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Jaws isn't a Max Hall fan

NFL_Hall.jpgOn Monday nights, ESPN’s Ron Jaworski mans a float in the Jon Gruden “Everyone Is Special” parade.  The rest of the week, Jaws applies a lot more candor and criticism to his craft.

Case in point?  Jaws had some strong words on Thursday regarding Cardinals rookie quarterback Max Hall.

“The one thing we’ve heard about Max is the moxie and the
leadership,” Jaworski told The Gambo and Ash Show on 620 KTAR in Phoenix.  “Those are all wonderful attributes for a
quarterback but the attributes you have to have week in week out to be
successful over a long period of time is the ability to throw the
football accurately and with velocity.  When I look at the tape I don’t
see either of those
.

“I don’t see the ball going down the field.  You see the bubble screen,
the bootleg thrown in the flat and nothing down the field.  You just
don’t see a skill set that projects to be a consistent NFL quarterback.  Things don’t look good when you’re on the field with Max Hall.  It’s that
simple.  I’m sure he’s a wonderful guy giving everything he’s got but
the skill set just isn’t there.”

As a result, Jaworski thinks that Hall should be on the bench.

“The players want to win now,” Jaworski said.  “You have the NFC West which is wide
open.  When I look at the skill set, Derek Anderson gives you the best
chance to win right now.”

Jaws believes the situation eventually will impact the players who are paid to catch the passes.

“They’re just not getting the football and when it comes their
way it’s inaccurate, it’s bouncing at their feet, it is high or it’s
behind them,” Jaworski said.  “Receivers begin to lose confidence in the quarterback. 
These aren’t things I’m making up.  These are things I look at when I see
the tape.  The eye in the sky doesn’t lie.

“You’re going to see the receivers become disinterested.  They don’t want
to be out there lead blocking for power sweeps and stretch running
plays.  They want to catch some balls.  It’s an outstanding group of
receivers.  But you can see when the balls aren’t coming down the field,
when the explosive plays aren’t designed, you are going to lose the
receiving corps.”

As a result, Jaworski also thinks the leader of the receiving corps won’t want to stick around once his contract expires after the 2011 season.

“I can’t see Larry Fitzgerald staying in Arizona with the
present status of this football team,” he said.  “I just can’t see it. . . . .  Larry Fitzgerald with 29 catches is somewhat of an embarrassment for
someone with that skill set. . . .  In all likelihood I think Larry Fitzgerald is going to be
gone.”

Wow.  We like the candor.  And we hope to hear more of it on Monday, November 29, when the Cardinals host the 49ers.  Specifically, we want to hear it right after Gruden says something like, “Max Hall is special.  He has all the skills to develop into a solid starting quarterback in the National Football League.  I’d take him on my team.  And I’d win football games with him.  Because Max Hall is special.”

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59 Responses to “Jaws isn't a Max Hall fan”
  1. navyation says: Oct 28, 2010 8:50 PM

    Panthers would love to have Fitz

  2. Money Mike says: Oct 28, 2010 8:54 PM

    I wonder if Jaws just realized this now?or the fact that Derek Anderson is a horrific QB. Still, Cardinals were stupid for not taking Colt McCoy or Jimmy Clausen.

  3. PittsburghSteelerz says: Oct 28, 2010 8:56 PM

    Specifically, we want to hear it right after Gruden says something like, “Max Hall is special.  He has all the skills to develop into a solid starting quarterback in the National Football League.  I’d take him on my team.  And I’d win football games with him.  Because Max Hall is special.”
    Jaws doesn’t have the sac. He’ll make a Dreeeew Breeeeezzzze comparison.

  4. BuckyBadger says: Oct 28, 2010 8:56 PM

    Arizona should give Skelton a chance. Kid could be just like Joe Flacco.

  5. bigtroutak says: Oct 28, 2010 8:56 PM

    Jaws just lost a TON of credibility :
    “The players want to win now,” Jaworski said. “You have the NFC West which is wide open. When I look at the skill set, Derek Anderson gives you the best chance to win right now.”
    Seriously? Have you watched ANY game tape on the guy? WOW

  6. garywizard says: Oct 28, 2010 9:04 PM

    Max Hall can’t play worth a damn …
    PFT said he would be the QB for the rest of the season, but why ???
    He just isn’t any good … not that anyone would do very well with the current Arizona offense
    Daunte Culpepper anyone?

