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  1. Here is how the defense performed in 2017, per PFR: Overall - #3 in points allowed, #15 in yards allowed, #6T in first downs allowed, #6 in turnovers forced Pass defense Allowed 329/524 (62.8%), 3156 passing yards (197.3 ypg, 6.0 ypa), 17 TDs passing, while intercepting 18 passes and getting 43 sacks #3 in passing yards allowed, #3 in passing TDs allowed, #4 in passer rating against, #6 in interceptions, #5 in sacks and sack percentage Run defense Allowed 430/2098/11 rushing (131.1 ypg, 4.9 ypc) #31 in rushing yards allowed, #32 in ypc allowed Penalties - #12 (12th most) in penalties accepted, #7 (7th most) in penalty yards, #19T (19th most) in first downs allowed via penalties It is no surprise to anyone who follows the Chargers that their pass defense was elite this season, while their run defense was poor. However, I suspect many do not realize just how bad the run defense was - worst in the NFL in ypc allowed and second most rushing yards allowed. This disparity is at least partly philosophical, i.e., the Chargers were willing to concede the run and focus on stopping the pass. I don't know where to find formation breakdown data, but we can see this from the snap counts - 5453 defensive snaps for DBs compared to 1818 for the LBs, per PFF. However, it is not all philosophy, as shown by the run defense grades below. It is clear that improving the run defense needs to be a priority. One thing I did not see reported on much during the season is the defensive penalties. Until gathering the info for this post, I didn't realize they had the 7th highest defensive penalty yards. That needs to be improved going forward. On to the roster. All snaps and ranks are from PFF; all contract data is from spotrac. Interior DL PFF ranks (out of 173 graded interior DL): Liuget - 415 snaps - #36 overall, #84T run defense, #15 pass rush Philon - 509 snaps - #85T overall, #75T run defense, #97 pass rush Square - 361 snaps - #126 overall, #131 run defense, #101 pass rush Palepoi - 269 snaps - #130 overall, #68 run defense, #166T pass rush McCain - 242 snaps - #147T overall, #114T run defense, #166T pass rush Mebane - 536 snaps - #168 overall, #157T run defense, #169 pass rush Contract situation: Liuget - 3 years remaining on contract; $9.5M cap hit in 2018, $3M cap hit in 2018 if released/traded Philon - 1 year remaining on contract; $735K cap hit in 2018 Square - 1 year remaining on contract; $2.6M cap hit in 2018 Palepoi - RFA, $615K in 2017 McCain - RFA, $615K in 2017 Mebane - 1 year remaining on contract; $5.5M cap hit in 2018, $1M cap hit in 2018 if released/traded Comments: Liuget rebounded this season, though he still is not close to living up to his contract, which is 14th highest in the NFL at DT. After last season, he had to improve to avoid being a cap casualty this offseason. I think he did just enough to return, but he is still on notice... next offseason, the team will be able to save almost $9M against the 2019 cap by releasing him. Philon was a pleasant surprise this season and made substantial improvement over last season... but the fact that he is the team's second best interior DL is a problem. Ideally, he needs to play fewer snaps as the third or fourth guy in the rotation. I expect Palepoi to be back, given he will be relatively cheap and given he graded out as the best run defender in the interior DL. Mebane is one of the few worst interior DL in the league at this point and has to be released. That will free up $4.5M in 2018 cap money. The fact that he played more snaps than any DL on the team is a big reason the run defense was so bad. Square regressed from last season, and he should be on notice entering training camp. Given the team could save $2M against the 2018 cap by releasing him, he is not a lock to make the roster. It would actually be a great development if the team brought someone in who can beat him out. PFF listed McCain as an interior DL, whereas I think of him as an edge defender, though I admit I did not specifically pay close attention to where he lined up this season... a few of these guys probably split time between DT and DE, and McCain must have been one of them. He did not play well at all. Given he will be relatively cheap, I assume he will be back in training camp, but he is not a lock to make the roster. Given his contract, I'd like to see him earn a spot with improved play. Assuming the team keeps Liuget, I still think 2 high quality DTs need to