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Nobody's going long?


Mr. Scot
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1 minute ago, Mr. Scot said:

Interesting take ūü§Ē

I'd still want the threat of a deep ball at least, but receiver YAC is part of a typical WCO anyway.

I mean how many times a game can you say, everyone go deep?  You cannot run your receivers into the ground over a 17 game season and expect them to last.  Besides, there's only so many Jefferson level players available to choose from.

You've got to get some guys that can do the dirty work and play the middle of the field and understand the chess board they way your qb does. That means you need a couple of smart, crisp routes, sure handed guys that can get some yac. You have a better chance at finding a few of those guys than a bunch of deep threats to send deep every play.  

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It's a debate that pervaded the 2023 NFL draft as teams evaluated first-round quarterbacks and carefully considered the offensive identity each pick could bring and what level of success it could have in an ever-evolving league.

"Do you want Anthony Richardson, the big play superstar, massive arm? Or do you want C.J. Stroud who's the 'death by a thousand paper cuts' guy? People were torn," Orlovsky said. "Now obviously the ideal world, you want both. But it's interesting to see what style of quarterback you prefer with what kind of style of offense your team may want to run."

Hmmm... ineresting...

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I've been noticing this for a while.  It's why QB's like Young can actually make a good living, and not die in the process.

You don't have to be 6'5" 240 any longer, you just have to be able to get the ball out on time, and accurately.  Smith with the Eagles wouldn't last 5 games 10 years ago...now, he can thrive.

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1 hour ago, ElkinPanthersFan said:

Steve Smith would absolutely dominate in this era of passing game.

He dominated in his era and would dominate in any era. One of the most underrated WRs ever. Put up the 8th most career receiving yards (and probably could've gotten to top 3 if he wanted to keep playing) and that was despite mostly having pretty bad QB play and always playing in a run first offense focused more on D and ball control to win games. It's a joke that he wasn't first ballot HoF

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Defenses are built to rush the passer up front, and prevent the long bomb deep.  They know the rules are skewed in favor of offenses, so the only hope defenses have against elite offenses is to try to force more challenging situations in the red zone.  That means they're effectively allowing short yardage passing.  Combine that with the speed most defenses have up front and you are left with offenses basically taking what the defense will give them.

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