Matt Barkley’s Fall Gets Another Look

Why did Matt Barkley fall so low in the draft? The Philadelphia Inquirer, which will cover him now, takes a look at some factors.

“He performs at the highest level when the pressure’s at its most,” USC offensive coordinator Clay Helton said of Barkley.

Facebook Twitter Plusone Reddit Digg Tumblr Email
  • http://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charles Bucket

    “He performs at the highest level when the pressure’s at its most,”

    say WHAT??? and you wonder why no one lets you call plays, Clay??

    comments like that are the verbal equivalent of rubbing your own dung all over yourself!!!!!

    • TrojanFan

      Hey bucket, comments like that are the verbal equivalent of rubbing your own dung all over yourself!!!!!

  • Michael Link

    Can we please find another topic other than Matt Barklety? Is your material so stale Wolf that you have to beat this guy into the ground everyday? Mov e on please…

    • Ben Factor

      Michael, people were writing that last week, and I thought to myself that it WAS the week of the draft. Commentary from Scott was only natural and appropriate, given that not much is currently going on with USC football.

      However, now, I agree with you. There IS no more news. Matt’s in a decent situation with a coach that most of us respect, and we’ll see how it turns out. We all wish him well. Enough said.

  • Golden Trojan

    A generally positive article from an east coast perspective, from a tough media/fan base, Philly. Good luck Matt prove em wrong. Now let’s move on and talk about the QB competition coming up this summer on Howard Jones Field!

  • http://twitter.com/b_191bmiller B.Miller

    Damn.. we are going to beat the S**T out of this story arent we!

  • MichiganTrojan

    Worth mentioning that 13 QBs have been taken in the first 3 rounds of the past two drafts alone. If you couple that in with the 15 or so “upper tier” QBs who have 5-7 year contracts already, it’s not ridiculous to say that there was a QB burnout this year. The only bad team that hadn’t drafted a QB in the first 2 rounds in 2011/2012 or acquired a big name FA this year – Buffalo – took one, and a risky one at that. Glad Barkley didn’t go there. Worst case scenario, imo, he ends up a Trent Dilfer type QB if he’s in a solid, disciplined system. Kelly is certainly capable of creating such a system. Just being “mobile” doesn’t ensure success in the NFL, where every DL, LB, and DB runs a good 40 and can tackle. RGIII is a freak of nature.