maddog60 wrote:Maybe I'm missing something here, but I really don't understand all this "bust talk about Young. He can throw. He got over 3000 yards passing this year (and often times only played between half to 3/4 of a game). He threw 26 TDs and ran in another 12.
Even in the Championship game, he rushed for 200, but threw for over 250, witha 75% completion rate. Rushing for 200 yards makes it obvious he beat them with his legs, but he did also beat them with his arm.
There is no real way to settle this, but here is my take....everyone knows that a good rushing attack can set up big plays in the play-action passing game. Furthermore, the better the play-fake, the longer the defenders are committed to the run, the bigger the play and easier it is to pass. In college, because VY was constantly a threat to run, the defenders had to stay committed to the run the entire play, so VY always had the advantage of throwing against run defenses (did anyone else notice that there was never a defender within 3 steps of UT receivers in the NC game?).
You may be wondering why this won't work in the pros, and my response is in the quality of the defenders. In the pros, VY will be contained for the most part by 4-5 quality defenders (as opposed to not being contained by 11 so-so defenders), so the threat of his running will not be there, leaving the rest of the defense to focus on defending the passing game. Then his accuracy, timing, and ability to read defenses will truly be tested, and I don't think he will pass that test.
As far his stats, look at CBM's post here
for an explanation of why stats aren't that important when talking about talent.