be added, with focus on run defense. I'd like to see one quality veteran and one high draft pick added. If Liuget is released or traded, that means adding 1 more, perhaps a less expensive veteran. Edge defenders PFF ranks (out of 176 graded edge defenders): Ingram - 523 snaps - #6 overall, #3T pass rush, #24T run defense Bosa - 527 snaps - #7 overall, #1 pass rush, #67 run defense Attaochu - 59 snaps - #97 overall, #109 pass rush, #80 run defense Rochell - 52 snaps - #162 overall, #124 pass rush, #174 run defense Contract situation: Ingram - 3 years remaining on contract; $13.9M cap hit in 2018 Bosa - 2 years remaining on contract, plus presumably the 5th year option in 2020; $7.1M cap hit in 2018 Attaochu - UFA Rochell - 1 year remaining on contract before becoming ERFA; $555K cap hit in 2018 Comments: The first year return on Ingram's big contract was outstanding. Telesco hasn't had a great track record on big contracts, but this one looks like it will be one of his best decisions at this point. The Bosa-Ingram pairing is the best pairing of edge defenders in the league, and it's not particularly close. These two combined with the Chargers strong CBs should mean the Chargers will have a strong defense for at least the next few years, which is why the team should be approaching the next 2-3 years as a window for a championship (so, for example, they should not be using any high draft picks on a QB...). The Attaochu situation is a mystery. He played great in 2015 and then fell off a cliff in 2016. I didn't understand why his play and snaps dropped off so dramatically in 2016 and assumed the Chargers would release him. The fact that they didn't is particularly confusing given he only played 59 snaps in 2017; they wasted a roster spot and $1.3M in 2017 cap space on him. Given the entire bizarre situation, I assume he will not be back. Rochell was terrible, albeit in very limited snaps. He is young and cheap, so I assume he will be back as the last DL on the roster. But his roster spot is certainly not safe. I am really counting McCain as an edge defender, but the depth behind Bosa and Ingram seems pretty weak at this point. I would like to see some improvement, whether that is through McCain and/or Rochell improving, Landrum moving up from the practice squad, or adding better player(s). Linebackers PFF ranks (out of 167 graded LBs): Toomer - 266 snaps - #24 overall, #31 run defense, #42 coverage, #30 pass rush Emanuel - 301 snaps - #40 overall, #81 run defense, #29T coverage, #89T pass rush Brown - 504 snaps - #57T overall, #72 run defense, #52 coverage, #84 pass rush Perryman - 273 snaps - #75 overall, #121 run defense, #41 coverage, #157 pass rush Pullard - 474 snaps - #159 overall, #131 run defense, #159 coverage, #54 pass rush (on just 8 pass rush snaps) Contract situation: Toomer - UFA Emanuel - 1 year remaining on contract; $760K cap hit in 2018 Brown - 2 years remaining on contract; $676K cap hit in 2018 Perryman - 1 year remaining on contract; $1.5M cap hit in 2018 Pullard - 1 year remaining on contract; $705K cap hit in 2018 Comments: Toomer was very good when he played. I did not understand his lack of playing time this season, especially in comparison to Pullard. There must be something there that wasn't evident to me, since he played almost twice as many snaps last season. I would like to see him re-signed, but his 2017 playing time suggests that he won't be. Pullard was absolutely terrible. I know Bradley had Pullard in Jacksonville, so in theory he was familiar with Bradley's system, but I don't really care. He was worse than all of the other LBs by a huge margin, yet played 474 snaps. He contributed the most of all of the LBs to the terrible run defense. He should be a backup at best, but his playing time in 2017 when the team had better alternatives suggests that Bradley will continue to play him a lot. Emanuel was solid in a focused role on base/run downs. Brown was not as good as in 2016 but is still a solid player, especially given his contract. Perryman's run defense really slipped this season. He only played 103 snaps in run defense, and he may not have been 100% for some of them, so perhaps there is an excuse and he can rebound next season. He will need to play better to earn a second contract. It is interesting to note that Brown is the only LB currently under contract for 2019. Given that and the likely departure of Toomer, their best performing LB, I would like to see the team use a high (1st or 2nd round) draft