Originally posted by iceblizzard69
I have confidence in him but I would rather see Jay Fiedler throwing the football.
Originally posted by rafael
Ray has a stronger arm, but he lacks touch on the short stuff. I'm curious to see if Norv goes to a deeper game and de-emphasizes the flair patterns.
Originally posted by Muck
Next week's game will be very interesting. Honestly, I don't expect him to come out right away this week and do any better than Jay. I wouldn't be suprised if he struggles a bit. I mean, he hasn't started in a long time. And preseason is just that: preseason.
But I have confidence in Lucas. I think he can play lights out. The only question is whether or not he can play as smart and as consistent as Jay has this year.
Originally posted by Barbarian
Excellent point raf... I'm not sure that Ray's strengths fit this style of offense as well as Jays does. Ray isn't as accurate or have the same touch on the short 5-10 yard patterns that Jay has been using to kill opponents. However the added threat of a deepball is nice, but it's still a lower percentage pass than the short crossing patterns that we have been using.
With Lucas we will probably throw on first down alot more often than we did with Jay... The dolphins MO so far this season has been,
1st down) pound with ricky
2nd down) pound with ricky
3rd down) very accurate short pass with Jay.
It will be interesting to see Norvs playcalling this week against a suspect Defense with a QB like Lucas, but I would still rather have Jay back there. Hurry back Man!!!!! (Thank god for the bye-week)