Haven't seen it posted yet. The basis of this article is that nowadays every QB is called "elite" in some sense. This article mocks the overused word, and clears up just how each QB stacks up on the "elite" scale.
Below the most relevant section...the bottom "elite" class:
Elite Class VI: The Not-Elite (or NoLite)
Are these quarterbacks elite? Not even close. These are quarterbacks only a mother could love and even then, their mother wouldn’t put them on her fantasy team. However, some will still call them ELITE using this logic: “They’re one of the best 32 or so quarterback in the world. That means they’re ELITE.” This is super-elite twisted logic.
The Not-Elite are, in alphabetical order: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Chad Henne, Ryan Lindley, Christian Ponder, Mark Sanchez, Brady Quinn and Brandon Weeden.
I agree our QB, is in fact, a bottom-feeder.
Bills 2013-14 prediction: 5-11
Bills 2012-13 prediction: 7-9 -- Okay I was wrong
Bills 2011-12 prediction: 5-11 -- Stupid Tim Tebow
Bills 2010 prediction record -- 4-12
Bills 2009 prediction record -- 6-10
Bills 2008 prediction record - 7-9
just goes to show you how irrelevant the buffalo bills are.... these analysts don't watch the BB but they make inferences according to their stat lines
You show me a pay stub for $72,000, I quit my job right now and work for you.
"Peace be with you, my brothers, and also with backup Buffalo running back C.J. Spiller." - Ruxin (The League)
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and conveniences,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy ".......Martin Luther King
The one thing Fitz does for me, is gives me confidence that Chan can do wonders with a real QB.
Not for nothing so many missed passes by Fitz that if connected on the Bills and this fan base would be in a totally place.
Some of the most simple routes the ball is either bounced or throw wide of the mark... GUYS GET SEPARATION DEEP AND ARE OVER THROWN.
These are things that change the landscape of games and ultimately a win/lose record.
IMO Chan, if given the right QB, could have the Bills contending year in and year out.
I don't agree that Tebow and Vick are "Situational Elite." There is nothing remotely elite about either of them as far as I am concerned.
this was a cool look
Don't get hit
I'm not an NFL QB, nor have I ever played quarterback at any level, but I often wonder what goes on in the heads of certain QB's at times.
With Bledsoe, it was easy to guess what was going on: he had a career year in Buffalo in 2002 to prove to the Patriots that he still had "it," but then after that, he simply lost his confidence and became afraid of blitzing linebackers and defensive linemen, and you could tell he was tensing up in the pocket and awaiting the hit instead of progressing through his reads.
With Losman, it was kind of easy as well. The kid was an idiot. Watching him try to figure out NFL defenses was painful. He just didn't get it. He was seriously a stupid quarterback. All he wanted to do was throw fifty yard bombs all day, and couldn't, for the life of him, figure out NFL defensive schemes. It was like watching a third grader try to learn calculus.
With Fitzpatrick, I often question his decision making. I can appreciate the fact that he's a gunslinger. A lot of QB's in the NFL have learned the hard way that if you don't get the ball out of your hands quickly, you're not long for the NFL. But I often watch Fitzpatrick's facial expressions after a miserably inaccurate throw. He knows he missed bad, and I think to myself: "dude, you're in the NFL, those are throws they're PAYING you to make. Those are the throws you hit in practice all week long." And then I see him blindly throw to a spot where there's a defender RIGHT THERE, as if somehow, if he throws it hard enough, the ball will go through the defender's body and to his receiver's waiting hands. It's not an interception, it's a giveaway, he might as well have just walked the ball up to the guy and handed it to him. I often wonder what's rattling around inside his head during a game. I know a lot of the blame is on Gailey and OBD for sticking with this idiot, but it doesn't stop me from wondering what makes him throw so inaccurately at times. You're a 30 year old QB in the NFL, you should be making these throws by now.
I think it's too early to say Weeden is in the bottom class of QB's. I'd take him over Sanchez any day. Despite being an old rookie, he is still a rookie. The Browns look like they're improving each week imo.
"Respect mah Authoritah!" ~ Cartman
as long as nix/gailey/fitz is here, our favorite saying will continue to be "MAYBE NEXT YEAR " !
Silver Lining: Of the QB's on that list he's by far the best. LOL!