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BlindSite
09-22-2008, 05:28 AM
I don't have time to do a break down this week, so I decided to post some other smaller garbage out of the notes I've made. I know its early on in the season, but I enjoy this sort of useless trivia.

Drew Brees is currently on track to throw for over 5,000 yards the current record is 5,084 held by Dan Marino.

Currently, 5 of the previous 6 quarterbacks who played in the probowl wouldn't be getting a return invite.

The highest rated QB in the NFL currently hasn't recorded a victory.

The NFL's current leading rushing unit is likely to be picking in the top 5 come next april.

Panthers kick off specialist Rhys Lloyd has kicked more touch backs already 6, than the Panthers kicked last year.

Johnathen Stewart has less carries but more yards and more TDs than DeAngelo Williams.

Gay Ork Wang
09-22-2008, 05:53 AM
Rhys Lloyd is a ******* beast

OzTitan
09-22-2008, 06:53 AM
Three Titans ones (and a general NFL one):

After 3 games, the Titans are on pace to break the 2000 Ravens D record for fewest points scores by about 10 points in total.

The top 2 INT leaders in the NFL are Cortland Finnegan and Michael Griffin.

Chris Johnson is the leading AFC rusher yardage wise, in a shared role. In turn, the top 6 rushers in the NFL are all NFC.

Gay Ork Wang
09-22-2008, 07:05 AM
Other tidbit:

Chargers are the only team in the last 25 year i believe to lose their first two games in the last 25 seconds

abaddon41_80
09-22-2008, 07:31 AM
- Whoever said the Falcons would only win 3 games obviously didn't look at their schedule

- Reggie Bush isn't a bust. Third in the league with 402 yards from scrimmage and 3 TDs, as well as a punt return for a TD

- Brandon Marshall will be considered by some the best receiver in the league by the end of the season

- Who says college offenses don't work in the NFL? The Dolphins disagree.

BlindSite
09-22-2008, 07:32 AM
David Garrard has already thrown more INTs through 3 games than he did all last season.

wicket
09-22-2008, 08:44 AM
the league leader in receptions is a rb.(reggie bush)
the overall tackling leader is a safety(Rodney Harrison) with the second safety on the list coming 15 places below him with less then 60% of the leaders total # of tackles

added names

BeerBaron
09-22-2008, 09:07 AM
see, this is all nice and fun but i'm waaaay too lazy to be looking up who these guys are specifically, lol

bored of education
09-22-2008, 09:08 AM
The Chiefs ******* Suck

Jughead10
09-22-2008, 10:22 AM
Is their any doubt the NFC East is the best division in football?

703SKINS202
09-22-2008, 10:23 AM
Is their any doubt the NFC East is the best division in football?

I don't think so.

Jim Zorn is the truth.

bigbluedefense
09-22-2008, 10:24 AM
Eli Manning is developing into arguably the 2nd most clutch qb in this league next to Tom Brady.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
09-22-2008, 10:29 AM
Jay Cutler is the ******* saviour.

bigbluedefense
09-22-2008, 10:31 AM
Jay Cutler is the ******* saviour.

that too. Him and Eli <3

Jughead10
09-22-2008, 10:38 AM
I don't think so.

Jim Zorn is the truth.

The NFC East is a combined 10-2 with the only two losses coming at the hands of each other.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
09-22-2008, 10:39 AM
that too. Him and Eli <3

Yeah, it's good to see Eli building on last year's playoffs. I always wait when someone has an explosive, out of the blue performance to see if they can continue it. That's why I never really thought much of Garrard, DA, and was slightly skeptical of Eli. But now, he's showing it probably wasn't an aberration, while both Garrard and DA are showing they were flukes.

SeanTaylorRIP
09-22-2008, 10:41 AM
Is their any doubt the NFC East is the best division in football?

