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02-08-2012, 09:11 AM
C`est La Vie
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One of the reasons why teams just focused on running first and second down and throwing on third was because quarterbacks werent that talented. Marino and to some extent elway changed that. They did things defenses had never seen before. I guarentee you if you put rivers in the early 90's he would be tearing up the league.
Was it because they weren't as talented or because the game was geared towards defense, and because the philosophy of the play calling was completely different?
I don't know if Rivers would be given the opportunity to tear the league up, unless he had a coach willing to go against the grain and pass more than he ran. Then there's also the problem of the rules favoring the defense, or at least making it easier for them to do their job.
There is no disputing how much the game has changed since the early 90's. These past few years, and going forward is going to be the most ridiculous time for QB's the NFL has ever seen because everything is in place for them to have success.
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