  7. Canyonero says: Oct 28, 2010 9:06 PM

    The same Ron Jaworski who was in love with Mike Vick, right?

  8. HolyMoly says: Oct 28, 2010 9:07 PM

    He’s absolutely right. Actually, there’s no way Fitzgerald, Doucet, or Breaston would want to stick around for next season. They are all far too gifted to stick it out in Arizona on the off chance that one of these two quarterbacks becomes anything more than mediocre.

  9. eaglesnoles05 says: Oct 28, 2010 9:12 PM

    I have larry fitzgeral on my fantasy team. It’s safe to say I am also not a max hall fan.

  10. cobrala2 says: Oct 28, 2010 9:12 PM

    This is the first time that I can recall wholeheartedly-agreeing with Jaws on both the Max Hall bit as well as the Fitzgerald part.
    I don’t like that I agree with him.

  11. Gonzaga27 says: Oct 28, 2010 9:12 PM

    theres nothing like a bum rating a bum.. look Jaws everyone can Monday morning ok we just do it in a different forum. Max Hall does suck but did you!

  12. realitypolice says: Oct 28, 2010 9:13 PM

    TLDR

  13. jay m says: Oct 28, 2010 9:15 PM

    jeez jaws. lighten the f up. he’s an undrafted rookie with two starts under his belt. can we give him a little time to develop?

  14. Nate is Gay for Brady says: Oct 28, 2010 9:20 PM

    God-dammit. U are such a freaking hater sometimes Florio. Because your varsity sport in high school was bowling and tennis.
    But I gotta give it to you.
    Its two outs, two strikes, three men on, down by three, and FLORIO HITS IT OUT OF THE PARK! GRAND SLAM!

  15. jetsfan101 says: Oct 28, 2010 9:27 PM

    i can completely picture Jon Gruden doing that. I like Jon gruden as an analist a lot, but he is too afraid to show criticism because if he talks about bad teams whos coaches are on the hot seat, then they might not want to interview him. I really want to see jon gruden in Dallas next season

  16. Beckzhere says: Oct 28, 2010 9:27 PM

    We would love Fitzgerald in Atlanta. Larry paired with Roddy White would be a nasty combo. Who would you rather have throwing you the ball, Max Hall or Matty Ice? I thought so.

  17. realitypolice says: Oct 28, 2010 9:29 PM

    Gonzaga27 says:
    October 28, 2010 9:12 PM
    theres nothing like a bum rating a bum.. look Jaws everyone can Monday morning ok we just do it in a different forum. Max Hall does suck but did you!
    ==========
    Let’s see if Max Hall ever starts 116 games in a row or leads a team to a Super Bowl like Jaws did.

  18. realitypolice says: Oct 28, 2010 9:30 PM

    Canyonero says:
    October 28, 2010 9:06 PM
    The same Ron Jaworski who was in love with Mike Vick, right?
    ====================
    Has he been wrong about Vick?

  19. CliveRush says: Oct 28, 2010 9:33 PM

    In regards to the last comment concerning observations from the booth of an ESPN broadcast the question needs to be posed; When has ESPN ever paid attention to what is happening in the game? Their prearranged script is proof of the influence the entertainment industry in NFL broadcasts. The game on the field is secondary to the story line be it Farve, Moss, someone’s second cousin died so they are playing with courage unmatched. The constant use of camera shots away from the field is a given thus we never see the change of personal. I do not want or care to hear what Chucky has to say. Please just show me the game.

  20. Canyonero says: Oct 28, 2010 9:34 PM

    Gotta love it when trolls don’t have any precious time to read the confusingly long articles, still find the time to log in and make a post that they don’t have time to read the article.
    Back to your basement, realityp

  21. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Oct 28, 2010 9:39 PM

    Jaws’ opinion held much more weight 25-30 years ago. Now he’s just a bitter old prick with a bad mustache.

  22. Citizen Strange says: Oct 28, 2010 9:39 PM

    It comes down to who is the better evaluator of pro quarterback talent. Jaws or Whiz?
    I’ll go with Whiz every single time.