No doubt about it, no other division comes close. The worst team in the NFC East beat the best team in the NFC West(Was vs Arizona). The team tied for last in the NFC East beat what was thought to be the best team in the entire NFC(PHI vs Steelers). Dallas beat Green Bay which is one of the top teams in the NFC pretty handily. The Giants struggled a bit with the Bills but all that matters is the win. I think the Giants just played a little flat and the Bengals were fired to break out of the slump, nontheless they are still the super bowl champs and that game doesn't worry me. Dallas vs. Skins this week, should be closer than most expect. NFC East games are always competitive regardless of records. I think the Skins have a chance to keep it close. Their defense looks like a top 10 one in the league. Andre Carter and Jason Taylor along with Chris Wilson are giving us a pass rush we haven't seen in forever. Cornelius Griffin, Kedric Golston, and Anthony Montgomery are clogging the run and are good pass rushers as well especially Golston. We have a very underrated LB core. London Fletcher is still one of the best in the middle although always underrated having never made a pro bowl, Marcus Washington looks to be back to old form flying around, and Rocky McIntosh is quietly becoming one of the best young backers in the league. Unreal range. Our once thought of weak secondary has been a strength. Biggest key is LaRon Landry. His stats are down because he is playing the one man deep, but he is basically shutting down the entire field. Doughty is solid but it is reigning defensive player of the week Chris Horton who is look like Troy P out there. Fred Smoot is solid, while Shawn Springs is playing again at a high level, and Carlos Rogers looks to be fulfilling some of that promise. Our offense is starting to click. All signs point positive, although last place in the division still seems likely, although that could be an 8-8 record.

Shiver
09-22-2008, 10:46 AM
Yeah, it's good to see Eli building on last year's playoffs. I always wait when someone has an explosive, out of the blue performance to see if they can continue it. That's why I never really thought much of Garrard, DA, and was slightly skeptical of Eli. But now, he's showing it probably wasn't an aberration, while both Garrard and DA are showing they were flukes.

Philip Rivers is also building off of last year's post-season momentum. It is a shame that LaDainian, Philip, and Antonio were all banged up for the AFCCG; a Eli vs. San Diego match-up would have been awesome.

I still adhere to the Philip Rivers > Eli Manning > Ben Roethlisberger ranking.

eaglesalltheway
09-22-2008, 10:53 AM
No doubt about it, no other division comes close. The worst team in the NFC East beat the best team in the NFC West(Was vs Arizona). The team tied for last in the NFC East beat what was thought to be the best team in the entire NFC(PHI vs Steelers). Dallas beat Green Bay which is one of the top teams in the NFC pretty handily. The Giants struggled a bit with the Bills but all that matters is the win. I think the Giants just played a little flat and the Bengals were fired to break out of the slump, nontheless they are still the super bowl champs and that game doesn't worry me. Dallas vs. Skins this week, should be closer than most expect. NFC East games are always competitive regardless of records. I think the Skins have a chance to keep it close. Their defense looks like a top 10 one in the league. Andre Carter and Jason Taylor along with Chris Wilson are giving us a pass rush we haven't seen in forever. Cornelius Griffin, Kedric Golston, and Anthony Montgomery are clogging the run and are good pass rushers as well especially Golston. We have a very underrated LB core. London Fletcher is still one of the best in the middle although always underrated having never made a pro bowl, Marcus Washington looks to be back to old form flying around, and Rocky McIntosh is quietly becoming one of the best young backers in the league. Unreal range. Our once thought of weak secondary has been a strength. Biggest key is LaRon Landry. His stats are down because he is playing the one man deep, but he is basically shutting down the entire field. Doughty is solid but it is reigning defensive player of the week Chris Horton who is look like Troy P out there. Fred Smoot is solid, while Shawn Springs is playing again at a high level, and Carlos Rogers looks to be fulfilling some of that promise. Our offense is starting to click. All signs point positive, although last place in the division still seems likely, although that could be an 8-8 record.

I agree with pretty much all of that except for one thing. Reed Doughty is not solid. He is below average, at his best. He got beat this week, and gets beat almost any time I watch a skins game. I don't know if he looks worse than he actually is because he is the weakest link in the secondary and therefore gets picked on the most, but all I have ever seen out of Doughty is a below average NFL Safety.

bigbluedefense
09-22-2008, 10:53 AM
Philip Rivers is also building off of last year's post-season momentum. It is a shame that LaDainian, Philip, and Antonio were all banged up for the AFCCG; a Eli vs. San Diego match-up would have been awesome.