pick on a LB who can be an impact player and play a high snap count. Cornerbacks PFF ranks (out of 181 graded CBs): Hayward - 1003 snaps - #1 overall, #1 coverage, #170 run defense, N/A pass rush (1 pass rush snap) Williams - 1004 snaps - #10 overall, #11 coverage, #55T run defense, N/A pass rush (no pass rush snaps) King - 717 snaps - #14 overall, #13 coverage, #15 run defense, #8 pass rush Verrett - 63 snaps - #158 overall, #144T coverage, #181 run defense (yes, worst in the league), N/A pass rush (no pass rush snaps) Contract situation: Hayward - 1 year remaining on contract; $5.1M cap hit in 2018 Williams - ERFA, $540K in 2017 King - 3 years remaining on contract; $625K cap hit in 2018 Verrett - 1 year remaining on contract if team does not drop his 5th year option; $8.5M cap hit in 2018 Davis - 2 years remaining on contract; $555K cap hit in 2018 Mager - 1 year remaining on contract; $705K cap hit in 2018 Comments: Hayward is elite in coverage. I would like to see Telesco extend his contract this offseason as long as he can extend him for less than top 5 CB money ($14M per year). If that is what it will take, there is no reason not to let this season play out and then use the franchise tag on him if necessary. Williams was the surprise player of the year. He was so good, it actually turned out to be a good thing Verrett was injured. The team has now found a great corner who is under team control at a cheap price for a few more years... one of the most valuable things in football. And the bonus is that his play enables the team to release Verrett if he can pass his physical rather than paying him $8.5M in 2018... meaning that money can be diverted to other roster needs. King may have been the steal of the 2017 draft. He is definitely in the running for Telesco's best draft pick. Lattimore might win DROY, but King should be runner up. As mentioned, the team should drop Verrett's 5th year option and let him walk if he can pass his physical. No way he is worth $8.5M to the Chargers if Hayward, Williams, and King are healthy. It was not smart to pick up his option in the first place. Davis and Mager are special teams players who should not see the field on defense barring injury. Both of them are replacement level players who could be upgraded, whether by better players or, in Mager's case, cheaper players. Davis's salary is cheap enough I could see keeping him. Safeties PFF ranks (out of 152 graded safeties): Addae - 1030 snaps - #23T overall, #32 coverage, #44 run defense, #9T pass rush Boston - 1039 snaps - #34T overall, #9T coverage, #134 run defense, #126T pass rush Jenkins - 76 snaps - #70T overall, #55 coverage, #103 run defense, N/A pass rush (2 pass rush snaps) Phillips - 521 snaps - #115 overall, #52 coverage, #143 run defense, #136 pass rush Contract situation: Addae - 3 years remaining on contract; $5.5M cap hit in 2018 Boston - UFA Jenkins - 3 years remaining on contract; $721K cap hit in 2018 Phillips - UFA Comments: Addae had a very good season in the first year of his new contract. Like Ingram, the first year return on that big contract was very good. Boston turned out to be a nice upgrade on Lowery. I think it makes sense to re-sign him if the price is reasonable. Phillips didn't play great, but his role was mostly to play in place of a linebacker in passing situations, often as the 6th DB on the field. That put him out of position against the run, but he was there more to play coverage, and he did that pretty well. Like Boston, I think it makes sense to re-sign him if the price is reasonable, and I expect Phillips will be cheaper than Boston. Jenkins played fine in limited opportunities and has potential to earn a larger role in coming seasons. Here is how I would like to see the defensive roster shape up: Interior DL (6) - Liuget, TBD veteran free agent, TBD rookie (1st/2nd round draft pick), Philon, Palepoi, Square Edge (5) - Bosa, Ingram, TBD veteran free agent, 2 of McCain/Rochell/Landrum LB (5) - Emanuel (Sam), Perryman (Mike), Brown (Will), TBD rookie, Pullard CB (6) - Hayward, Williams, King, Davis, TBD rookie/UDFA, TBD rookie/UDFA S (4) - Addae, Boston, Phillips, Jenkins This requires: Releasing Mebane, Mager, and Verrett and letting Toomer and Attaochu walk Re-signing UFAs Boston and Phillips and RFAs Palepoi and McCain Signing veteran free agents at DT and DE; ideally the DT would be good enough to start, while the DE will provide veteran depth Drafting a DT early and a LB at some point Thoughts?
