Re: Is Russell Wilson changing the game?
posted at 2/5/2014 9:48 AM EST
In response to dapats1281's comment:
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1. Was that not a topic last post season with Kaepernick?
2. Was not a topic last season with Griffin III?
3. Was that not a topic two seasons ago with Newton?
4. If I looked at NFL articles from a few years ago and changed a few names, could I have a sidejob as an NFL writer?
I just don't think anyone should be confusing Wilson, or really any of these guys for "running quarterbacks". I mean they obviously all can run very very well, but unlike "running quarterbacks" of years past, these guys (at least a couple of them) appear to actually be quarterbacks who happen to be able to run too.
I never liked Mike Vick, I thought he wasn't a passer, I thought he was dumb and I thought he was very beatable. Donovan McNab played in a nice system and started out well before he just started to think it was all about him and his strong arm was going to win everything for him and his ego. Unfortunately for Donovan we all found out that making good decisions with the ball was more like a hobby for him, rather part of a job requirement.
All these new guys will rise and fall over the next few years...Luck, Kaepernick, RG3, Wilson, Newton...I can guarantee that. There will be injuries to their offenses, they will lose players, they will lose confidence, they will have to come back from devastating injuries, etc. We will find out who survives. It's why I like Brady so much - he has never really had a bad year - all the adversity that guy has faced over the years and he is still always in the discussion of being the best QB in the league. It's pretty amazing when you think about it.