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Is the QB the only thing anyone cares about anymore?


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#136 PantherFanForLife

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 04:44 PM

Teams blitzed us constantly because our QBs sucked, which worsened the protection of our oline. Smith had his worse season because he didn't get the ball, a result of our QB. Our run game suffered partly because teams didn't respect our pass game, due to our QB. So by solving number 8 you help solve 3, 4, and 5. You are ignoring the fact that a QB will solve more than one problem.


See, now that argument is such a catch-22 because you can argue it the other way just as easily.

The fact is a great QB is NOT going to fix a broken O-line that simply got manhandled all year or had to deal with so many injuries, and a lack of receiver threats. It's also not going to immediately turn average receivers into super wideouts if they can't separate, and run smart routes and if he doesn't have the time to find them.

That all needs to be fixed simultaneously. The fact is we have had a decent QB, in Jake, with a great O line and 2 WR threats as well as a strong run game that got us winning seasons quite a few times.

How many teams with an excellent QB, without those other things in place have reached the playoffs?

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 05:04 PM

See, now that argument is such a catch-22 because you can argue it the other way just as easily.

The fact is a great QB is NOT going to fix a broken O-line that simply got manhandled all year or had to deal with so many injuries, and a lack of receiver threats. It's also not going to immediately turn average receivers into super wideouts if they can't separate, and run smart routes and if he doesn't have the time to find them.

That all needs to be fixed simultaneously. The fact is we have had a decent QB, in Jake, with a great O line and 2 WR threats as well as a strong run game that got us winning seasons quite a few times.

How many teams with an excellent QB, without those other things in place have reached the playoffs?


You are ignoring what I said. A great QB would not fix those, I said it would help. If teams respected our QB, they wouldn't blitz as much for fear of giving up a big play. With less men coming, the oline wouldn't have as many men to block, resulting in them looking better. That cannot be argued. If the QB was able to get Smith the ball then he wouldn't have had his worse season. Again, cannot be argued. You can argue which problem is more important all day. But a great QB would help fix some of our problems plain and simple.

#138 MaineManPanther

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 05:06 PM

Our young WR's will have another offseason to progress and develop. They'll be better next year and Smith still has a pretty decen year left in him.

Our O-line will hopfully return healthy, and if so will be fine. With the exception of Schwartz (who shown promise as a guard) every player is there who assited us in our 2008 and 2009 line.

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 05:10 PM

Our young WR's will have another offseason to progress and develop. They'll be better next year and Smith still has a pretty decen year left in him.

Our O-line will hopfully return healthy, and if so will be fine. With the exception of Schwartz (who shown promise as a guard) every player is there who assited us in our 2008 and 2009 line.


I agree with you... ESPN and others who think we are the worst place for a coach is smoking something.. and whatever it is they are smoking, I want some..