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Frankie
02-07-2007, 12:54 PM
There's a thread in the other Chiefs forum all about this signing. :hmmm:

recxjake
02-07-2007, 01:05 PM
free agency starts in march

Woodrow Call
02-07-2007, 01:07 PM
Nuge is usually reliable. He posted at WPI that the Chiefs signed the following...

Butler, Robb DB Robert Morris
Howard, Brian DT Idaho
Jacobs, Omar QB Bowling Green
Patterson, Dimitri DB Tuskegee
Wusu, Timi LB Stanford

noa
02-07-2007, 01:08 PM
I know we brought him in for a workout, but I don't see anything on KFFL about signing him.

Woodrow Call
02-07-2007, 01:10 PM
I know we brought him in for a workout, but I don't see anything on KFFL about signing him.

As far as I know WPI is the only site reporting it, so take it with a grain of salt. I've tried searching for more info and came away empty handed.

Chiefnj
02-07-2007, 01:11 PM
free agency starts in march
You can sign street free agents now.

FDS
02-07-2007, 01:15 PM
But we need alley cats.

PBJ FirstDownSamie PBJ

Chief Nute
02-07-2007, 01:18 PM
Great signing if in fact we did sign him.

Kid has all the tools. Just needs some teaching in playing under center, and he releases the ball very low (but so does P Rivers), but all that can be coached. So hopefully our savior DICK CURL can earn his keep.

I am sure I will get lambasted for this comment, but I think with a little bit of coaching/seasoning, I'd hand the reigns of the offense to Jacobs before I would hand them to Croyle. Probably shouldn't have said that, because I will probably have to wait a long time before I would be proven right or wrong..........but thats my opinion.

El Jefe
02-07-2007, 01:26 PM
Well your opinions sucks.....LOL I dont think Jacobs is anywhere close to starting in the League he was a subpar QB in College at Bowling Green where I regularly watched him, and in the Nfl I see him as nothing more than a backup. I would like to see if Brodie is gonna be good we might as well let him show us if he was worth a 3rd round pick. Take this with a grain of salt.

HolmeZz
02-07-2007, 01:29 PM
Jacobs isn't any good. I'll look up the scouting report I gave of him a few years ago when everyone was pimping him as a 1st round pick. Gimme a sec.

And oh yeah, Croyle's leaps and bounds better as a prospect.

HolmeZz
02-07-2007, 01:39 PM
Can't find the in-depth thing I did. Here's a Bowling Green game topic though:

http://chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=123093

Also found this while looking. It's about who our next QB should be(should've been):

http://chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=129086&page=5&pp=15

[Sign] Brees and show Trent the door.

Drew Brees is a sham. No fuggin way.

jspchief
02-07-2007, 01:40 PM
Omar Printers and Casey Jacobs.

Our QB depth chart will be so good we'll have to have a 3 man rotation

Clearly Casey Jacobs has the stuff of champions, other wise he wouln't be bagging groceries less than a year after he was drafted.

dj56dt58
02-07-2007, 01:42 PM
Probably shouldn't have said that, because I will probably have to wait a long time before I would be proven right or wrong..........but thats my opinion.
Don't worry...if we find out your wrong 7 years from now we'll be sure to bump it for ya

boogblaster
02-07-2007, 02:24 PM
Someone said we were trading Mitchell for Grossman plus two players to be named later..problem solved..another QB that can't see over his line,hands are too small to grip the ball,throws into triple coverage,hits his open recievers at the ankles everytime..we're going all-the-way this year gentlemen.....

MGRS13
02-07-2007, 02:25 PM
Jacobs isn't any good. I'll look up the scouting report I gave of him a few years ago when everyone was pimping him as a 1st round pick. Gimme a sec.

And oh yeah, Croyle's leaps and bounds better as a prospect.
I don't think Jacobs is the answer. I'd like the Croyle experiment to start soon(just so it can end soon) so we can begin a realistic search for a starting QB.

