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    Why are these NFL GMís in love with playground quarterbacks?

    The ravens quarterback is obviously unique but Iím not sold that they can win or go deep in playoffs

    The accuracy is lacking And a lot of these guys arenít tall

    Iím still the traditional quarterback tight pocket tall and strong and just has enough to move around

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    there is a fine line where it becomes way too much scrambling and the pass is lacking accuracy and strength and gets picked off on the wide or short throw.

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    If GM's stick to the typical tall, accurate, pure pocket passer it would favor a certain demographic and lead to accusations of bias.

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    the QB is WRs are so protected today by refs, anytime they handle the ball or are thrown the ball
    it is to your advantage rule-wise, and there is a good chance to break the ineffective "tackle", as no real hits
    are allowed against these positions anymore. Those hits that occur and tackles are always subject to interpretation
    so a flag drop and AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN is in play. You don't get this with running backs.

    So - the longer you have QB movement before the pass the more chance of a rewarding call. The more time for
    the QB to draw a foul or the WR's to exploit contact. Similar to basketball now.

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    GM's that don't want to win yes.

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    NFL is becoming like the NBA. NBA is flashy and shoot the 3's now. NFL looking for the flashy black QB's that can run and wow the fans. Michael Vick types.

    Drop back accurate throwing QB's that can't run soon becoming obsolete.

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    Arena football QBs, there is only 1 Kurt Warner
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    The success of some of these types of QBs at the college level gets some of these agents and even camps thinking they can adjust the player's style for the NFL.

    Sometimes these guys, combined with an edgy play caller, surprise the defenses and go on a good NFL run and get some success but it's usually about a season, maybe two, before the defenses adjust and deal with them.

    I could give examples, but I think you get it.

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    Excellent post



    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    GM's that don't want to win yes.

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    all halfbacks are QB's

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    Trey Lance looks like a bust, I guess you would consider him to be a playground QB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkHorseplayer View Post
    If GM's stick to the typical tall, accurate, pure pocket passer it would favor a certain demographic and lead to accusations of bias.
    In the last 30 years SB winning QB's that are white 29 and Russel Wilson.
    Most drop back style but a lot of scramblers too.
    Anybody see a pattern here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Huntertz View Post
    In the last 30 years SB winning QB's that are white 29 and Russel Wilson.
    Most drop back style but a lot of scramblers too.
    Anybody see a pattern here?
    Doug Williams and Patrick Mahomes….Mahomes is half and half and Williams was 31 years ago but still. I do agree there is a pattern

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    Yeah lets ignore Josh Allen and Mahomes and Rodgers and Russell Wilson and Herbert

    Yeah you can still win with QBs that throw from the pocket, but it really limits your options on offense. QBs that can extend plays really test a defense.

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    Different league old man. Have you seen what the players look like when they remove their helmets?

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