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Old 05-02-2005   #101
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That is ridiculous. Pocket presence is a learned skill just the same as reading the field. It's not genetic.
that's good to know. Now I can add that to my 'list of hopes' for Carr next season. Too bad last time I checked though, they didn't have an Zen Kung Fu Masters teaching Carr how to kick some hinney with a blindfold over his eyes on the coach's roster.

I think I will stick to my assumption though that some QB's have a better ability to sense the oncoming player, than others. Hey if it can be taught, hooray, then there is still hope. But then why does some Qb's have a better feel for those kinds of things, than others?

There are alot of reasons for Carr's jacked up sack total, IMHO. One of those was his insistance on running out of bounds behind the line of scrimmage with the ball in his hands instead of throwing it away. He got better at NOT doing that last season. The O-line has not been consistant yet. If it remains intact for the next season, then it will be for the first time we had consecutive season's with the same players in the same positions. I won't even go into the 'which position gave up the most sacks' as that is a subjective opinion and I have heard everything from straight up the center, to either side's tackle being insufficient. But it has been porous, on that I will gladly agree. But in todays NFL, where the QB gets to almost wear a pink tu-tu and even getting a sack on one is dang near impossible, you have to ask how Carr manages to do it so well. My answer is his insistance to not throw the ball away and his low Pocket Awareness. Hopefully that improves on both counts. Hopefully our defense is good enough that Carr can comfortably throw the ball away and have confidence that the D can stop them, as Brady seems to do. But up till now, Carr is part of the problem. He isn't the whole problems, as it doesn't rest on one player or even one area alone. But I ain't naive enough to say that Carr was perfect and the rest of the team is the problem. Carr should own his share of blame, and that is what I am simply doing. Assigning the part of blame that I feel he own's to HIM. Not the line, not the coach's, not the D. The part that he directly has control over. The Ball and his mismanagment of it.

THAT is MY Humble Opinion and worth every penny you spent to obtain it.
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