Originally posted by nickbradley:
That's correct, but its what less-developed quarterbacks do. The superstars recgonize the coverages a 1/2 second earlier and either make the attempt, throw it away, or run for it.
I think Alex's decision-making is getting faster, but who knows if he'll ever come close to diagnosing as quickly as a Drew Brees or Peyton Manning. But still... what I'm saying is, the sacks aren't the worst thing in the context of our team. We have a great defense and possibly the best punter in the league. Better to take a sack, punt the ball, and pin them back against our elite defense... then to potentially turnover the ball deep in our territory.
If we were built like the Packers or Saints, then yes, I think it'd be a HUGE weakness for our quarterback to take so many sacks, but on our team... it's not. It'd be nice for him not to take many sacks, and he'll improve, yes, but it's not going to kill our team like it would for other teams.