Barkley still has much to prove

Mental missteps must be corrected if quarterback is to live up to hype

Updated: August 23, 2011, 6:08 PM ET
By Steve Bisheff |
Let me get one thing straight right from the start: I like Matt Barkley. I think he is a great kid and a good leader. He is smart, good-looking, articulate and intuitive, remarkably supportive of those less fortunate than him and terrific with the media. Come on, this would be your idea of a dream date for your daughter.

But this isn't about Barkley, the person. This is about Barkley, the quarterback.