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  1. Danny says:

    Well, SB had his day.

    He overcame 2 picks with 2 TD’s. The running game overcame a lot of that as well with a respectable 186 on the ground. It wasn’t the most stellar performance, but the Eagles won and they stay in the hunt in the division for now. I’m sure a record of 2-3 is not what they expected at this point in the season.

    SB can throw whatever all he wants, but it’s going to take the running game to keep things moving. I feel that the offense under TT yesterday would have racked up at least 250 on the running game and likely would have ended up with more total offense yardage overall. He probably would have got Murray AND Matthews over 100 for the day.

    The calls for Sanchez, the interception machine who was known best for his “buttfumble”, will die down for a week anyway.

    Chip can look like a genius for a day, but the road is a difficult one ahead.

    A side note: This week will be the week whether or not AZ has to give up its 7th round pick for Barkley. If Barkley doesn’t get released this week, AZ has to give up their pick to the Eagles. Keep an eye out on the transaction wire.

  2. Danny says:

    The entirety of the link is posted here. I didn’t add comments – Danny

    The NFL is more exciting and competitive than ever. Yet, when you delve into a Sunday slate of games these days — and take a closer look at the prime time bouts — one thing stands out pretty quickly: It feels like more teams have quarterback issues than ever before.

    And there are some epic catastrophes, some abject failures at the quarterback position 2015. Thus, our crack staff at asked me to list the nine biggest quarterback disasters in the league as we speak. For the sake of fairness, we took the rookies out of the mix. (You’re welcome, Tampa!)

    I didn’t include the Pittsburgh Steelers here because Ben Roethlisberger will be back soon. And while Mike Vick doesn’t know the playbook and dangerously close to retirement, Pittsburgh did lose Bruce Gradkowski to injury in the third game of the preseason. There was a backup plan in place. And Ben is a future Hall of Famer and current top-five quarterback by any measuring stick.

    So, factoring in play, plan, contracts, current results and a glimpse into the crystal ball, here are the nine worst quarterback situations in the NFL today (with current team records listed parenthetically, as this figure is paramount when discussing the game’s most important position):
    1) Houston Texans (1-4)

    Ryan Mallett … Brian Hoyer … Matt Schaub … David Carr … It’s all beginning to blend together.

    Bill O’Brien is one of the best coaches in the league. He turned Houston around last year and received my vote for Coach of the Year.

    Having said that, O’Brien’s flip-flopping at QB has doomed Houston. Truthfully, entering this season with Mallett and Hoyer as the team’s top two options at QB doomed Houston.

    Brian Hoyer is a career backup. If O’Brien was going to have Hoyer, his opening-day starter, on as a short leash as he did, he should’ve just started Mallett and hoped the inexperienced — but naturally gifted — signal caller gained confidence and raised his overall level of play. Mallett is the football equivalent of Nuke LaLoosh, the fictional character from “Bull Durham.” Remember what Crash Davis said about the million-dollar arm and five-cent head?

    This is the worst quarterback situation in the NFL — and it’s not even close.

    And to think Houston could’ve plucked up Derek Carr to start Round 2 of the 2014 NFL Draft. Instead, they took an offensive guard who’s toiling away on the bench. If only the Carr surname didn’t immediately evoke nightmares in Houston …

    As things stand at the moment, O’Brien has reinstalled Hoyer as the starter. It doesn’t matter. The team is 1-4. And as we speak, the 2016 starting quarterback isn’t anywhere near Houston, Texas.

    2) Detroit Lions (0-5)

    On Sunday, Matthew Stafford got benched for Dan Orlovsky.

    This is not a drill, people.

    Matthew Stafford got benched for Dan Orlovsky, the quarterback who became the poster child of Detroit’s 0-16 season back in 2008 when he inexplicably ran out of the back of the end zone for a safety.

    And the move was a no-brainer.
    Every game, all season

    Welcome to hell, Lions fans.

    Stafford’s play has been horrific this season. He threw three more picks — giving him a league-high of eight — and Jim Caldwell had seen enough.

    Three offseasons ago, Stafford signed a $53 million extension that keeps him in Detroit through 2017. Our Albert Breer reported that the deal included $41.5 million guaranteed. On average, Stafford is getting Tony Romo money. Yet, Stafford has never shown the proficiency for the position routinely displayed by his Cowboys counterpart. Stafford has an absolute cannon for an arm … but rarely makes good decisions and has serious problems protecting the football.

    While there are deep problems in Motown — which begin with certain members of the coaching staff — quarterback is certainly one of them.

    3) San Francisco 49ers (1-4)

    Remember when the great Ron Jaworski looked into the camera back in August of 2013 and declared, “Colin Kaepernick could be one of the greatest quarterbacks ever.” Remember when Kap played in a Super Bowl and looked fantastic? Remember Jim Harbaugh?

    (Good weekend, Jed York? Did you catch the Michigan score? Sorry, I digress …)

    Yes, Kaepernick played better in the fourth quarter during Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants, but by and large, the 27-year-old has significantly regressed over the past couple seasons. It’s clear in the statistical realm (Kap currently owns the lowest passer rating of his career at 76.8), it’s clear in the eye-ball test (how many uncontested throws has a one-hopped this season?).