I still adhere to the Philip Rivers > Eli Manning > Ben Roethlisberger ranking.

All 3 of em are great. My projected rankings are:

1. Eli
2. Rivers
3. Ben

Ive said that for 3 years now, and I still strongly believe in that order.


Although right here right now, its unfair to rank it any other way other than

1. Ben
2. Eli
3. Rivers

because in terms of what theyve accomplished, thats the pecking order as of right now. Phillip Rivers hasn't done enough yet to be ranked higher than either Ben or Eli.

bigbluedefense
09-22-2008, 10:55 AM
Yeah, it's good to see Eli building on last year's playoffs. I always wait when someone has an explosive, out of the blue performance to see if they can continue it. That's why I never really thought much of Garrard, DA, and was slightly skeptical of Eli. But now, he's showing it probably wasn't an aberration, while both Garrard and DA are showing they were flukes.

I was never a big DA fan, but I think Garrard can be a good game manager. But thats all he is really, a good game manager. A poor man's Roethlisberger.

Poor man's is probably an incorrect term, more like well off Roethlisbeger.

Shiver
09-22-2008, 10:56 AM
BBD, you of all people should not buy into the "QB = Super Bowl wins" argument right? I think what Philip Rivers did last year, on a bum knee, in the playoffs was as impressive as anything I've seen from the QB position. And thus far this year he has been nearly flawless. His 'down' year is not as bad as Eli or Ben's respective down seasons as well.

bigbluedefense
09-22-2008, 11:00 AM
BBD, you of all people should not buy into the "QB = Super Bowl wins" argument right? I think what Philip Rivers did last year, on a bum knee, in the playoffs was as impressive as anything I've seen from the QB position. And thus far this year he has been nearly flawless. His 'down' year is not as bad as Eli or Ben's respective down seasons as well.

Never said i did rank them based on that. What Eli did in the playoffs and in the SB, and what Ben did in the regular season trump anything Rivers has accomplished.

His ability to play on that knee shows heart, but it doesn't mean that he's better than the other 2. Eli played the entire year with a strained shoulder that Ben was quick to cry about this past week. Didn't hear a peep about it from him either.

And I think we can all agree that Rivers has the most "talent" on his team. Ben and Eli have done more with less.

Don't get me wrong, I think Rivers is a great qb, but theres no way you can already rank him ahead of Ben or Eli. Both have proven more than Rivers.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
09-22-2008, 11:00 AM
You could draw Eli, Ben and Rivers' names out of a hat and rank them in the order you pick them, and it would easily be arguable. They're that close. Unlike a certain other highly touted trio of QBs.

bigbluedefense
09-22-2008, 11:03 AM
You could draw Eli, Ben and Rivers' names out of a hat and rank them in the order you pick them, and it would easily be arguable. They're that close. Unlike a certain other highly touted trio of QBs.

True. I think all 3 teams got exactly what they wanted out of the draft. The Giants got their guy and wouldn't have it any other way, same with the Chargers, same with the Steelers.

Im not entirely surprised Vince is developing into a bust, I thought he would be one prior to the draft, but then changed my mind after watching him play in the NFL his first season. Now i think he will in fact be a bust.

Leinart, I thought he'd be solid. I didn't think he was better than Cutler, but I didn't think he'd suck either.

Always loved Cutler. He's Big Ben with the ability to read defenses.

eaglesalltheway
09-22-2008, 11:03 AM
Broncos certainly came out the winners in that one.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
09-22-2008, 11:20 AM
I was never a big DA fan, but I think Garrard can be a good game manager. But thats all he is really, a good game manager. A poor man's Roethlisberger.

Poor man's is probably an incorrect term, more like well off Roethlisbeger.

Yeah, but if you go off of last year with Garrard, it makes him seem like an ELITE game manager, with a 6:1 TD:INT ratio, which is a very very good QB. He isn't THAT good, merely pretty good.

Xenos
09-22-2008, 11:41 AM
Philip Rivers is also building off of last year's post-season momentum. It is a shame that LaDainian, Philip, and Antonio were all banged up for the AFCCG; a Eli vs. San Diego match-up would have been awesome.

