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  1. Kizer vs. Watson

    Texan fan here FWIW, I watched the first half last week of the game against the Jets. Whats missing in the discussion of supporting casts is the contrast in O-lines, Houston's is absolutely in the bottom half if not bottom quarter of the league, the Browns on the other hand are clearly a top ten line. I saw many drop backs where Kizer had all day to throw and he didn't find anyone, his throws were all over the place and he was quite frantic out there. When Hogan came in you could immediately see the difference and how much better he was playing. If you have watched Watson, you see that he seldom gets good protection and he has to move around a lot to buy time. He's often running for his life back there, but still manages to make good decisions for the most part. What stands out about Watson, and what makes him good, and what is hard to quantify and measure is how calm under pressure he is as well as his pocket presence, escapability, and quick decisiveness. He just seems to never lose his cool or get flustered even with guys all over him. Also he isn't looking to run, he is looking to buy time to throw down field. RG3 doesn't compare in this fashion, he was able to succeed because of his ability to run combined with the zone blocking scheme concepts of a Shanahan offense. Its early and he obviously has to keep it up but IMO this isn't a flash in the pan type of deal because of the above mentioned strengths. You can't really dismiss Kizer, he looks like a rookie. DW4 kinda looked like that his first game or so, but has quickly improved to a high level. Also its hard to beat up on the Browns too much when DW4 was the 3rd guy taken and obviously no one thought he would be this good this fast. But there is something about this kid, that is not so easily quantified or measured that sets him apart. I think if they could do it over the Browns would have jumped all over this guy instead of trading the pick, but hindsight is 20/20. He wouldn't have lasted to that pick if everyone knew what we know now. I can't really fault the Browns in their decision making, its just bad luck in a sense.