We’re entering the 2021 NFL Draft smokescreen season.
Dan Orlovsky continues to be at the center of quarterback controversies, with the ESPN analyst coming under fire in recent months for some QB opinions. Orlovsky, a huge Justin Fields fan, has raised the curtain on why he thinks Fields may have slipped from QB2.
Speaking on Wednesday’s edition of “The Pat McAfee Show,” Orlovsky shared inside information about why Ohio State fields appear to be sliding down the scoreboards, his sources indicating that the he attitude and work ethic are among the main reasons. (The answer starts around -1: 33: 30):
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Orlovsky’s response to Fields:
First of all, I heard he was a last in, first out type quarterback. Like, not the manic work ethic. I even heard it in relation to Justin Herbert, where it was like, man, when Justin Herbert came in he was like a psychopath when it came to working out and getting ready for the draft. Or even at school, like “Give me more, I want to work nonstop.” And I’ve heard that there are issues with Justin Fields’ work ethic.
The second thing is… Where is his desire to go be a great quarterback? I think there is a desire to be a great athlete, from what is expressed to me, but where is his desire to be a great quarterback? And to be great you have to be prepared to find the things you’re not good at and be scared of.
It should be noted that there are a lot of smokescreens this time of year, so Orlovsky’s information could be legitimate. or a team that’s just trying to play the draft game right now to drag Fields down. Orlovsky said his information came from people involved in the decision-making.
It’s not about Orlovsky, however: Orlovsky reaffirms that he is a fan of Fields, and that this information does not reflect his opinion of Fields. Orlovsky says his main concern with Fields is his throwing movement, but it’s not something that makes Fields impossible to draw.
All things considered, it seems a little silly to question Fields ‘desire, when he put on a show with (presumably) broken ribs in the Buckeyes’ college football playoff game against the Clemson Tigers, leaving for six touchdowns. in the series.
Everywhere Fields goes, he’s going to make a team and a fan base very, very happy.