Kaepernick was ridiculous last night.
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Its hardly the wave of the future. But it is a legitimate way to run an offense. (with the right guy) And by the right guy, I mean a guy who can throw the ball effectively from the pocket.
Get well soon 80.
who would we consider the 'mobile' QBs in nfl right now? Vick, cam, kap, rgIII, jackson. am i missing anyone?
Vick is damanged goods, both mentally and physicall.
cam is good, but far from great.
Kap looks great, but so did cam and vick early on.
RGIII is great right now, but already had a knee injury after his rookie season to recover from.
Jackson looks very good but its his first season as well.
there's definitely more of them coming out into the league, but i question if that style of play is realistic in the modern NFL.
i mean, its hard enough keeping a pocket passing QB healthy, i don't know if you can both run the ball great and throw the ball great, keep a 2 to 1 ratio pass/rush production, and stay healthy.
and we'll see if the league changes rules to encourage this kind of QB play or not.
but for the time being, it think the jury is out about how effective this style of play will be long term.
While only a fool would discount the successes of mobile QB's this year*, it's at best a cautionary tale: It's a violent game, and you can't put the heart of your team in harms way without taking a significant chance it doesn't end well. Ask a Skins fan.
And when did speed become "technology"?
*How you jammed Ben and Flacco into that group I'll never know.
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So when we talk about running QB's, we have to be talking about guys who enhance their threats with the ability to run the ball. Not as a replacement of the ability to be efficient pocket passers.
When players come along who have both these attributes, they are to be taken very seriously. These posters who dismiss this ability since they haven't yet won a SB is so short sighted its to be dismissed out of hand.
Because in one sense we HAVE seen it. We've seen Steve Young, Ben Roethlisberger and Aaron Rodgers win SB's. the threat to tuck the ball and run and pick up yards in the NFL is well documented and affirmed with championship success.
But as I said, in order for them to be successful, they must be able to pass from the pocket well.
That's what we saw with Kaepernick last night.
Get well soon 80.