Can Dobbs be Successful for UT at QB?

Discussion in 'Vols Football' started by Indy, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. Indy

    Indy Chieftain

    Before you say "Jesus, Indy, another Dobbs thread," just hear me out.

    The question is as follows:

    Can Dobbs be successful for UT at QB?

    Before you start answering, let's get a few things straight.

    1. By successful, I mean able to lead us to a playoff appearance and ultimately a national championship. We've already established that we have plenty of talent, and the depth will be even better next year. Next year, big results are the expectation, so that will be our standard for the term "successful."

    2. Dobbs struggles with throwing, and our playcalling doesn't help him at all.

    3. The success of our offense as a whole is largely predicated on Dobbs as a run threat. If Dobbs doesn't run, we don't move the football. Plain and simple.

    4. Dobbs is prone to turnovers and injuries. He doesn't do a good job protecting the ball, and if he's running (as he should be), he doesn't do the best job protecting himself. Can Dobbs play the way he has to play for us to succeed offensively and stay healthy doing so?

    So, keeping those things in mind, can Dobbs be successful for UT at QB?
  2. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    Nobody could lead this set of coaches to a playoff appearance, so, no.
  3. Dick Huffman

    Dick Huffman Guest

    You have aspergers.
  4. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Put Custom Title Here

  5. RockyHill

    RockyHill Loves Auburn more than Tennessee.

    How are you still stuck on this? It doesn't matter at all who our quarterback is.
  6. utvol0427

    utvol0427 Chieftain

    Quick end to this discussion.
  7. Indy

    Indy Chieftain

    Eliminate the coaches from the equation if you want, for the sake of the discussion. Dobbs is going to have to do the same sort of stuff in any offense.
  8. Indy

    Indy Chieftain

    Okay, ****.
  9. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Great Man

    i'm not sure we can answer this. he has these coaches.

    by which i mean, we have no idea how he'd progress with competent coaching
  10. Indy

    Indy Chieftain

    Isn't that the point of a message board? I don't need a definite answer. I want to discuss the idea of relying on a QB to run when he can only stay healthy if he doesn't run.

    The progression thing is probably something that we can't really know either way.
  11. utvol0427

    utvol0427 Chieftain

    If Nick Marshall can do it, no reason to think Dobbs couldn't do it with proper coaching.
  12. lylsmorr

    lylsmorr Super Moderator

    If Nick Marshall can, then yes. Dobbs can.
  13. lylsmorr

    lylsmorr Super Moderator

  14. Indy

    Indy Chieftain

    Was Nick Marshall as susceptible to turnovers and injury?
  15. RockyHill

    RockyHill Loves Auburn more than Tennessee.

    You shitting me? You told me it's ridiculous to discuss a hypothetical that is impossible.
  16. RockyHill

    RockyHill Loves Auburn more than Tennessee.

    Marshall got twisted up so many times and you'd think he'd for sure be hurt. He only got hurt once at Auburn and missed just one game.
  17. Indy

    Indy Chieftain

    That isn't what I said. But okay.
  18. Indy

    Indy Chieftain

    So no?
  19. bigpapavol

    bigpapavol Chieftain

    No. Marshall was a much better athlete and better passer.
  20. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    That sums it up pretty well.

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