Originally Posted by O.city
Well, thats pretty much what they've done with Flacco.
I'm not totally sure if he's arguing that a system can physically make a guy more accurate, or like you have said, mask it if he's not.
Exactly, Flacco's a great example.
If you have a guy that's just flat going to misfire on half the balls he throws, the risk/reward needs to make every time he drops back worth the possible turnover.
When you're Mark Sanchez or Matt Cassel and your 'accurate' pass is worth 8 yards because it was a checkdown and then your inaccurate pass is thrown to the shoes of a RB out of the backfield or picked off over the middle, you're of no use to anyone. But if you're Flacco or Eli and an accurate pass is good for 40 yards and an inaccurate one is, at worst, the equivalent of a mediocre punt, well at that point you can be useful even if you're not precise.
That's why I love
Geno for this scheme (and why I can tolerate Smith). A guy that's accurate is actually better served in a short passing game or, if he's incredibly
accurate, the high volume intermediate passing game like they run in NE.
Tom Brady is Albert Pujols - Pujols is a superlative hitter that occasionally puts it over the wall when he hits it just right. Joe Flacco is Prince Fielder - plenty of flaws but he swings !@#$ing hard and when he squares it up, it goes a long goddamn way.