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02-08-2012, 07:06 AM
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Quarterbacking is different now. And better. I think your argument works better for those who out-perform expectations of that era.
Different? Yes. Better? That's debatable.
The point is it is easier for QB's to amass yards than it has ever been. Like I said before this is the NFL's version of the NHL's 80's.
Would Wayne Gretzky score 92 goals if he played in this era?
Would Phillip Rivers throw for 4,000 yards 4 years in a row in the 80's-early 90's?
The league now is geared towards offense, specifically the passing game. The rules have made it incredibly difficult to play defense, and play calling has shifted league wide to incorporate the pass far more than ever before. I guess Andy Reid was ahead of his time with 70-30 pass-run ratio...
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