Well if someone is 7 foot tall and work at McDonald's he is just a McDonald worker, not a center for the NY Knicks. That's the point I'm arguing. The idea of forcing players not to use their natural talent for the sake of being called pocket passers. Luck can easily run the read option and add an extra dimension to his team but because he is white they think it's below him. And we all know once he use the read option his license of being compared to Payton will be revoked and nobody would want that. Right!?
But I have the feeling, at some point in Luck's career when the option game really starts dominating the league someone will incorporate it in his game. No reason not to. The age of throwing the ball away when no one's open down field with a wide open lane is approaching it's end. QBs will not get away with leaving so many first downs on the field.
Oh good grief. Who the heck is "forcing someone not to use their natural talents"? That's one of the silliest things I've read on on here in a while
And again we have the same "game is changing" stuff that's people have been saying for years. What's especially goofy about it is people act like mobile quarterbacks are something new. Those of us old enough to remember guys like Fran Tarkenton know better.
No doubt someone will say "but the quarterbacks now are better athletes than those back then". Indeed they are. So are the linebackers, defensive tackles, tight ends, offensive linemen and pretty much every other position on the field.
The only actual change I've seen is the game is evolving more and more toward passing, so the ability to be an effective passer is more important than ever.
If you can also run, that's great, but rely on it too much and you risk shortening your career. If you're a great runner but a lousy passer, you'll be lucky to have much of a career at all.