Originally Posted by joseephuss
I didn't say it was a huge difference. I said it was a better way to represent which QB throws more short passes than the stats you had previously provided.
Also, I am not certain it is within margin of error when one QB has many more overall pass attempts than another QB. Brady(460) has attempted 141.5% more passes than Griffin(325). You can't just extrapolate Griffin's pass attempts out and expect the percentages to remain the same, so that will impact the margin of error.
So thusly Brady has thrown more and completed a higher percentage of short passes, which is typical of an offense with spread concepts.
Again, this is a silly canard. RG3 has been incredibly effective, to a Brady/Manningesque level this year from the pocket.
The fact that he has the added dimension of being able to run and a dominant running back in Alfred Morris has only made this offense better.
I would love it if every quarter was the dazzling show that it was in the 2nd quarter on Thanksgiving vs your overrated secondary with deep bombs and back of the shoulder passes. It simply hasn't had to be thus far because of the effective running game (like it was last night)
To minimize the impact of the offense when you compare the same types of passes to other passers (as PFF has done) is just plain silly
The pistol, similar to the shotgun in the '70s, is an evolution in the offensive game, which is why you see Seattle /San Fran and gasp even Indy running it from time to time. All those teams have QBs who can run and pass very well.
At one point the "forward pass" was considered a gimmick. Football changes and now you have QBs with the skill to not only run real fast but also throw the ball accurately and on time. RG3 simply has the most elite skillset with the passing, accuracy, intelligence and running. Kapernick will be another, as will Luck.