What Does Watt Mean to the Cards?

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Idk man. Ray Lewis won a Super Bowl with Trent Dilfer at QB.

Keeping Kyler upright is about, in my mind, and in order:
(1) Playcalling. This is related to a bunch of other factors, to be discussed below, but it’s also its own distinct category. We need to call more designed QB runs, more sprint draws, more screens, more designed roll-outs, more plays designed to avoid Kyler having to sit back around a collapsing pocket. Nothing helps protect the line more than calling plays that minimize its responsibilities. Also, there is data that shows high correlation between calling plays early in the clock leading to lower sack rate than vs at the end of the clocks. Gotta keep tempo moving.

(2) Offensive weapons. Can’t run sprint draws without an explosive back. Can’t extend drives on 3rd/4th short without a strong back. Can’t keep safeties from creeping into the box unless you have deep threat WRs. Can’t keep EDGEs pinned down unless you have a back they need to worry about taking the hand off on RPO.

(3) A strong defense. Playcalling diversity (with a heavy emphasis on running/PA to extend drives) is maximized when playing with a lead. Playcalling that is pigeonholed, 2nd and 3rd and long, gotta pass, leads to high sack rate. #3 is therefore very closely related to #1.

(4) A strong o-line. This is specifically about Kyler. He’s so good at making one guy miss, that it’s not imperative (like the other QBs we have had) that he be in front of a long, strong athletic wall. Even if he has all day to throw, if the plays are predictable or suck or he has no weapons, then he still can’t really do anything. This is especially true because the cap exists; SK has to allocate his resources wisely, and poor offensive lines didn’t keep Russ from making 3 Super Bowls and winning 10 games every year for a decade.
 

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Idk man. Ray Lewis won a Super Bowl with Trent Dilfer at QB.

Keeping Kyler upright is about, in my mind, and in order:
(1) Playcalling. This is related to a bunch of other factors, to be discussed below, but it’s also its own distinct category. We need to call more designed QB runs, more sprint draws, more screens, more designed roll-outs, more plays designed to avoid Kyler having to sit back around a collapsing pocket. Nothing helps protect the line more than calling plays that minimize its responsibilities. Also, there is data that shows high correlation between calling plays early in the clock leading to lower sack rate than vs at the end of the clocks. Gotta keep tempo moving.

(2) Offensive weapons. Can’t run sprint draws without an explosive back. Can’t extend drives on 3rd/4th short without a strong back. Can’t keep safeties from creeping into the box unless you have deep threat WRs. Can’t keep EDGEs pinned down unless you have a back they need to worry about taking the hand off on RPO.

(3) A strong defense. Playcalling diversity (with a heavy emphasis on running/PA to extend drives) is maximized when playing with a lead. Playcalling that is pigeonholed, 2nd and 3rd and long, gotta pass, leads to high sack rate. #3 is therefore very closely related to #1.

(4) A strong o-line. This is specifically about Kyler. He’s so good at making one guy miss, that it’s not imperative (like the other QBs we have had) that he be in front of a long, strong athletic wall. Even if he has all day to throw, if the plays are predictable or suck or he has no weapons, then he still can’t really do anything. This is especially true because the cap exists; SK has to allocate his resources wisely, and poor offensive lines didn’t keep Russ from making 3 Super Bowls and winning 10 games every year for a decade.
Well, reading this explanation is probably why you have to reference a Super BOwl team 20 years ago to identify this strategy working.
 

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Also, please cite to the subsequent 19 super bowl winners all having great offensive lines.
 

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This is epic level ignorance IMO. Sorry, but there is no way an ILB can have a greater impact than an OL who helps make the QB better and keeps him healthy.

Simmons could be Ray Lewis and if Kyler gets hurt, the whole season is down the toilet. Simmons could get hurt and a great OL could help Murray carry the team. It isn't even close.

Really? You are going to tell me urlacher was not more impactful than any left tackle ever?

if you believe that your crazy.
 

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Idk man. Ray Lewis won a Super Bowl with Trent Dilfer at QB.

Keeping Kyler upright is about, in my mind, and in order:
(1) Playcalling. This is related to a bunch of other factors, to be discussed below, but it’s also its own distinct category. We need to call more designed QB runs, more sprint draws, more screens, more designed roll-outs, more plays designed to avoid Kyler having to sit back around a collapsing pocket. Nothing helps protect the line more than calling plays that minimize its responsibilities. Also, there is data that shows high correlation between calling plays early in the clock leading to lower sack rate than vs at the end of the clocks. Gotta keep tempo moving.

(2) Offensive weapons. Can’t run sprint draws without an explosive back. Can’t extend drives on 3rd/4th short without a strong back. Can’t keep safeties from creeping into the box unless you have deep threat WRs. Can’t keep EDGEs pinned down unless you have a back they need to worry about taking the hand off on RPO.

(3) A strong defense. Playcalling diversity (with a heavy emphasis on running/PA to extend drives) is maximized when playing with a lead. Playcalling that is pigeonholed, 2nd and 3rd and long, gotta pass, leads to high sack rate. #3 is therefore very closely related to #1.

(4) A strong o-line. This is specifically about Kyler. He’s so good at making one guy miss, that it’s not imperative (like the other QBs we have had) that he be in front of a long, strong athletic wall. Even if he has all day to throw, if the plays are predictable or suck or he has no weapons, then he still can’t really do anything. This is especially true because the cap exists; SK has to allocate his resources wisely, and poor offensive lines didn’t keep Russ from making 3 Super Bowls and winning 10 games every year for a decade.

I can't believe you're actually watching games if you're saying this. If anything, we need to require Kyler to throw more designed deep shots and take the dump-off stuff away. People are sitting on the short stuff.

Really? You are going to tell me urlacher was not more impactful than any left tackle ever?

if you believe that your crazy.

How many Super Bowls did Brian Urlacher win again? Is the goal to get one guy Pro Bowls/All Pros, or is it for the franchise to win the Super Bowl?
 

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Idk, probably no one does for sure, but seems like getting Kyler moving makes him harder to hit hard.

Moving target and whatnot.
 

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Impossible to answer hypo.

only wrong answers include words like “definitely”
 

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