Originally Posted by GP
I think the future of the NFL is in small, mobile QBs who have big fast WRs.
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks is the prime example.
Pete Carroll might have just become the next Bill Belichick in terms of finally learning what it takes to win in the NFL. Bill struggled multiple times before landing in N.E. and then stumbling upon Tom Brady...and even then, he had not employed the spread offense that eventually Tom Brady led into great success.
Pete should have started Matt Flynn, based on the standard "rules" of what happens when you pay a Qb a starter's salary. Pete, though, decided to go with a gut instinct. And I think the Seahawks might just play in the SB because of it.
They're legitimately dangerous now.
You have to go on gut instincts, and Kubiak and Smith just can't do that. It's still very old school to them. Loyalty and methodical plodding is the order of the day.
I don't know about small
, mobile QBs being the future of the NFL. Just mobile/more athletic QBs. The days of statues are pretty much done. A QB needs to be able to move around, evade tacklers, scramble a few yards for a first down and maybe more, throw on the run, etc. Harbaugh also went with his gut in picking Kaepernick over Alex Smith. He saw his team becoming stagnant with Smith, and realized that putting in Kaepernick would open up the playbook more and allow for more big plays.