improving through the year which an awesome thing to think about.
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Old 09-11-2017, 03:27 PM   #5
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Default Re: Report for Jake Bentley through 2 games

He was just a hair off Saturday but played smart.
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Old 09-11-2017, 03:31 PM   #6
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Default Re: Report for Jake Bentley through 2 games

I suppose expectations have to balanced with the realization that he should be a RS freshman this year or possibly even redshirting.
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Old 09-11-2017, 03:34 PM   #7
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Default Re: Report for Jake Bentley through 2 games

I had to grade him ''A'' .. Best looking apple tree in the orchard, maybe not yet . Grade A apples, Yes
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Old 09-11-2017, 03:35 PM   #8
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Default Re: Report for Jake Bentley through 2 games

A+

He's lead our team to a 2-0 record to start the season. Can't ask for much more.
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Old 09-11-2017, 03:44 PM   #9
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Old 09-11-2017, 03:53 PM   #10
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Default Re: Report for Jake Bentley through 2 games

B. 2-0 and is a natural leader. Just a tad off in both games aside from some very good throws. He's gotten away with it so far but has to improve for us to take the next step. Sometimes still holds the ball too long while scrambling and will take a hit when he doesn't have to. I'm also sure he'd be the first to say he has room to improve and hasn't reached his ceiling. As he and the team around him gains experience, they should all continue to improve.
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Old 09-11-2017, 04:14 PM   #11
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Default Re: Report for Jake Bentley through 2 games

A but I am grading on a curve.
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Old 09-11-2017, 04:52 PM   #12
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Default Re: Report for Jake Bentley through 2 games

Gave him a B. Having some consistency issues with his throws, but he's been pretty good with his decision making process which has limited turnovers. In week 1, I think we all saw a tendency to look for Deebo as primary option every play. Week 2, he did a much better job of spreading passes around and working through progressions -- so I'm impressed if that was an effort he made in between weeks. I'd love to have a qb that was able to make that degree of improvement from one week to the next.
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Old 09-11-2017, 05:07 PM   #13
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Default Re: Report for Jake Bentley through 2 games

I give him a B+ so far. You can't discount being 2-0 when we were underdogs in both games. Plus he is a leader and has really played smart - those instincts are invaluable.

I see a solid A in his near future - starting Saturday night at the Brice!
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Old 09-11-2017, 05:21 PM   #14
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Default Re: Report for Jake Bentley through 2 games

A.

If he hadn't overthrown Hurst on the first drive, he would doubtless have gotten more A's from this bunch. He was overthrowing a bit Saturday but still completed 64% of his passes. He got us crucial 3rd down conversions, including with his legs. To top it off, he is a good field general and manages the game well, not generally making errors that can lead to a loss.
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A.
You guys know he graduated from high school a year early and just turned 18?
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Default Re: Report for Jake Bentley through 2 games

B, but up from a B minus from first game. He should get better as the season progresses.
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You guys know he graduated from high school a year early and just turned 18?
Wrong!! He's actually the same age as a regular college sophomore as he was held back a year in high school

Fun fact, Jalen Hurts who is also a sophomore is actually younger than Bentley

Jake Bentley - DOB 11/23/97 - 19 Years Old
Jalen Hurts - DOB 8/7/98 - 19 Years Old
Dexter Lawrence - DOB 11/12/97 - 19 Years Old

You get the point. He was the same age as most college freshmen last year
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Old 09-11-2017, 05:48 PM   #18
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Wrong!! He's actually the same age as a regular college sophomore as he was held back a year in high school

Fun fact, Jalen Hurts who is also a sophomore is actually younger than Bentley

Jake Bentley - DOB 11/23/97 - 19 Years Old
Jalen Hurts - DOB 8/7/98 - 19 Years Old
Dexter Lawrence - DOB 11/12/97 - 19 Years Old

You get the point. He was the same age as most college freshmen last year
He was joking. Just like people say "Did u know Hayden Hurst played pro baseball" these are things we hear 5 times per game... so now cockytalk has them 5 times per thread.

its getting old, but it's a joke
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He was joking. Just like people say "Did u know Hayden Hurst played pro baseball" these are things we hear 5 times per game... so now cockytalk has them 5 times per thread.

its getting old, but it's a joke
Every time somebody says "Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?" some dipwad has to point out it was the Japs that bombed Pearl Harbor. I think we just found that dipwad.
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Default Re: Report for Jake Bentley through 2 games

B. A little more inconsistent at this point of the season than what I expected, but we are 2-0.
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