I am a fan of Taylor running, however as others have said, we need to have complete confidence in our backups. Not having a spring game this year obviously doesn't give fans a chance to see Carnes or anyone else in action.
Given that his footwork and passing mechanics must be at least a little better, the development of our RB stable, and an increased balance (more passing) on O, hopefully he won't have to run as much. Obviously his straight-away speed is his biggest running strength. He only makes guys miss by running right by them. However, get a good angle on him or stack the box and he's history. SDSU figured that one out in 2010.
Seeing Scott Frost lay guys out was nice, but I don't really want our QB giving defenders the business. That's not his job, no matter how good or capable our backups are. Sliding is just fine with me provided he slides at the right time and not too early. Anything to limit fumbles and move the ball forward.
Other then the designed run plays, I would rather see TM be able to scramble out of trouble than just take off running.
I value this more than a QB who can take off faster than anyone on the field. Tim Beck's offense was dangerous because Briscoe's ability to do this so well. He was able to buy time for his receivers to get open, as I don't care how much of a lock down corner you are, you can't cover someone consistently for 3-4 seconds at this level. His scrambling kept the defense honest as well as caused fatigue on the LB/DLine. Account that with his decision making and arm strength, he was able to make defenses pay, even though he wasn't the fastest QB in the world (4.7 in the 40).
Originally Posted by LarstheRed
I'm not looking for perfection, but you have to feel that every time Bo saw TM about to be interviewed he had to have a serious case of butt clench.
I am sorry but I have had it with Taylor cannot do this Taylor cannot do that. Are there things he could do better? Yes there is but there are some things he does quite well but we never hear about them only what he cannot do.