Originally Posted by Rey
See, this is where the disconnect is.
Schaub would make a really good back up qb. Not going to take a lot of risk, not going to do anything crazy, knows what he's doing, pretty accurate with his feet set. If your starter gets hurt you aren't worried to death because you have a back up qb that can come in and do good things.....BUT, he's not a play maker. Third and longs get a lot harder...redozone offense isn't the same...you don't feel as good about how the offense will do in crunch time...
The reason people want a guy like romo over schaub is because he can make plays schaub can't. Thats it.
Decision making and all that stuff is somewhat coachable. Being mobile, having a better arm, evading defenders in the pocket, consistently being able to zip passes...you can do it or you can't...and Matt schaub can't. He never will be able to. This is his ceiling.
I think people want to see what kubiak and this offense could do with a guy with those skills. Last year we saw a glimpse of it with a fifth round rookie. And despite what everyone says, he did ok for himself.
The question is not who is better than schaub, it's who can we find with Yates like tools, but a better player.
I think if you take a guy like romo or cutler in this offense they'd do better than schaub. They have better tools. Their decisions might be more risky, but it's a trade off and you hope/think that the overall results would be better.
If you put all the qb's in the NFL in a draft and you are picking, schaub is not going in the top 15. Depending on who is picking, maybe not top 20... He'd be a starter for someone, but I almost guarantee they'd be looking for a young back up with better tools to groom.
Lot of good romo's extra play making ability did him against the saints this past week....chicago before that. Like i've been saying, there are pros and cons with every qb in this league outside of the top 5.
You'd love romo's mobility and strong arm until you've had enough of him running around trying to extend plays only to gets blind-sided by a defensive player, fumbles and the other team picks up and scores off it or he throws it and it gets picked........when he could've just thrown it away and lived to play another down. That kinda crap has been wearing thin on cowboys fans for years.
You'd love jay cutler's strong arm and mobility until you get tired of him making the same bone-headed throws into double and triple coverage every week and he's throwing 2-3 ints a game..when he could've just thrown it away and lived to fight another down...and then he comes to the sideline pouting and throwing guys under the bus.
And oh, You'd love alex smith strong arm and mobility until you get tired of seeing him go paralysis by analysis in the pocket, he gets sacked in the pocket and fumbles the ball...when he could've just thrown it away or run outta there and slid down.