Chief Nute
02-07-2007, 02:29 PM
Well your opinions sucks.....LOL I dont think Jacobs is anywhere close to starting in the League he was a subpar QB in College at Bowling Green where I regularly watched him, and in the Nfl I see him as nothing more than a backup. I would like to see if Brodie is gonna be good we might as well let him show us if he was worth a 3rd round pick. Take this with a grain of salt.

Dont worry......I will take it with a grain of salt, lol.

I'm not sure how you could say he is a "subpar" QB........probably because that is a pretty relative term. Is he subpar compared to Peyton Manning? Yea. He is subpar compared to Casey Printers? No. Was he subpar in comparison to those QB's that came out in the same draft as him? Nope. But with me being a former Bowling Green student, I have seen probably 75% of his snaps that he took at BG......I was always confused as why I never heard anything from him since he was drafted.

I am not saying that he is ready to start in the NFL, because he is nowhere close. Jacobs is however, a huge talent (in my opinion) who is very mobile and is great on the mid-range throw (which is what our team seems to be interested in these days). I think with some coaching on mechanics and getting some work in a pro-style offense, he could be quite successful......and in my opinion, has more upside than even Croyle.

jspchief
02-07-2007, 02:31 PM
Bad mechanics were masked by poor quality of competition.

There's a reason he went in the 5th and has already been cut by two teams.

Chief Chief
02-07-2007, 02:36 PM
www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/2006/jacobs_omar

MGRS13
02-07-2007, 02:49 PM
www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/2006/jacobs_omar
This same site says all you need to know about Croyle, a good backup but not starter quality. The sooner we start looking for a real starting QB of the the future the better.

htismaqe
02-07-2007, 02:56 PM
Can't find the in-depth thing I did. Here's a Bowling Green game topic though:

http://chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=123093

Also found this while looking. It's about who our next QB should be(should've been):

http://chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=129086&page=5&pp=15

ROFL

I'm sure you accurately predicted that Brees would flourish in New Orleans, right?

HolmeZz
02-07-2007, 04:10 PM
ROFL

I'm sure you accurately predicted that Brees would flourish in New Orleans, right?

Eh? I wanted him to be a Chief. You're the one who deemed him a sham.

Cochise
02-07-2007, 04:34 PM
He could be the next Ted White.

Baby Lee
02-07-2007, 04:38 PM
www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/2006/jacobs_omar
Because he does not stride into or follow through on passes, his passes do not consistently have zip and they tend to dip in front of the receiver on medium/deep routes.
The perfect QB to help us transition from TrINT '06.

Wilson8
02-07-2007, 06:56 PM
Combine Information from last year
Height: 6037
Weight: 232
40 Yrd Dash: 4.84
20 Yrd Dash: 2.86
10 Yrd Dash: 1.74
Vertical Jump: 32 1/2
Broad Jump: 9'0"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.31
3-Cone Drill: 7.47
Wonderlic : 18
Combine Notes - Bowling Green's Omar Jacobs has been knocked for his
throwing mechanics, but he impressed several onlookers Sunday. He's probably
still in the middle rounds, but some think he's a worthy project.
Another scout's notes - "He's got the weirdest delivery you ever saw," one
scout said. "Looks like he's throwing darts in a bar or something. Then he's
flat-footed. He's got all kinds of mechanical issues. Doesn't run a lot.
Likes to sit and throw it." Several scouts recalled Jacobs' 458-yard,
five-touchdown performance in Week 1 at Wisconsin. "You'd take him off the
Wisconsin game," another scout said. "He looks terrible when he throws the
ball but it's very accurate." NFL Passer rating of 115.0 and Wonderlic score
of 18.

Some Brodie Croyle info to compare to.
6-2, 205, 4.88, 2 Three-year starter with an NFL passer rating of 84.1. 24
on the Wonderlic) "He will be a lot like Billy Volek." He's got good
accuracy."

