Started by The Zipp, June 26, 2022, 02:22:39 AM
Quote from: Blue In BC on June 26, 2022, 03:43:59 PMCanadian QB comments aside, Rourke has been very impressive regardless of his nationality. He has a very good skill set and is reading defences very well this early in his career. I can't think of many QB's making their 2nd start as the # 1QB throwing for over 400 yards.His OL has given him time to make his progressions, but I don't think their OL is as good as it has looked. If they struggle against better front 7's we'll see how Rourke does under pressure. So far his athleticism has prevailed and it may continue even under better pressure. It's a small sample size and other new QB's starting for their teams have looked good but not so much as more games have been played: Arbuckle and Evans to name a couple.Will Rourke be the next to struggle after a few more games or will he be the next Dickerson?QB's have long development curves and there will be ups and downs. Dunigan mentioned it took him 8 years to feel comfortable and be able to " see " the field. I do wonder how 8 teams decided to not draft Rourke and how he didn't get picked until the 2nd round? Amazing.
Quote from: Lincoln Locomotive on June 26, 2022, 06:42:55 AMVery impressive start for the Canadian rookie QB! All time passing yardage record for a Canadian QB. He was 39 for 45 with 4 TDs! That's off the charts! Is TO that bad or is BC that good?
Quote from: Throw Long Bannatyne on June 26, 2022, 04:03:42 PMNot so unusual, the supply of QB's has always come from the US, drafting a Cdn. QB is fairly rare, especially in the early rounds. Good thing someone in BC saw his potential and took a flyer on him. Question is, who is the genius behind BC's resurgence? I'm guessing it's not Rick Campbell. I don't know how up to date the Lions website is as it still mentions Ed Hervey as the GM but it looks like Neil McEvoy and Ryan Rigmaiden are probably the architects.
Quote from: Blue In BC on June 26, 2022, 04:32:13 PMI don't know exactly how much Rourke is earning. However when your starting QB is earning less than $200K ( as an example ) it allows a team to spend more freely elsewhere in free agency. In that sense it's not rocket science as far as a rebuilding tool.Of course it doesn't always work out that way or teams wouldn't pay top QB's $400K- $550K.Rourke could be a franchise QB for the Lions for a decade or could leave for another team if he reaches free agency. Ask me in a decade. I hope he becomes a hall of fame QB in Vancouver and doesn't hope from team to team.
Quote from: Throw Long Bannatyne on June 26, 2022, 05:31:38 PMIt would be a killer for the Lions if the NFL snapped him up next season and he wastes 3-4 years of his young career hopping about between various PR lists. The NFL is a giant meat grinder, so many players fed in end up with no meaningful action, achievements, or careers. I wonder when Strev. will finally realize this.
Quote from: Pigskin on June 26, 2022, 05:48:35 PMOh the NFL will snap him up next year.
Quote from: Blue In BC on June 26, 2022, 06:12:43 PMPosters probably said that about Arbuckle and Evans too. NFL has never shown much interest in QB's from Canada. Streveler was more of a unique mix of talents but not what you'd call a starting QB. He's bounced around and made some money but currently a free agent.Frankly I'll be surprised if Rourke ends up in the NFL in 2023. A new team in the CFL maybe but the Lions will offer him more money if he continues to do well.
Quote from: dd on June 26, 2022, 06:27:25 PMStrev has made more money in his time on the PR in 2 years than he would have made in a career in the cfl, he?s too busy planning what he?s going to do after football/ retirement life. He s never coming back to the cfl, why would he?? Risk injury for chump change!?! Not likely
Quote from: Pigskin on June 26, 2022, 07:23:58 PMRourke has the size and all the tools the NFL likes. Very good arm, quick release, runs very well, and he makes good decisions with the ball.