Originally Posted by SkinsHokieFan
Thats an absurd question. Clearly at different levels of football there is far different complexity.
At the same level, the NFL, you nor I have any idea what a player is being asked to do.
Is Luck struggling to read defenses and is he forcing throws which accounts for him having 4 times as many INT's as RG3.
Does Romo not understand what the scheme is asking of him which is why he throws the ball right at London Fletcher?
Does RG3 simply get that a play is not there and throw the ball away better?
To me, making a scheme "more complex" to the point that you can't adjust it to a QB with a different skillset and experience level is silly. That points to poor coaching to me.
I think RG3 would struggle in Jason Garret's scheme because Jason Garret has a terrible scheme which doesn't maximize the ability of Tony Romo.
[View Full Quote]I think Tony Romo would thrive in Mike and Kyle Shanahan's scheme because it is a far superior offense which would also utilize his skill set much better
No, it was an absurd statement, by you, in my view.
If you can't determine the level of complexity from one offense to another in the NFL then I can't help you. I can and I'm not a Pro Coach or player. I just think that you are not being honest on this point. If you watched the Cowboys and Romo on a regular basis, I think that it would be easy to see that Romo's offensive scheme is much more complex. Is that a good thing? Not necessarily but it is the truth.
Romo, IMO, could thrive in Shannahan's offense because he has the right set of skills to make it work. RG3 would struggle in Garrett's offense because he does not have the experience to deal with all the variables the offense demands of the QB. All of the decisions the QB must make at the very last minute. Garrett's offense is predicated on waiting till the very last second to get the play off because you must make last second reads and then mentally understand where your 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th reads are. They are not always predetermined as they are in Shannahan's current offense. After that, it gets more complicated. Is that a good system? I'm not really a fan of it because I don't like throwing 70% of the time and I don't like having an offensive scheme that relies on everybody being on the same page every play. To many moving parts and I believe in simpler scheme executed proficiently. I believe in running the football and I believe in good hard defense and field position so no, I don't like our offense but that has nothing to do with the QBs themselves. Those are only the circumstances each plays in. The Offense Shannahan runs is influenced by his experience at Eastern Illinois. The same place Romo learned how to play QB. Shannahan actually knows Romo well. He has helped him in his development as a QB while at Eastern Illinois. He was introduced to Shannahan by Sean Payton.
RG3 is a fine young QB and if you review the vote, you will see that I would trade for RG3 if that trade were on the table but not because I think RG3 is better, right now, then is Romo. Because he is younger by a lot, because his cap number would help us greatly and because his upside is through the roof but not because he is better. He is not a better QB right now. Romo, IMO, is the better QB right now. Unfortunately, Romo plays in a very different situation then does RG3. It is what it is.
Some day, RG3 may be better then Romo but not today. That's not realistic IMO.