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3 step, 5 step or 7 step-Grads doesn't just stand there.
it was to set him for fail
Quote from: Uncle Stan on October 21, 2006, 12:51:42 PMIt would seem to me that a 5 0r 7 step drop requires the QB to be mobile.Chris wasn't, Grads is. Maybe that the reason there are less 3 steppers. The 3 steppers are still there, just not quite as many.Grads also "seemed" to have more time in the pocket. Don't have TIVO, so can't prove it.Stan, Simms never looked right to me in the three step, but was quite accomplished at the 5-7. Â My question is pretty straight forward. Â Why did play calling force Simms into 3 step routes so freaking often (right into game 4 when he got more deep drops, and what has changed that now makes the 3 step no longer so vital. Â All the attention to the 3 step batted balls and three step is vital to the WCO, and now everything is 5-7 step. Â It is probably me, but I think I am smelling fertilizer.
It would seem to me that a 5 0r 7 step drop requires the QB to be mobile.Chris wasn't, Grads is. Maybe that the reason there are less 3 steppers. The 3 steppers are still there, just not quite as many.Grads also "seemed" to have more time in the pocket. Don't have TIVO, so can't prove it.
I like Simms a lot, but the reason we have fewer 3 step drops with Gradkowski isn't to help Grads out. It has simply been replaced with Gruden's most favorite play, the bootleg. Gruden rarely called a bootleg with Chris because Chris can't throw on the run. The change in the offense that you've seen is that the bootleg forces defenses to play a lot more honest. The beauty of a bootleg is the time it give the recievers to get open, plus the QB can easily take off if nothing is there. Throw in a play action and the defense has to be mindful of the RB, QB, and all the recievers on the same play.
Dbuc,Part of the heavier use of the 3 step in the begining was maybe Gruden didn't have confidence that the OL could hold em out for any reasonable length of time.It would appear the 3 step decline somewhat with the "improvement" of the OL AND a more mobile QB.IMO, its just a subtle change. As was the partial elimination of mass protect.Please don't read a ufojoe conspiracy into it.
YES. It's a new time, we've GRADuated into the next era.
I agree with that part. But not the "set to fail" - that line of thought is out there.