Many of you have been patiently waiting since our last article on Dak Prescott several weeks ago. In the article we informed our readers that Prescott is no Peyton Manning, John Elway, or Joe Montana. His motor movements are quite different. For those who recall all the #5 QBs and their fine motor prowess, regardless the player, Mr. Prescott does not resemble any of them (not only through the eye test but also biomechanical analysis). As we asked you in the previous article, have you seen Dak throw, and run? Does he resemble an athlete relying more on big or small muscle actions? Does he appear more Conceptual or Empirical? On and on it goes, considering the many scientifically established facets of BT. Finally, have you heard him in an interview? Though he is engaging and well spoken, have you discerned whether his conversation (syntax, diction, inflection, etc.) is E or C?
After your careful evaluation, you should have determined that Dak possesses EA gross motor movements, also known as the “Dove”. He is not fine-motor like the #5 FEIR, which is normally ideal for the quarterback position (provided the coach’s philosophy matches the #5’s tactical, non-strategic mindset). Rather, as we are telling the world for the very first time, Dak Prescott is a Donovan McNabb BT (which does not mean they will play exactly alike). Dak Prescott is a #1 FEAR.
Let’s for a moment consider the legacy of Donovan. He played in six Pro Bowls, and in his career passed for the equivalent of nearly 20 miles. He had one Super Bowl appearance, though was unsuccessful in winning one. One author goes on to say of Donovan, “McNabb has many faults, of course. He’s been known to miss an open receiver, abandon proper footwork, and to rush his throws to the point where they end up in the dirt.” On a more positive note, another author writes, “Almost 30,000 total passing yards, 194 passing touchdowns, 3,109 rushing yards and 26 rushing touchdowns. Also, he leads the Eagles franchise with most wins, passing yards, completions, and touchdowns. Not only are these stats extremely respectable, but take a look at what he has done for the Eagles franchise.”
Yes, all this is true enough, and McNabb will be remembered as an exceptional player. Mr. Dak Prescott, too, has the same inborn BT potential, and could conceivably be a Donovan McNabb 2.0. Meaning, he could be an even better quarterback (particularly if coached correctly). A strong arm, able body, and physical toughness all combine together to make Dak Prescott a fundamentally sound quarterback. Not only that, he’s got a good head on his shoulders, or as Niednagel himself likes to put it, “Good neurons.” Dak is cool, calm, and collected, attributes that are key for a #1 FEAR to be successful at the QB position. Without mentioning other past #1 NFL QBs, who didn’t fare so well, just remember individual neuronal conditions often make the difference between success and failure.
And get this. Former Super Bowl-winning head coach Jon Gruden (#15 FCIL) has spent some time with Prescott, having this to say about him, “He had some Donovan McNabb-like qualities. I coached McNabb in the Senior Bowl when he was coming out of Syracuse. Similar size. Similar option football background. And I think you’re seeing a little Donovan McNabb, dual-threat, physical stature-type traits throughout the preseason.” Even without the x-ray vision insight of Brain Type, Gruden was able to pick up on some of the innate similarities between the two #1 players.
And so, a bright future may lay in store for Dak. The game of football is changing, for sure, and FEARs are seemingly beginning to jump on the running-game bandwagon that is becoming more commonplace in the NFL these days. As Gruden pointed out in the source article, Dak possesses “dual-threat abilities,” and if he can suppress his Animate nerves (that can succumb to big-time pressure) and utilize these amazing God-given abilities, the Cowboys should have themselves a franchise player for many years. Again, Dak will not be a Peyton Manning, John Elway, or Brett Favre, but he could very well be a respectable player in his own right.
As an aside, there is in fact a #5 playing QB in college right now. But this, friends, is for another time. We’ll have to leave you hanging for now! 🙂
We leave you with some basic criteria necessary for QB success, especially at the NFL level:
- Inborn design (BT). Why the brain and body work the way they individually do for EACH person
–energy level, perceiving, reasoning, deciding, vision (tunnel vs peripheral)
- Brain health .2 aspects: a. nature (N) b. nurture (n)
(N: inherited condition dopamine, serotonin, GABA, etc.; n: concussions, drugs, diet, sleep, etc.)
- Athleticism, coordination, speed, etc N & n
- Coaching (body & brain/ mind). N & n
- Stature: hand size, height, weight, etc.
- Coaching the physical
- Coaching the mental (learning the game)
Written by: Staff
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