Breaking In a New QB: How Has Oregon Done?

Ryan Robertson Editorials 35 Comments

As the 2020 season approaches and the Ducks prepare to hand the reigns to a new quarterback, it is fair to wonder what fans can expect. How have past Oregon QBs fared in their inaugural seasons? For simplicity’s sake, QBs will only be considered if they started at least a third of the season. 2017: Braxton Burmeister Poor Braxton Burmeister. The …

Oregon’s Football Success Boils Down to a Single Play?

Jordan Ingram Editorials 55 Comments

What if the Ducks’ success boiled down to a single play? Let me take you back to a moment that changed the trajectory of Oregon football. It was the fourth quarter. No. 6 Oregon trailed No. 8 Wisconsin 27-21 in the Rose Bowl game. Quarterback Justin Herbert already had two first-half rushing touchdowns but struggled to find his passing rhythm. …

Herbert’s Blessing in Disguise; Pac-12 Draft Results

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For all the glitz, glamour and recognition one receives for being the first pick in the NFL Draft, it usually means  going to an awful team. That’s why, especially as a quarterback, falling a bit in the first round can be beneficial to long-term success. I firmly believe the Oregon coaching staff did not get the most out of Justin …

Bragging Rights: Who said that Justin Herbert was a FIRST ROUND DRAFT CHOICE?

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Good gosh! How many times have we been aggressive and bold in our predictions at FishDuck.com and consequently been skewered by other sites … only to be proven correct in the end? I have quite a list of those, and a new item appeared on the list this week with our own Justin Herbert being selected in the first round …

Where does Justin Herbert Land in NFL Draft?

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials Leave a Comment

WAKE UP DUCK FANS! WE HAVE SPORTS TODAY! Well…kinda. After a long hiatus without sports, we are now within hours of the NFL Draft where some of our favorite Ducks are about to become a WHOLE lot richer. By my estimation Oregon has seven players with the potential to be drafted: Justin Herbert, Troy Dye, Calvin Throckmorton, Shane Lemieux, Jake Hanson, …

NFL Combine Cements Justin Herbert as Top 10 Pick

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After turning around a program that seemed lost in 2016 to winning both a Pac-12 Championship and Rose Bowl, Justin Herbert seemed to have done everything to impress scouts and cement his NFL Draft status. His great size, poise in the pocket and “rocket arm” were all attributes that tantalized NFL front offices. However, despite all of his accolades, Herbert …

Did Poor Coaching Hurt Herbert’s Draft Stock?

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Sure, I’m guilty of more Mario Cristobal–Marcus Arroyo 2019 offensive coaching bashing. But it’s March and we’re in draft season, so it’s a damn fair question. No doubt, QB Justin Herbert was coached down in his final two years at Oregon. Various college football analysts and NFL Draft experts have expressed this. Just on Friday, FishDuck.com’s own Brent Pennington cited …

Oregon Football’s “Silver Lining”: Remembering Justin Herbert and the Webfoots

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Four years ago, Oregon fans were introduced to a tall, lanky and shy kid named Justin Herbert, a kid who felt like his shoes would never be big enough to fill those of departed Ducks living legend Marcus Mariota. Herbert now leaves Oregon a hometown hero and the face of the program. He has also set the standard of what …

Justin Herbert’s NFL Success Likely with the Chargers

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As NFL draft pundits drool over LSU’s Joe Burrows and Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa as top picks in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft, former Oregon quarterback and William V. Campbell trophy winner, Justin Herbert‘s NFL stock is surging. Herbert just wrapped up a stellar display at the Senior Bowl on Saturday, January 25, showing his leadership, split-second decision making, and arm …

Justin Herbert’s Best NFL Landing Spots

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials Leave a Comment

As Senior Bowl week comes to a close, the NFL Draft season is beginning to heat up. While NFL front offices are updating their scouting reports, college-eligible players are now entering the most scrutinized few months of their young careers. Players spend this time trying to prove to teams that they deserve to be drafted as high as possible. However, …

It Doesn’t Matter Who Cristobal Hires as the Next OC

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That’s right, it doesn’t. Mario Cristobal could hire a young reincarnation of Sean Payton, Lincoln Riley or Bill Walsh. Ya know, hire the next offensive “genius.” But, if that chosen one is only allowed to coach with one hand tied behind his back, then, it doesn’t matter. Oregon will not become elite. Oregon will not win a National Championship. It’s time …