Fran Tarkenton: “You Can’t Coach A Quarterback To Greatness”
Fran Tarkenton talks with The Drive about Cam Newton and his ability to become a great quarterback, we discuss Fran’s former team the Minnesota Vikings and their quarterback issues, and we get into the history of the Vikings and what will happen with the franchise.
Fran was a fun interview today. We talked with the college Hall of Famer first about what’s going on with the young mobile quarterbacks in the league now.
“I think the surest bet of all the young quarterback is Andrew Luck”
“He’s poised he understand how to play he can run for a first down”
We move on to the Panthers quarterback. Asking Fran why Cam doesn’t understand to move out of the pocket when nothing is there down the field.
“Whatever you are in the first 3 years is what you’re going to be”
“You can’t coach greatness…Peyton Manning figures it out himself”
Sticking with Cam Newton as the topic
“I think that if he didn’t break out this year he was going to be just a guy and he hasn’t broke out yet this year”
Getting away from football we ask Fran about his stint hosting Saturday Night Live back in the seventies.
“I was the first athlete to host…it was a great experience.”
“Belushi was great but you know he was high the whole time”
Getting back to football we ask if he had any regrets from his career.
“Yeah I would’ve wanted to win the three Superbowls I played in”
We close with the great quarterback by talking about his Georgia Bulldogs.
“The last two weeks have been the greatest, gutsiest wins in Georgia football history”
“I’m proud of the Bulldogs and what they’ve done this year”