Aaron Rodgers Is The 3rd Best QB In The NFC…What???

Posted: January 27, 2012 in NFL
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According to an LA Times poll from last week, where several thousand people voted – so whenever you have several thousand people vote, your margin of error will tend to be very small, something like 3-4%. Aaron Rodgers is now the third best quarterback in the NFC! Eli Manning – who I love, is number #1, Drew Brees – who I also love, is number #2 and Aaron Rodgers is now the third best quarterback according to an LA Times poll…in the NFC!

Folks, you can’t do it alone. His defense stinks, his pass rush is non-existent, and his head coach sat starters since Christmas. His receivers dropped 7 passes. By the way, Aaron got testy when asked about his lousy receivers and they were lousy against the Giants. “I don’t appreciate you asking me that question, like I don’t even know how to answer that question to be honest with you. We all didn’t play our best game; personally I didn’t feel like I played as well as I could have.” Listen, Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback in the NFC, arguably the best in the league. I’ll take Brady because of several factors, one being his “more big game experiences”. But in the last 4 years, Aaron Rodgers has 131 TD with 37 picks, and that’s in a good division. That’s no babysitting like Tebow – limiting throws and all. No, that’s Aaron carrying the team!

Green Bay is a team with a ton of flaws but basically Aaron Rodgers is like cover up make-up and he hid all of them all year. But in the end, not even Aaron Rodgers could overcome a lousy pass rush, a horrific secondary, some coaching gaffs and drops by wide receivers. I love Eli Manning, but he was 7-7 through 14 games and just got outdueled by Rex Grossman at home. In the last year, here is what the fans have voted: Michael Vick, after a Monday night game, as MVP. Brady can’t win a playoff game, Rodgers now the third best quarterback in the NFC and Tebow is amazing! It’s like when you eat your last meal…it’s the best one ever!

Can we just take a deep breath? Listen, T.J. Yates won a playoff game, Tim Tebow won a playoff game…both won and Rodgers didn’t…what does that tell you? Coaching, defense and help matter a lot! You can’t do it alone. It’s like this whole thing, where people have been knocking John Elway because he doesn’t embrace Tim Tebow. Thank God, for people in Denver, that John Elway is the only person in that state of Colorado – and it’s a beautiful state that has a little perspective. Yes Tebow is capable of winning “some” games if he has an elite defense if he has a great running game when they limit his throw, if he faces an average to below average schedule. Is Tim Tebow, facing 10 pro bowl quarterbacks next year, going to manage 11 wins if his defense is average and has a running game that is slightly better than average? No!! They are not going to win many games!

It’s funny because John Elway got caught in the middle of a tsunami – he got caught in the middle of “mania” and there is just simply nowhere to go with “mania” Read the book, The Wisdom of Crowds, people do crazy things in crowds that they would never do by themselves. You go out with 7 or 8 buddies and you just become an idiot! You hang out in a crowd and you do things you would never do. John Elway got caught in the nastiest “mania” in years in North America and yet he was the only guy who had a little perspective. In fact, this is what John Elway said when asked about Tebow as #1 QB for next year. Now, this is not guaranteeing much but again, it’s Elway having a little perspective.

“I think Tim’s earned the right to be the starting quarterback going into training camp next year. He made some good strides this year, he obviously played very well against Pittsburgh and played very well in a lot of football games – so like he’s earned the right to be the starter going into training camp next year.” That’s not exactly promising a guy the world for next year, that’s like my dad saying to my mom “I’m going on a four day road trip with the boys and I promise not to cheat on you then” My mom would simply say “well, what about the other 24 years?” Like promising a guy that he’ll have a chance in training camp for some snaps isn’t promising very much. But I applaud anybody these days who has any perspective. The sky is not falling, Tebow is not amazing, Aaron Rodgers is not the 3rd best quarterback in the NFC…maybe all of this stems from the fact that we just love football so much and our passion is so great that we just can’t see straight. I’ve said it before, two things that make really smart guys dumb:  hot woman and sports… we just get dumb fast!!

  1. Mike Crack says:

    A lot of people are too reactionary. I guess with football, you have so much time to discuss stuff and so little time to actually watch games, so you get people shuffling their rankings like a deck of cards.

    It’s crazy.

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