I still adhere to the Philip Rivers > Eli Manning > Ben Roethlisberger ranking.
What sucked for me is that this season he came through in the clutch for his team, but his defense let him down. Plus, I hate the fact that his lone interception was based off of a equipment malfunction.

bigbluedefense
09-22-2008, 11:42 AM
In related news, Matt Schaub has looked awful thus far.

SEX ON FIRE
09-22-2008, 11:43 AM
In related news, Matt Schaub has looked awful thus far.

Sage is the better quarterback on that team in my opinion. Schaub has been overrated for awhile anyway though.

bigbluedefense
09-22-2008, 11:45 AM
Sage is the better quarterback on that team in my opinion. Schaub has been overrated for awhile anyway though.

Sage has looked better. I haven't seen games though, just highlights. From what I saw, it looks like Schaub puts no zip on the ball. Pass protection isn't stellar either, but still, Schaub floats it too much.

And they desperately need a RB. Steve Slaton is not the answer.

CJSchneider
09-22-2008, 11:47 AM
Martin Gramatica missed as many field goals yesterday as he did in the 2006 and 2007 season combined.

SEX ON FIRE
09-22-2008, 11:48 AM
Sage has looked better. I haven't seen games though, just highlights. From what I saw, it looks like Schaub puts no zip on the ball. Pass protection isn't stellar either, but still, Schaub floats it too much.

And they desperately need a RB. Steve Slaton is not the answer.

Slaton has looked fine to me but you obviously need a guy to compliment him. Texans simply aren't that talented top to bottom. Give them a few more years and they should have a much deeper and more rounded squad.

SeanTaylorRIP
09-22-2008, 03:20 PM
I agree with pretty much all of that except for one thing. Reed Doughty is not solid. He is below average, at his best. He got beat this week, and gets beat almost any time I watch a skins game. I don't know if he looks worse than he actually is because he is the weakest link in the secondary and therefore gets picked on the most, but all I have ever seen out of Doughty is a below average NFL Safety.

Well coming off having Archuleta I can label Doughty "solid." His positives are that he is a smart player who gets the defense lined up, he is good against the run, he is weak in coverage but more Will Demps weak than Archuleta or Roy Williams weak. But yeah he shouldn't be starting, especially when Chris Horton is an absolute ball hawk.

WMD
09-22-2008, 03:24 PM
Other tidbit:

Chargers are the only team in the last 25 year i believe to lose their first two games in the last 25 seconds

That post is made of 25 'words' :eek:

bored of education
09-22-2008, 03:29 PM
That post is made of 25 'words' :eek:

:eek: :eek: omg

THEY HAVE BEEN GOW'ed

BlindSite
09-22-2008, 05:14 PM
If not for 4th Quarter comebacks Jake Delhomme would have a .500 record as a starter.

ATLDirtyBirds
09-22-2008, 05:18 PM
John Abraham is on pace for 32 sacks.

BigDawg819
09-22-2008, 05:19 PM
Not useless but more so relevant:

The Ravens Defense is back.

Brent
09-22-2008, 05:19 PM
borrowing from beat writer Matt Maiocco:

-The 49ers rank 11th in total offense (11th rushing, 12th passing)
-They rank tied for 10th in total defense (20th rushing, seventh passing)
-Offense ranks sixth in yards per play (6.0)
-Defense is seventh in yards per play (4.4)
-Niners are tied for 10th in points per game
-Defensively, Niners are fifth in the league in passing yards per play (5.48)
-J.T. O'Sullivan ranks fourth in the league with a 104.6 passer rating.
-Third in the league with an average gain per pass attempt of 9.4 yards
-Frank Gore leads the NFL in yards from scrimmage with 412
-He is fifth in the NFL with 287 yards rushing and fifth with 16 first downs
-Joe Nedney is tied for third in the league with 28 points
-Parys Haralson is tied for sixth in the league with 3 sacks

iBoldin
09-22-2008, 06:14 PM
Sage has looked better. I haven't seen games though, just highlights. From what I saw, it looks like Schaub puts no zip on the ball. Pass protection isn't stellar either, but still, Schaub floats it too much.

