- 11/07/2010, 10:41AM ET
(Un) said 11/07, 10:41 AM
- Try to make two changes.
- Use players who have played in at least five games.
We're just listing them, not ranking them. So in no particular order...
7 Touchdowns, 11 Interceptions
Favre has led the Vikings to a 2-5 start. He's banged up every week. And then there's that Jenn Sterger scandal.
7 Touchdowns, 8 Interceptions
He's not exactly outplaying Jason Campbell and Mike Shanahan doesn't trust him to run the two-minute offense.
When Baltimore signed Houshmandzadeh, all of a sudden they were a Super Bowl favorite. So what has Hoosh done through his first seven games of 2010?
9 Receptions, 128 Yards, 1 Touchdown
- He hates the new 3-4 defense and is not shy about saying so.
- Failed conditioning tests more than once.
- Fell behind Maake Kemoeatu on the depth chart.
Last year Revis was a candidate for the Defensive Player of the Year award. Many called him the best cornerback in the league.
Fast forward to 2010 and Revis has yet to intercept a pass. And he's practically lost his #1 role to Antonio Cromartie.
DJRoxalot said 11/07, 11:22 AM
ALEX SMITH instead of McNabb.
Smith showed some signs of improvement last year by going 5-5 as the starter and throwing for 213ypg, 18 TD's with a decent 81.6 Paser Rating. Enough for the 49ers to let Shaun Hill walk and sign a backup deal with t Lions.
Smith and the 49ers were the trendy pick to win the NFC West this year. And it has been a huge disappointment. Smith's turnovers have been a big reason the 49ers are 2-6.
The Redskins won 4 games last season. They have already won 4 games this season and McNabb is a huge reason for that. No, he doesnt have the "sexy stats" but he has brought a winning attitude to the Redskins and the offense.
Too bad Shanahan is a numbskull.
KNOWSHON MORENO instead of TJ.
76 carries for 252 yards, 3.3ypc, 50ypg. The Broncos spent a draft pick on him thinking he was the RB for them. And the lack of a running game has Orton doing his Manning impersonation of throwing 40-45 times a game.
Housh? Has only had 25 passes thrown his way. He was brought in to be a backup, not a starter. And Boldin and Mason have had 60 and 46 passes thrown their way. Thats a lot more opportunities than Housh has had.
Want to make more changes but
(Un) said 11/07, 01:02 PM
I'll hold McNabb vs Smith for the 3rd argument.
Why TJ Houshmandzadeh is disappointing...
According to SI.com, Joe Flacco has attempted 141 of his 236 passes this season with three or more WRs on the field. So let's not pretend that Houshmandzadeh is just some "backup". He has been on the field for more than half of the Ravens passing plays.
Additionally, Anquan Boldin and Derrick Mason are the #1 and #2 receivers. So Housh is seeing more single-coverage than he ever has. Yet he's barely averaging over one catch per game.
Why Knowshon Moreno is not (as) disappointing...
In the fives games Moreno played this season, Denver averaged 86.6 rushing yards. In the three games Moreno missed, Denver averaged 35.0 rushing yards.
The problem with the Broncos running game is not Moreno. The fact is, no one can establish a running game in Denver this year.
- Correll Buckhalter has averaged 2.2 YPC on 38 attempts
- Laurence Maroney has averaged 2.1 YPC on 36 attempts
Moreno is provided poor run blocking. He's making due with what he's got. And he's doing it better than anyone else on the team.
DJRoxalot said 11/07, 03:08 PM
"Anquan Boldin and Derrick Mason are the #1 and #2 receivers. So Housh is seeing more single-coverage than he ever has. Yet he's barely averaging over one catch per game."
He has played in 5 games. 9 catches for 128 yards. Not great but lets be real. Flacco was struggling earlier in the season and he is focusing on Boldin, Mason and Heap as his primary targets.
TJ only has 11 more passes thrown his way than their freaking FB, McClain.
Its called needing an opportunity to produce.
"In the fives games Moreno played this season, Denver averaged 86.6 rushing yards. In the three games Moreno missed, Denver averaged 35.0 rushing yards."
86.6ypg would rank 27th in the NFL.
Nice way to try and clean it up. It is till pathetic.
35ypg=last. Right where the Denver running game is ranked.
They only had 75 yards against my Raiders and we cannot stop the run to save our lives!!! 26th against the run.
And they couldnt run on the Colts poor defense either.
3.3ypc sucks. I do not care if it is better than what the other RB's have done.
(Un) said 11/07, 11:15 PM
"He has played in 5 games."
Houshmandzadeh's NFL.com page says 8 games.
Why Donovan McNabb is disappointing...
McNabb was the most talked about player in the off-season.
Washington traded two draft picks to acquire McNabb. He was supposed to be Washington's franchise QB, and if nothing else, an obvious upgrade from Jason Campbell. Yet so far in 2010, he has been neither.
Statistically speaking, this has been the second-worst season of McNabb's career. He's not only thrown more interceptions than touchdowns, his 76.0 passer rating is worse than any single-year performance Washington got out of Jason Campbell.
Now it doesn't even sound like the Redskins plan to re-sign McNabb at the end of the year.
Why Alex Smith is not (as) disappointing...
Little known fact about Alex Smith: he has been (arguably) the best "red zone" QB in the NFL this year. Here are his 2010 stats within the opponent's 20-yard line:
124.4 QB Rating
Nothing about that stat-line screams "disappointing".
Good TD DJ.
DJRoxalot said 11/08, 12:40 AM
The Redskins are winning with McNabb. They have already equaled last years win total.
The defense has done a good job but McNabb has not had a lot to work with on offense. Wile he has more INT's than TD's he has not put them in a position where his INT's have hurt them.
"Little known fact about Alex Smith: he has been (arguably) the best "red zone" QB in the NFL this year. Here are his 2010 stats within the opponent's 20-yard line:
124.4 QB Rating
Nothing about that stat-line screams "disappointing"."
Too bad, they cannot just bench him and bring him in when the 49ers are in the "Red Zone."
More to QB'ing than just the Red Zone, Un. And he is a huge reason the 49ers are a lackluster and disappointing 2-6 this season. His TO's have put the defense in a bad place this year.
San Fran has a good defense but they have been a victim of a pathetic offense that averages a measly 17ppg, 30th in NFL.
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