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When does Matt Davis start classes with the Jedi Master?
Whitfield's hourly rate doubled effective December 2012.
Worth every penny.
Random, but the CBS Heisman Pundit guy, Chris Huston, went off on a rant on Whitfield on twitter a couple of weeks ago.
Called him a "self promoting hustler".
"How come George Whitfield only takes credit for QB's and never the blame? Guy tutored Logan Thomas last summer. How'd that work out? Landry Jones and Keith Price also regressed after working with Whitfield."
"He's a drill guy. I'm sure [players] like him. But his effect gets WAY overplayed. Most of his 'successes' were already successful."
Someone brought up Johnny being completely different from Spring to Fall after seeing him...
"There is no doubt that Whitfield did everything he could to get credit for Manziel. But seems to be MIA on Thomas. When the QB succeeds, credit Whitfield. When QB fails, blame goes to school. This is the beauty of the con."
"Marginal value on field. Best value is he helps with mastering combine drills come draft time."
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All of the fringe athletics industry (and most of the actual industry) is shameless self promotion, but if Johnny says it helped, then he believes it helped. I think in his case just getting away from College Station and focusing on the little things was the biggest part of it.
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I was just about to post something similar to what Carson posted. There were some really crappy QBs who Whitfield coached and they were still crappy afterwards. Johnny may have benefitted but giving him credit for making Johnny Football is way overblown. His coaching is one small piece of the puzzle. Johnny was arguably the best HS QB in TX football history. Sure Whitfield may have helped him clean up some mechanics but he's not a miracle worker and Johnny did a lot of amazing things this year in spite of continuing to have bad mechanics on a lot of plays.
Hadn't heard that take on Whitfield. If he was as great as some say why wouldn't schools pay him as a contractor to come work with all their QB's for a week?
You can polish a turd...but it will still be a turd.
He already makes 10K per student per week without leaving his backyard.
It's not like he's not in extremely high demand.
This guy is a great self promoter and reviews have been mixed coming from the players. However, if it works for JFF, or any other QB mentally, then its worth it. Cam didn't like him and there are other names I could drop too, but whats the point. Hopefully Matt will benefit.
This post was edited by NflEsq237737 15 months ago
Johnny saw Whitfield and he came back as Johnny with improved technique. Logan Thomas saw him and came back as Logan Thomas with maybe some improved technique. Whitfield is a mechanics guy, not a magician. You have to have something to work with to see the benefit of his program. Imagine how awful Thomas was before he worked with Whitfield. Logan Thomas isn't going to spend three days with Whitfield and come back as Peyton Manning. You have to be realistic and know what Whitfield is and what he isn't, as well as what it's possible to accomplish in just a few days time. Logan Thomas is not and never will be Johnny Manziel or even a decent D1 QB. I don't care who he works with, he just doesn't have the natural giftedness and intangibles required to be elite.
This post was edited by JeffAggie04 15 months ago
Uh no. Logan definitely regressed. That whole assessment is just bad.
This post was edited by HeyBlinkin 15 months ago
Are you kidding? I could hear that arrow a mile away.
Dude he sucked before and he sucked after. Bad assessment? I think their whole team regressed dramatically. They went from the Sugar Bowl to 7-6.
Lol he was a projected first day NFL draft pick before his work with Whitfield. So yeah...bad assessment.
(note other factors contributed, but Logan Thomas wasn't some "Scrub", he was highly thought of)
Haha Logan Thomas has always sucked and the only reason dumbass McShay had him rated so high was because he is tall with a cannon. He is just bad.
Tell me more about all the other people Whitfield turned into Manziel. For every 1 success story, this little thread gives several collassal failures. I think that's the point.
While that may be true, Whitfield didn't turn Manziel into Manziel. That's my point. Johnny was already a "legend." Whitfield just refined him enough to win the starting job. The rest was all Johnny. How many QB coaches are churning out freshman Heisman winners? Does that mean all QB coaches are bad?
Why argue Heismans? Let's talk about solid to better than solid. Whitfield's got what? 1 horse? 9 mules? I don't know, asking honestly.
Dude he tutors 5-10 NFL QBs every offseason. Not sure what your stake in bashing the guy is other than to be contrarian, but obviously he has built a reputation for himself.
95% of what anyone buys is based on their own preference or referral more than scientific fact. Why can't the same be true of QB gurus?
Agree with this. Probably has a similar success rate as IMG here in Tampa Bay/Bradenton. Some guys working with Weinke succeed, some don't.
Side note, but "IMG Academy" is actually going to field a football team next year. Should be interesting. I assume they're taking the same approach as basketball academies like the place in Vegas.
Interesting, I trained at IMG in the hockey program for 3 years. It was great
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