DK Sweets wrote:Against my better judgement, I'm going to throw something into this "discussion".
Just because Teddy's stats look pedestrian, don't assume that he didn't do some great things "that actually happened on the field".
There are a lot of little things that he does well that create opportunities for other players. I would argue that he performed better than Jay Cutler typically performs even though Cutler "actually does things on a football field" historically better than Teddy. More succinctly: let those two QBs trade teams and see who puts up better numbers. I feel like you're making the mistake of holding one player accountable for a unit without recognizing that even Aaron Rodgers would have a statistical seizure behind our O-line.
That's the cool thing about football for most of us: there are too many variable to be able to definitely make statements about most aspects of the game. I would love to know your background in statistical analysis to be able to so confidently proclaim that you can tell a QB's story based on their ESPN stat profile, though.
It isn't that a players worth can only be measured in statistics, I understand that there are aspects of Bridgewaters game people like, but I think there is a tendency to massively overvalue the areas where people think he is good at in spite of the statistics, for example..
Do I believe that Bridgewater has done a decent job feeling the pressure, moving around, and compensating for the weakness it O line in the pocket? Yea, I do, but many act as if he is an expert in such an area and that it would be nearly impossible to find a backup to replace him because of such, It goes back to what I said about taking an aspect of a players game you like, and clinging to it for dear life to justify the idea that 'We cant replace Bridgewater' (Not nessicarily saying you are doing that, just some people.).
Aaron has had worse O lines then this one and didn't have AD to take any of the pressure off either, I don't agree at all he would have a 'Statistical seizure' Aaron has had a good O line with the Packers like twice in his tenure here.
"Follow my lead today, whos goona be the big dog with me?" - Aaron Rodgers, February 6th, 2011