  23. okieplus4 says: Oct 28, 2010 9:52 PM

    jaws has a stache?

  24. realitypolice says: Oct 28, 2010 9:53 PM

    Canyonero says:
    October 28, 2010 9:34 PM
    Gotta love it when trolls don’t have any precious time to read the confusingly long articles, still find the time to log in and make a post that they don’t have time to read the article.
    Back to your basement, realityp
    ===============
    Way to not defend your lame point, moron.
    I’m a troll? You make a stupid point about Jaws’ position on another QB and just throw out insults when someone calls you on it.
    Congratulations on being Google savvy enough to look up TLDR- I’m sure you didn’t know what it meant before. Don’t worry, I read the article. The TLDR comment was just a joke about the long post.
    Nice original work on the “basement” comment.
    No one has made that killer joke on here in at least 15 seconds.
    Take it easy, Champ. Why don’t you sit this next one out, stop talking for a while.

  25. 24ksmith says: Oct 28, 2010 9:58 PM

    I’m bettin Max Hall isnt a Jaws fan as well. ESPN should clean house booth wise. Tirico is tolerable I suppose. I say ESPN should steal Dan Patrick (play by play) and Strahan from their networks and maybe hire another person who would be an ex offensive coach/player.

  26. Lott42 says: Oct 28, 2010 9:59 PM

    Who is Max Hall? It sounds like a cough drop.

  27. BigBear123 says: Oct 28, 2010 10:00 PM

    Jaws gets paid to sit in a booth and flap his jaws.
    Whiz gets paid more to lead a football team.
    Everyone knows Anderson’s history. Is his agent the same as Jaw’s?

  28. jvoells says: Oct 28, 2010 10:04 PM

    Jaws reportedly looked at film of each of Hall’s possesions. He wasn’t impressed. That is not a shock, they haven’t scored a TD on offense in any of his possesions, minus the fumble recovery by Levi. Did Jaws look at pre-season? They may have been third and fourth stringers, but he still made throws down field. That with the fact that DA can’t even make the bubble scren pass with any accuracy makes Hall the logical choice. If you think DA is going to keep Larry around you are crazy. He is servicable at best, however if Hall improves, there just might be a reason to stick (besides money).

  29. SATAN says: Oct 28, 2010 10:14 PM

    I agree Max Hall isn’t the long term answer but if Jaws thinks DA is even a short term answer then he hasn’t been paying attention.
    The best answer for the Cards will be to win enough games to keep the stadium full but not enough to make the playoffs. The 2011 Draft QB pool is deeper than 2010 (Sam Bradford was the only one who has made the grade this year) and with a rookie pay scale coming it’s the smartest thing the Cards can do.
    Of course I’d break the bank if Peyton Manning became available. Mike Vick too but I don’t see the Bidwells having the stomach for that one.
    2011 Free Agent QB’s
    Peyton Manning, IND
    Brett Favre, MIN
    Donovan McNabb, WAS
    Matt Moore, CAR
    Kyle Orton, DEN
    Michael Vick, PHI
    Matt Hasselbeck, SEA
    Troy Smith, BAL
    Trent Edwards, BUF
    JT O’Sullivan, CIN
    Seneca Wallace, CLE
    Shaun Hill, DET
    Brodie Croyle, KC
    Chad Pennington, MIA
    Tyler Thigpen, MIA
    Tarvaris Jackson, MIN
    Jim Sorgi, NYG
    Kellen Clemens, NYJ
    Bruce Gradkowski, OAK
    Dennis Dixon, PIT
    Billy Volek, SD
    Kerry Collins, TEN
    Chris Simms, TEN
    Rex Grossman, WAS

  30. Reggie'sBush says: Oct 28, 2010 10:27 PM

    Umm…
    Max Hall isn’t a Max Hall fan

  31. NFL4EVER says: Oct 28, 2010 10:28 PM

    The same Ron Jaworski who “Loved” Kellen Clemens coming out of college, uh-huh.

