|Posted on April 4, 2016 at 12:00 AM|
Below are the QBS2 results, ranked by season, for Pat Haden's career.
Pat Haden Season Rankings
- 1977: 92.85 (3)
- 1978: 50.00 (15)
- 1979: 35.71 (19)
- 1981: 21.42 (23)
- Career average: 49.99
|Posted on April 3, 2016 at 4:45 PM|
Below are the QBS2 results, ranked by season, for David Garrard's career.
David Garrard Season Rankings
- 2007: 94.79 (2)
- 2010: 52.08 (15)
- 2006: 46.87 (16)
- 2008: 46.87 (19)
- 2009: 40.62 (19)
- Career average: 56.24
|Posted on January 23, 2016 at 3:25 PM|
"What can you say more about what Peyton Manning has been able to accomplish? It's been the greatest season-and-a-half stretch in the history of the NFL. Nobody has really matched what he has been able to do." -Brady on Manning's 2013-14 run
- vs. Peyton Manning: 1-2 (0.333)
- vs. Peyton Manning, since 2005: 0-2 (0.000)
- vs. Peyton/Eli Manning: 1-4 (0.200)
- vs. everyone else: 10-1 (0.909)
|Posted on December 24, 2015 at 7:25 PM|
Below is a list of quarterbacks ranked 2nd in passing yardage, along with their team's leading receivers (league ranking).
- 2015: Philip Rivers (2nd) — Danny Woodhead (47th)
- 2014: N/A — Roethlisberger, Brees were tied for the league lead.
- 2013: Drew Brees (2nd) — Jimmy Graham (15th)
- 2012: Matthew Stafford (2nd) — Calvin Johnson (1st)
- 2011: Tom Brady (2nd) — Wes Welker (2nd)
- 2010: Peyton Manning (2nd) — Reggie Wayne (3rd)
- 2009: Peyton Manning (2nd) — Reggie Wayne (5th)
- 2008: Kurt Warner (2nd) — Larry Fitzgerald (2nd)
- 2007: Drew Brees (2nd) — Marques Colston (8th)
- 2006: Peyton Manning (2nd) — Marvin Harrison (2nd)
- 2005: Trent Green (2nd) — Eddie Kennison (14th)
- 2004: Trent Green (2nd) — Tony Gonzalez (7th)
- 2003: Trent Green (2nd) — Tony Gonzalez (19th)
- 2002: Drew Bledsoe (2nd) — Eric Moulds (9th)
- 2001: Peyton Manning (2nd) — Marvin Harrison (2nd)
- 2000: Jeff Garcia (2nd) — Terrell Owens (4th)
- 1999: Kurt Warner (2nd) — Isaac Bruce (12th)
- 1998: Steve Young (2nd) — Jerry Rice (7th)
- 1997: Brett Favre (2nd) — Antonio Freeman (7th)
- 1996: Vinny Testaverde (2nd) — Michael Jackson (6th)
- 1995: Scott Mitchell (2nd) — Herman Moore (3rd)
- 1994: Dan Marino (2nd) — Irving Fryar (6th)
- 1993: Steve Young (2nd) — Jerry Rice (1st)
- 1992: Steve Young (2nd) — Jerry Rice (3rd)
- 1991: Dan Marino (2nd) — Mark Duper (8th)
- 1990: Jim Everett (2nd) — Henry Ellard (2nd)
- 1989: Jim Everett (2nd) — Henry Ellard (4th)
- 1988: Jim Everett (2nd) — Henry Ellard (1st)
- 1987: Boomer Esiason (2nd) — Eddie Brown (33rd)
- 1986: Jay Schroeder (2nd) — Gary Clark (4th)
- 1985: John Elway (2nd) — Steve Watson (22nd)
- 1984: Neil Lomax (2nd) — Roy Green (1st)
- 1983: Bill Kenney (2nd) — Carlos Carson (2nd)
- 1982: Joe Montana (2nd) — Dwight Clark (2nd)
- 1981: Tommy Kramer (2nd) — Joe Sesner (17th)
- 1980: Brian Sipe (2nd) — Dave Logan (21st)
- 1979: Brian Sipe (2nd) — Dave Logan (13th)
- 1978: Archie Manning (2nd) — Henry Childs (9th)
- 1977: Bert Jones (2nd) — Lydell Mitchell (23rd)
- 1976: Fran Tarkenton (2nd) — Sammy White (5th)
- 1975: Fran Tarkenton (2nd) — John Gilliam (9th)
- 1974: Joe Namath (2nd) — Rich Caster (6th)
- 1973: Jim Plunkett (2nd) — Reggie Ricker (8th)
- 1972: Archie Manning (2nd) — Danny Abramowicz (15th)
- 1971: John Brodie (2nd) — Gene Washington (5th)
- 1970: Fran Tarkenton (2nd) — Clifton McNeil (12th)
