Sunday, November 22, 2009

Jay Cutler

If you would have asked me in the beginning of the football season I would have told you Jay Cutler is the best young QB in the game. 9 games in and I still stand by that. Crazy you say, maybe I don't know what I'm talking about and the way he is playing this year you would have every right to call me stupid.

Cutlers stat line this year. QB rating 76.0 TD's 14 Int's 17. 62.4 pass completion percentage. Not the best not even great but lets look at who is throwing to. Devin Hester is his supposed number one. Really, Is it me or he really a overrated punt returner at best. Johnny Knox young rookie with speed and a good future as a #2. Matt Forte is a RB with good hands but seems to be in a sophomore slump. Earl Bennett is in his second year and is still trying to figure out the game. a few other none factor WR's. His only true weapon is the TE Gregg Olsen. Olsen is a stud, a real good TE and a chance to be a force for a long time but he is still a TE.

Cutlers line is also a big reason why he is have such a season. Five of the nine games this year I have been able to watch. Rarely does Jay have time, it maybe the reason Forte is having such a sub par year. That line just stinks.

If you had to start a NFL franchise which young QB would you take. Ryan,Rivers,Romo,Rogers,E.Manning,Flacco or Cutler

Let' look at this years stats and some other factors.

J.Flacco-12 TD's 7 Int's 90.7 QBR 65.3 pass pct. D.Mason T.Heap.W.Maghee,R.Rice. Solid line.

M.Ryan- 14 TD's 12 int's 78.8 QBR 59.7 pass pct. R.White, T.Gonzales,M.Turner. Solid line.

T.Romo-14 TD's 6 int's 93.5 QBR 60.4 pass pct. We all know what he's got.

P.Rivers-16 TD's 6 ints 97.9 QBR 62.2 pass pct. A.Gates,LT,Sproles,V. Jackson. Great Line

A.Rodgers-17 TD's 5 int's 101.8 QBR 63.9 pass pct. G.Jennings,D.Driver,R.Grant. The horrible line.

E.Manning-15 TD's * int's 89.5 QBR 60.0 pass pct. Handful of talented Recievers. K.Boss.Two real good backs.

The entire above are considered to be the future of the NFL. I left out Sanchez and Stafford because they really haven't got enough under them to be considered.

Here are Cutler's Career stats

Passing Stats (Regular Season)YearTeamGGSW-LCmp.Att.Cmp.%YardsAvg.TDInt.LongSackedSack
Yards LostQB Rating2006Denver552-38113759.1%1,0017.39571138588.52007Denver16167-929746763.6%3,4977.52014682715388.12008Denver16168-838461662.3%4,5267.3251893116986.02009Chicago994-521133862.4%2,3537.01417681911476.0Totals:464621-259731,55862.5%11,3777.36854937042184.7

Here are Cutler's Career stats

68 Td's 54 Int's 84.7 passer rating pretty darn good for a guy who played NFL football with type 1 diabetes for a year Basically a rookie in 2007 .2008 had no defense to help out his cause.2009 no one to throw to. I believe next year Jay will have a break out season. A little more age is receiver’s belt's more than likely his line will be improved and the run game will come back to Chicago. He has one of if not the strongest arm's in the league. Fire for winning is strong he is his biggest critic. Year five will be his best, only to get better.

So with all of that nonsense I would take this kid hands down to start my franchise. When your that good sometime you believe you can do anything with a football . Harness that energy and watch him roll into the HOF.

All I would ask is that if he has problems he airs it out with the team in house and to me first.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thursday night football

Happy to see football back on during the week. I not just talking about the NFL either. Yes the UFL. It may not be the king and it may not be on a big network(VS) but it has some names it might just recognize.
Tonight the NY Sentinals took on the Florida Tuskers. What is a Tusker. maybe a pig I don't could really make out the emblem on the helmet.Anyway, Brooks Bollinger is the QB for Fla. Micheal Pittman is the RB. Pittman wasn't he running in the NFL last year. I remember him being pretty darn good when he was healthy. Keary Colbert was one of the Receivers. Colbert USC product never got good chance in the NFL. NY had a few names I recognized.
UFL, Wow it was pretty good football for being second fiddle. It's the now defunct XFL with all its gimmicks it just football and that's good enough. I Kept flipping back and forth from the Bears-Niners game. which seemed pretty sloppy and overall boring. Millions of dollars and just as many turnovers, False starts, Dropped passes in one half as I saw in a whole game.
Good thing about this league is that it kept it simple, low pay, 8 games, and on day's not traditionally own by the NFL and College. I for one will keep watching, Why because it's FOOTBALL.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Are they for real

