I will be starting a daily (hopefully, if not, than every 2 days, I've been busy with some exams!) comparison between the positional breakdown from 2011-2012 and which I believe has the upgrade.
2011 - QB's
10 GS, 191 completions, 357 attempts, 53.3 completion%, 2,164 yards, 6 TD's, 6 INT's, 6.1avg
3 GS, 53 completions, 97 attempts, 54.6 completion%, 548 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT's, 5.6 avg
3 GS, 48 completions, 91 attempts, 52.7 completion%, 546 yards, 2 TD's, 1 INT, 6.0 avg
Our QB play last year was extremely weak as we all know. That can be credited to our often injured and struggling offensive line, our WR's inability to create separation, and our OC's inability to use his brain. Even when Bradford was in the line-up, things went terribly wrong. Our play at the quarterback position really couldn't have gone worse, especially when Bradford was sidelined with his high ankle sprain.
2012 - Projections
16 GS, 382 completions, 579 attempts, 65.9 completion%, 3,966 yards, 29 TD's, 9 INT's, 9.9avg
I see Bradford starting all 16 games next year. I hope our offensive line can hold up next year and create space and time for Bradford to operate. I see us using a lot of a 1-2 punch in the backfield. Watch out for passes across the middle and seams to Lance Kendricks. I believe he is in for a HUGE year. Something to expect? Dustin Keller had over a 3 year span an average of 55 receptions, 675 yards, and 4 TD's. Kendricks is 5x the blocker Keller is, while still being a better receiving threat in my opinion.
I believe the upcoming QB position has the edge when compared. It really can't go as bad as it did last season. We add a few talented weapons for Bradford (Quick, Givens, Smith, Pead, Amendola returning) and our offensive line will improve tons with Saffold and Smith returning to health and the addition of Scott Wells.
Stay tuned for the RB Positional breakdown!