Doesn't matter either way if you can only produce 1 TD a game.
I think a smart pocket present QB can make plays ergo making his line look better. Step up in pocket, use feet to avoid an onrushing defensive player, run when you need to to keep defense honest etc....
I think we should have this debate after 4 more games
Bradford's interception rate is low...But his TD rate is also low...Bradford has turned the ball over more times than he has turned in points every year
2010 18TD 15INT 6FUMBL
2011 6TD 6INT 6FUMBL
2012 8TD 7INT 2FUMBL
But here is the thing u can talk about the talent around all you want and his continuity with his weapons (or lack of)....But the next 4 games will be so telling The oline looks solid and we are returning 2 starters and we are getting our best receiver back
also do you guys notice how Bradford is still improving? Last year Bradford kept missing on deep throws to Lloyd...This year it was either the Detriot or Chicago game where Givens was wide open and Bradford underthrew him and allowed the safety to recover and make a play on the ball...Lately Bradford has not been missing that throw and just imagine amendola's production if the safeties have to respect givens game breaking ability
Bradford INT rate is a positive now lets see him get TD
Something else to consider 2010 5.97 yards per att...now its 7.22 the guy is still improving
As for Luck, one play today is very relevant to this thread. Luck threw a TD pass to T.Y. Hilton today that was, no pun intended, lucky. He threw to a well covered WR in double coverage and his guy came down with the ball. The pass should have been intercepted.
Sam probably would not have thrown that pass.
It is more about leading in the endzone. And trying to win games. As well as not depend on the QB all the time, everytime!
I think many people are reading waaaaayyyyy too much into this quarterback thing- a fantasy football mindset, if you will. Statistics can mean what you want them to mean. Passing yardage is vastly overrated and misleading. Ditto for percentage completion. If a guy is 15-16 but throws for 70 yards is he really helping you? If a guy throws for 4 TDs but gets picked 3 times, is it a good performance or a bad one? It's all subjective and can be manipulated to back yur opinion or refute the other guy's opinion. You can take all the numbers in the world and use them to back your point but in the end, it comes down to some basic questions about a QB: "Is he performing well in the 4th quarter? Is he avoiding the critical mistake? Is he making the most out of what he has to work with? Is he WINNING?
Not that anyone has done it here, but those who would attempt to downplay Andrew Luck and what he's done thus far simply doesn't know football. He is AN OUTSTANDING player who comes as advertised and has a great chance to be considered as one of the game's great players if he stays healthy and continues to get better. He has Reggie Wayne but little else. Look what he's done for Donnie Avery- the same guy people here felt was a wasted pick. He's on a team that was the worst in football last year. He has no head coach. Yet he's led his team admirably and has Colts fans thinking playoffs. Unbelievable- and a tribute him. He has and will make mistakes, but he is exhibit "A" on how to run an offense.
My posts show I've primarily been a Bradford supporter and continue to be. I recognize the limitations he has with his surrounding cast. He must be given time to gel with what is hopefully the same O-Coordinator and Head Coach for the forseeable future. But sooner or later he will be judged on the bottom line and that is WINNING. People don't want excuses or to hear about reasons why you CAN'T be successful, they want you to get the job done by any means necessary. Fair or unfair, that's life- in professional sports and elsewhere.
Vikings, Jags (x2), Jets, Browns, Titans (x2), Dolphins, Bills, Lions and Chiefs.
If I could hand pick a schedule for a rookie QB it would look a lot like this short of throwing the Cardinals in there somewhere. Also Reggie Wayne would be the best WR on our roster by a mile. Having said that Luck does look like the real deal.
If you go back to Bruce making the adjustment on the under thrown ball in the SB, Bruce made the play on the ball.
So far when Sam forces or tries to just get the ball in the area young Quick has lost every battle for the ball, that will change I hope in the future.
These numbers are beyond bad, when Sam forces passes trying to give the receiver a chance to win the battle. Quick has done a poor job of winning the battle and even breaking up the pass.Quote:
Sam Bradford has targeted Quick, they’ve connected on only 5 of 15 passes, with three interceptions.
I know it may look like luck but these receivers are beyond talented. How about the catch that Danny Amendola made in the AZ Cards game, on a poorly thrown ball. You have to have playmalkers, not all passes are going to be perfect, but as long as the results are positive that's all that matters.