Much like the gunslinger positive, toughness is another double-edged sword.
Every coach and fan loves to see his quarterback display a level of toughness, but they’d also want their leader to not put himself in situations where he needs to display it so often.
This is something Geno needs to work on. Too frequently he actually puts himself in harms way, something that will eventually catch up to him in such a violent league.
Still though, the kid always seems to get up after a rough hit. It might take him a while, but he dusts it off and continues on.
In fact, his best attribute might be the idea of him hanging in the middle of the pocket. Oftentimes young quarterbacks will feel the pressure too early and fire an ill-advised pass because pressure is coming right up the gut.
Watch Geno this season. When he’s in the pocket and he knows something is going to come available to him down the field, he hangs in there and accepts punishment while stepping up and throwing the ball with the best of them.