John Adams: SEC's Year of the Quarterback has been sidelined

John Adams

This was supposed to be the Year of the Quarterback in the SEC.

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Comments » 4

FlaVol2 writes:

I like John Adam's articles. Keep up the good Information for the Vol nation.

johnlg00 writes:

Definitely a "pick-your-poison" deal with a running QB. Everybody likes to have that threat, but very few teams are in a position to "open another can of QBs" at need. That is one reason why I go along with idea of redshirting both Ferguson and Dobbs if possible. Since both are said to provide a running dimension, you want to have one ready to go if one gets hurt. For this year, while I have occasionally screamed for Worley to run when an opening seems to appear, I would just as soon he stays comfortably in the pocket as much as possible and pick his running spots VERY carefully.

Tao_of_Tennessee writes:

UT won their last National and SEC Championship with a dual threat QB. Tee Martin proved to be very durable and won a few games with his legs.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to Tao_of_Tennessee:

UT won their last National and SEC Championship with a dual threat QB. Tee Martin proved to be very durable and won a few games with his legs.

True, but you must admit that a LOT of things went right for the Vols that year. I never thought the running QB would catch on at all in the NFL, but more and more teams seem to be going that way. However, it is still not proven that running QBs can last long in the NFL. We already know that RBs have the shortest careers of any position group, so it stands to reason that the more a QB runs, the shorter his career--at least AS a running QB--will be.

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