|Posted on November 19, 2015 at 8:25 PM|
On the same day that Peyton Manning broke the NFL's all-time mark for passing yardage (Favre: 71,838), he also recorded career-low marks in completion percentage (25.0), passing yardage (35), passing Y/A (1.75), passer rating (0.0) and total QBR (0.1). To call it the worst game of Manning's career would be a gross understatement. The game stood in stark contrast to Week 7 of the 2014 season, when Manning completed 84.6 percent of his passes for 318 yards, four touchdowns, zero interceptions, recording a 157.2 passer rating, 98.7 total QBR, in-route to breaking Favre's all-time NFL record for career touchdown passes (508). People ran on the field carrying flags featuring the number 509, the game paused and the only thing Manning was criticized for was choreographing a touchdown celebration with his teammates.
The scene are very different vs. the Chiefs on November 15th, 2015. No horses, no flags—no real excitement. Manning appeared to be more interested in converting the upcoming third down than he did in taking in the moment to recognize the fact that he had just broken, arguably, the second most significant record in NFL history.
The Broncos, the NFL, had one shot to properly recognize the historic moment and they botched it. Manning's recluctance to celebrate the milestone aside, that moment was more important than the game. People may be afraid to state the obvious in that regard, but there are 14 games played every week and thousands more may come and go before another quarterback surpasses it. Drew Brees (age 36) is currently 12,866 yards behind Manning, Tom Brady (age 38) is currently 15,293 yards behind.
Eric Dickerson's 2,105 rushing yards in 1984 remains the single-season NFL record. Six other running backs have eclipsed 2,000 rushing yards—and there have been 20 others who have eclipsed 1,800. While some have come close, there is a reason why certain records prove to be so difficult to break. Once a certain threshold is reached, it becomes much tougher to gain additional yardage. It's akin to holding your breath for 60 seconds vs. 70 seconds. That final stretch is the most difficult.
There's been a clear correlation between Manning's steep regression and his health. His detractors will label such recognition of reality as "excuses", overlooking the fact that it's difficult to play with no feeling in your fingertips, an injured shoulder, an injured rib-cage and inflamation of of the tissue that connects your heel-bone to your toes.
Taking that same quarterback and having him stand behind an offensive line wearing t-shirts that say "come right through" does not usually yield great results. Toss in the support of the NFL's 27th ranked rushing attack in YPC (through Week 10) and you have the perfect recipe to allow opposing defenses to load up on DBs and have their pass rushers tee off on a quarterback whose line won't protect him. Must be Manning's fault though—not the injuries, scheme, pass protection or rushing support. It can't be because of the same "Kubiak System" that, at it's peak, produced Matt Schaub's prime and Joe Flacco's 16th ranked passer rating in 2014. That's the system to role with. It can't be because of the ingenious idea to take away practice reps from a rhythm passer. The narrative has ensured that the blame reside with Peyton Manning.
