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Old 01-26-2013   #13
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Default Re: How does the playbook change with a more mobile quarterback?

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Originally Posted by Bulls on Parade View Post
If the Houston Texans had a young mobile quarterback like Robert Griffin III, Colin Kaepernick or Cam Newton, how would Gary Kubiak utilize them into his offensive system? Would we be able to run a variation of the Pistol Offense like the Redskins do? The Redskins run the same offense as we do except they throw in a few extra wrinkles to better suit their athletic quarterback.

Let's just say the Houston Texans are lucky enough to draft Johnny Manziel from Texas A&M in a few years (Johnny Football is the type of mobile quarterback I'm talking about), would his impact and leadership skills be enough to save Gary Kubiak's job?
Wow..... you're all over the place, I don't think you know what you are asking for. Johnny Football has had an amazing season, still a little early to put him in the same category as RG3, Kaepernick, & Newton. Those guys are among the elite College QBs of our time & have accomplished quite a bit at that level. Manziel has the opportunity to accomplish as much in his career, and he's off to a good start. But odds are against him having such a college career, much less be successful in the NFL.

& I think you're tipping your hand a little when you say, "if we're lucky enough."

Anyway, it is not unusual for an "athletic" QB to have a "successful" rookie season. We saw Vince Young record several wins, but fail to follow up his sophomore season & crack under pressure.

Cam Newton threw for darn near 4,000 yards but couldn't win more than 7 games.

Michael Vick earned $100M a year removed from prison & followed it up with one of the worst years ever by a QB.

The league will figure him out. 1 guy can't beat 53.

Tweaking an offense is about compensating for a QBs mental shortcomings. They're not up to speed, they don't know/understand NFL defenses, & they don't have a feel for the 11 guys (like Ed Reed) on the other side of the ball.

They will not be asking RG3 to run the ball as often as he is now 3 years from now. If he can't produce at that time without running, he'll be out of the NFL in 6.

However, RG3, Kaepernick, Wilson, and to a lesser extent, Andrew Luck appear to have what it takes to be successful from the pocket. They need to work on being able to produce from the pocket at a high level, like Matt Schaub.
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