Re: E. J. Manuel Suffered Sprained Knee Only
posted at 10/5/2013 6:02 AM EDT
"These run based QBs just don't get it. The odds increase for injury, especially concussions now, for these Qbs who think they should run a lot."
I agree. But, some movement or elusiveness in the pocket is helpful. I think Aaron Rodgers has it about right in terms of longevity and elusiveness.
" Why do you laugh and get a woody at injured players?"
I didn't see that in this post from Rusty. Maybe in others, I dunno, but didn't see any sign of that here. You're reaching.
Rusty's view on Brady's mobility I tend to agree with, though I think he underestimates the physical limitations a bit. I'm ok now but in the playoffs Brady has to take the yards. I think he will, we'll see.
Where I would take issue with Rusty is the ease of game planning. In the case of Roethlessdateraper, the inability to take him down on a rush and his ability to extend plays is very, very difficult to game plan for. If he was just rushing downfield, sure, but staying on your feet and looking to pass is very dangerous.
Yes, it probably will shorten his career. But it doesn't mean it's easy to game plan for it.
That's the model in my view. but you have to not only be elusive but big/tough to tackle to really pull it off.
Right now Rodgers is the gold standards with Wilson and to some extent Luck doing it well also