Garcia Is A Nightmare On Film

March 26th, 2009
NFL Films veteran Greg Cosell says Jeff Garcia looks terrible on film and that is keeping him from being signed. Joe imagines Garcia's lovely wife Carmella looks great on film.

NFL Films veteran Greg Cosell says Jeff Garcia is out of work because he looks terrible on film. Joe imagines his wife Carmella looks just fine on camera.

Wondering why no team is calling on Jeff Garcia to compete for a starting job?

Greg Cosell, longtime veteran of NFL Films, explains why Garcia and Byron Leftwich are nothing more than excellent No. 2 quarterbacks.

Since no GM has made a move on either, it should tell you what you need to know: Neither Garcia nor Leftwich is viewed as a starting NFL quarterback on a team aspiring to contend for a playoff spot. Now that might not adequately address the question of why they haven’t been signed, but it really is the crux of the issue.

I have often described Garcia as a tough watch, with the addendum that he plays as if he has just consumed 10 cups of Starbucks coffee, with an extra shot of espresso in each cup. Shallow attempts at humor aside, Garcia is a frenetic, chaotic quarterback who makes it difficult, almost impossible, for an offense to achieve and maintain any kind of timing and rhythm.

That’s a problem for any coach installing Garcia as the starting quarterback. Coaches want, perhaps more than anything, a passing game to be executed with as much precision as is realistically possible, play after play after play. When it’s a three-step drop, they want the ball to come out on time, in 1.5 seconds. When it’s a five-step drop, the ball must be thrown in about 2.1 seconds.

Garcia does not do that. In fact, he is the antithesis of that. He’s random and helter-skelter in his play. He extends plays that don’t need to be extended. He buys time that doesn’t need to be bought. I have studied him on tape for years and still struggle to find the logic in his movement.

Joe would like to see Garcia land on his feet. The NFL game is better with him in it.

Joe also enjoys publishing pictures of his lovely wife.

One Response to “Garcia Is A Nightmare On Film”

  1. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    I have been telling people this for 2 years. The reply I get is ” but he has heart”. But that does not make up for his running around for 4 yard gain. His passes most of the time was a wobble machine. Majority of time receivers were not hit in stride. He has complained and passed blame at every NFL stop he has been at. He was supposed to be just a backup here. That is why the Bucs traded for Plummer right after signing Garcia.