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Is the statue QB dead?
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bruceb


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:21 pm    Post subject: Is the statue QB dead? Reply with quote

In looking at the different skill sets of QB's in this draft, I have been asking myself (yes, yes I talk to myself a lot!) how important QB mobility -- ranging from quick feet in the pocket to running ability -- is becoming at the pro level?

Seems to me that mobile QBs are a trend, not a fad.

What do you think?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont think QB Need to be scramblers by any means buth they do have to be able to maneuver in the pocket with the increase in the athleticism on the defensive side of the ball
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No QB type is dead

All are individual cases. If a guy is a good quarterback, whichever way he manages to be, he'll be successful
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're seeing more and more Athletic QBs that can run when they have to and maneuver the pocket, but there's still some Statue QBs in the NFL, and there's a few in this draft too
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dawgpoun8017 wrote:
I dont think QB Need to be scramblers by any means buth they do have to be able to maneuver in the pocket with the increase in the athleticism on the defensive side of the ball


Agree. I was loving the idea of Mettenberger until I looked into the athleticism of Smith and Morris, which is where I now am leaning.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you see what Seattle did to a statue QB? I think it's all about matchups. You'd prefer a QB that can do both like Aaron Rodgers.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

candyman93 wrote:
Did you see what Seattle did to a statue QB? I think it's all about matchups. You'd prefer a QB that can do both like Aaron Rodgers.


Very true about matchups. Peyton had nothing for Seattle but prior to that puts up the best statistical season ever.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its been a "trend" for like 15 years. This idea that its new is wrong. Teams have wanted at least semi-mobile QB's for years
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

poorbytehshore wrote:
No QB type is dead

All are individual cases. If a guy is a good quarterback, whichever way he manages to be, he'll be successful


Agreed.

Mobile QB's are great, but it's still a passing league and guys who are elite passers will continue to have value.

Flacco, Brady, Manning, etc have had plenty of success as statues.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LETSGOBROWNIES wrote:
poorbytehshore wrote:
No QB type is dead

All are individual cases. If a guy is a good quarterback, whichever way he manages to be, he'll be successful


Agreed.

Mobile QB's are great, but it's still a passing league and guys who are elite passers will continue to have value.

Flacco, Brady, Manning, etc have had plenty of success as statues.


Can even go on the second tier guys and go with Cutler and Rivers (again they aren't nearly as mobile as Kaep or Wilson).

Also want to look at trends. Look at the past superbowl winning QBs since Doug Williams.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Big Ben is the prototypical "statue" QB these days. Can he run? Yes. Does he run fast? No. But he has great awareness, and succeeds at pulling it down and getting yards himself if he has to, but usually finds someone to dump it off to. I hate that he plays for the Steelers, and all that off the field stuff he got himself into (bike wreck, sexual assault miscues) but I think BB is one of the best all time QBs. Just imagine if he had a better OLine throughout his career.
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