  2. Expanding on my initial post on offense. Here is how the offense performed in 2017, per PFR: Overall - #13 in points scored, #4 in yards gained, #5 in first downs gained, #4T (4th fewest) in turnovers Pass offense 366/583 (62.8%), 4431 passing yards (277 ypg, 7.6 ypa), 28 TDs passing, 11 interceptions, and 18 sacks #1 in passing yards, #6T in passing TDs, #8 in passer rating against, #9T (9th fewest) in interceptions, #1 (lowest) in sacks and sack percentage Run offense 419/1585/10 rushing (99 ypg, 3.8 ypc) #24 in rushing yards, #21T in rushing TDs, #26 in ypc Penalties - #15 (15th most) in penalties accepted, #16 (16th most) in penalty yards It is no surprise to anyone who follows the Chargers that their pass offense was elite this season, while their run offense was poor. Overall, the team failed to capitalize on too many scoring chances, as shown by the disparity in yards gained vs. points scored. That had a lot to do with the team's debacle at PK -- the Chargers were last in the league with 67% field goal percentage and #30 in extra point conversion percentage. That alone probably cost the team 1-2 wins and a playoff berth. But the team also was not great in the red zone, scoring TDs on just 46.8% of their red zone trips, which was #28 in the league. This was supposedly one of the reasons the Chargers wasted used the #7 pick in the 2017 draft on Mike Williams... The PK situation is obvious and will be addressed. That alone suggests the Chargers would be a contender next season, even without any other major improvements, but they will (hopefully) make other improvements via free agency and the draft. So there is reason to be optimistic as we enter the offseason. On to the roster. All snaps and ranks are from PFF; all contract data is from spotrac. QB PFF ranks (out of 73 graded QBs [out of 46 graded QBs with 100+ snaps]): Rivers - 1014 snaps - #8 overall, #7 passing Clemens - 31 snaps - #51 overall, #52 passing Contract situation: Rivers - 2 years remaining on contract; $22M cap hit in 2018 Clemens - UFA Jones - 2 years remaining on contract; $630K cap hit in 2018 Comments: Rivers was amazingly good this season except in his 2 games vs. the Chiefs, particularly after the coaching staff stopped holding back on passing early in games around . He looks very capable of playing at a Pro Bowl level for 2-3 more seasons. Clemens is a UFA who will be 35 before next season, and he isn't a good QB. The team has Cardale Jones under contract through the 2019 season, so it seems reasonable for the team to let Clemens walk this offseason and move Jones to the #2 spot Chargers should not draft QB in 2018 draft HB PFF ranks (out of 127 graded HBs): Gordon - 746 snaps - #16 overall, #17 running, #15 receiving, #114 pass blocking Ekeler - 195 snaps - #39T overall, #62 running, #18T receiving, #44 pass blocking Oliver - 106 snaps - #66 overall, #54 running, #76 receiving, #88 pass blocking Williams - 13 snaps - #115 overall, #120 running, #68T receiving, #35 pass blocking Contract situation: Gordon - 1 year remaining on contract; $3.4M cap hit in 2018 Ekeler - 2 years remaining on contract; $557K cap hit in 2018 Oliver - UFA Williams - ERFA; $600K in 2017 (if he had been active) Farrow - RFA; $632K in 2017 Hansbrough - ERFA; $540K in 2017 (if he had been active) Comments: Gordon was very uneven this season, but he finished the season relatively strong, averaging more than 4 ypc in 4 of his last 5 games and catching 20 passes over those 5 games. He also played 16 games for the first time, and he had only 1 fumble on the season. I still don't think he is the guy long term, and I hope the team does not pick up his 5th year option this offseason... but I think they will. Ekeler looks like a nice find who could grow into a poor man's Woodhead. He looks like a nice complement to Gordon, since he is similarly good at receiving and much better at pass blocking, suggesting he can take a lot of the Woodhead role snaps (passing downs, two minute drill, etc.). Oliver, Williams, Farrow, and Hansbrough all seem like JAGs at best. I would like to see the team let all of them walk, and draft a RB in the 3rd round or later to serve as the 3rd RB and possibly the ultimate successor to Gordon. They need someone better than Oliver/Williams/Farrow/Hansbrough as insurance if Gordon gets hurt. FB PFF ranks (out of 24 graded FBs): Watt - 142 snaps - #20 overall, #21 run blocking, #11 pass blocking, #17 running, #2 receiving Contract situation: Watt - 2 years remaining on contract; $662K cap hit in 2018 Comments: Watt was drafted primarily to block for Gordon, and he has been pretty bad at that. But his personal connection with Gordon plus the fact that he added a little value in the passing game suggests he will remain on the roster. WR PFF ranks (out of 199 graded