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  • Proof that ESPN is full of numbskulls

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2652676

    Summary
    QB rankings

    1. Peyton Manning
    2. Tom Brady
    3. Drew Bress

    So far so good right? But wait it gets better

    4. Philip Rivers - Umm yeaahhh the 4rth best in the league
    5. Donovan McNabb
    6. Mike Vick - If you took away his mobility, he'd be nothing.
    7. Marc Bulger
    8. Jake Plummer - Wasn't there a QB controversy a week ago?
    9. Carson Palmer
    10. Tony Romo - He's looked good in his two starts, but come on get real

    They go on to rank all the 32 starting QBs. Asside from a couple players who deserve to be higher, ex. Eli Manning, Damon Huard, Rex Grossman, it's pretty good.

    The sportsnation rankings are much more accurate.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/chat/sport...tranker?id=599

  • #2
    eh, I wounldn't say they are too far off.

    Based on the way everybody is playing right now my list would be very similar. I'd probably have McNabb third though and I agree Romo has no business being on the list.

    Rivers is outplaying Palmer this season and at this point should get the third Pro Bowl nomination. Vick and Brees are lighting it up as well.

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    • #3
      If the rankings are of right now those are pretty accurate. Yea take away Vick's mobility and he is nothing, didn't he have 7 touchdowns the last two weeks before Detroit? :?

      That is correct comahan
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      • #4
        Originally posted by draftguru151
        If the rankings are of right now those are pretty accurate. Yea take away Vick's mobility and he is nothing, didn't he have 7 touchdowns the last two weeks before Detroit? :?
        But what did he do the 6 weeks before that? :?

        But that choice doesn't bother me as much as Plummer and Romo being top 10 and Rivers being #4. Rivers should be 9 or 10.

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        • #5
          if you took away vicks mobility? well let's take away peyton's right arm, tom brady's entire team, put donovan mcnabb into concrete shoes, etc. that's ridiculous. how are you going to bash a quarterback by taking something away from him without doing the same to every single quarterback in the league?

          and no matter how much better he's been lately, jake plummer belongs nowhere near any top ten list.

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          • #6
            Not sure who actually made this list, but it's not exactly terrible. I can't argue with Donovan at #5 after his last 3 games. Rivers is pretty underrated. Palmer is not having a great year, and Vick is playing well as of late. Brees would be in my top 5 right now. Plummer is overrated on that chart fo sho!

            I wouldn't say this is proof of anything other than that a consensus opinion is hard to find.



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            • #7
              Originally posted by njx9
              if you took away vicks mobility? well let's take away peyton's right arm, tom brady's entire team, put donovan mcnabb into concrete shoes, etc. that's ridiculous. how are you going to bash a quarterback by taking something away from him without doing the same to every single quarterback in the league?

              and no matter how much better he's been lately, jake plummer belongs nowhere near any top ten list.
              Yeah, except that a quarterback is supposed to have good arm. Vick does not. He has good legs, and a very very inconsistant arm. Why would you put a guy that inconsistant into the top 10? You don't know what he will do from week to week. He makes big plays, but takes even bigger losses. I mean, how many QBs have struggled agianst the Lions this year? Vick somehow managed to.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ricky bobby
                Originally posted by njx9
                if you took away vicks mobility? well let's take away peyton's right arm, tom brady's entire team, put donovan mcnabb into concrete shoes, etc. that's ridiculous. how are you going to bash a quarterback by taking something away from him without doing the same to every single quarterback in the league?

                and no matter how much better he's been lately, jake plummer belongs nowhere near any top ten list.
                Yeah, except that a quarterback is supposed to have good arm. Vick does not. He has good legs, and a very very inconsistant arm. Why would you put a guy that inconsistant into the top 10? You don't know what he will do from week to week. He makes big plays, but takes even bigger losses. I mean, how many QBs have struggled agianst the Lions this year? Vick somehow managed to.
                In defense of Vick, that scheme gives him problems. The same reason why the Bucs defense has had success against Vick in the past. Marinelli knew how to beat him and they have their Derrick Brooks in Ernie Sims.

