Expectations, obligations weigh on freshman QBs

Very few of our talented young QBs are allowed the privilege of developing the skills needed to handle fame and irrational expectations, writes Bill Curry.

Updated: September 7, 2006, 6:00 PM ET
By Bill Curry | Special to ESPN.com

"You can't live with 'em -- you cannot live without them!"

How many times have those words been uttered since Genesis I? As you know, the traditional reference is not to quarterbacks. At least not until 1958, when a guy named Johnny Unitas leapt into the national consciousness during the "Greatest Game Ever Played." Since then, purists have argued that the Baltimore Colts-New York Giants 1958 NFL championship game was not an artistic masterpiece. Too many turnovers, too many botched drives, ...

Read full story


You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?