Purdue fans, here's your chance to chime in.
Purdue fans, here's your chance to chime in.
Maybe we should put him in at LB.
Seriously, I'm not as down on him as some of my fellow Purdue brethern, but he's not any good. But then, neither is Orton.
Sorgi has got to be lookin' over his shoulder. He's got to feel disrespected with the way the Colts went about this whole thing. I mean, he's been holding the clipboard here for years, honing his technique and continually adding little things like perfecting his angle so that his papers aren't affected by the wind or glare from the sunlight. And don't even get me started on the headset skills that Painter could never hope to match. For him to have dedicated himself to such pursuits only to have the Colts brass punch him in the gut and bring in this young upstart kid in , I'd demand a trade, Cutler style.
It's pretty obvious to me that Peyton wanted a rookie he could haze in training camp.
Sounds like a garage sale move. I wonder who else Bill will get rid of on his 'we're going out of business everything must go' crusade. I have no problem with it actually considering if Peyton goes down we really don't have a quarterback.
I'm (hopefully) about to graduate Purdue next month, and I've been at Purdue pretty much the same time Painter has been at Purdue. We're actually in the same major (Computer Graphics - although I'm pretty sure his focus is in construction graphics while I'm in interactive multimedia.) I'm glad he got drafted because he's actually a really good guy. Anyways, I didn't get season tickets this year, but from what I can remember from this season was that he was bothered by a shoulder injury for most of the year. I doubt he's here to replace Sorgi - they even said during the post-draft press conference that he'll (most likely) be the third QB on the roster because they haven't been able to have 3 QBs in a while.
FYI - I've seen some of his projects he's done for CGT. Let's just say it's a good thing he's got drafted :)
I never saw Purdue this year, but the draftniks say he was good the year before, and then lost all of his capable receivers.
QBs are a crap shoot. I think if he has the intelligence, size, and arm strength then he's as good a gamble as anybody. My impression was that the Ball State QB is more of a playmaker, though he is small. I hadn't head any projections about Painter getting picked and was surprised he got picked before the Michigan State QB, who also apparently had little help his senior year (He has now signed as an undrafted FA with the Patriots).
I think Painter has all the physical tools to hold a clipboard in the NFL or maybe even play, but I don't think he has a quarterback's mind (or mindset, whichever is more applicable.) He's never impressed me with his decision making.
A quarterback who needs great receivers to make him look good is not a good quarterback.
Wasn't that why Dan Marino fell to the bottom of the 1st round in the draft in 1983, and was the 5th QB selected? His senior year he had lost all of his best receivers and his stats dropped way off?
I'm not comparing anyone to Marino, just pointing out that bad receivers (particularly with a lot of drops) can make any QB look a whole lot worse. In the case of Dan Marino, he looked worse than Todd Blackledge and Tony Eason.
I'm not big on Painter. It's not his arm, which is decent but what's between the ears and how he responds to pressure. OTOH, if he's going against Sorgi I think his chances are pretty good. Maybe you'll keep an emergency QB this year.
It all matters is my point. The line the recievers and the qb. You give a old has been QB good talent at wide reciever and you have one of the most prolific offensives in the nfl. Kurt Warner
Take away those recievers and you have Matt Hasselback who is just as brainy as Manning.
Take away Moss from Culpepper and a year later he lost all his ability. Now give Moss a bad qb in Oakland and he sucks too.
Take away the rams wide recievers from Marc Bulger and he gets benched. Do the same to McNabb and he gets benched.
These are just the qbs that we know are good and I guarantee you that many qbs who have fallen in to mediocrity becuase they were at the wrong place at the wrong time.
I know how Purdue looked in 2007 and in 2008.
All I am saying is that qbs are judged too soon in their pro careers and people seem to think that they can just make anything out of nothing.
I mean the bears had very little for Kyle Orton to work with and he still had a Qb rating close to 80.0. It wasn't that long ago that Purdue fans were grabing for the feathers and tar for him too.
I wish them both best and thats not because I am a homer but just someone that understands that a lot goes into a teams offense besides the QB.
I see zero point in drafting Curis Painter (myself) the Colts brass seemed to think more of Curits Painter than Graham Harrell. He cannot do any worse than J Load & Jacksonville guy did in the pre season last year. Manning is getting up in years might as well have a local kid getting some Playing Time and learning the offense.
Travmil I also agree that Sorgi should go Jay Cutler on the organization as well. Where is the love?
Painter has all the physical skills Sorgi has and more. The ability to be a better backup is there. His problem at Purdue -- to me, a general lack of confidence, especially when players couldn't help him through bad stretches -- is something that can be solved by being around Manning. If he can get into the backup mind-set, I've got no problem with this pick. He's not an NFL starter, but that wasn't what he was selected to be.
At times, it seemed like he had grown tired of thinking about making good decisions and was just heaving.