Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by erod, Feb 15, 2019.
Bird, bird, bird. Bird is the word.
I can't respond to private messages. but he's a beast he's playing apex legends right now
I'm of the belief that if you have the basic skill set you can work hard and get better.
In all ways....
You can improve both your body and your mind. I believe improvement applies to everyone on the team. Coaches and players.
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.
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.
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.
Was Brees not at one point under 60% in San Diego?
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?
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.
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!
IMO they are the difference. Our opinions differ is all. We’re at an impasse that cant be met.
I guess Aikman qualifies as a "hater".
Yeah... this guy's incredible.
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.
Who says he isn't comfortable in the pocket? You?
NO QB is comfortable in a pocket that collapses.
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.
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.