  32. bradys boy says: Oct 28, 2010 10:28 PM

    Who cares what jaws says I normaly watch the game muted just so I don’t have to listen to the crap that comes out of jaws and grudens mouths and congratz everyone knew max hall wasn’t an NFL quarterback before he even played his game….. That terrible defense can’t save his @$$ forever and fitzy, I would love to see ya on the pats

  33. BSPN says: Oct 28, 2010 10:30 PM

    I’d bet Max Hall isn’t a Jaws fan.

  34. savocabol1 says: Oct 28, 2010 10:32 PM

    I would rather sit through 6 year old girls playing hockey then have to hear anything relevant coming out of Jaws’ mouth. Maybe Jaws forgot about the Brown’s tapes when he was reviewing him. ANDERSON IS GAHBAGE. Hell, he got benched for charlie frye. Oh well, at least he is bound to lead a UFL team to a victory or two next year…

  35. Bigbluefan says: Oct 28, 2010 10:36 PM

    Jaws
    And he won how many Super Bowls and coached what team
    He is the perfect talking head
    Blah Blah Blah

  36. Skins1970 says: Oct 28, 2010 10:38 PM

    Larry Fitzgearld will probably be with the Skins next year he will be Donovan McNabb’s favorite WR.

  37. MACHINE GUN IBIZA says: Oct 28, 2010 10:43 PM

    Did Jaws just set the world record for using the phrase “skill set” 8 times in a 5 minute interview?

  38. habman says: Oct 28, 2010 10:44 PM

    Larry Fitzgeralds predicament in Arizona, is the reason Randy Moss was unable to get a contract extension from Belicheck. Me thinks.

  39. CaptainFantastik says: Oct 28, 2010 10:47 PM

    And yet Jaws will pump up Favre’s leadership and overlook, and even make excuses for, his horrible decisions and turnovers which have permeated the 2nd half of his career. All these guys at E!SPiN have their favorite horses and are about everything but simple X’s and O’s.

  40. Jeff0621 says: Oct 28, 2010 10:55 PM

    I was at the cardinal game this weekend – 2 things were clear – max hall was in way over his head. Worse performance I’d seen from a QB in 30 years. Secondly – Fitz was very demonstrative about not getting the ball – and was visibly happier when Hall left the game

  41. luckyd says: Oct 28, 2010 11:08 PM

    This is assuming there IS 2011 season.

  42. bigbummer? says: Oct 28, 2010 11:09 PM

    comeon man! Anderson?.- the only teamn he leads to victory is the other team he was 4-4 on his first drive so something like 4-13 the rest of the game. (par for his course). At least Hall knows to throw the ball to Fitz, something anderson couldnt seem to grasp in his starts BTW the seahawks arent any good they should have scored about 45-50 but had to settle for 5 field goals. Hall will be much better sunday. thats money.

  43. ArcticEdge says: Oct 28, 2010 11:10 PM

    Jaws is a fool, and is one of the most overrated QB’s in NFL history.

  44. Facts Domino says: Oct 28, 2010 11:54 PM

    Can’t feel sorry for the Cards when Whisenfool cuts his best qb before week 1.
    Jaws can’t like any qb but Brady… The only thing he likes more than Brady is food to fill his fat face.

  45. SATAN says: Oct 28, 2010 11:55 PM

    Fitz is under contract in 2011 He can option out in 2012 and he can’t be franchised or traded without his permission. The Cards need to fix the QB situation to keep him but it is fixable in regards to Fitz.

  46. redscare says: Oct 29, 2010 12:21 AM

    He’s not saying that DA is a great QB, he’s saying that DA is more capable of making something happen right now. DA’s been very inconsistent, but he has an actual track record of successfully winning games at times, which Hall doesn’t have yet. So it’s hard to argue his point without resorting to hypotheticals on Hall.
    Generally speaking, though, it does seem like the Cardinals are screwed. Like the Cowboys, they should have had a better plan B.

  47. Choirdrunk says: Oct 29, 2010 12:22 AM

    “Larry Fitzgearld will probably be with the Skins next year he will be Donovan McNabb’s favorite WR.”
    This would actually be pretty sick. Other teams that need a top WR and have the means to acquire one would be the Pats, Browns, Chargers (Fitz + Rivers!!!), Bears, Rams, and the Seahawks. (I didn’t forget you Bills, Jags and Raiders … but I included “with the means”)
    I doubt it could happen but maybe there is enough wiggle room for Fitz to the Saints. Which would, instantly, make the Saints the most exciting offensive team in the league.

