Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Corey Webster For Pro Bowl
Michael Lombardi says that Patrick Peterson is the 3rd best corner in the NFC. In my opinion he isn't even a good number 2 corner on the Cardinals. I know he's a rookie, but Michael Lombardi, should go watch some film or stop talking. In the same article he said that it's o.k. to leave Jason Witten off. Corey Webster aka "The Web" has been the best if not the second best corner in the NFC. He held Sidney Rice, Fitzgerald, and Stevie Johnson to 132 yards combined. That's about 40 yards been player. He has 6 ints. through 15 games. That's not because he's baiting and getting beat. That's because he's either stride for stride with the receiver or the defensive line is getting the quarterback to make a mistake. Don't even bring up Wes Welker, because for the few plays Webster was covering him, he held him to nothing. I just named the best case for the Pro Bowl. Imagine how many corners are better than Peterson. Webster should get in the Pro Bowl because of how great he's done this year, and just for Michael Lombardi, he has a high ceiling.

Saturday, December 24, 2011


This year the guys in my family picked games. My uncle, my Grandfather, my father, my brother , and I. So obviously since I know the most about football, I should win, right? No sir, my grandfather is winning. He has 148 games right out of 224 (through week 15). My brother is in second with 141, next my father with 140, then me with 137, and finally my uncle with 121 (that's a pretty good amount for my uncle who knows almost nothing about football). Anything above 140 through Week 15, I think is a good amount. All my grandfather does is look at the line and he picks about 66% of games right. That means if he was an NFL team he would have between 10 and 11 wins!!! That means that he gets 10 to 11 games right a week!!! I might be Better Than The Experts, with stats and analyzing, but my grandfather is definitely Better Than The Experts, with picking. Happy Holidays!!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Is Philip Rivers An Elite Quarterback?

When a lot of people answer this question they will either say yes, his numbers speak, or no he didn't lead his team to the playoffs. You can make arguments for both, like numbers don't mean anything, or that his team didn't do their part but he did his. I believe that the real reason that he is questioned to be elite or not is that the Chargers©  are not a great team. The Giants'©  went 10-6 meanwhile Eli Manning threw 25 interceptions. This is because the defense lead the league in takeaways as well as giveaways. While Rivers had 13 interceptions and the Chargers went 9-7. Eli Manning had 30 turnovers, 31 touchdowns and Rivers had 30 touchdowns and 17 turnovers. Eli's completion percentage was 62.9% and Rivers was 66.0%. So how come the Giants went 10-6 while the Chargers went 9-7, and Rivers is considered elite and Eli isn't. The numbers speak for themselves. Completion percentage and turnovers actually do make a quarterback elite. People say numbers don't matter only wins. Why isn't Mark Sanchez, he is 19-12 in the past two years while Aaron Rodgers is 21-10? The reason is Rodgers completion percentage last year was 65.7 and he had 12 turnovers. Mark Sanchez's completion percentage last year was 54.8 and he had 14 turnovers. The reason the Packers won two more games and the Super Bowl© was one, they had a good defense, like the Jets©, but unlike the Jets© they had elite quarterback play. The opposite happened to the Chargers, they had elite quarterback play, but bad defense/special teams. Rivers was also missing his top targets Gates, Floyd, Jackson, Crayton, and Naanee missed a combined 35 games. Rivers put up elite numbers without his top targets. So by his numbers Rivers is elite, but the San Diego Chargers© are not yet an elite team.