Originally posted by Sims84:Originally posted by Gavintech:Originally posted by RKab:Originally posted by Gavintech:Originally posted by thedude:
A good QB could do more to make this team better than any other need. I wouldn't reach for a QB if there's obvious better talent, but I'd be disappointed if we didn't grab a QB with our first two picks or make a move for an existing NFL QB.
We MIGHT have won an extra game or two if Tom Brady was our QB this year. And that is IF he wasn't knocked out of action for a game or two (or more) because we can't protect him.
The QB doesn't matter with no time to throw the ball. We have somewhere near the worst O-Line in the NFL and until that changes to at least average, our QB won't matter.
I gotta say I find this to be a ridiculous statement. Tom Brady, while losing his best WR in Moss, and with a poor / below average defense, and with inexperienced youth all around, and with injuries to his lineman, has the Pats as the best team in the league. I'd wager he could win more than an "extra game or two."
The QB always matters, always, always, always. Pittsburgh has had a makeshift / poor line for years now and continues to win with Big Ben. Look at Green Bay and all the protection problems they have. A huge part of pass protection is playcalling and a lot of ills of our o-line can be cured with a decent QB and better play calling (I don't know, may be call a damn screen once and a while.)
I'd argue that he didn't lose his best receiver in Moss, Welker is his best receiver. And the defense? When did I say anything about the defense and WTF does it have to do with anything? Above all else Brady is in the perfect system for him and he has ALL DAY to throw the ball. This isn't just this year, it's always. And when he doesn't he doesn't play well. Yes, he's much better than Alex will ever be but that doesn't change the fact that he wouldn't be able to succeed here either. He'd have helped this team do a little better than it has this season, but not by that much.
I agree you can fix a little bit of a bad o-line's problems with playcalling/scheme but that hasn't been done here the last couple of years so it's not worth talking about when talking about the past. Going forward, I hope that changes.
I don't think the argument is fair to be honest. If we had Brady, I'm almost certain the OC will have MUCH MORE confidence in him to make plays so the playcalling will be a TAD different.
Brady is also very quick with his reads and release. He knows where the ball is going. It seems as if Alex only knows his 1st option and his checkdown and their are 5 targets to throw to most of the time Troy seemed like he was going through his progressions because of how long the ball was in his hands but he wasn't, he was just holding onto the ball and waiting for someone to break open.
Brady gets the ball out VERY QUICKLY and puts it into a very tight window. Our QB's can't do that. Brady has confidence to throw the ball before they finish their route. Our QB's don't do that. Our Receivers and O-line are not the best but will look MUCH BETTER with a QB like Brady, I promise you that.
I buy that our receivers would look better with Brady (but not the o-line, they'd look worse) but no more than a game or two in the W column, I promise you that.