And they desperately need a RB. Steve Slaton is not the answer.

Especially in Madden. Worst mistake every taking the Texans. I swear, every pass has a chance to get picked off by the corner or safety. In real time games though, it's true as well.

Also, I think Slaton has looked good thus far. How long he can keep it up, I don't know, but he's looked like a better investment then Ahman Green.

BlindSite
09-22-2008, 08:29 PM
Whats bad about investing franchise type money in a running back who hasn't had a full season in the past 4 and is over 30 years old?

Breaker
09-22-2008, 09:12 PM
Steve Slaton single handedly raped some of the Titans best defenders yesterday.

His first big run, he was hit big in the backfield by Albert Haynesworth, but instead of going down, he gave Haynesworth a shoulder shrug and knock him on his ass and then proceeded to run downfield for 50 yards and finished it off by giving Chris Hope the stiff arm from hell.

On his TD run, he trucked Michael Griffin on his was to the endzone, knocking Girffin on his ass and had rolling backwards.

He pulled this nasty juke move on a Titans LB(Flower?) in the redzone and had him diving face first into a pile of grass. (not in the highlights video)

http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d80afad40

Our one and only bright spot from yesterday. Watch and behold the truth.

sidenote, Slaton >>>>> Bush.

CashmoneyDrew
09-22-2008, 09:15 PM
Juking Ryan Fowler is not an accomplishment. I could juke Fowler out of his jock on one leg. The others were nice though.

Breaker
09-22-2008, 09:16 PM
Especially in Madden. Worst mistake every taking the Texans. I swear, every pass has a chance to get picked off by the corner or safety. In real time games though, it's true as well.

Also, I think Slaton has looked good thus far. How long he can keep it up, I don't know, but he's looked like a better investment then Ahman Green.

No doubt, Stafford in '09!

The trade though wasn't bad, IMO. The fact that we let go of McNair's golden boy, Roflaffles Carr, made that trade worth every bit of its pennies. Don't know how many people know this, but before we made the trade there was a rumoring going around that Carr would be our starter as long as he was in the league. I thank God everyday we don't have a Matt Millen situation at the QB position.

Hines
09-22-2008, 09:20 PM
Here is one:


Troy Polamalu is back!!

PackerLegend
09-22-2008, 11:05 PM
Greg Jennings is on pace for 1990 Rec yards..... Jennings is a Beast the real 85

SuperMcGee
09-22-2008, 11:29 PM
- Marcus Stroud has four times as many passes defended as any other DT in the league, with 4. The most in the league all of last season at the position was 6.
- Brian Moorman has as many passing TD as Schaub, Garrard, Delhomme, Palmer, and Ronnie Brown.
- The Bills are 3-0 for the first time since '92

That last one is slightly less useless than the others.

Burns336
09-22-2008, 11:30 PM
-Jason Witten is God

giantsfan
09-22-2008, 11:57 PM
Philip Rivers is also building off of last year's post-season momentum. It is a shame that LaDainian, Philip, and Antonio were all banged up for the AFCCG; a Eli vs. San Diego match-up would have been awesome.

I still adhere to the Philip Rivers > Eli Manning > Ben Roethlisberger ranking.

Eli is just so clutch though, that even if I thought Rivers was better I wouldn't swap the two. I've spent a lot of my life in cities with horrible QBs, but having Eli QB'ing my team we're confident that eli can run a scoring drive when we need it no matter how much time is left and he's been delivering in the clutch since his first season as a starter. Yeah I know, the INTs, but Hufnagel was such a horrendous OC that I still want to kill to kill him even though he hasn't been with the team in 2 years, he actually managed to be a worse OC than Tim Lewis was a DC. That, on top of the lockerroom strife that has been following Eli since he first came in and Kerry Collins threw a hissy fit, is the reason why Eli has had his struggles with INTs.

Sage has looked better. I haven't seen games though, just highlights. From what I saw, it looks like Schaub puts no zip on the ball. Pass protection isn't stellar either, but still, Schaub floats it too much.

And they desperately need a RB. Steve Slaton is not the answer.