Below is a list of Peyton Manning's injuries/illnesses since 2010:
- March 2010 — First neck surgery (pinched nerve)
- May 2011 — Second neck surgery (bulging disk)
- September 2011 — Third neck surgery (anterior fusion)
- September 2011 — Stem cell therapy
- October 2013 — Sprained two ankles
- October 2013 — Lit up by Robert Mathis
- November 2013 — Hit low by Corey Liuget
- November 2013 — Aggrivated high right ankle sprain
- November 2013 — Ankle fitted with the Ultra CTS brace
- October 2014 — Beginning of leg injuries
- December 2014 — Played with the flu
- December 2014 — Played at a dehydration level close to 5%
- December 2014 — Played with a torn right quad
- August 2015 — No feeling in his fingertips
- September 2015 — Unable to take off his own cleats
- November 2015 — Injured right shoulder
- November 2015 — Injured rib-cage
- November 2015 — Planter fasciitis
From what I saw, there is a clear line of demarcation between Manning’s play before and after that first matchup with the Chargers. He played exceedingly well up to that game...I think it’s absurd to believe that Manning aged, suddenly, in the middle of the season and the game has passed him by. To me, the more logical explanation for the sharp contrast between his play before and after Oct. 23 is that Manning played through the second half of the season with serious leg problems that he couldn’t shake. -Greg A. Bedard (MMQB: January 14th, 2015)
Manning wasn't just good up to that point, he was on-pace to throw 52 touchdown passes to only 7 interceptions.
Through Week 8, 2014:
- 174 of 252 (69.0) for 2,134 yards, 22 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. 119.0 passer rating.
- 412 of 597 (69.0) for 5,058 yards, 52 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. 119.0 passer rating (projected).
Manning is not immune to criticism. He's made plenty of mistakes, especially in 2015. Bad reads, awful foot placement, forced throws. The issue is, it may be impossible to quantify the degree of his decline given the putrid caliber of his offensive support, within a system that was not structured around his skill-set. Within the wrong offensive system, O.J. Simpson, known for having "hands of stone", looked like a draft-bust while being forced to catch passes from 1969-1971. Then in 1972, Lou Saban took over the Bills and structured the offense around the team's most talented player. Simpson went on to earn five consecutive Pro Bowl selections, five consecutive First Team All-Pro nods, and NFL MVP honors in 1973. Unlike Simpson, Manning is 39 years old with a body that has taken blow after blow, sustaining injury after injury. But the system was a problem from day one and the results should not have been shocking. When you spend an entire offseason teaching your offense to play mostly under center, only to attempt to rectify the mistake by running a hybrid (pistol-heavy) system after two weeks, you get what you get. Manning's 2015 has been the worst season of his career, but to understand exactly what's being criticized, you need to take a deep look into the context of Manning's performance.
|Posted on November 4, 2015 at 10:35 PM|
Below are the QBS2 results, ranked by season, for Jake Plummer's career.
Jake Plummer Season Rankings
- 2003: 87.50 (4)
- 2005: 82.81 (6)
- 2001: 64.51 (10)
- 2004: 60.93 (13)
- 2006: 21.87 (25)
- 1998: 21.66 (21)
- 2000: 4.83 (27)
- 1997: -1.66 (27)
- 2002: -7.81 (29)
- 1999: -20.96 (34)
|Posted on November 4, 2015 at 10:20 PM|
Below are the QBS2 results, ranked by season, for Lynn Dickey's career.
Lynn Dickey Season Rankings
- 1984: 78.57 (7)
- 1983: 75.00 (8)
- 1981: 67.85 (10)
- 1982: 50.00 (15)
- 1985: 46.42 (16)
- 1980: 32.14 (20)
- 1976: 28.57 (21)
- 1977: 17.85 (24)
- Career average: 49.55
|Posted on October 31, 2015 at 10:10 AM|
Below is a list of the most total touchdowns, passing and rushing, regular season and postseason combined, in NFL history.
List updated as of 1/23/17.
- Peyton Manning: 600
- Brett Favre: 567
- Tom Brady: 540
- Drew Brees: 505
- Dan Marino: 462
- Fran Tarkenton: 386
- John Elway: 366
- Ben Roethlisberger: 345
- Eli Manning: 343
- Joe Montana: 340
- Warren Moon: 330
- Philip Rivers: 329
- Johnny Unitas: 311
- Vinny Testaverde: 296
- Dave Krieg: 286
- Dan Fouts: 279
- Sonny Jurgensen: 270
- Drew Bledsoe: 267
|Posted on September 12, 2015 at 1:55 PM|
"Brady didn't win nothing in 2002." -Idiot
After winning a Super Bowl MVP by completing 59.3 percent of his passes for 145 yards—a lowly 5.4 Y/A average—and one touchdown pass, many thought that the Patriots had a team so dominant, so well-coached, that they wouldn't need their quarterback to produce for them to succeed. They were wrong.
