Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Bababooey, Aug 13, 2012.
He's gotten lucky that some sure picks were dropped. Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good
It's not luck and he doesn't look unimaginably good, he just hasn't turned the ball over in a small sample size. You're making a big deal of nothing.
You realize that 120 throws is about 1/4 of most QB's seasons? I'm not saying we SHOULD expect anything, but clearly 120 throws is not just a tiny sample size. This has been quite a bit of playtime racked up. Locker isn't going to be a guy throwing 600+ throws like Brees and Brady. Even Rodgers threw just about 500 times and it was one of the best seasons a QB has ever had.
120+ throws isn't a small sample size. Must sample sizes for actual projections and statistics are MUCH smaller than 1/4th.
I think part of it is his inaccuracy, when he's off target he throws it where neither wr/db really have a chance. Like the throw to Thompson in the endzone, low where no one could grab it. While his % will suffer I voted better than, but it also helps to have a little luck
The ball got tipped on that play. You don't know what you're talking about. Some of you are blowing this inaccuracy thing way out of proportion.
120 throws isn't a small sample size compared to one season (even though I could argue it is) but it is to an entire career.
You're taking the first 120 throws of his career and making a big deal out of them, when I can guarantee he won't throw 1 INT per 120 passes for the duration of his career. He started off with a run of no interceptions but statistically as he gets more and more pass attempts he will level off. It's not luck, which goes back to my original point, the choices available aren't sufficient.
4 ints were dropped vs the Falcons alone.
So a lot of luck, mostly.
I would chalk it up to him being over-cautious about throwing a pick. He's placing the ball in *safe* places, maybe his receivers make the play, maybe they don't, but I think he's afraid of throwing picks because he wants the starting job, so he's a lot less aggressive than he could be in his ball placement. I'm not saying he's so accurate he can put the ball anywhere, but what I am saying, is that given his mental margin of error he is giving himself, he's trying to play it safe. Last game I didn't see any horrendous ball placements, just some that could have hit a receiver a little better.
its not luck when you throw the ball 90 miles an hour
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