Originally Posted by T-RO
A month or two ago I probably declared this exact thing: It's much quarterback injury risk to have them running. But then while watching the Atlanta-Seattle game I started comparing who was taking the most punishment.
Ryan is one of the less mobile quarterbacks in the NFL and he was getting slammed...in some very vulnerable positions. A lot of big hits just as he released the ball. (A week later we of course witnessed Ryan being injured right at the most crucial point of the 49er game.)
Meanwhile Wilson, while in the pocket, was using his legs to create tremendous air between him and the defenders. When he did run he was usually smart to avoid big hits.
Wilson has tremendous balance and a compact frame.
RG3, contrastively, has some long gangly legs. That guy is going to be perpetually vulnerable to knee injury no matter what style of offense he plays in.
[View Full Quote]I suspect RGIII and Johnny Manziel are going to have short careers and miss games. But when they are healthy...they are going to be devastatingly dangerous in a pistol type offense.
The Skins are set up pretty good. They have RG3...AND a good backup.
The Skins won't run the pistol anymore and the Seahawks won't win anything with that offense going forward. Pistol QBs absolutely take more hits than standard formation QBs do. ATL has a huge hole at pass rusher.
Atlanta won the game by shutting out the Seahawks in the first half.
The Seahawks abandoned any real Pistol or read option stuff because they were down huge and ran a basic 2 minute offense. Seattle carved up a bend but dont break defense in the second half but didn't score enough to complete the comeback. There was very little different above what Dallas did to Wash in the 2nd half of game 1 and what Sea did to ATL. Romo threw for more yards because thats what he does and Wilson rushed for more because that's what he does, but the scheme was basically the same. 1 back, 2 minute package type stuff.