I've never really seen enough out of Schaub to be impressed by him, but that line really is playing poorly, they have future bookend tackles, a great line coach and hopefully Chris Spencer, but they still need another upgrade to the interior of that line and to gel, before I crucify their QBs completely. I do like Sage Rosenfels though, for some reason I can't explain, so hopefully if things don't turn around Kubiak will give Sage a shot with the reigns.

- Marcus Stroud has four times as many passes defended as any other DT in the league, with 4. The most in the league all of last season at the position was 6.
- Brian Moorman has as many passing TD as Schaub, Garrard, Delhomme, Palmer, and Ronnie Brown.
- The Bills are 3-0 for the first time since '92

That last one is slightly less useless than the others.

Marcus Stroud has been a beast this year, I don't want to jinx him so I won't mention the every present concern however. Also is it just me but watching bills games I just seem to notice Kyle Williams doing things, good things, every game.

M.O.T.H.
09-22-2008, 11:59 PM
-Jason Witten is God

In addition to this...

unstoppable, Felix Jones is. Dude should be marketing watches.

Flyboy
09-23-2008, 12:14 AM
Reggie Bush and Drew Brees have been playing on another level.

The rest of the Saints, have not.

critesy
09-23-2008, 12:18 AM
Jason Campbell stats are as follows,
3 Games Played
100.1 QB Rating
93 Pass Attempts
61 Completions
66% Completion Percentage
647 Yards Passing
4 Pass TD's
0! Interceptions
27 Rush Yards

yay :)

Leon Sandcastle
09-23-2008, 01:17 AM
Brian Moorman has as many touchdowns as Carson Palmer three weeks into the season.

Ryan Denney has more touchdowns than Chad Ocho Cinco, Braylon Edwards, Andre Johnson and Wes Welker combined. Combined.

BlindSite
09-23-2008, 02:38 AM
Jake Delhomme is currently on pace to throw for 5 touchdowns this year. Lawl, TAKE THE ******* TRAINING WHEELS OFF DAVIDSON

CC.SD
09-23-2008, 05:53 AM
Chris Chambers has 6 catches this season, and 4 are touchdowns, tied for league lead.

MasterShake
09-23-2008, 05:55 AM
borrowing from beat writer Matt Maiocco:

-The 49ers rank 11th in total offense (11th rushing, 12th passing)
-They rank tied for 10th in total defense (20th rushing, seventh passing)
-Offense ranks sixth in yards per play (6.0)
-Defense is seventh in yards per play (4.4)
-Niners are tied for 10th in points per game
-Defensively, Niners are fifth in the league in passing yards per play (5.48)
-J.T. O'Sullivan ranks fourth in the league with a 104.6 passer rating.
-Third in the league with an average gain per pass attempt of 9.4 yards
-Frank Gore leads the NFL in yards from scrimmage with 412
-He is fifth in the NFL with 287 yards rushing and fifth with 16 first downs
-Joe Nedney is tied for third in the league with 28 points
-Parys Haralson is tied for sixth in the league with 3 sacks

Don't sleep on those niners.

Sniper
09-23-2008, 06:16 AM
borrowing from beat writer Matt Maiocco:

-The 49ers rank 11th in total offense (11th rushing, 12th passing)
-They rank tied for 10th in total defense (20th rushing, seventh passing)
-Offense ranks sixth in yards per play (6.0)
-Defense is seventh in yards per play (4.4)
-Niners are tied for 10th in points per game
-Defensively, Niners are fifth in the league in passing yards per play (5.48)
-J.T. O'Sullivan ranks fourth in the league with a 104.6 passer rating.
-Third in the league with an average gain per pass attempt of 9.4 yards
-Frank Gore leads the NFL in yards from scrimmage with 412
-He is fifth in the NFL with 287 yards rushing and fifth with 16 first downs
-Joe Nedney is tied for third in the league with 28 points
-Parys Haralson is tied for sixth in the league with 3 sacks

- Vernon Davis is criminally underused.
- Patrick Willis is a boss.

Sniper
09-23-2008, 06:17 AM
-Jason Witten is God

Best tight end in the league.

