Here's my preface:
I know there's a lot of Peterman love out there after 2 pre-season games. There's a lot about his game I like - reads defenses well for a rook, very decisive, poise in the pocket, awesome quick release, and is a mobile QB. What I don't like - accuracy, flabby arm, and sliding head first on runs.
I personally don't believe Peterman is ready to start in the NFL just yet. His weak passing arm will let defenders play closer to the line of scrimmage. And that will compress the space Shady likes to operate in. I'd prefer he learns nuances of NFL defenses and offenses first as a understudy for a year or so before stepping onto the field. And I don't want to pour gas on this burning Peterman love.
The following article indicates under Dennison, Peterman can succeed as a starter, at least to Trevor Siemian level in the NFL. There are similarities between Peterman and Siemian:
- quick processing of defenses. Both reads defenses fast
- fast decision making. You don't see them pet the ball back there.
- quick releases and quick passing.
- both have relatively weak arms for long throws.
"they have relied on Siemian’s decision making and pre-snap mental processing to get the ball in the hands of elite playmakers like Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.
"Siemian does not have the arm strength or deep field accuracy to hit deep balls down the sideline, but Kubiak has been able to scheme chunk yardage passing plays into the Denver playbook with two concepts, the deep comeback and the backside post.
"The deep comeback is an outbreaking hook route, drawn out below, that requires timing, anticipation and accuracy to avoid being intercepted or broken up.
Now this offense relies on "timing & anticipation" two things that Tyrod doesn't do well. Dennison has said that Tyrod needs to anticipate throws instead of throwing only when he sees it.
If Dennison does NOT tailor his offense to Tyrod, then I see Tyrod failing. And Peterman succeeding.