Originally Posted by infantrycak
OK this discounting the QB because of the system thing is being overblown severely. #1 if the system was so fantastic and easy for QBs any schlub could do it then the whole league would be running it and QB salaries would be way down. #2 the system is famous due to the play of three hall of fame QBs.* In contrast to the reputation of making any RB look good, there is no such reputation about QBs.
* Those three QBs played for 47 seasons to get 7 SB wins. The years they won those teams were stacked.
The point is that the scheme is based on a very strong running game/scheme, which makes the passing game mostly PA driven. This does make things easier on the QB automatically. This isn't Green Bay where there is little run game to rely upon. It isn't a Peytonesque scheme that requires a large amount of checking and changing at the LOS. The run action alone is what dictates how the defense plays against the offense and the QB simply needs to pick up the pieces. The QB is asked to run a clock management oriented game plan and make the proper reads and throws when the time comes. The QB isn't being asked to go out and win each game on the strength of their arm or legs alone. He isn't asked to run an up tempo offense and to get his team lined up and running on all cylinders on every drive at max tempo. The scheme is much easier than what a lot of teams are asking of their QB, especially with the implementation of zone reads and designed QB runs nowadays.
So yes, this scheme is not as intensive on a QB than others within the league right now.