Originally Posted by FRCDFED
Hilarious people on here are touting Greens accomplishments yet admit at the same time that he passed for 4000 yards to the TE and RB. Soon after Green arrived he was nicknamed on here Trinterception because the WR's would outrun Greens passes down the field. He just didn't have the arm strength to stretch the defense.
He was however a great "system" QB. They made the WR's run hook routes and timing routes to hide Trents weakness which seemed to be effective. He definately seemed to benefit from hitting the TE and RB with all the dink and dunk swing passes and the entire offensive line pulling and leading the charge down the field for massive RAC yards. Gonzales and Holmes both became "all world" in that offense.
Let's not fool ourselves into believing that Trent was an upper echelon QB. It's been so long since we've seen good QB play that our imagination is running wild.
Actually the fact that the RB and TE were used so much had more to do with their great abilities versus the LACK OF abilities in WR corps. I liked EK but let's be honest, he was a #2 guy, not a #1.
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