Mike Leach on QB accuracy

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by erod, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. Idgit

    Idgit Fattening up Moderator

    57,769 Messages
    58,521 Likes Received
    It’s hopeless. :(
     
    Corso likes this.
  2. Corso

    Corso Offseason mode... sleepy time

    23,903 Messages
    41,037 Likes Received
    Bird, bird, bird. Bird is the word.
     
    Idgit likes this.
  3. Hennessy_King

    Hennessy_King Well-Known Member

    8,698 Messages
    12,463 Likes Received
    I can't respond to private messages. but he's a beast he's playing apex legends right now
     
    Corso likes this.
  4. davidyee

    davidyee Maple Leaf

    3,968 Messages
    309 Likes Received
    I'm of the belief that if you have the basic skill set you can work hard and get better.

    In all ways....

    Footwork.
    Recognition.
    Arm Strength.
    Anticipation.
    Leadership.

    You can improve both your body and your mind. I believe improvement applies to everyone on the team. Coaches and players.
     
  5. SSoup

    SSoup Well-Known Member

    714 Messages
    725 Likes Received
    Dak completed 67.7% of his passes, good for Top 10 in the league among starting QBs (and it's not even the first time he ranked so high). Ahead of some names I'm sure the original poster would swear up and down are his/her idea of elite. And some of those names are guys whose yards per attempt was lower than or barely any higher than Dak's, murdering the argument that he throws freakishly short passes all the time to prop up his completion percentage.

    Whatever.

    Dak misses throws. All passers do. But he completes a fine percentage.

    The dumber Dak-haters would have us throw him overboard for some new kid who we'll spend years trying to coach up to match Dak's completion percentage or winning percentage or TD-to-INT ratio or game-winning drive poise, or for some veteran who's probably spent years largely falling short in some (if not all) of those categories. Just because Dak isn't the portrait of perfection they demand based on nostalgia-goggles for past Cowboy quarterbacks who--breaking news flash--also missed throws and left big opportunities unrealized. Ugh.
     
  6. irishline

    irishline Well-Known Member

    1,555 Messages
    2,123 Likes Received
    Drew Brees had one season under 60% in San Diego. And was never under 60% in college. Not sure what you are saying here, your last sentence talks about what is true, but what you said about him is not, in fact, true. His last two seasons in San Diego were around 65%, just slightly under is career average.

    Not saying Dak can't improve, or Brees didn't somewhat, but not to the extent your "facts" indicate.
     
  7. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

    61,315 Messages
    67,562 Likes Received
    [​IMG]
     
    408Cowboy, Hennessy_King and Corso like this.
  8. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

    61,315 Messages
    67,562 Likes Received
    [​IMG]
     
    408Cowboy, Hennessy_King and Corso like this.
  9. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

    61,315 Messages
    67,562 Likes Received
    Was Brees not at one point under 60% in San Diego?
     
    Hennessy_King and Corso like this.
  10. InTheZone

    InTheZone Well-Known Member

    5,291 Messages
    4,547 Likes Received
    1. Why are they dumb?
    2. Dak is going on year 4. I expect you to give the new guy 4 years with the same leniency when the time comes.
    3. Do you think a new guy would struggle throwing passes strictly to the outside, as Dak typically does?
    4. Do you think a new guy would lead the league in sacks like Dak has?

    I think when we acknowledge Daks abilities and limits maybe we can agree he's not as great as you'd think and not as bad as you think others think of him, yes? Is there anything that wows you with confidence when you watch Dak drop back to pass?
     
    StylisticS and blumayne38 like this.
  11. Primetime42

    Primetime42 Well-Known Member

    3,450 Messages
    759 Likes Received
    Dakota has shown enough flashes that we can say the accuracy is in there.

    The concern is, and has always been, his footwork.

    If they can fix that (far from a given), watch out.
     
  12. DakPresgoat

    DakPresgoat Well-Known Member

    13,152 Messages
    28,575 Likes Received

    :hammer::hammer::hammer:
     
  13. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

    26,088 Messages
    9,323 Likes Received
    Because the media hate Dak?
    Because there is a conspiracy afoot?
    Because the media needs a punching bag?
    Could not the media find another victim among the 31 other starting QBs?
    My, the media are meanies!
     
  14. Diehardblues

    Diehardblues Well-Known Member

    27,418 Messages
    15,994 Likes Received
    IMO they are the difference. Our opinions differ is all. We’re at an impasse that cant be met.
     
  15. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

    60,319 Messages
    63,071 Likes Received


    I guess Aikman qualifies as a "hater".
     
    StylisticS, blumayne38 and Zordon like this.
  16. Corso

    Corso Offseason mode... sleepy time

    23,903 Messages
    41,037 Likes Received
    Yeah... this guy's incredible.
     
    Hennessy_King likes this.
  17. CowboyRoy

    CowboyRoy Well-Known Member

    24,629 Messages
    15,878 Likes Received
    The narrative that he is inaccurate is simply false. Now you can say he may not be as accurate as some of the elite guys, but that doesn't make him inaccurate. Its just way overblown. It has to be or the guy wouldn't win. And certainly in clutch situations he is as good as anyone in the game. And ultimately that is the measure.

    In 3 years Dak has never had a losing season, made the playoffs twice, won a playoff game, won rookie of the year and made the pro bowl twice. Now how would that all be possible if a QB was inaccurate as you say?

    Its either one of two things. Either the accuracy issue aren't as bad as you say, or he is sooo good at all the other things that it more than makes up for it. Either way the kid can ball and is only getting better.

    Stress about and hate about all you want. Dak is going to be here for a long time.
     
  18. CowboyRoy

    CowboyRoy Well-Known Member

    24,629 Messages
    15,878 Likes Received
    Who says he isn't comfortable in the pocket? You?

    NO QB is comfortable in a pocket that collapses.
     
    DakPresgoat and Corso like this.
  19. CowboyRoy

    CowboyRoy Well-Known Member

    24,629 Messages
    15,878 Likes Received
    accuracy, comfort improves with every QB organically the better the Oline plays and the more time he has with his receivers and the offense.

    No one talked about sacks, pocket awareness, or accuracy with Dak the first 24 games of his career. It was only when the Oline started falling apart did any of this stuff come up.
     
  20. CowboyRoy

    CowboyRoy Well-Known Member

    24,629 Messages
    15,878 Likes Received
    A QB leading the league in sacks? LOL

    That's a new one. So in the first two years when Dak was sacked 28 and 32 times was he better at NOT getting sacked then?

    And Dak doesn't struggle throwing to the outside. You made that up.
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2019
    DakPresgoat likes this.

Share This Page