Caleb Williams keeps receipt of Merril Hoge’s harsh criticism of his play

Caleb Williams keeps receipt of Merril Hoge’s harsh criticism of his play originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

If there’s one thing Bears fans should know about USC quarterback Caleb Williams, it’s that he keeps receipts.

The USC quarterback’s social media likes are chock-full of criticisms about his game. And he added another one, courtesy of NBC Sports Chicago’s “Bears Talk” X page, where he liked a video of ex-NFL player Merril Hoge providing harsh criticisms of his game.

Here’s the X post Williams liked:

Scroll down a little further, Williams also celebrated Devin Hester’s election to the 2024 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. Here is one of the posts he liked and reposted celebrating Hester’s election.

Back to Hoge, he spoke with NBC Sports Chicago at Radio Row in Las Vegas and shared his disinterest in Williams’ tape at USC. For reference, Hoge told NBC Sports Chicago he’s only halfway through Williams’ tape. But he hasn’t seen anything special thus far.

“The one thing that is clear [is that] he is not special,” Hoge said. “He is not something unique like Patrick Mahomes. And I hope the Bears don’t think ‘Well, let’s try to make up for our mistake for when we passed on Patrick Mahomes and go get Patrick Mahomes.’ The kid is not Patrick Mahomes. He ain’t even remotely close to that.”

It’s the great debate in Chicago sports in the present day. With the No. 1 pick in the draft, should the Bears use it on Williams or another quarterback, or stick with Fields for a fourth year? Hoge said he hasn’t watched any of the other quarterbacks in the draft yet, but he definitely wouldn’t select Williams.

What is he seeing from the tape that’s discouraging him from Williams’ game?

“First of all, his ability to throw on the run is very disturbing,” Hoge said. “It is very inaccurate and it’s all over the place. There’s a ton of RPO, which nobody is going to RPO themselves to a Super Bowl in our league. … You gotta push the ball down the field. There are times when he does…


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Publish date : 2024-02-09 23:24:57

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