Seahawks are 3-5 and 2 Field goals away from being at least .500. I still ask myself are they for real. They seem to be in a division full of pretenders, well except the rams they are not fooling anyone right now.
After a shaky start to the game today against Detriot. 17-0 first quarter and everything just seem to be going wrong. Two plays two turnovers and a failed 4th and 1. Just as I was yelling at the TV. Hasselback kept his cool and proceeded to go 15 for 15 and they went into half trailing by 4. As it turns out they second half went as the first ended with the Hawks rolling onto victory.
I still left ill to my stomach because it should never been that close. I watched the Cards dismantle the Bears, who by the way are pretenders themselves. The Cards cant win at home this year but seem to whoop everyone's butt away from U of Phx Stadium. Which by they way is the worst name for a stadium that's not even in Phoenix. Pink Taco bid the highest but for some reason the normally greedy owners decided that it wasn't good for them. Anyway, The Niners are finding out you have to pass the ball and really haven't recover from that Atalanta game.
So 3-5 doesn't seem so bad when the division leader sits at 5-3 and have to play them next week. I know I am being optimistic but if they play like they did for 3 quarters today things might turn around.
Here my other pretender teams.
Everyone in the NFC east except for the Eagles.
The Giants have lost 4 straight and the Redskins can't score more than 17 point's and Romo will come back to earth. The was a reason why he wasn't drafted. Plus they are coached by Wade Phillips.
Denver 6-1
Pittsburgh 5-2

Friday, November 6, 2009

You like to pick games?

So like I said in my first post that I get a lot of info from the Sports Junkies. Again, they didn't disappoint. If you are like me and you like to pick games. You should check out It free and its pretty damn cool. You can follow my picks if you like I go by ZonaDonk.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

World Series Champs

Is me or does this years champs feel more like a hostile take over. I mean the Yankees history is storied not one team in MLB can even get close to them. They have by far the greatest line up of players ever to grace the diamond. Ruth,Mantle,DiMaggio,Berra the list goes on forever. I would be wrong to leave Jeter off that list, I must admit though I cant stand him but I do recognize how good that guy is.
This team is so far different from the teams that won all those championships. C.C. Tex and Burnett salaries are higher than 19 teams whole payroll. That's three players. I didn't even include A-Roid, Jeter, Matsui , Damon. The Yankees spent over a billion dollars the past few years. A BILLION. So to me all they did was buy this Championship. They will never be included in those great teams of the past except from the Yankee fan base. 27 rings but the last one was bought.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Why has baseball become so hard to watch?

So we are in game 5 in the fall classic and I have watched about all of it and wonder why I am struggling to enjoy this once wonderful time of the year.
Growing up and watching Met's pull out a squeaker over the Bosox's or even better watching Kirk Gibson do the impossible. But mostly watching the M's struggle all year long even with the likes K.Mitchell, Jeffery Leonard, M.Langston,heck even Omar V. graced the Kindome. I also had the pleasure of having SF giants fans in the family. I would have to listen about how great Will and Jack Clark were.
Now nearly 20 some odd yrs later I believe baseball has lost it luster maybe not for everyone but for me. I will not claim to be a purest, far from it I just think all these other things that go in the game that makes it so hard to watch, But will get back to that in a sec.
I used to lie in Washington DC metro area. I was able to go these park to watch games being played. Camden yards, the Vet, Yankee stadium and Shea. never made to Fenway but I hope to one day visit. Oh I should forget RFK the home of the Nats for a few. All of the parks great in each of there own special way some how gets ruined by their fans not all of them but a good 75% of them more in NY and Philly.
Yes the Yanks raise the rings none since 2000 I might add and you have the highest payroll in the world. Philly has the World Champ label right now after a long futile run of nothings. With all of that being said these two teams play great baseball. When it's being played. How many time does the catcher have to walk out the mound. How many times do the batters have to step out and do some ridicules move before settling in. and why does Jeter lean after every pitch he doesnt swing at. Why Icirho step out after every pitch and adjust his whole body.

I just want to be able sit down watch a game where the pitcher is dealing and the batters are swing no trips the mound from everyone. The game is already 1hr to long. MLB needs to put a limit on all these extra crap that goes on. Catcher gets one visit every 3 inning. Pitcher comes out no matter the count. Manager comes out no matter which one it is 1 visit a game per pitcher. Batters get one step out an at bat. you step any more its a strike. speed up the game. let us enjoy it again.

Also while I am on this little rant I gonna say what i am sure has already been said. This Yankee wins the world series with a team of all-stars. They all want championships I understand that why not to Boston or LA why NY. MONEY that's why. I really could care less if the Philly's win. But to see the Yanks lose is far better. I guess only time will tell if the greatest bought rings will head back to NY.