checo446 wrote:jdferguson07 wrote:checo446 wrote:jdferguson07 wrote:I honestly don't think Vick would have been a good fit for Petrino's spread offense. The West Coast (play fakes and quick hitting passes) was the only type of offense that Vick could have succeeded in.
A complete overhaul is exactly what this team needs. I am just glad we won't be wasting our first pick on Brohm anymore.
Hopefully we can bring in a defensive minded, run first coach and start winning some games next year.
Didn't Vick have a lot of succeed in Reeves more traditional offense which wasn't West Coast? I thought he was actually less effective than in his early years when they tried to convert Vick to more of a pocket passing, West Coast QB under Mora.
He might have been less effective, but the offense was better under Mora. The running game was the best in the league for a few years because of the threat of Vick rolling out on the boot. So yes, his passing might not have been as good, but as long as the offense is moving the ball, then Vick is effective.
Actually though, the numbers don't agree with what you are saying.
In 2003, the only year Vick was under Dan Reeves. The Atlanta offense combined for 5,752 yards and 41 touchdowns.
In the three years under Mora in 2004, 2005, and 2006; the offensive totals for the entire offense were less than under Reeves with Vick in a traditional offense:
2004: 5,363 yards and 36 TDs
2005: 5,453 yards and 36 TDs
2006: 5,621 yards and 30 TDs.
Based on the above, I don't think what you are saying is supported as Vick being more suited to run the offense in a West Coast system.
Vick played like 5 games in 2003? In 2002 though he posted a career high in QB rating and yards passed for in a season.