Doug Flutie talks about bias against short QBs, Notre Dame, Heisman race
Dan asked why teams are biased against drafting shorter quarterbacks. “I would think after Drew Brees, it would not,” Brees said. He said he’s seen “100 guys” who are tall and athletic, but once the game starts, they can’t play.
But Flutie said there are some things that are more difficult for shorter quarterbacks. He said he once went down to play at a high school and got under center — he was amazed that he could see the whole field.
Flutie weighed in on Notre Dame. “They are defensively as good as anyone in the nation,” Flutie said. Flutie said coach Brian Kelly is getting everything he can out of this team, but they’re in for a big test against Oklahoma this Saturday.
Flutie said that Manti T’eo doesn’t have much of a shot to win the Heisman, but to get to New York with the finalists would be a victory. Flutie thinks that Collin Klein has taken a step forward this year and if he keeps winning he could be in very good shape. But Flutie noted that the top spot rotates all season.
Flutie shared a great story about the Hail Mary against Miami. He said he also had the tight end open at the 15-yard line and that might have resulted in a touchdown.