And I bet that you are one of the people that say Drew Brees "sucks ass." You say I am spouting hot air? Honestly, I am only going to say this once... STATS AREN'T EVERYTHING.
Look at Priest Holmes. In 98, in a team with no offense (Baltimore), he had his best year in Baltimore. What did he get? just over 1000 yards and 7 touchdowns. Did Priest Holmes suck, or was he on a team that did not feature his finer qualities? I find it hard to believe he magically amassed extrodinary skill in short time.
By the way, his first year in Kansas City (3 years later), he got 1500 plus rushing yards, 8 TDs.
Another example: Vinny Testeverde
Vinny was drafted by Tampa Bay in 1987. He spent 6 seasons there... during the latter 5 seasons (i will omit the rookie season, seeing as how he only played 6 games), he had a QB rating average of 65.3.
Vinny spent the next five years with the Cleveland Browns/Baltimore Ravens. During those five years, he had an average of 81.76.
He spent the next 6 years with the New York Jets. He only played for 3 full season's there... during those 3 full seasons, his QB average was 81.96.
Currently, his rating in Dallas is 80.7.
Rodney Peete is another example...
In Peete's 5 years with the Lions, he had an average of 72.62. Two years later (he was a backup in Dallas for a year.. averaged 102.5) he began with the Philedelphia Eagles... where he stayed for 4 years...he had an average of 71.15. He then spent a year in Washington, where he had an average of 82.2. He spent 2 years in Oakland bench-warming, and then has had 4 electrifying years in Carolina, onnly one where he had a complete season, where he had a rating of 77.4.
My point in all this is that people can preform differently in different teams. And even if you want to put that much of a basis in stats, how well did Drew do in NE?
In the nine years he played, he had a QB rating of 75.94 (last season admitted, where he played only 2 games). In Drew's first 2 seasons in Buffalo, Drew had averaged 79.5. Wait... that's higher, isnt it? Damn... looks like somebody didn't do his homework.
UNDEFEATED wrote:PLAYERS THAT DONT SUCK ASS make do with what they have...a la Favre.
No, GREAT players make do with what they have. its those players that are Canton-bound. Of course, Bledsoe probably is Canton bound.. but even still. Am I saying Bledsoe is great? No, not anymore... He is a serviceable quarterback in the situation he is in. But please, try not to say Bledsoe, one of the true greats of our time, "sucks ass." That type of nonsense only perpetuates the "forget the past" theme going today in football. People are quick to point fingers at Rich Gannon, but does anyone remember he was the league MVP of 2002? Im not saying he is great now, but people are too quick to lay blame.
All I'm asking is for you, and everyone, to please remember that when players are put into situations that do not fit their style of playing, they will be less effective. A QB with slowness of foot will not operate well in a line which allows a lot of sacks. Peerless Price won't operate well on a team where the QBs backup plan is not to throw deep, but instead to run. Remember Bledsoe isn't washed up yet.