Brent
09-23-2008, 06:37 AM
- Vernon Davis is criminally underused.
Don't blame Martz for that, Vernon has to catch the ******* ball to make an impact. Guy drops balls like they're on fire.

eaglesalltheway
09-23-2008, 06:59 AM
Well coming off having Archuleta I can label Doughty "solid." His positives are that he is a smart player who gets the defense lined up, he is good against the run, he is weak in coverage but more Will Demps weak than Archuleta or Roy Williams weak. But yeah he shouldn't be starting, especially when Chris Horton is an absolute ball hawk.

After Archuletta, you could put me out there and I could be solid, haha. i completely understand your point of view now :D.

Sniper
09-23-2008, 07:01 AM
Don't blame Martz for that, Vernon has to catch the ******* ball to make an impact. Guy drops balls like they're on fire.

He doesn't get thrown to.

Brent
09-23-2008, 09:57 AM
He doesn't get thrown to.
Are you serious? He had 52 catches last year in an offense that was totally inept. The guy just isnt a good receiver at TE.

MasterShake
09-23-2008, 10:21 AM
Are you serious? He had 52 catches last year in an offense that was totally inept. The guy just isnt a good receiver at TE.

He has his drops...but he gets wiiiiiiide open deep. I don't think he is going to be everything a beastly guy like him should be, but he will turn out to be a 70 catch 900 yard guy.

He torched the lions D deep a few times this week, but him and JT didnt connect....1 underthrown ball and 1 drop. It will click sooner rather then later.

Sniper
09-23-2008, 10:30 AM
Are you serious? He had 52 catches last year in an offense that was totally inept. The guy just isnt a good receiver at TE.

There ya go. If he had any time to get open downfield and a non-******** QB, he'd be killing it downfield. However, his OL and QB suck. It's not hard to hit the guy when he's five yards away.

SuperMcGee
09-23-2008, 04:47 PM
Marcus Stroud has been a beast this year, I don't want to jinx him so I won't mention the every present concern however. Also is it just me but watching bills games I just seem to notice Kyle Williams doing things, good things, every game.

Kyle Williams was a decent-solid starter for his first two years in the league, was rewarded with a contract extension this offseason, and now he just looks superb out there. It may not be McCargo, but we found a damn good DT in that draft.

PACKmanN
09-23-2008, 05:09 PM
After 3 games in the 2008 season, Aaron Rodgers>Alex Smith.

wicket
09-23-2008, 05:25 PM
Reggie Bush and Drew Brees have been playing on another level.

The rest of the Saints, have not.
it makes me sad but it is so tru, im scared to say it but our best looking defensive player is a rookie and without colston our wr's are mediocre(although i like maechem) as well as our offensive line

steelersfan43
09-24-2008, 02:07 AM
ive heard nothing of chris long, is he starting?

SeanTaylorRIP
09-25-2008, 12:46 PM
Even with an awful record last season, the Ravens haven't allowed a 100 yard rusher in 21 straight games and counting. Absolutely amazing. Don't expect Mendenhall to do it either.

Sniper
09-25-2008, 01:02 PM
The Eagles have faced three Pro Bowl RBs this year. Steven Jackson, Marion Barber, and Willie Parker. The best ypc average any of these three has gotten is 3.5

Translation: Any attempt at running the ball against the Eagles will be swiftly destroyed by the beast known as Brodrick Bunkley.

eaglesalltheway
09-25-2008, 01:13 PM
ive heard nothing of chris long, is he starting?

Yeah, he had a sack in his second game, and he has looked pretty good so far, not outstanding, but good.

eaglesalltheway
09-25-2008, 01:15 PM
The Eagles have faced three Pro Bowl RBs this year. Steven Jackson, Marion Barber, and Willie Parker. The best ypc average any of these three has gotten is 3.5

Translation: Any attempt at running the ball against the Eagles will be swiftly destroyed by the beast known as Brodrick Bunkley.

Our D is stifling when it comes to the run, for the most part. And though Bunk does get a lot of credit, our LBs and the rest of our D-line should get some credit for it. Q has been helping out a lot as well, he's had at least 6 plays I can think of where he came screaming in from one side of the shot to make a great tackle before the runner could turn the corner. I can't wait until Abiamiri is back and healthy, he is great at the POA, and should improve our run defense even more.

