Originally Posted by ObsiWan
Good observations. Folks forget those picks that should have been because the defense dropped them or that were called back due to penalties. And even with his much younger legs and better mobility he still managed to nearly match the number of sacks in 5-1/2 games (15) that Schaub had in 10 (16). Now unless the O-line mysteriously got worse, that's another sign Yates needs seasoning.
The Ravens would have never sat back in coverage on Schaub the way they did with Yates. They knew the kid would be fooled by their coverages and that he couldn't disguise where he really intended to go with the ball as a vet like Schaub could. So they just sat back, read his eyes, and jumped routes repeatedly.
The kid has some potential but it's still just potential at this point.
What happened to him? Nothing that shouldn't have happened to a rook going against a veteran defense. He was outfoxed.
You are right about his mobility. Everyone was slobbering on his ability to scramble and his pocket awareness after he made a couple good runs and won a couple games. Then what happend? We did face some challanges on the o line late however the kid stopped running at all and was taking on sacks left and right.