Your better offense argument seem to be based on throwing for 500 yards per games. My better offense argument is based on converting on 3rd down and controlling the clock. When you watch the superbowl last year, did the Seahawks even go 3 and out. I don't think they did. When they had possession they held on to it and methodically moving the ball down field. Carolina did the same thing.
It's a misconception for you to believe that Carolina, Seattle, and the 9ers can't put up 50 on any given Sunday. You act like all those teams score only on pick-6s.
It's based on the offense scoring points, which is often the measure of an offense. If you want to go with time of possession that as the most meaningful stat, that still doesn't hold up because the top three teams for time of possesion last year were San Diego, Cincinnati, and New Orleans. All with "immobile" quarterbacks.
If you want to go third down conversion rate, the top three teams are San Diego, Denver, and New Orleans. Seattle and San Francisco rank 17 and 18. The only team that was top 5 with a mobile quarterback was Carolina, and they actually adjusted to a more pro-style, conservative approach this last year.
If time of possesion or 3rd down conversion was so much more easy for "mobile" quarterbacks than the league leaders wouldn't be Phillip Rivers, Andy Dalton, and Drew Brees. So that argument is also incorrect.
They never have to, but defenses fear them. Defenses fear Cam, Kapaernick, Wilson. Those guys are built for the playoffs. No team want to face them no matter how loaded that team is.
It might be better for your argument if any of these players were on a team where their offense was better than the defense. Clearly, the defenses are doing the heavy lifting to get the 49ers, Panthers, and Seahawks to the playoffs.
Hell, Alex Smith took that same 49ers team to a NFC championship game. The team around Kaepernick is so good that they showed they could drop anyone back there
Yeah, I think everybody agrees that quarterbacks are more mobile, by and large, than they were. But to say it's a fifty-fifty split for some of these guys is incorrect. Michael Vick is a better thrower than a lot of guys that made it to the NFL, and the best runner of all time at the quarterback position, but he couldn't sustain an nfl career with that skill set.
Bottom line, the top 32 players that can throw a football under game conditions normally end up with starting jobs. Mobile, statue, or somewhere between. If you aren't special throwing it, it doesn't matter what else you bring.
His passes averaged 3 yards through the air last year. Not every franchise can afford a QB such a stacked team. The guy has 2-3 #1 type receivers and arguably the best OL in the league. Most of his yardage are after the catch and he adds no other threat. Stafford has been piling that types of yardage too throwing the ball up the Calvin.
It's no coincidence for every QB that amass a lot of yards, there is a monster pass catcher along side them. Calvin, Green, Graham, Thomas, etc.
Pocket passers will succeed, but pocket passers who can run will rule.
Weren't Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Phillip Rivers top 10 with interchangeable supporting casts the last couple years? None of that is really true.
I'm sorry but you are complicating life. Didn't you know everything is black and white.
Most people go through life not thinking for themselves ever. How many times have I heard in the last 24 hours "I grew up being taught you never hit a girl." Well I guess that settles it. Since you were raised that way it makes it 100% right all the time.
Personally, I think hitting anyone man or woman is typically not a good idea, though I can imagine scenarios where it's necessary.
I'm curious to know why people think Ray Rice punching his finance after she spit on him and hit at him is so much worst than Steve Smith punching a teammate in the film room.
So you can pick up on the subtle differences that exist in situations and acknowledge them, but not the differences between men and women?
I have a couple kindergarten books that will blow your mind.
This doesn't warrant it's own thread and we can all agree Ray Rice is a dirtbag but...
Bill Barnwell is pissing me the fug off.
It started a few weeks ago when he called the Panthers "bottom dwellers of the NFL". As in we were worse than the Cowboys, Redskins, and a plethora of other actually BAD teams.
Then today he retweeted a guy who said, "meanwhile the Panthers and Greg Hardy looked great yesterday."
As if somehow the Panthers are blind to domestic violence: newsflash Hardy has not been convicted by a jury and we have no idea what Hardy did because there isn't video evidence of him cold clocking a girl.
I'm not defending Hardy, but I am saying that Barnwell is mad the Panthers are doing well and is shifting the blame to act like we are morally inferior.
That neckbeard had a vendetta against Marty Hurney and can't admit he was 100% wrong about our team-Greg Hardy aside.
No, but Hardy was found guilty by a judge. We're doing the same thing the Ravens were doing, sitting tight and hoping the whole thing blows over. We're just fortunate there's no tape.