Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Yeah, his athleticism alone accurately delivered passes to players en route to him being the NFL's All-Time leader in passer rating. Steve was a VERY smart QB. This guy is a freaking clown.
This. Among the most accurate ever and could not read Ds. C'mon son.
I love Grant announcing Kings games (many people do not share my view), but he's way off mark on this one.
Steve Young was the absolute master of reading defenses. One of his best jobs of reading what a defense was throwing at him came in the NFC Championship Game against the Cowboys during our last Super Bowl run.
I'll never forget how Madden diagrammed it -- and how UPSET Haley got -- because Young just BURNED Haley time and time again.
It appears that coaches picked out one of Haley's classic moves -- a wide sweeping rush in an attempt to get to the QB -- opened up the right side of the field for a brief second or two before the LB could move over and cover for Haley's absence.
Whenever Young spotted this move -- he just took off and ran right where Haley had been a second or two earlier. He ripped off some enormous runs in that game. And Haley was forced to abandon his signature move as the game wore on.
If that's not reading a defense, I don't know what is. But I will not forget that move to this very day.
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