The 2002 Patriots supported Brady with the NFL's 17th ranked scoring defense (the worst of his career). If they were going to have a winning season, they would have to rely heavily on their young quarterback. What many forget is that Brady led the NFL in touchdown passes in 2002. It was his first of three touchdown pass crowns (2002, 2007, 2010) and perhaps, the most improbable.
Merriam-Webster defines "more" as:
: greater in amount, number, or size
: extra or additional
- 2002: 8th
- 2001: 13th
- 2004: 15th
"Brady originally injured his throwing shoulder Dec. 16, 2002, at Tennessee. Attempting a pass at the end of the first half, Brady suffered a first-degree separation on a hit from Tennessee's Jevon Kearse. Brady completed 14 of 29 passes in that game (48 percent), one of three games in 52 career starts in which he has completed fewer than half his attempts. He was limited the following week in a home loss to the New York Jets, in which he completed 19 of 37 (51 percent). In the victory over Miami in the 2002 finale, Brady reinjured the shoulder, this time sustaining a second-degree separation."
- Week 01-14: 315 of 491 (64.2) for 3,276 yards (6.7), 26 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. 91.7 passer rating.
- Week 15-17: 058 of 110 (52.7) for 488 yards (4.4), 2 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. 59.2 passer rating.
- Week 01-14 (projected): 388 of 604 (64.2) for 4,032 yards (6.7), 32 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. 91.7 passer rating.
|Posted on August 26, 2015 at 8:35 AM|
In another QBS exclusive, I caught up with NFL veteran quarterback Caleb Hanie. We talked about the teams he's played for since coming into the league in 2008, what it was like to throw his first touchdown pass in the 2010 NFC Championship game vs. Aaron Rodgers, what it was like to play with Peyton Manning in Denver and how he's been changing the landscape of non-tackle football with the advent of soft shell helmets.
Ryan: Since you entered the NFL in 2008, you've spent time with the Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns and Dallas Cowboys. Which team did you enjoy playing for the most?
Caleb: "I enjoyed the city of Chicago immensely. The history behind the Bears is incredible. Cool team to play with and I made a lot of great friends—Steltz, Cutler, Roach, etc. But my favorite season was with the Broncos. Such a good team. Peyton was awesome to play with and I just had a blast!"
Ryan: After Jay Cutler was injured in the 2010 NFC Championship game, you stepped in, threw a touchdown, but eventually fell short by 7-points to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. What was it like to play in that game and how did it feel to throw your first touchdown pass on such a large stage?
Caleb: "That game is so surreal. Everything happened so quickly. Not much time to think about the weight of it all as it felt like one minute I was warming up and the next minute the game was over. Definitely a cool thing to tell my grandkids that their grandpa threw his first touchdown in the NFC Championship."
Ryan: In 2012, you joined the Denver Broncos along with Peyton Manning. The two of you both played in the preseason opener, a 31-3 win over your former team, the Chicago Bears. What was it like to be there by Manning's side as he made his comeback to the NFL?
Caleb: "Another surreal situation. He's such a respected player. One of my favorite to watch when I was in high school. To be there and become a true friend of his while he experienced so much change in his life was so cool. It was one of his best seasons ever and I feel forever connected to him because of that time together."
Ryan: You are the Vice President of RockSolid—a company that develops soft shell helmets for non-contact football. Tell me a little about what it is you do and where fans can go to find more information.
Caleb: "RockSolid is run by myself and another former NFL teammate. We designed the first ever soft shell helmet specifically for non-tackle football (non-contact) such as flag football, 7-on-7, or off season activities for high school and college teams. We have outfitted over 20,000 kids in the last 14 months. We are changing the game by enhancing the overall experience for flag football kids and parents. The parents feel more at ease knowing their son or daughter's heads are protected and the kids get to feel like real football players by wearing a cool looking helmet. We are the ONLY soft shell helmet designed specifically for football and our website to order is: www.liverocksolid.com. Check us out and thank you!"
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