Wilson8
02-07-2007, 06:58 PM
Here is some guy that loved him before the draft -

http://www.footballsfuture.com/2006/prospects/omar_jacobs.html
By: Robert Davis

In his first year as a starter, Omar Jacobs had one of the greatest years of
any quarterback in college football history. He completed 66.9% of his
passes for 4,002 yards, and 41 touchdowns. The most impressive stat though,
was that he only threw 4 interceptions on 462 passes. The 41 touchdowns led
the nation, and was also a MAC record. The 41/4 TD/INT ratio is the best
ever in Division 1A. He's not just a pure pocket passer either. Jacobs
managed to rush for 300 yards and 4 more scores. He racked up quite a few
post season awards for his awesome sophomore season. Omar was named to
various All-American lists, was voted MVP of the GMAC Bowl, and was named
MAC offensive player of the year. He was a marked man this year, and
defenses came up with better ways to defend his talent. He still had a very
good season, finishing with 2,591 yards and 26 touchdowns to just seven
interceptions, while completing 60.7% of his passes.

Jacobs is the complete package at quarterback. He's tall, strong, and
athletic. He has a very good arm, and can easily make all the throws. His
mobility is very impressive too. When things break down, he can leave the
pocket and throw on the run, or tuck it and make something happen with his
feet. He has displayed poise in the pocket, though at times he has left the
pocket a little early.

There really aren't too many flaws in Jacobs' game. The biggest is his
throwing mechanics, specifically his release point. Jacobs releases the ball
at about shoulder height. He doesn't get the ball up high enough. He negates
his height advantage by throwing the ball that low, and it will result in
tipped passes in the NFL. The only other issue would possibly be his
experience, as he's a redshirt junior, and this is only his second season as
a starter.

Omar Jacobs is the latest in the line of MAC QB's to develop into legitimate
NFL prospects. He will need some coaching in the NFL to fix his mechanics,
but other than that, he has everything needed to be a star at the next
level. He has all the talent to develop. He should have stayed in school to
work on his mechanics and further develop, but he is in the draft. There are
some talented signal callers ahead of him, but Jacobs has the talent to
really develop at the next level. He could still hear his name called on the
first day of the draft.

Wilson8
02-07-2007, 07:01 PM
Seems like a good signing to see if he can develop. Maybe they will send him to NFL Europe. It adds some interest to watching those games if they have some Chiefs players to watch.

Wilson8
02-07-2007, 07:04 PM
Pro Career -
He was selected in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft, with the 164th
overall pick, by the Pittsburgh Steelers. At the end of the preseason, he
was sent to the practice squad. Jacobs was released from the practice squad
and cut from the team following training camp. On November 21, 2006 he was
signed to the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad and cut on January 3, 2007.

Wilson8
02-07-2007, 07:08 PM
Another site that liked him before last year's draft -

http://football.about.com/od/nationalfootballleague/p/omarjacobs.htm
Positives:
I am not going to waste any time in saying that I absolutely love Jacobs and
prefer him over Matt Leinart. Jacobs will be a better NFL quarterback. He
has a huge arm, good vision, and great mobility. He has gotten the most out
of the marginal talent that he has around him.
He threw for 41 touchdowns as a sophomore and ranked third nationally in
pass efficiency. Has shattered all kinds of conference records while still a
young quarterback. Also does very well in the classroom, a testament to his
dedication on and off the field.
Negatives:
While I find very few aspects of his game that do not translate into NFL
success, it must at least be mentioned that he has not played against
consistent top-flight competition. Only games against Miami and Wisconsin
this season would be considered as good, hard-nosed college football
defenses.
Overview:
Considering that Jacobs completed 30-of-51 passes for a career-best 458
yards and five touchdowns against Wisconsin, it would be safe to say that
that the competition argument is a moot point. Jacobs has done all that he
can with the team and the players that surround him. He has all the tools
necessary to be great in the NFL, even though the learning curve may take a
little longer.
Although I see Jacobs as a solid first-round selection, he probably will not
go until the second or third. But whoever lands him will be landing a
franchise quarterback.