  48. dachshund says: Oct 29, 2010 12:39 AM

    Where are all the Warner haters now? 3 QBs later and it is easy to see that he made the team the last few years.

  49. RedskinsRenaissance says: Oct 29, 2010 12:58 AM

    # MACHINE GUN IBIZA says: October 28, 2010 10:43 PM
    Did Jaws just set the world record for using the phrase “skill set” 8 times in a 5 minute interview?
    Love it! Now if we could only keep track of how many times Joe Theismann says “football” in any given sentence…

  50. sweetnlow310 says: Oct 29, 2010 1:47 AM

    Being a Seahawk fan, I’m one of Max Hall’s biggest supporters. I hope he starts the rest of the season. Anderson is so bad, he shouldn’t even be in the league, but he’s light years better than Max Hall.

  51. iusedtobeteddybayer says: Oct 29, 2010 5:22 AM

    Whisenhunt and Rod Graves have lost all credibility. They saw these two schlubs and said we’re good to go? No thanks to McPukey? Bad choices.

  52. Real Football Fan says: Oct 29, 2010 8:09 AM

    Who is? He’s one of the worst, physically limited QBs that I’ve ever seen. I think the only reason that he’s not been crucified in Arizona is that Leinart was so bad, so the locals were willing to put up with the local kid living out his dream for one season until the Cardinals can target a prospect in the 2011 draft.
    This team clearly dropped the ball though by not going after McNabb or even Mark Bulger to keep this team competitive in the meantime.
    As is, they’ll struggle to win many more games unless they have great defensive and/or special teams efforts. I just wonder how the trust factor will be going forward with the veterans on this team, knowing that management and Whisenhunt let them go into a season with no Qb when they’ve known they didn’t have an NFL caliber one on thier roster since Warner retired last winter.

  53. TheDPR says: Oct 29, 2010 8:19 AM

    Max Hall is just a kid at this point. Has he been inaccurate and dink-n-dunk because he “lacks the skill set” to throw downfield or because he’s young and nervous and trying to play it safe?
    I think a rookie who has played less than half a season needs a little more benefit of the doubt than Jaws is giving the kid.
    Sure, odds are he’s going to bomb out. More fail than succeed at professional levels of anything. But it’s premature, IMO.

  54. tombrookshire says: Oct 29, 2010 8:46 AM

    Then they should have gotten McNabb. He throws at the receiver’s feet and in front and behind them too, but with velocity.

  55. Ytsejamer1 says: Oct 29, 2010 9:02 AM

    Derek Anderson gives you the best chance to win? That’s the absolute dumbest thing I’ve heard. I’m sorry…but he doesn’t…not under any circumstances. Let the young kid play and get some experience. His game will hopefully develop as he gets more experience.
    Remember…Peyton Manning was a train wreck the first season or two…but he took his lumps, learned from his mistakes, and developed into one of the best QBs ever.
    There is no ceiling for Derek Anderson…he’s good enough to keep around, but bad enough to complete 6-32 passes, with four of those completions to the other team.

  56. Floridacock says: Oct 29, 2010 9:22 AM

    Gruden seems to say anything. Hall is way too young for him. If he ever coaches again he will be looking for a QB in the 40+ years old range. Maybe Phil Simms or Roman Gabriel

  57. nfl says: Oct 29, 2010 9:37 AM

    I’d like to see Fitz in San Diego. 2000 yards?

  58. william a says: Oct 29, 2010 9:50 AM

    There have been many simply awful combinations of ‘talent’ on MNF, but this is the worst. The booth shots of Jaws wagging his head eagerly to the tune of Gruden and Tirico’s incessant prattle are depressing. Worse yet, Jaws often sinks to their level in his own commentary. If the game isn’t competitive, it’s almost unbearable.

  59. Bucforever says: Oct 29, 2010 7:15 PM

    Well it looks like my Bucs should be 5 and 2 after this Sunday! WOO HOO !! Go Bucs!!

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