Big-play shortage among young QBs

Bradford, Ryan and Sanchez do a lot well, but none excel at stretching the field

Originally Published: June 15, 2011
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Now that there is hope on the labor front, football fans can begin to focus on some on-the-field issues.

A quiet subject involves offenses' ability to go downfield. Being able to run the ball is important, but in a passing league, it's vital that a quarterback is accurate and can complete passes downfield. To be a successful offense, you need a quarterback who can easily complete more than 60 percent of his passes, but plenty of coaches look at yards per attempt as a more important ...

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