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Gil Brandt; How do you like your Crow sir?

Posted: 07/01/2014 11:40 AM

Gil Brandt; How do you like your Crow sir? 


He thinks Big Ben and Eli will have better seasons? Hmmm, on what basis?

www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000...from-2004-class




Play every down like the season's riding on it !
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Posted: 07/01/2014 1:01 PM

Re: Gil Brandt; How do you like your Crow sir? 


I'm certain that Gil Brandt wrote this WAAAAY before the draft and FA, and is too lazy to write an analysis based on current draft/roster additions.  Or he could be taking PHD's--Performance Hampering Drugs.
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Posted: 07/01/2014 5:13 PM

Re: Gil Brandt; How do you like your Crow sir? 


I never have minded, and never will mind, criticisms of Rivers.  He is, after all, as imperfect as everyone else.  However, this article points to what I have always laughed my head off at with well over 90% of all the criticisms I've ever heard of Rivers.  Those being largely two things.

1. The use of "totals" stats (total yards, season totals, etc.) that are, to most coaches and others actually involved in the sport, meaningless, as a way of pointing to how Rivers supposedly doesn't "do" as much as other quarterbacks.  And the same happens here.  The comparisons to Benji and Manning are primarily regarding how they have more total yards, more total wins, more total this, more total that.  Meaningless.  Come on, stat-heads.  If you're going to use stats as your primary "weapon" of choice here, at least use the ones that actually do the best job (of which none are anywhere near perfect) of showing how the quarterback impacted his team's results.  But this is a long running problem that likely never goes away.  "Totals" stats are just so easy and simple to use.  And unfortunately, too many people who voice these pieces are simpletons, so they fit together.

2. The "I just don't think" paragraphs.  Yes, similar to the use of the easy, simple and meaningless "totals" stats over the more difficult to decipher and analyze pointed and specific stats, this criticism avoids any detailed descriptions of how Rivers has routinely failed at certain things, complete with multiple examples of patterns of these failures in his career, to instead use generalities, eye catching "buzz words", and the most egregious of all, the taking of a single instance of a bad play, and putting enough words around it so as to make it seem like the guy's entire career.  Of course, Brandt didn't even bother with one such example.  Nope, he just "doesn't think" Rivers will be good this year, and dropped it at that rolleyes.

Yes, eye opening, detailed analysis, this piece here.  They may as well have interviewed that guy in each of these quarterbacks' towns who wears his face paint and full uniform to the grocery store for this piece, for all the "I just think" groundbreaking it provided.

Heck, MY criticisms of Rivers are more detailed and spot on than this.  And I'm his biggest fan eek1.

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Posted: 07/01/2014 5:48 PM

Re: Gil Brandt; How do you like your Crow sir? 


Cool, I had you in mind when I read this, people in the business better get with it and start doing their homework
On the Chargers, this isn't AJ's team anymore, and is a team to be reckoned with pretty damn quick!




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Posted: 07/01/2014 9:58 PM

Re: Gil Brandt; How do you like your Crow sir? 


and then on the other hand you have this article that has Rodgers alone at the top, Brees Brady and Peyton next, and then Rivers Rothlisberger Luck and Ryan grouped together. Each to their own..............


http://www.nfl.com/news/story/...k_atl_wesseling
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Posted: 07/02/2014 5:00 AM

Re: Gil Brandt; How do you like your Crow sir? 


No Problem, both these guys can sit at the same buffet and go at it! LOL


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and then on the other hand you have this article that has Rodgers alone at the top, Brees Brady and Peyton next, and then Rivers Rothlisberger Luck and Ryan grouped together. Each to their own..............


www.nfl.com/news/story/...k_atl_wesseling

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Posted: 07/06/2014 5:38 PM

Re: Gil Brandt; How do you like your Crow sir? 


If we run more this season and Rivers stats don't match his 2013 totals I am so fine with that. As long as Rivers keeps the turnovers to a minimum. That's my number one concern with Rivers.
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