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Is Dak a so-called bus driver?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Hawkeye0202, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. CouchCoach

    CouchCoach Well-Known Member

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    What's wrong with driving the bus? Executing the offense?

    Best bus driver comment ever was after Simms had called Romo a bus driver and Parcells responded "Phil Simms had some Ralph Kramden in him too". This was the character Jackie Gleason played in The Honeymooners, a city bus driver.

    What successful QB isn't part or mostly bus driver. Starr, Bradshaw, Staubach, Aikman, Montana and Brady all played the part of the driver of the bus getting the ball into their playmakers' hands. That's their job, execute the play as called and some can improvise beyond that but they are being asked to drive the bus.

    Prescott brings a little more because he can create plays with his legs but he can do fine as a bus driver as long as he's got a good dispatcher designing his routes.
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  2. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    yea, probably, i thougt it was Daks first year, my apologizes.
  3. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    Forget Wince, stats from part-time QB's don't count.
  4. Aerolithe_Lion

    Aerolithe_Lion Well-Known Member

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    Ok, then just compare against the mediocre-to-bottom tier QBs I listed.
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  5. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    Is he a bus driver? So far, yes.
    He's a great leader and is better than he appears because of his ability to run the ball.
    But he is woefully inaccurate, based on the open receivers he misses and his hesitancy in the pocket.
    If we had a better quarterback, we're in the NFC Championship Game. We had receivers running wide open in that game, but Dak failed to connect.
    But I'll give him grace. He's still learning. The first year was too easy for him. Second year was a reality check. Third year he was average.
    Fourth year is the "Money year". No more excuses.
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  6. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

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    Aikman averaged less than 200 yards per game for his career. Bus driver?
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  7. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Different era, he certainly wouldnt now when all they do is pass. And another thing Aikman could strike the head of a match at 40 yards, Dak not so much.
  8. WillieBeamen

    WillieBeamen BoysfanfromNY

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    Once again, a Dak stan dissing a legend to make boy wonder look better.

    Troy was MVP of a Super Bowl and had numerous top 5 years in passer rating. Just stop please
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  9. Brax

    Brax Well-Known Member

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    any other answer at this point isn't reality.
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  10. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    Peyton Manning was the ultimate bus driver. Trent Dilfer has this reputation of being one but that’s not bus driving to me.
  11. Hawkeye0202

    Hawkeye0202 Well-Known Member

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    I agree but Omerv is right also.....setting QB standard solely on passing yards is misguided.
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  12. Idgit

    Idgit Fattening up Moderator

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    He’s a good QB with fantastic intangibles. He’s not great. He’ll get better because of the intangibles thing. We should take QB off the board as a thing to worry about and focus on putting a team around him. He’s better than several QBs who have won recent Superbowls already.
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  13. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    Troy Aikman averaged around 198 YPG. How did that work out for him? :D
    That Joe Montana dude, a little over 200.
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  14. Aerolithe_Lion

    Aerolithe_Lion Well-Known Member

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    Peyton Manning was the least bus driving QB in the history of the national football league. Maybe Marino slightly outshines him. The major knock everyone has on Peyton is if he drove the bus even just a little bit he probably would have won more.

    I couldn’t fathom how you came to that conclusion.
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  15. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

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    I didn't say it was 100% apples to apples, but the truth is Aikman's passing stats were very mundane for his time. And let's not act as if passing wasn't prolific in Aikman's day. Favre, Marino, Elway and others came out of that era. Aikman also never had a 20 TD season, which other top passers of his day, and even average passers, did routinely.

    I don't say any of this to belittle Aikman. If you will read another of my posts 15 or 20 minutes ago you will see that I don't rely solely on stats to measure a QB, and or a QB's status as a bus driver or not. I have a great deal of respect for Aikman. My point is simply that judging solely on yardage stats isn't a fair standard.
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  16. Diehardblues

    Diehardblues Well-Known Member

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    One of those 2 story busses in London. Lol
  17. Little Jr

    Little Jr Well-Known Member

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    Like or not, right or wrong, qbs get wins and losses attached to their name's. You can find multiple site's who keep up with wins and losses for qbs. You can't find ONE that keeps up with a DT wins and losses or any other position. You hear qb X had X amount of wins, or X amount wins vs winning team's and many other comments from media, analyst and even coaches and gms. But you won't ever hear that about any other position. I know it's destroys your narrative with Dak but it is what it is.
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  18. Hawkeye0202

    Hawkeye0202 Well-Known Member

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    Let me ask you this.......does Aikman win three Super Bowls WITHOUT Emmitt Smith and/or Michael Irvin?
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  19. Super_Kazuya

    Super_Kazuya Well-Known Member

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    Not only is Dak a bus driver, he may be the preeminent bus driver in the league. Since he came in the league only Trubisky and Mariota are in the conversation with Dak in being in the bottom of the league of attempts per game.
  20. Diehardblues

    Diehardblues Well-Known Member

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    Well said. Obviously Troy needed Elite supporting cast . And look what he did with it.

    Merideth, Morton and White had a pretty good supporting cast going to championship appearances but only one QB elevated us to a championship.

    I think the question for Dak is ; how much elite surrounding support does he need to elevate us to the next level?

    Not directed at you but your thought spurred mine.
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