Under normal circumstances it is difficult enough to take a second year quarterback leap.
But here comes the word from highly respected Payton and Eli Manning’s quarterback guru, David Catcliffe, Duke’s head coach: Daniel Jones’ second-year leap will not be compromised and will not be compromised by anyone learning a new system under the new coaching staff. Virtual offseason program.
“I think we’ll see better Daniel Jones,” Catcliffe told the post. “I think he’ll be a much better product than he was a year ago.”
Cutcliffe believes Jones will thrive under new Gents offensive coordinator Jason Garrett.
“I know Jason a little bit. I think of his world, ”Cutcliffe said. “He will do a great job with Daniel. I think Jason and Daniel are the same kind of people, really smart, analytical people. I think they will be a good pair.
“I sat down with Jason and [Tony] Romo, and talked to football before, and I saw his approach to coaching Tony Romo and the relationship they had. That’s why I’m creating the idea that I see a similar relationship between Jason and Daniel. “
The 23-year-old New York football giants’ young franchise quarterback drove to Manninges on Wednesday.
“Trust me, he’s working 10 hours a day mastering this on his own,” Cutcliffe said. “I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anyone more interested.… He was every employee that Payton and Eli had their entire careers.
“I think they really understood what they were expecting or what they wanted to do aggressively and that would help him succeed in this transition.”
“He must know what is in front of him. I like the fact that he was very positive in conversations about the intensity of meetings with new staff, accountability. She feels really good about him. “
Cutcliffe spread about accuracy and perseverance and fearlessness like the pair and sat down with him in February for a constructive-critical review.
Three major areas of improvement were covered:
Ball protection. Pocket movement. Arm angle
Former Duke quarterback Anthony Boone has been working hard with Jones on 18 mishaps and 11 losses and pocket moves.
“Anthony Boone Duke is the most winning quarterback in football history,” Catcliffe said, “and not Anthony 6-5. Anthony, like Daniel, has a great understanding of the game, a great understanding of the basics and mechanics. And so they fit together perfectly.”
“The presence of the pocket is different from the presence of the pocket. Daniel got a great pocket presence. He is tough, he is brave, he keeps his eyes down. But one of the things you need to learn in the pocket is to move away from the reaction to what you are feeling and move further into the safe thing in the pocket, move further into what you see. Don’t deviate from the truth of what you see, you know, I think when you ignore the crowd of passers-by that happened to him a number of things will happen – one, go where you don’t see; The other is that sometimes you throw the ball, it’s just a reflection. “
Cutcliffe teaches his quarterbacks pre-snap reading and post-snap alarms.
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“What pocket movement is a maximum of one second,” he said. “It’s very subtle, and sometimes the more athletic guys there are, the more they want to run away … the other thing is when you’re running the ball as a quarterback in the NFL, stop running like a back. Some of his sultry was hitting with good runs, or just handled.
Cutcliffe has influenced Jones that navigating the fierce NFL pocket has claimed him to be the sound of a key stroke.
“It’s just taking the ball out and keeping it going, tighten your pace a bit,” Cutcliffe said. “You have to do it naturally, but everyone has to work on it. And he did a really good job of doing that. “
Jones has always played a leading role in the Duke and will feel comfortable playing more roles this season.
“I know in talking to Eli that Eli thinks Daniel is a very special person who cares about other people, cares about football,” Catcliffe said. “It makes a lot of sense to me that Eli saw the same qualities. If you don’t get respect, you are not a leader. And I think he has the respect of all his peers. “
I asked Cutcliffe at the start of the 2019 season, when Manning and Jones both admitted to knowing the quarterback change.
“It wasn’t unrealistic for me. It was all painful because the two of them had such a close relationship.” It’s the kind of setting that has never been done before. “
Jones will not be deterred by Eli Manning’s gigantic move.
“One of the things I like about Daniel and I believe it’s the best way to be a quarterback in this kind of setting – and Elio was the same thing – they don’t really care about what they think about other things.” Md. “They are so focused on the quality of their own work that they have no time for it.”
If he was a Danny Boy in disguise, expect him to be Danny Man in 2020. Maybe Danny Mann one day.