Re: Is Brady really only the 9th best QB right NOW as ESPN says?
posted at 10/22/2009 8:50 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Is Brady really only the 9th best QB right NOW as ESPN says?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Is Brady really only the 9th best QB right NOW as ESPN says? : ~It sounded brash, but trust me, that is NOT the way Enochroot usually rolls (E-root usually rolls like a homie, and always " keeps his toast closer than most fools keep their own shadow, and he straps for his foes like a saddle ,"...but he's usually never rude... And I see where he's coming from in a way regarding being at the " current state ", but root , #9 !?? I think in this sense, one (and the author should have) has to weigh-in ALL, or at least more factors, even IF one wants to use this "current state...(THIS year)" thing as the trump-card, People's past, Injury situation (here, Brady, and how he's progressing), and even teammates (no 3rd wideout anybody?), S.O.S...and others...even as smaller factors, Because and/OR After 6 games, roughly 1/3 of 1 single season, This "non-news-article-that's trying to Become- Itself -News" should just anoint Kyle Orton and Eli Manning the 2 Greatest QBs EVER...
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Orton actually is playing better than Brady right now (or at least until last week). He has led his team to 6 wins and no losses and has done far more than manage. It was also done against decent opposition - the Pats of course being one of the teams they beat.
I will always have trouble with Eli and can't understand why folks see him as more than he is. Maybe I see him as less than he is? In all honesty, this year his team has been great against teams that have less than 1 win. And he has great stats, but they are hollow. I haven't seen a long drive for a TD so far. It seems that anytime he starts on his side of the field, he can only lead the Jints to a FG. And, he was horrible against the only team they faced with a winning record.
Also, his stats are propped up by a statistical anomaly. He actually got a perfect passer rating in a game where he went 8-10 for 170 yards. Without that, his passer rating drops into the 90s which, when his competition is considered, is not great.
Oh, and if you want to defend his perfect passer rating, gnaw on this - David Carr, Eli's backup, also had a perfect passer rating. When? Against the Saints when they pulled Manning (Read: Quit). Carr went 4-5 for 72 yds and 1 td.