[i]Yup, Johnny is calling this one right now. Vernon Adams is not our QB of the future. He is not anyone's QB of the future.
Now hold on, and let Johnny explain. First the good; and there is a lot of it.
-Adams is cold blooded and calm.
-Adams keeps his head up to find receivers, even when the protection breaks down.
-Adams has mobility.
-Adams has intangibles that cannot be taught.
-Adams has great elusiveness. Really great. On a few plays, he reminded Johnny of Damon Allen. NO JOKE. He made a bunch of defenders look foolish by making them miss tackles.
There is just one thing in the negative column for Adams. Unfortunately, it is a deal breaker.
-Adams is not a pro level passer, and never will be.
His throwing motion is awful. Look at pro QBs. When they throw a pass, their arm is extended and is much higher than their head. Adams has a really low arc to his motion. His throwing hand is at ear level when his arm comes forward to pass. His windup is also short and abrupt. That is not good.
The only other QB Johnny has seen with a throwing motion this weird, is college Tim Tebow. Pro NFL Tebow modified his motion (with Marc Trestman's help), but he still sucked.
Also, all of his passes wobble. He can't throw a spiral. A good tight spiral has the nose of the ball facing forward. Adams' throws all have the nose of the ball a little to the side, meaning the width of the football is crooked and facing the air. This is bad. The football is working against the air instead of with it. This football does not cut through the air, but fights it.
Forget about velocity, zip and long passes. He threw a better ball in US college ball. Maybe the bigger canadian ball is too big for his hands. He obviously cannot throw it properly. And no, it was not the rain making the ball slippery.
If we had a QB with Adams' intangibles, elusiveness and calm, with Cato's finesse as a passer, we would have the best QB in the CFL.
Calmness, football IQ can be taught to a certain extent. Throwing a pro level football, cannot. Sorry about Adams, but next man up...