We need Tom Tupa Posted November 4, 2008 Report Share Posted November 4, 2008 What could the effects of starting Quinn be? On Edwards: The way I see it, there are 4 possible explanations for all of his drops. 1) He sucks. If this is the case, then BQ wont make a difference. But I dont think it is the case. He is clearly an outrageous talent, so I move on to #2. 2) He hates playing for DA. Maybe they fought over a girl, maybe he is jealous of DA's shoe size, maybe he is sick of getting laid out because passes are too far in front or behind him. Whatever the case, if this is his problem then it has just been fixed. 3) DA throws a bad ball. BE and KW have both had alot of drops despite the fact that they are known to have great hands. Maybe this is on the QB. When you're never sure where the ball is going to end up, you cant just focus on getting your hands up and running. If this is the problem, we'll have to wait and see if BQ can be more accurate. 3) He is a headcase. I think this is the most likely explanation. That last drop yesterday was a perfect pass that went right through his hands. If this is the problem, maybe change at QB is a good thing. The worst case scenario here is that BQ has no affect at all. On the running game: I think it's safe to say that DA throws a better long ball. He throws 40 yard route as well as almost anyone. So defenses might not be as worried about the deep threat with Brady at QB. However, we were near the bottom of the league in long passes, and BQ has shown that he can throw it deep as well, so defenses might not make an adjustment based on that. I also think it is safe to say that BQ throws a better short pass. Almost everyone does. If this is true, then defenses will have to leave another LB or 2 in coverage that would normally feel free to make a run for our backfield. In this situation, the holes at the line of scrimmage should be bigger for Lewis. I also think it is possible that BQ is more versatile than DA - can make more of the throws and is more likely to scramble. If this is the case, than everything should open up a little bit. DBs have to worry about shorter routes, so the deep passing game should open up. Safeties and LBs need to worry about a scrambling QB, so shorter passes should open up. LBs will have to cover more ground as we exploit more of the field, so the running game should open up. Of course, all of this assumes BQ is effective. There is also the possibility that he isnt: He might be zeroed in on a favorite target or two due to his lack of reps with the first team. This would be a huge problem by game 2. He might not have the timing of the offense down yet. That hurts every aspect of the game. He might not be good. Damn, that would suck. Remember when we thought we had 2 starting QBs? What if it's 0? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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