Originally Posted by Double Barrel
Great points in analysis.
I noticed the tendency to roll instead of step up into the pocket, as well. Not sure if it's a lack of trust in the blockers or if it's just inexperience with pocket management, but it is certainly something to be curious about. When pressure comes from the around the tackles, most experienced QBs step up to pass or take advantage of the hole for some positive yardage with their feet.
I'm not criticizing the guy. Just observations as a fan. Kid has a lot of potential, but he will have to learn some of the basic fundamentals of managing a pro offense to have a multi-dimensional skillset.
What I see is a young QB trying too hard sometimes.
It's not that he doesn't trust his O-line, but he does try to put it upon himself too much, and he needs to learn from that.
On some plays, it was out of character of him.
But it was the same for Luck last year.
I was saying I thought the Colts put too much on his plate.
This year, they reduced the load, and Luck is becoming a more proficient QB.