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Old 03-19-2013   #89
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Default Re: The Myth of the Long Ball & Matt Schaub

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Originally Posted by Rey View Post
Schaub is regular. This offense lends itself to generating numbers. He's not doing what big Ben or Brady do. They might do play action at times, but their play action is not nearly the same..their offenses are different.

If those guys were in this offense our team would be deadly.

But instead we are stuck with a qb that's good enough to connect the dots, but can't paint a picture from scratch on an empty canvass.

If you think schaub is good at the longball you're incorrect.

Bottom line, the stats show those guys aren't any more successful delivering the long ball than Schaub is. IMO, that means we need to change what we think about the long ball, since our current beliefs aren't supported by the facts. I think, if anything, the stats show us that the long ball doesn't affect the game as much as we think it does. Then again, we did win 12 games.

If Ben & Brady's offenses aren't designed to get their players wide open, then Kubiak is a much better coach than I've been giving him credit for.

It's long been my belief that the thing that separates Schaub from the really-good to great QBs, is that they all have the ability to extend plays. One way or another if there isn't a good throw to be had, they'll either buy time getting out of the pocket, allow the play to develop or a receiver to come open, or they'll do what they need to do to pick up a first down.

Coming back from major neck surgery, Peyton Manning rushed the ball 23 times, picking up 2 first downs. His longest carry went for 10 yards.

By contrast, Schaub didn't pick up a rushing first down until the post season. He crossed the LOS 21 times (& I can't remember one of them) for a -9 yards. His longest run was 8 yards (go figure).

At the same time, I've seen our receivers run their routes, then stop & look to see what's happening. Where on other teams it seems everyone knows what to do when the QB leaves the pocket.

I won't lie, When I saw Matt Schaub play in 2009, I said to myself... we got a good one, maybe great. At that time, the only thing separating Schaub from the great QBs was the wins. I figured as soon as "we" start winning, people will think differently of Matt Schaub.

This, isn't what I had in mind though.
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