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    Josh Allen strategy

    Thats exactly it. Tyrod is who he is, a game manager who’ll protect the ball and he has some wheels on him to get out of a jam, extend the play and perhaps get a 1st down. He’s perfect for a team like the Ravens this year. Their defense is good enough that playing that way and not making many mistakes on offense will allow them to win many games. The problem with that style is you get a penalty and forget about it, you’re punting. Offensive turnover in your own RedZone and you’re probably going to lose the game. It’s just too hard to consistently win because once the game starts things happen. Kinda like Mike Tyson said, “Everyone’s got a plan until they get punched in the mouth” Tyrod did enough to help us break the curse and for that I’ll always be greatful, but it’s hard to watch Josh Allen play and not notice the stark difference.
  2. billvernsays

    Josh Allen strategy

    I agree we need to do more of this.
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    Josh Allen strategy

    When you look at the crop of rookie QBs only Josh and Baker seem comfortable throwing the ball 20 yards downfield or more (with certain exceptions like a simple go route. Hard throw but an easy read). That’s what I’m most excited about. He looks raw at times but most of his weaknesses seem much easier to correct than the weaknesses I see in Darnald, Rosen, & Jackson.
  4. billvernsays

    Josh Allen strategy

    I understand. Brady is an established QB My point is that perhaps the coaches are telling him to try to figure out what he’s capable of and not capable of and NOT trying to take the easy passes which may even be the highest probably of a successful play because his development is more important than the outcome of the play/game. When you put that in contrast with Brady who’s simply trying to get the best possible outcome for every play, he’s established he doesn’t need to take risks until he needs to when the games on the line he will. Ideally that’s where we want to be. But we aren’t exactly in the same position as the Pats currently. Most rookie QBs are afraid to throw the ball down the field and because of this they don’t attempt the passes, in turn they never learn, develop, and grow.
  5. billvernsays

    Josh Allen strategy

    He threw a ton of Ints his rookie year. Perhaps the Colts tweaked their game plan when they were going up against players like Bruce Smith so they didn’t risk getting their rookie franchise QB hurt. Im not speculating about what the game plan was for PM, that’s from Peyton’s own words. Obviously it worked out for him. I’m not sure we are doing the same thing as JA didn’t check down much in college either. But I’m putting it out there for the people who still have concerns about his accuracy to point out that he’s not exactly attempting many “easy throws” good or bad it’s just the reality of the situation. This is evident by the fact that in the past 2 weeks Josh Allen has 2 of the 4 highest Air Yards per attempt for any game since 2016. Josh Allen vs Jax (2018) - 18.3 Big Ben vs Indy (2016) - 16.9 Ryan Fitzpatrick vs Pats (2016) - 16.1 Josh Allen vs Miami (2018) - 15.9
  6. billvernsays

    Josh Allen strategy

    I agree. I just love the reaction JA had that he left it up to KB or someone other than himself and he was disappointed in the result. It’s a small thing I noticed that probably doesn’t mean much but I appreciated it
  7. billvernsays

    Josh Allen strategy

    I’m not certain but I’m starting to think that they (McBeane) have a good strategy in place for Allen. I belive it was Peyton Manning who said the most important thing for his development in the NFL was his NFL 1st coach and OC told him in so many words, “Peyton, this year is all about you. We don’t expect to be very good so don’t worry about throwing interceptions this 1st year. The most important thing for us is that you come out of year one knowing what you can and can’t do down the field. We don’t care about you checking the ball down necessarily even if it’s the only option you have available. We’d rather you attempt to convert the 3rd and long and either we’ll convert or you’ll learn.” Obviously I don’t have insider information but it seems that is the same approach JA is taking this year. I watched last Sunday’s game again last night and the reason I feel this way was a play that stood out like a sore thumb. I believe we were halfway through the 2nd quarter and it was 3rd and 13 or so on our 37. JA quickly went through his reads and got the ball out to Kelvin Benjamin 9 years a down the field. KB caught it ( to my surprise) and got an additional yard or two. JA looked disappointed in himself that he even attempted a pass that wasn’t beyond the marker. I thought to myself how many times over the past 2 decades have I been screaming at my TV because on a critical 3rd and long our QB were more interested in keeping their completion % above 60% than trying to win the game. This kid’s a gamer and I’m so pumped to see how he continues to progress.