Thursday, January 27, 2005

More NFL lunacy

On ESPN's PTI yesterday, Kornheiser and Wilbon managed to make even bigger laughingstocks of themselves than normal. They debated where Tom Brady ranks among the greatest QBs in NFL history in a group that included of Montana, Young, Bradshaw, Favre, Aikman, Elway and Marino. Hall of Famers like Jim Kelly didn't even make the list. Kornheiser wrapped up the segment by telling us that if the Patriots win against the Eagles, Tom Brady will be the greatest QB ever.

Tom Brady has never ranked among the best 8 QBs in the league when he played much less the top 8 of all time. His pass completion percentage this year ranked behind more than 15 other QBs. His passer rating finally improved to 9th this season. For a QB who had tremendous protection from his offensive line, his performance this year was really weak.

Football is a team game. If the Patriots manage to overcome their mediocre QB to win another Super Bowl this season, the team victory won't magically turn Brady into a great player.

3 Comments:

Blogger Acres said...

If they say "winningest" QB ever, they'd still be wrong. How many titles did Starr, Bradshaw, et al win?

That comparison reminds me of pundits calling Derek Jeter the greatest shortstop of all time.

1:33 PM, January 28, 2005  
Blogger Stan said...

I'm not a Bill James junkie, but I respect the sabremetrics stat geeks. Someone had an analysis that showed that Jeter generally handled one fewer chances per game than other Yankee shortstops playing behind the same pitchers. His defense is really suspect.

That would mean he needs to get on base one more time per game just to make up for his defensive shortcomings. In essence, he would have to be the best offensive SS in history just to make up for his defense. Obviously, he's not. The best is now playing beside him at 3B. And A-Rod is better defensively!

10:26 AM, January 30, 2005  
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1:43 PM, October 03, 2005  

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