WRs): Allen - 895 snaps - #5 overall, #5 receiving, #176T running, #13 run blocking Benjamin - 568 snaps - #55T overall, #68 receiving, #7 running, #114T run blocking Tyrell Williams - 851 snaps - #129 overall, #115T receiving, N/A running, #169T run blocking Mike Williams - 234 snaps - #179 overall, #184T receiving, N/A running, #80T run blocking Contract situation: Allen - 3 years remaining on contract; $9.65M cap hit in 2018 Benjamin - 2 years remaining on contract; $7M cap hit in 2018, $2.5M cap hit in 2018 if released/traded Tyrell Williams - RFA; $615K in 2017 Mike Williams - 3 years remaining on contract; $4.5M cap hit in 2018 Davis - RFA; $615K in 2017 Burse - RFA; $615K in 2017 Comments: Allen is elite. Not only is he a great receiver, his run blocking is outstanding and underappreciated. Glad to see him make it through a season healthy. Tyrell is a RFA, but I assume the team will re-sign him for 2018. The Chargers are in a bit of a quandary. I had been assuming for a while that they would release Benjamin this offseason, given they could save $4.5M on the 2018 cap by doing so and given he has seemed replaceable as a punt returner, which was a big part of his promise when the Chargers signed him. But Mike Williams had a lost season and hasn't proven he can stay healthy, and Tyrell Williams followed up his promising 2016 season with a disappointing performance in 2017. Given the team traded Inman midseason, they might feel compelled to keep Benjamin for another season to protect against injury and/or poor performance. TE PFF ranks (out of 113 graded TEs): Henry - 597 snaps - #2 overall, #4 receiving, #7 run blocking, #63 pass blocking Gates - 499 snaps - #23 overall, #15 receiving, #59 run blocking, #85 pass blocking McGrath - 218 snaps - #27 overall, #43T receiving, #24 run blocking, #21 pass blocking Cumberland - 148 snaps - #102T overall, #106T receiving, #83 run blocking, #13 pass blocking Contract situation: Henry - 2 years remaining on contract; $1.7M cap hit in 2018 Gates - UFA McGrath - RFA; $615K in 2017 Cumberland - UFA Culkin - 2 years remaining on contract; $559K cap hit in 2018 Comments: Henry is elite. Hope the coaching staff can figure out how to use him more effectively in 2018. Gates was surprisingly good at age 37. He has indicated that he may not want to retire, which could create a tough situation - he cost the Chargers $5.4M on the 2017 cap, and that is too much to pay for a player who should clearly be a backup at his position... will he take a reasonable 1 year deal to stay? I suppose he could still provide value as Henry insurance, like he provided at the end of 2017. McGrath was also surprisingly good as a reserve. He is a RFA and should return. Cumberland was pretty terrible. He is a UFA and the team should let him walk and move Culkin into the rotation. T PFF ranks (out of 124 graded Ts): Okung - 926 snaps - #26 overall, #13 pass blocking, #79 run blocking Hairston - 23 snaps - #58 overall, #69 pass blocking, #52 run blocking Barksdale - 657 snaps - #82T overall, #40T pass blocking, #122 run blocking Tevi - 135 snaps - #84 overall, #68 pass blocking, #106 run blocking Schofield - 407 snaps - #88 overall, #94T pass blocking, #55 run blocking Contract situation: Okung - 3 years remaining on contract; $15M cap hit in 2018 Hairston - UFA Barksdale - 2 years remaining on contract; $5.7M cap hit in 2018, $2M cap hit in 2018 if released/traded Tevi - 3 years remaining on contract; $595K cap hit in 2018 Schofield - UFA Comments: Okung worked out well and stabilized the LT position. He is not a long term answer at LT, but he is the guy for 2018 at least. The team can save $3.8M on the 2018 cap by releasing Barksdale, and they should do that. His pass blocking wasn't terrible this year, but his run blocking is unacceptably bad. Tevi showed some promise for a rookie and should remain on the roster as depth. Hairston is a UFA and was placed on IR due to blood clots. If he is healthy enough to return, IMO the team should re-sign him and let Schofield walk. If he isn't, I suppose Schofield could be re-signed, but he isn't very good. Tevi and Hairston are fine as depth but not as regular starters, so the team will need to find a starting RT. G PFF ranks (out of 123 graded Gs): Feeney - 665 snaps - #59 overall, #95T pass blocking, #41 run blocking Slauson - 424 snaps - #79 overall, #49 pass blocking, #91 run blocking Wiggins - 1040 snaps - #111T overall, #88 pass blocking, #112 run blocking Contract situation: Feeney - 3 years remaining on contract; $865K cap hit in 2018 Lamp - 3 years remaining on contract; $1.5M cap hit in 2018 Slauson - UFA Wiggins - UFA Clark - 2 years remaining on contract; $502K cap hit in 2018 Comments: Feeney had a good rookie season and should continue to start. Lamp will return and should start