Originally posted by SofaKing:
You miss the point. You need a good QB AND good WRs.
Of course their production increased with better QB play. That doesn't mean they were no names before that, because they clearly weren't. Manning and Rodgers are great, but if you replace their receivers with street FAs, there will be struggles.
I'm not missing any point. The system makes the players. Manning brings his own highly effective system. Rogers/McCarthy have their own system And it involves training players to do the things they need to be successful, and selecting the routes they need to be successful at the line. Physical capability is only part of that. We whine about how we have dirtbags who can't catch a ball, but we put our players in sh*tty positions to make an easy play.
Look, it;s obvious. Eric Decker? Demarius Thomas? These guys are just just some time stars without Mannings smarts and schoolyard savvy. Of course they are physical, but he is teaching them what they need to do to beat raw corners, and directing them to do so at the line.
I thought what Manning did to the Philly backfield last week was plain illegal. In at least 18 states. He's the man. He's doing it with 1/2 an arm. Hats off.
Point is, knowing what your doing is a very important part of success in the air. The niners have proven that for many years. Not necessarily this year
[ Edited by brodiebluebanaszak on Oct 2, 2013 at 7:21 PM ]