He throws the ball the least per game in the league. He's not asked to do as much as most every other QB.
Most of his impact has been his ability to throw it deep. And he is strong there. But that's because they run so effectively that they lull them to sleep and get that hard PA bite and he hits it. Props there but.....
He lacks the ability to be a timing passer (speaking right now not ever). The ability to make quick reads on the fly. The ability to get through a progression naturally and efficiently. His QB acumen is limited. He's more sandlot than any other QB in the league right now. He's more one read and run than basically ever single QB.
He plays well within the framework of what they want. But that doesn't mean he's great because he has some TD's and some wins. You watch him, then you watch Luck.....or better yet. The real top 10 guys who truly know how to quarterback in this league, it's not really close.
That being said, he can improve. But right now most of his hype seems to be based purely off future potential and not the reality of what he is at this moment.
whats it like to have the greatest QB ever?
5-5, 2.79 Era, 83 So, 1.12 Whip
If thats not the case then your Flynn homerisim is really showing because on that Rice TD pass he made more then 1 read and waited for Rice to get open.
Last edited by NateyB24; 11-05-2012 at 07:48 PM.
Having your eyes down the field doesn't mean you are a timing passer or you can get through your progressions. It doesn't mean he sees and understands the keys pre or post either. What you said doesn't really discount what I said at all.
And you had to go to the 2nd most common way to discount an outsider's opinion. "You haven't watched him" then you basically called me a homer afterwards.
All in all, you went to low blows, assumptions, and accused bias. While not even knowing how to correctly counter my criticism.
FYI, saying he's not a timing passer or is one read and run, or can't drop through a progression. Doesn't mean he CAN'T at all. It means it's a weakness. I'm not at all saying he can never go through more than one read. He just can't consistently read keys pre and post and get through his progression fast enough. At times he seems almost unwilling to sit in there and go through his reads.
Here's my in February on Wilson before you guys swooned over him because he was on your team.
Ill give you the timing one though. Watching Hasselbeck for so long kind leaves you sour on guys like Jackson and Wilson. Hasselbeck always seemed to have the ball in the right spot at the right time on those short passes to the point where you expect it now. Wilson doesn't have that yet.
But one read and run is a LITTLE bit of an exaggeration. Most of the time when he escapes the pocket it's due to pressure and the last 4 weeks or so he has been right. No more of that I think there is a guy there when really there isn't and running into his lineman. This has by far been his biggest improvement, sensing pressure.