You keep saying accuracy can’t be taught, you sure about that?After almost 3 yrs what are his strengths? Very athletic? What happens when he loses even a little bit of his athletic ability due to injury (Very likely to happen soon with his style of play) or age?
That's about it when it comes to strengths. Accuracy and anticipation which are the 2 most important things a QB can have aren't strengths and are god given. They cant be taught, you either have these things or you dont.
Joe Burrows completion % in 2018 was 57.8% in 2019 76.3%. How did he improve by basically 20% in you can’t teach or improve accuracy?
I have a sports training background and I hear more people talk about what can and cannot be improved and most have no idea what they are talking about. Here’s one of my favorites - you cannot coach speed. You’ve heard that right? Why are there track coach’s then? Of course there are genetic components to speed, everyone that runs under 10s in the 100m has the genetic composition to do so, however everyone can be taught to run raster. If I take a 4.7 guy and get him into the 4.5s I’ve “coached” speed. Anything that has a technique to it can be improved by improving said technique. If you’ve ever watched baseball you’ll see pitchers that go through stretches where they struggle to find the strike zone. They’ll talk about having a mechanical issue. Fix the issue, they find the strike zone again. It’s the same with throwing the FB. The first thing I’d look at is footwork. We all saw what happened to Schaub after his foot injury. His arm strength dropped and he had accuracy issues.
Look at your boy Tannehil, first 2 years in the league 58% and 60% completion percentages. His last 3yrs 67%,64%, and 70%. Notice that his highest completion % came when he switched teams and played under a different coaching staff?
Ive previously compared Deshaun Watson to Steve Young. Young’s completion percentages his first four years in the league (2 with TB and 2 with SF) 52%, 53%, 53%, 53%. His 3rd year with SF 69.6%. He had 7 yrs completing over 65% of his passes, 8 if you round up the year he was 64.5%.
You want to imorove anticipation, how about having a consistent receiving corps made up of guys with experience in this ultra complex system. Obviously Hopkins has been an all pro, but in the past 2 seasons Fuller has played 18 games. Last yr we relied on Coutee, a rookie who was in and out of the line up, a young group of TEs, a rookie WR out of limestone college and DeAndre Carter, an inexperienced wr that was added mid season.
This yr, again Fuller was in and out of the line up. Coutee had a poor mistake filled season. Stills was good but added late in the process and also missed some games with injuries. Fells played well but this was his first year in the system and he had some bad drops late in the year. Again, in our system where QBs and WRs need to be on the same page, the lack of experience in the system and the youth has contributed to some of DWs issues. Look at what happened to Brady this year when forced to play with a young inexperienced receieving corp.
These sound like excuses but they are facts. Let’s also add in he’s had an OL that’s ranked in the bottom third of the league for his career, again that’s a fact.
DW has to improve, no question. There are things you keep saying he doesn‘t have and can’t be taught. You wrong about that. Young QBs do improve, and guys that switch offenses and coaches also improve. It does happen. From my perspective, if you said “If” Deshaun doesn’t improve his accuracy and throwing with anticipation we‘re unlikely to win a SB, I wouldn’t say a word.