KELLY'S TALE OF THE TAPE.

Posted July 11, 2013

THIS is not about Michael Vick, nor is it about Nick Foles. This is about Charles Kelly When you step back from "picking a side" this whole QB controversy seems silly. I'm actually starting to see both players as victims in this thing. 

On one hand you have a guy on the wrong side of 30, with an injury history, and who despite what even his critics will admit was a re-dedication to his craft, has not yielded the results many believed should have come easy to him. In large part Vick was the victim of a system that did not fit his talent set, and has been a round peg in a square hole for the last couple of years.

On the other hand, you have a young guy who when drafted was viewed as a developmental project. (Just as examples:  http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/04/27/eagles-draft-nick-foles-near-end-of-third-round/ and  http://www.nfl.com/draft/2011/profiles/nick-foles?id=2532842.)

Instead of developing, Foles was thrown into the fire early. He did NOT play well. Sporting a sub 80 passer rating and losing 5 of 6 starts, his numbers only look "not so bad" when compared to an under-performing starter. Neither can be viewed sanely as winning football. That came from a system seemingly tailor-made for Foles's talents. With this new system, he will be a round peg in a square hole.

As I said, I'm beginning to take pity on both men. NOW LET ME SHOW YOU SOMETHING.

 

You want to know where a man is going, you look at where he's been. As I said at the start, this isn't about Vick or Foles.

This is about Charles Kelly.

In that video up there, I watched his starting QB from last year Marcus Mariota. In that fifteen minute highlight reel, there are 94 plays run (68 passes, 10 broken play scrambles, 15 designed runs and 1 play where it starts out a run, gets bottled up and becomes a pass attempt/fumble for a TD.) It's a highlight tape so you try not to get too married to things, but hen you spot a habit. 

In 78 passing plays, 68 of which became attempts, only EIGHT of those plays show the QB stepping into his pass. Just EIGHT. And I'm even giving credit to a couple of slight hops. A QB stepping into his pass is a fundamental. If Kelly is NOT teaching fundamentals to his QB's it's no wonder none of the guys who started for him can find NFL jobs, and 2 have even struggled to stay on CFL rosters. 

Fans want to see Kelly develop a franchise QB, but so far he has not even shown the ability to develop a steady third-stringer. It's unlikely he'll have an easier time developing pro QB's than collegiate QB's. Vick or Foles, it's a moot point. It hardly even matters at this point. Vick isn't here next year and Foles (or Barkley) has no one to develop him. 

Don't believe me? Fine. Just look at the history. 

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