ohio valley conference

saffronsims  asked:

okay so i have no idea if this is the same thing as the other girl but for me OVC means ohio valley conference ??? but also i'm from the ohio valley so it could be something else for them 😂

oooh maybe i did band my entire middle school/high school career and i dont even get it lol

Patriots QB Garoppolo getting use to fast pace of NFL:

The Patriots drafted quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the second round of this years’ draft. That’s four rounds earlier than they chose Tom Brady in 2000. As a senior at Eastern Illinois last year, Garoppolo threw for 53 touchdowns and nine interceptions and won the Walter Payton Award as the best player in the Football Championship Subdivision.

Now he must make the jump from the second level of college football after being taken with the 62nd pick.

“The pace of pro practices is very fast,” Garoppolo told NFL Network. “I kind of expected that. There is a transition from the college to the NFL game. It’s something you have to get used to and great athletes do.”

How quickly he makes that transition could affect Ryan Mallett’s status as the Patriots No. 2 quarterback.

Mallett has thrown just four passes in three seasons since New England drafted him in the third round in 2011.

Brady’s previous backup was Brian Hoyer, who threw only 43 passes in three seasons after signing with the Patriots as an undrafted rookie in 2009. And from 2005-07, seventh-round pick Matt Cassel threw 39 passes after being drafted in the seventh round. The next year, he threw 516 passes after Brady suffered a season-ending knee injury in the season opener.

So, barring an injury to Brady, chances are Garoppolo won’t play much.

Meanwhile, he’s learning from one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks.

“Guys look to him as a coach on the field and that’s what you want in a quarterback,” Garoppolo said. “So just watching and learning what he does, not so much what he tells me but just watching his mannerisms and everything, I’ve learned a lot.”

During OTA’s and minicamp, Garoppolo’s poise was evident.

“He shocked me, man,” running back Stevan Ridley the Boston Herald. “He came in and he was confident. And he’s a rookie, though. Everybody’s going to make mistakes, but he’s been quiet and he’s been working hard. He’s really leading that rookie class coming in. I didn’t know too much about him but as I watched him, I liked him the more I watched him.”

At Eastern Illinois, his 118 touchdown passes broke the Ohio Valley Conference and school record of 85 set by Tony Romo. Last season, he led his team to a 12-2 record and an average of 48.2 points and 589.5 yards per game.

But now he’s a rookie working hard to learn the pro game. And he’s on one of, if not the best, teams to do that on. (Photo: John Wilcox/Boston Herald)