kearly wrote:MontanaHawk05 wrote:The reason? RG3.
RG3 was a walking injury before he ever played a down in the NFL. That's why I viewed him as only a top 10 pick instead of the once in a generation type that everyone wanted to make him out to be last year.
Kaepernick and Wilson both have a long history of being durable. Cam Newton is durable. EJ Manuel is durable. Even RG3 could up his shelf life if he learns how to protect his body.
I don't think this is a fad. It's not the wildcat, it's not a wrinkle in a playbook. It will become the new normal NFL offense until an even better offense takes it's place down the road. The whole point of the point guard style is that it forces defenses to defend more threats. Plus, it's really hard to defend a QB who is good at running and passing. This has been true for decades. Nothing gimmicky about that.
Even before the read option wave hit the NFL, evaluators were over-rating QB mobility going back forever (it was the main reason Tom Brady reached the 6th round, and a big reason why nearly half the GMs in the NFL preferred Sanchez over Stafford). Teams have always coveted mobile QBs, but finding good ones who could also throw is hard to do. But with this new system, it makes the life of a QB so easy that it's a lot easier to find those mobile QBs who can also be effective passers. Colin Kaepernick just gashed the crap out of the Falcons without running almost at all. It was because that whole time the Falcons had to waste a defender just to spy Kaepernick as a runner.
I think that RW is a QB that can run. The other cant pass...Kapernick has very little touch and Has that "I'm invincible". Huge head thing. Meaning he's going to take a shot and be done, he's got that cocky attitude where I think he will start to get targeted if you will
Those teams had better have 2-3 good backups
That's the challenge going forward I beleive...going to have to cycle through qb's (if injury happens...RG 3)..so now to keep some talent you have to pay...then you start to get qb controversy. Back up says "I can play!! Then the chemistry starts to get all effed up. Distraction is not what teams need.
Cam is 6-6 260...and can't throw. They are in the bottom of the league...here is a trivia question. Who's his backup?
These defensive guys are going to start getting tired of chasing these guys!! Someone wo blast one of them with a concussion...and they won't be running so much
Bottom line...if they are passers first and can get out like RW. Different story. He can bomb it around so...