Sniper
09-25-2008, 01:22 PM
Our D is stifling when it comes to the run, for the most part. And though Bunk does get a lot of credit, our LBs and the rest of our D-line should get some credit for it. Q has been helping out a lot as well, he's had at least 6 plays I can think of where he came screaming in from one side of the shot to make a great tackle before the runner could turn the corner. I can't wait until Abiamiri is back and healthy, he is great at the POA, and should improve our run defense even more.

Yeah, but Bunkley pretty much single-handedly ruins any chance at running up the middle. He's been phenomenal. He's never going to get amazing godly stats, but as someone who watched the '06 Michigan defense, I know a thing or two about great DT play that goes unrewarded in the stats department.

eaglesalltheway
09-25-2008, 01:29 PM
Yeah, but Bunkley pretty much single-handedly ruins any chance at running up the middle. He's been phenomenal. He's never going to get amazing godly stats, but as someone who watched the '06 Michigan defense, I know a thing or two about great DT play that goes unrewarded in the stats department.

Exactly, I agree with all of that. I have been trying to get a lot of Eagles fans to understand this. Bunk will never be a sacks or stats kind of guy. He may never have a season where he gets over 6 sacks, and that is fine, because what he does is help the rest fo the defense. It sounds dumb, but a certain percentage of our front 7 stats should be attributed to him, as he has given the rest of them many more opportunities. There are a lot of Eagles fan who call him a bust because they are upset he doesn't get sacks, but that isn't what we are asking him to do, and I have been saying that since we drafted him.

Sniper
09-25-2008, 01:40 PM
There are a lot of Eagles fan who call him a bust because they are upset he doesn't get sacks, but that isn't what we are asking him to do, and I have been saying that since we drafted him.

The same type of fans who give Philadelphia a bad name. DTs aren't big stats guys to start with anyways. Speaking of the '06 Michigan defense, Alan Branch had 25 tackles, 6 TFL, 2 sacks, and 1 INT the whole season, yet he was the best player on that defense (LaMarr Woodley a close second). Ever since then, I've learned that DT stats, while they may be nice, don't always tell the whole story. I'd rather Bunkley gets 2-3 sacks per year and owns the middle and gets a top 5 rush defense than 6-8 sacks and a 20ish run defense. He's improved the run defense so much since he became a starter.

eaglesalltheway
09-25-2008, 01:52 PM
The same type of fans who give Philadelphia a bad name. DTs aren't big stats guys to start with anyways. Speaking of the '06 Michigan defense, Alan Branch had 25 tackles, 6 TFL, 2 sacks, and 1 INT the whole season, yet he was the best player on that defense (LaMarr Woodley a close second). Ever since then, I've learned that DT stats, while they may be nice, don't always tell the whole story. I'd rather Bunkley gets 2-3 sacks per year and owns the middle and gets a top 5 rush defense than 6-8 sacks and a 20ish run defense. He's improved the run defense so much since he became a starter.

Same with me, we have plenty of other weapons who can reach the QB, he is what really helps our run game. I played DT, and if you get 3 or four tackles in a game, that is good, DTs are caught up in the most trash and have to fight through the most stuff that stats really don't matter, especially for the type of DT that Bunk is.

Flyboy
09-29-2008, 05:08 PM
Drew Brees is the best QB in the NFL right now.

CC.SD
09-29-2008, 06:08 PM
Drew Brees is the best QB in the NFL right now.

No homer, I would put McNabb, Brees, Rivers and Cutler into a hat right next and be happy with whatever I drew. I guess Romo too.

BlindSite
09-30-2008, 03:01 AM
Its kind of funny, I know McNabb and Romo and Rivers etc are all better than Delhomme. But I still wouldn't trade him away for one of them. He's got more 4th qtr come backs and TD passes than anyone currently active except favre.

BufFan71
09-30-2008, 06:31 PM
all of buffalo's rushig td's have been from more than 10 yds out

BlindSite
09-30-2008, 06:33 PM
That's pretty impressive in and of itself.