Rock Sexton wrote:
I get that, guys are going to take hits. But the guys who learn to stand tall and get the ball out quickly (ie Manning, Brady, Brees, etc.), they usually stay healthy for much longer than the guys who don't. Yes you cannot control freak accidents, they're part of the game. But they tend to happen less frequently to the guys who get the ball out quicker and throw it away if the play isn't there.
You can still get hit throwing it away.
This game is evolving before our eyes. I am not a proponent of running him out there 10-15 times a game, but his ability to move the pocket and potentially gain chunk yardage with his feet would be an absolute travesty to waste. It's clear to anyone with eyes he throws better when he's allowed to move.
Look, I'm not against rolling Tannehill out and moving the pocket. The first touchdown to Reggie Bush where he rolled to his right was poetry in motion. That is an example of using your quarterback's athletic ability right. The Packers do it with Rodgers all the time and it works beautifully. I think we could do the same thing with Tannehill.
But what I hate is when we use him in read option and let him run with the football. He was tackled a couple of times in an awkward fashion in that game. He took some hits he probably didn't need to in my opinion. I think that is the wrong way to use your quarterback's athletic ability.
I see what you guys are saying. I get it. I just think there is a right way and a wrong way to use your quarterback's mobility. Read option is the wrong way in my opinion.