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                • #9
                  First of all; those rankings are weighted for weekly production and you mis-understood them, good job. :roll:

                  In defense of Vick, half of his incomplete passes were drops by receivers.

                  http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200....ap/index.html

                  Vick completed 17 of 32 passes for 163 yards -- numbers that would've been better had teammates not dropped several balls -- with a TD and two interceptions, and he ran for 80 yards. He made a picture-perfect 19-yard pass to Alge Crumpler between two defenders in the end zone.
                  The actual count was six dropped passes on the day, several of which were drive killers on 3rd down. Even if his receivers only drop half of what they did, i.e about what normal teams do, Vick would've had 62% completion percentage and the offense would've scored a lot more. Even so, his "bad game" wasn't even bad, compared to how Tom Brady and Eli Manning did, statistically, to likewise sorry opposition.

                  Vick is on pace for:

                  2,724 Passing Yards
                  22 Passing Touchdowns
                  14 Interceptions
                  6.61 YPA

                  --

                  1,152 Rushing Yards
                  4 Rushing Touchdowns

                  Those numbers are eerily similar to Randall Cunningham's MVP 1990 season.

                  As for Philip Rivers, is it possible he could've played any better than he has? Tell me why Rivers shouldn't be considered in the elite class. He's been phenomenal.

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                  • #10
                    Vick has been very good this season, he has been passing very well, so I'm not sure what your logic is?

                    Props to Darnik

                    Originally posted by CutlerChris
                    Why couldn't Helen Keller drive?

                    She was a woman.
                    ^^^^^^
                    OMFG LMAO

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Shiver
                      First of all; those rankings are weighted for weekly production and you mis-understood them, good job. :roll:
                      Explain this then

                      2. Brady- four interceptions
                      3. Brees- 136.7 passer rating
                      5. McNabb - How did he manage to slip in at #5? He had a bye week.

                      Unless of course Brady managed to get a higher passer rating than brees even with 4 INTs. But in that case he would have to throw like 10 TDs.

                      Here is my point about Vick.
                      - He is an athlete who the owner stuck in at QB.
                      - There are at least 15 QBs in the league that have a better arm than him, and his back-up probably has a better arm than him.
                      - His running ability suddenly makes him a good quarterback? Then why isn't Pat White from WV considered a good pro prospect?
                      - Does not have what it takes upstairs to make good decisions on a consistent basis. All defensive Coordinaters have to do is confuse him a little with coverage and he'll try to scramble, and when he played the giants, that resulted in 7 sacks.
                      - QB's must be smart. Examples of QB's that aren't smart Vick, Culpepper, Ryan Leaf, Vince Young.

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                      • #12
                        Bulger should be higher IMO

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                        • #13
                          Rivers at 4? WTF. Should be higher.




                          Kidding. But seriously, he's going to win the Superbowl.

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                          • #14
                            I think it's pretty good. McNabb is too high for a team that's lost 3 in a row. Romo's only played two games. Eli and Huard could move up. Grossman remains to be seen. But other than that, it's about right.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ricky bobby
                              Originally posted by Shiver
                              First of all; those rankings are weighted for weekly production and you mis-understood them, good job. :roll:
                              Explain this then

                              2. Brady- four interceptions
                              3. Brees- 136.7 passer rating
                              5. McNabb - How did he manage to slip in at #5? He had a bye week.

                              Unless of course Brady managed to get a higher passer rating than brees even with 4 INTs. But in that case he would have to throw like 10 TDs.

                              Here is my point about Vick.
                              - He is an athlete who the owner stuck in at QB.
                              - There are at least 15 QBs in the league that have a better arm than him, and his back-up probably has a better arm than him.
                              - His running ability suddenly makes him a good quarterback? Then why isn't Pat White from WV considered a good pro prospect?
                              - Does not have what it takes upstairs to make good decisions on a consistent basis. All defensive Coordinaters have to do is confuse him a little with coverage and he'll try to scramble, and when he played the giants, that resulted in 7 sacks.
                              - QB's must be smart. Examples of QB's that aren't smart Vick, Culpepper, Ryan Leaf, Vince Young.
                              Ok, I'm sorry, but what the hell are you talking about??? Do you have any idea what you are saying?? You are actually quite possibly the dumbest member on this board right now. Vick's arm is incredible so I don't know where you get that idea from. He has arguably the strongest arm in the league and doesn't even struggle that severly with accuracy, his problems for the past couple of years have to do with his footwork, which he has improved drastically this year with the help of quaterback coach Bill Musgrave. Also your argument of taking away Vick's mobility is completly pathetic, why would you take away the best asset of a great QB?? That's like taking away Peyton's work ethic. If you don't have an argument that you can actually back up don't even try.

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