at RG, unless the team decides to move him to RT to replace Barksdale. Wiggins played over 1000 snaps this season, and the team needed that from him once Lamp and Slauson both got hurt, but he really isn't good enough to be starting. He and Slauson are both UFAs. I would like to see the team re-sign Slauson and let Wiggins walk. C PFF ranks (out of 47 graded Cs): Pulley - 1054 snaps - #45 overall, #46 in pass blocking, #44 in run blocking ( ) Contract situation: Pulley - 1 year remaining on contract; $631K cap hit in 2018 Comments: Pulley was nearly the worst C in the league this season. Looking at the run blocking grades for Pulley, Wiggins, and Barksdale, it is no wonder the running game was so challenged; they had to be the worst right side run blocking unit in the league. The team cannot go forward with Pulley as the starter at C. I would prefer to see them sign a veteran, or, worst case, re-sign Slauson and put him back at C. Here is how I would like to see the offensive roster shape up: QB (2) - Rivers, Jones RB (3) - Gordon, Ekeler, TBD rookie FB (1) - Watt WR (5) - Allen, Benjamin, Tyrell Williams, Mike Williams, Geremy Davis or TBD rookie TE (3) - Henry, McGrath, Culkin OL (9) - LT Okung, LG Feeney, C TBD veteran free agent, RG Lamp, RT TBD veteran free agent, C/G Pulley, C/G Slauson, T Hairston, T Tevi Normally I like to allocate 24 roster spots to offense. This is only 23, leaving room for another RB, TE, or possibly OL, though I think carrying 10 OL is extreme. I suppose it will be Gates or a 4th RB. This requires: Releasing Barksdale and Andre Williams and letting Clemens, Oliver, Cumberland, Schofield, and Wiggins walk Re-signing Tyrell Williams, Slauson, and Hairston Signing 2 veteran free agent OL - one to start at RT and one to start at C Drafting a RB Thoughts?
  3. Montana won a Super Bowl before Jerry Rice was drafted. He won two - 1981 and 1984. Rice was drafted in 1985.
  4. Like most non-Pats fans, I am rooting for the Jags this weekend. That said, I'm not sure I understand all the talk from Jags defenders like Jackson and Ramsey. The Steelers had 545 yards and 6 TDs yesterday. The Jags offense won that game, not the defense.
  5. The distinction matters a lot, since it shows that most opioid abuse does not start from medical treatment of pain with opioids, which is a common claim.
  6. So... Brian Schottenheimer is the new OC...
  7. That is not what it says. It says heroin users, not opioid users. Heroin users are a subset of the larger population of opioid users. If you are going to claim you are posting facts, get them right. Furthermore, I posted a link on the last page that shows that the rate was declining since 2010, and the percentage was down to about 65% as of 2013. Further decline suggests it may be under 50% by now.
  8. This is incorrect due to your use of the word 'most'. From Opioid Addiction Is a Huge Problem, but Pain Prescriptions Are Not the Cause:
  9. Graham was a great player, but IMO he tends to be a bit overrated in these types of discussions.
  10. There was a time when I thought Unitas and Montana were alone in the top tier, but I think Brady has surpassed them as GOAT, leaving Unitas and Montana as the only members of tier 2. Brady's case is pretty clear. Won more regular season games, post season games, division titles, conference championship games, and Super Bowls than any other QB in history. Impressive awards: 2 MVPs, 4 SBMVPs, 2 OPOYs, CBPOY, 3 1st team All Pros, 2 2nd team All Pros, 13 Pro Bowls Impressive ranks in all time accumulated statistics, notably #4 in passing yards and #3 in passing TDs Impressive ranks in all time rate statistics, notably #3 in passer rating Clutch player: #2 in both game winning drives and comebacks in the regular season, #1 in both in postseason And he isn't quite done. While #1 has a lot to do with teammates and coaching, it is still very impressive, especially in the salary cap era when rosters turn over regularly.
  11. One of the best posts I have seen on this subject that illustrates why championships are often overrated as a point of comparison for the greatest QBs.
  12. You have eliminated all credibility with this post. Congrats, that is rarely done with so few words.
  13. From Analysis: Job one for the Seahawks as they move on from Tom Cable? Draft better on the offensive line:
  14. He may not be fully responsible, but as OL coach, he was certainly accountable for OL performance, which has been terrible for years. There is room to criticize the GM for not giving him better players, but the Seahawks drafted 8 OL in the past 4 drafts, including 1 1st round pick, 2 2nd round picks, 1 3rd round pick, and 2 4th round picks. And they traded for Brown and signed Joeckel. What did Cable accomplish with all that?
  15. Tired of having terrible OLs?