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Old 03-13-2013   #42
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Default Re: The Myth of the Long Ball & Matt Schaub

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Originally Posted by powda View Post
Relying on stats here is foolhardy. Completing a deep pass does not and never has meant a qb has a strong arm or is a great deep ball passer. This whole argument of handing out credit based on a stat line is like saying Barry Sanders must've had a great line because of the stats he put up.
This is on a very specific subject which has been brought up repeatedly on this MB. If you don't like it, walk away.

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Furthermore, this whole circus is focusing on attempts and completions. How bout lost yards and scores on most of his completions.
Again this is not a Schaub thread generally. It is on a specific issue. Long ballin'.

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Early in the season teams were burned fairly often by play action passes to the OPPOSITE side of the field. Scheme completions. It got on tape and it stopped because Schaub does not have a strong arm and is not a good deep ball passer. He's a rhythm passer who's solid in short to intermediate passes.
Talking about balls thrown in the air here. Total and complete BS on they figured out we were running play action. Kubiak/Shanahan/Walsh have been doing it for several decades now. This isn't some new oh crap Schaub is doing it mid way through his 6th season with the Texans revelation to anyone but you.

You do realize an opposite side of the field throw counter-body is one of the hardest around, right?

Again - this is not a general Schaub thread. The point here is performance on balls thrown 30+ yds.
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