Joshua Dobbs says learning from Peyton Manning made him better

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As former Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs heads into the NFL draft, he’s crediting another former Tennessee quarterback for helping him get ready.

Dobbs said on PFT Live that he picked Peyton Manning’s brain many times over the last four years and learned a great deal about preparing for games, something he thinks will give him an edge in the NFL.

“The best advice, easily, I’ve ever gotten from Peyton Manning is the importance of preparation,” Dobbs said. “He just talks about his preparation each and every week, his pre-snap process, his communication at the quarterback position and how important those three areas were. And then to go on the field with him and see the importance of each and every rep. Every rep is important and he’s trying to maximize that rep and make it a game rep. So to see how important your preparation is and seeing how important each rep is that’s definitely made me a better quarterback in my college career and that’s something I’ve learned and will take to the next level.”

One-on-one coaching from Manning is a real perk for a quarterback at Tennessee, a perk that quarterbacks at other colleges don’t get. Dobbs isn’t going to let that go to waste.

16 responses to “Joshua Dobbs says learning from Peyton Manning made him better

  1. All that preparation is great
    Lets see how you handle the pressure, step up into the pocket, complete those crucial third down passes, kid.
    Talk is cheap.
    Deliver the rock.

  2. “Joshua Dobbs says learning from Peyton Manning made him better”

    “Joshua Dobbs notes that water is wet and farts stink”

  3. Dobbs may end up being this year’s Dak Prescott. His team was decimated by injuries and they underachieved but he showed progress. I think he will benefit by sitting behind a starter for another year but he can play.

  4. Dobbs is a smart guy and hard worker.

    Problem being is that he just cannot throw.

    If Dobbs had been able to predictably complete routine passes, Tennessee would have won 5-6 more games in the last few years.

    He is going to fall into the Terrell Pryor situation where he may be best served by switching positions to make it in the NFL.

  5. I enjoyed watching Josh Dobbs at Tennessee. Will his skill set translate the the NFL? That one I can’t quite figure out. We shall see..

  6. I just find it odd that someone that has played organized football for so many years only recently found out that preparation, repetition and planning are things you need to excel.
    It’s good that he learned those things though, so kudos to him.

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