CBS Sports Analyst Steve Beuerlein On Matt Barkley

Here’s a Servite grad commenting on a Mater Dei grad as the former Raiders QB weighs in on Barkley: “He throws a very catchable ball. He doesn’t force many balls. If he doesn’t like what he sees to one side, he knows where his secondary receivers are and he’s going to find them most of the time.

“But he does not have that rifle arm. He does not have the ability to really zip the football in there. He can’t beat you with his feet. Everything about Matt Barkley is solid, but not spectacular. That’s why he’s going to end up falling out of the first round. He’s very average. But he has a chance to be a good pro football player over time.”

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  • TrojanFan

    Hey wolfman, instead of posting other opinions, lets hear yours. I’m sure it’s spot-on and unbiased

    • steveg

      He has no opinion, he has “sources”.

      • rusoviet

        Whatta you got 28th Street frat boy or is that more apropos for your other half ‘TrojanFan’ – talk about a manly name…

        • TrojanFan


      • TrojanFan


  • TrojanFan

    Bucket, no one cares to hear your lame a$$ thoughts, which would just be a repeat from days gone by, so run along and put your head back in the hole

  • That guy sucked

    • rusoviet

      Not like you do boyo – you know the drill – Monica – knee pads opps I meant Jose ‘venta’…if only….jack…Bobbie…. Teddy….why….gone are the days….leftist morons in tow but as they always damn the ‘güero’ ‘cuz that way the obama backer can act like that abck end of a mule cartoonist ‘horsey’ does for the LA Times…Terry ‘The Pirate’ Donahue…look out ‘Terry’ just took his butter knife and is about to cut his ‘butter lettuce’ with it….1954….so bruin….let’s all pump jonnie wooden and his squeeze nell as their descendants continue to fight over grandpa form hell’s legacy

      • TrojanFan

        Dude, you’re over thinking this. sloooooow down

      • betomas

        multi, multi, boy is she bad, get ‘er all alone and out come the knee pads!

        • TrojanFan

          Word on the street,Bucket loves his knee pads, especially when a crowd(cadre) is around

          Please confirm this betomas

      • You’re mixing me up with your daughter

        • rusoviet

          Nah lunchbag – it’s you all you – now get on your Vespa and troll for quarters on LeConte

          • WEB_Dupree

            Not sure how you got the impression that Nobs, aka Joe Blow, is a UCLA fan, but he is definitely a Trojan, for better or worse.

          • it’s worse.

  • Ben Factor

    Give it a rest. The consensus has been in for several months. Matt’s knowledge, experience, and smarts exceed his physical gifts for the NFL. First round draft choices tend to have more of the physical gifts than Matt has.

    That doesn’t mean that Matt won’t have a fine NFL career. He doesn’t have to retrace the steps of Leinart and Sanchez.

    It probably does mean that Matt will start from a decent, but not great, draft position. While it’s possible that some team really covets him, many do not seem to. That puts him in company that includes some of the greats, both past and present.

    Onward and forward. That’s what it means to Fight On.

    • He will follow in the footsteps of Leinart and Sanchez, he just isn’t going to do well in the pros. Think about this, what QB in the NFL is he better than right now ?

      • Ben Factor

        I don’t believe there is a vast chasm between playing pretty well (in fairness, he DID play pretty well) and playing very well. My take on Matt Barkley is that it hurt him to be a freshman starter at Mater Dei, and then at USC. Success came to Matt a little too easily, and he lacked that extra edge that comes from the anxiety of struggle.

        The NFL Draft will dent Matt’s ego and confidence. We will see how he responds. You are pessimistic about that. I am not. I infer that there IS something special about Matt Barkley, and, paradoxically (given my earlier observation), here’s why–both Pete Carroll AND Mater Dei Coach Rollinson DID decide to start him as a freshman.

        If Matt can harness his general faith in life, spirituality, and optimism, and his supposedly good intelligence and ability to learn, to the goal of playing very well in the NFL, he might have a fine career. Time will tell.

  • ….AND he NEVER led a 4th Qtr comeback!!!!!


    • TrojanFamily

      Ring a bell..he’ll salivate

    • TrojanFan

      LAME! Please focus on getting some medical attention

    • TrojanFan

      …..And the ruins will never win a BCS game!


    • USC owns the Rose Bowl

      Actually, he led two his freshman season! One against Oregon State and (of course) the epic win at Ohio State beating the Buckeyes in his very first collegiate road start! Threw more pass plays than run plays and for quite a few yards 🙂
      That’s ok though, you’re a UCLA fan, you love trying your best to make yourself feel better 😉
      Anyway, back to having a life, enjoy the blog! Geek 😀

      Oh yeah, btw, look at the plaque on your stadium’s Wall of Champions.


      • MichiganTrojan

        And he repeats the same thing everyday, with the same results. They’ve got a term for people who do that….

    • rusoviet

      Nah save OH St. @ Columbus

  • MichiganTrojan

    You know who has rifle arms: Blaine Gabbert, Ryan Leaf, David Carr, Case Keenum, Tim Couch, Jamarcus Russell. And Jay Cutler, Matthew Stafford, Josh Freeman, Ryan Tannehill and slew of other mediocrities. (probably a bunch of 4th quarter comebacks between this college lot too).

    You know who doesn’t have rifle arms: Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisburger, Russell Wilson, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Joe Montana, Steve Young, etc etc.

    For every Joe Flacco (who’s not even gonna come close to even sniffing another Super Bowl) or Eli Manning, there’s hundreds of talented QBs who can “only” throw the ball 45-50 yards down the field instead of 60.