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Old 04-06-2010, 05:03 AM   #1
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Default Have Scrambling QB's Lost Their Appeal?

Was just thinking about it over on another forum and wondering what you lads thought.

Obviously there are still a number of scrambling QB's active but it seems the amount of times they run the ball depletes with each game that passes.

Personally I think the risk of injury is a big factor with Coaches not wanting to risk their QB's legs.

What do you think?
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:58 AM   #2
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Default Re: Have Scrambling QB's Lost Their Appeal?

I think Michael Vick pretty much singlehandedly showed us why being an "athletic" quarterback doesn't work in the NFL. You've got to actually be a good passer first, THEN you can worry about scrambling.
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:20 PM   #3
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Default Re: Have Scrambling QB's Lost Their Appeal?

You say "scrambling QB", I think the majority of the QBs are able to scramble. So do you mean running QBs? Or athletic QBs?

Athletic QBs would be a hot commodity....if they can pass the ball well. Who wants a QB that can run but can't read a defense?

Speed = big $$$$$. If you can flat out run, doesn't really make a difference if you can pass. Really. If another QB came out who could put KS and MV to shame in running, they would be drafted high the 1st, easily.
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Default Re: Have Scrambling QB's Lost Their Appeal?

its seems to me coaches are realizing that running qb's to date havent been real accurate and cant read defenses
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The only good scrambling QB's do the following:

1) Look to pass before running

2) Throw accurately while on the run


Big Ben and Aaron Rodgers come to mind.
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The problem has been defenses are too good theses days and they will take that scramble option away forcing a qb to beat them with there arm.
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Default Re: Have Scrambling QB's Lost Their Appeal?

Here's the thing, lately all those QB's who can run and run and run.....they can't read a defense or throw the ball very well.

Kordell Stewart, Vince Young, and Michael Vick are perfect examples of that.
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Here's the thing, lately all those QB's who can run and run and run.....they can't read a defense or throw the ball very well.

Kordell Stewart, Vince Young, and Michael Vick are perfect examples of that.
I thought in his rookie season Young read Defenses very well, even towards the end of last year he seemed to be able to read an opposition defense and react accordingly.
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I think alot of time they set there mind on running and start looking for open lanes instead of looking for a open receiver. I like a quarterback who can sit in the pocket or scramble outside the pocket like Ben.
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The problem has been defenses are too good theses days and they will take that scramble option away forcing a qb to beat them with there arm.
It has nothing to do with the defenses. If anything, it's always becoming harder and harder to play defense because all of these stupid rule changes, particularly rules that are giving QB's a higher completion percentage. Mobile QB's used to be pretty close to a necessity a long time ago because it was much harder to pass than it is now.

Roger Staubach, Fran Tarkenton, and Terry Bradshaw can tell you all about that.
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