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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I agree with most of the replies that if you have 2 top 10 runningbacks on your team youre gonna have to put 8-9 in the box which is gonna create more one on one situations with recievers. Cambell is ...

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Old 04-11-2005, 03:35 PM   #11
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Peter King on Jason Campbell

I agree with most of the replies that if you have 2 top 10 runningbacks on your team youre gonna have to put 8-9 in the box which is gonna create more one on one situations with recievers. Cambell is not someone i would want to trust with a passing attack. Auburn was a passing team until they got the new Off. coordinator and made it so brown and williams are on the field at the same time. Thats win they started winning
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Old 04-11-2005, 03:38 PM   #12
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Hey GT, I am not opposed to McPherson. I like the guy a lot. Just don\'t want Campbell overlooked. Carson Plamer only had a big senior season and he seems to be okay. I never heard of Leftwich before his last year in college, nor David Carr. There is something to be said about a guy who has been in 4 different offenses still having the light go on for him and putting in a stellar season. But I am not at all adverse to getting McPherson, and actually would prefer it if we could get him lower than where Campbell would be drafted.
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I guess I said that wrong. I meant players with one big year before they come out in the draft. Not necessarily seniors. I had Akili Smith in mind when I was thinking that, but I think he came out as a junior. Never mind what I said about seniors. But all the same I would still prefer McPherson. I never really read anything bad about him except the gambling issues. If anything, if he loses all of his money gambling, he\'ll play harder to get more money.
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Old 04-11-2005, 03:51 PM   #14
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LMAO!!! He claims he never gambled though, only that he wrote some hot checks. But hey, whatever works to keep a player hungry and wanting to perform once he gets here. They should introduce him to Harrah\'s first day in.
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ADRIAN MCPHERSON

OVERVIEW
An extremely talented quarterback who honed his pinpoint accuracy while competing for the Indiana Firebirds in the Arena Football League during the 2004 season. Joined Indiana after the season began and was not activated until the third game, but still managed to win AFL Rookie of the Year honors. McPherson completed 209 of 352 passes (59.4 percent) for 2,965 yards, 56 touchdowns and only five interceptions in fourteen games. He also scored 18 times on 59 carries for 257 yards (4.4 avg).

McPherson was the first athlete to ever be named Florida Mr. Football and Mr. Basketball, prepping at Southeast (Bradenton, Fla.) High School. He was also selected Gatorade Florida Player of the Year and first-team class 4A All-State, as he passed for 3,727 yards on 217 of 355 passing with 42 touchdowns as a senior. He also rushed for 765 yards and eight scores that year. McPherson passed for 75 touchdowns and 6,161 yards over his last two seasons.

In basketball, he averaged 35 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists a game, including games of 59, 56, 52, 49 and 46 points in basketball during his junior year. McPherson broke his single-game scoring record in basketball with 59 points vs. East Bay. He played outfield for his American Legion baseball team that won a state championship last summer and hails from the same high school as former FSU and Cincinnati Bengals star Peter Warrick.

McPherson backed up Chris Rix as a true freshman at Florida State in 2001. He appeared in nine games, completing 18 of 37 passes (48.6 percent) for 198 yards and two touchdowns, adding 16 yards on 23 carries that year. He opened the 2002 campaign behind Rix, but when the starting quarterback struggled, McPherson replaced him in the lineup vs. Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, North Carolina and North Carolina State. He connected on 80 of 155 passes (51.6 percent) for 1,017 yards, twelve touchdowns and only one interception. Adrian also rushed 48 times for 180 yards (3.8 avg).

However, McPherson was arrested on 11/27/02 on charges of stealing a blank check and receiving nearly $3,500 after it was cashed. He was kicked off the team, finishing his career with 98 of 192 passes for 1,215 yards (51.0 percent), fourteen touchdowns and one interception. He also gained 196 yards on 71 rushing attempts (2.8 avg).

Three months after being dismissed from Florida State, he was also charged with gambling on pro and college games, including FSU contests (a childhood friend, Otis Livingston, said McPherson bet on the Seminoles to beat Notre Dame -- they lost 34-24 -- and lost another $1,000 bet on the Miami-West Virginia game. He said the internet gambling account was under a friend\'s name, but he, McPherson and the friend all used it.

\"It started off with a hundred (dollars), all three of us together,\" Livingston testified.

McPherson was charged with a second-degree misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of 60 days in jail and a $500 fine). He attempted to enroll at another school, but with the legal issues, was forced to sit out the 2003 season. Once his legal troubles were behind him, McPherson became the youngest player to ever suit up for an Arena Football League team at age nineteen.


