Originally written on Houston Diehards  |  Last updated 12/5/11
I WANT TO! But no, let’s not. Except that we can all say with confidence now that Yates>Leinart. Small sample size for both, but based on that sample – yeah, it’s done. There are three things that give me a really good feeling about TJ Yates going forward, based on how he did against a solid Atlanta defense (excellent against the run, though not so great against the pass). First, it’s his pocket poise. That’s one of those things that I’m not so sure you can coach. Alleged QB guru Gary Kubiak couldn’t get the Gabbert out of David Carr. Yates seems to be building on a foundation that already includes a strong presence in the pocket. Of course, it is just one game… I guess I am overreacting. Secondly, based on limited ability to see the field using TV angles, I noticed a couple of bootleg passes where Yates opted to go for the intermediate or deep option rather than the Leinart easy lazy checkdown underneath option. Yates may yet prove to be TOO aggressive when pushing the ...
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