ANALYSIS
Positives … Excellent athlete who can create something out of nothing … Has outstanding quickness and feet, above average agility and balance, good change of direction and agility and sudden acceleration past the line of scrimmage … Has the ability to set up and throw quickly, showing consistency and a smooth set up … Has good body control to throw on the run and shows speed to his throwing point … Developed a knack for seeing underneath coverage, resulting in a limited amount of tipped passes … Learned to throw the ball away when he should and will not normally force the ball into coverage … Very innovative in the pocket and has the quickness to create problems for the defense with his feet … Plants well to throw and shows a tight spiral behind his tosses … Can get good zip on throws when he sets his feet, showing improvement on accuracy in 2004 arena ball … Has the arm strength to throw the ball 55-60 yards with ease … Shows good zip behind his tosses and is developing above average deep arm strength that can only get better with maturity … Can drill the ball in the seam and consistently hit the short area targets, keeping the receivers on their routes with minimal adjustment … Has the strength to get the ball deep, doing a nice job of leading the receiver so his target does not have to wait or come back for the pass … Especially effective with his timing when hitting his receivers in the short and intermediate areas … Can avoid sacks, buy a second chance and make a big play out of a complete disaster thanks to his elusiveness and quickness.

Negatives … Off-field problems might be behind him, but teams will be very cautious before deciding if he is worth the gamble … Relies more on his athletic ability than a knowledge for the game and is still doing it all on instincts alone … Can get rid of ball quickly most of the time, but tends to have a little bit of a windup when flushed out of the pocket and when throwing to his left … His accuracy seems to be better when he is on the move and on touch throws rather than in the pocket (tends to get impatient).


INJURY REPORT
No injuries reported.


AGILITY
COMBINE: 4.71 in the 40-yard dash … 2.73 20-yard dash … 1.68 10-yard dash … 34.5-inch vertical jump … 10\'8\" broad jump … 4.08 20-yard shuttle … 6.93 three-cone drill … 32 ¾-inch arm length … 9-inch hands … 26 Wonderlic score.


HIGH SCHOOL
Attended Southeast (Bradenton, Fla.) High School, where he became the first player in state history to earn both Mr. Football and Mr. Basketball honors … Also selected Gatorade Florida Player of the Year and first-team class 4A All-State, as he passed for 3,727 yards on 217 of 355 passing with 42 touchdowns as a senior … Rushed for 765 yards and eight scores that year … Passed for 75 touchdowns and 6,161 yards over his last two seasons …

In basketball, he averaged 35 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists a game including games of 59, 56, 52, 49 and 46 points in basketball during his junior year … Broke his single-game scoring record in basketball with 59 points vs. East Bay … Played outfield for his American Legion baseball team that won a state championship last summer and hails from the same high school as former FSU and Cincinnati Bengals star, Peter Warrick.


PERSONAL
Sociology major … Father, Floyd, played basketball at Manatee Community College … Born Adrian Jamal McPherson on 5/08/83 … Resides in Bradenton, Florida.

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Old 04-11-2005, 04:05 PM   #16
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Exactly. Like I said, McPherson NEVER admitted to gambling. Someone else said he did it. He said in an interview on ESPN he has never admitted that, and he hasn\'t. If you are showing me his physical attributes, I was already sold.
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Old 04-11-2005, 04:29 PM   #17
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Yeah plus the fact that he was already in a pro environment helps. I think the gambling should be in the positive column though, for the reason I listed...lol.

Looking at McPherson and then Brooks...I would figure Gumbo would be all over this. He\'s a better specimen than Brooks, he\'s younger and smarter. A no-brainer to me!
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Old 04-11-2005, 04:33 PM   #18
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Yes but AB is currently wearing the black and gold while AM is not. Wait until we draft him, he will be the next sure fire hall of famer. As it stands right now, any threat to AB\'s position as starting QB is a serious no-no in some opinions.
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Yes but AB is currently wearing the black and gold while AM is not. Wait until we draft him, he will be the next sure fire hall of famer. As it stands right now, any threat to AB\'s position as starting QB is a serious no-no in some opinions.
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I dunno about Campbell. Living in Birmingham for the last 5 years, I\'ve seen virtually every Auburn game. Campbell had an outstanding 2004 season, that\'s a fact and I\'ll take nothing away from him there. But I also remember 2001-2003. He posted some decent stats in those years, but when actually watching the games he looked completely lost ... shellshocked, even. Didn\'t help him that Auburn had serious OL problems until 2004, but Campbell really didn\'t handle pressure well in his early years.

The new system installed under Borgis really helped Campbell, thus his breakout senior season. Borgis was smart enough to use Auburn\'s standout RB\'s to set up the play-action pass, and Campbell really caught on then. There\'s no questioning whether he\'s capable or talented enough, it\'s really more to question his poise. He had a real problem with \"happy feet\" from 2001-2003, but if he\'s managed to shake that, he\'s surely worth a look.

I have no personal vendetta against Campbell, he just makes me a bit nervous (b/c of \'01-\'03). If I had more faith that he could play to his potential, I\'d be screaming for him. Therein lies the gamble ... Campbell could be a great NFL QB ... or another Aaron Brooks. Gonna be interesting to see who takes a chance on him.
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Old 04-11-2005, 07:36 PM   #20
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Good observations mutey. I guess I will go with the popular judgment, as I have not seen him as many times as most. I guess it is a jaded view of only seeing him when he played well. I like McPherson a lot to, and hopefully we at least take a shot on him.
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