    Now, original reports on Kaepernick’s 2014 extension had the quarterback pocketing $61 million in guarantees — but, as we found out in the days after the deal, the 49ers commited far less real money to the raw young quarterback. Kaepernick has a $2 million roster bonus in each year of the contract — which runs through 2020, but allows the team to really operate on a year-to-year basis.

    How will the Niners proceed with the position going forward? It’ll be interesting to see. One thing we do know is there is no real alternative to Kap on the current roster. Blaine Gabbert? He might be the worst backup in the NFL.

    4) Washington Redskins (2-3)

    They still have to cut ties with Robert Griffin III at some point. I like a lot of what Kirk Cousins has to offer — the game-losing pick-six on Sunday wasn’t entirely on him, as the receiver fell down — but his ups and downs are just too extreme for an NFL starter. And Colt McCoy isn’t the answer.

    Washington has proven to be more competitive than most people anticipated this season, but the franchise still doesn’t have a long-term plan at quarterback, which prevents the ‘Skins from being taken seriously.

    5) Kansas City Chiefs (1-4)

    I’m an unabashed Alex Smith fan. I’ve spent a lot of ink in recent years lauding the Chiefs QB for making clutch throws and simply winning football games.

    Unfortunately, 2015 has been a grotesque disappointment. And if Jamaal Charles is indeed done for the season, Smith can’t carry the day.

    Smith got a four-year, $68 million deal (with $45 million in guarantees) just prior to the beginning of last season. Factoring everything in, the pact put Smith in position to make an average of $15.1 million annually through 2018. For a guy with legit limitations in his game (see: downfield passing), this kinda dough just doesn’t add up.

    6) Dallas Cowboys (2-3)

    Tony Romo is a star. I’ve argued in this space that he’s a top-tier quarterback for quite some time. I’ve always found it offensive how hard many folks — fans and media members alike — are on No. 9. And I found it unfathomable that some analysts thought Dallas wouldn’t drop-off drastically sans Romo and Dez Bryant.

    The problem with Brandon Weeden is that he isn’t any good.

    Dallas cracks this list because of the Cowboys’ poor preparation. Romo’s been an injury problem for a while, with his body breaking down on him in recent years. So why has Dallas continually neglected the backup quarterback position? Weeden is in the Gabbert class of reserve QBs. That is not a compliment.

    CBS’ Tracy Wolfson asked Jason Garrett a great question at the halftime on Sunday, asking if we’d see Matt Cassel after the break. Garrett gave the wrong answer — NO! — and stuck with Weeden, who finished the game with some highly underwhelming numbers, including an average of 4.8 yards per attempt.

    Weeden’s play is bad. Banking on him was worse. It’s time for the Cowboys to at least try out Cassel, who is a pro’s pro. Neglecting the backup QB position could end up costing Dallas a spot in the playoffs.

    7) Philadelphia Eagles (2-3)

    Early on Sunday, there were cries for Mark Sanchez. And that’s not good for anyone.

    Sam Bradford threw two end zone interceptions in the first 16 minutes of the game, giving him a third multi-pick game in five weeks with Philly. To his credit, Bradford settled down and guided the Eagles to a needed win over the Saints. I still think Philly is going to win the underwhelming NFC East. But Bradford, who certainly hasn’t lived up to the hype generated in August, and Chip Kelly aren’t out of the woods quite yet.

    8) St. Louis Rams (2-3)

    Nick Foles was giving away the football like Oprah gives away cars. And that’s not good. Foles has been quite erratic for the 2-3 Rams. There have been pulsating moments against the Seahawks and Cardinals, but too many moments of futility.

    All in all, we’re currently looking at career-lows in completion percentage (57.4) and passer rating (77.6). Just not good enough.

    9) Chicago Bears (2-3)

    OK, in fairness, Jay Cutler has been really clutch over the past two weeks, helping guide Chicago to tight wins over Oakland and Kansas City. When healthy, he’s been good this year.

    But when you factor in Cutler’s gargantuan contract — a seven-year deal worth a total of $126 million (with $54 million guaranteed) that was consummated in January of 2014 — the bloom immediately vacates the rose. And when Jimmy Clausen’s your No. 2 … yeah, the backup plan isn’t too inspiring.

    A few more QB concerns

    » I don’t entirely blame Ryan Tannehill for the Dolphins debacle this season, but the young QB who signed a massive deal in May has to get going.

    » Can we talk about Peyton Manning’s struggles? Drew Brees’?

    » Andrew Luck has been injured and stunningly awful this year. Matt Hasselbeck’s logged two key wins in reserve, though. And Luck will get right.

    » Lastly, I’m still waiting for Ryan Fitzpatrick to look like Ryan Fitzpatrick, but it hasn’t happened yet.

    Follow Adam Schein on Twitter @AdamSchein.

    • Sage says:

      I remember when Kaep had 1st- and goal from the 4 to tie the Super Bowl, and failed.

      There are some horrible GMs and HCs in this league. Perrenial loosers make it easy for the Patriots.

      • Sage says:

        And horrible owners.

      • Danny says:

        Sage: very few “elite” QB’s have been worth the guaranteed money they are owed, certainly the ones the typical fan considers “elite” in this list.

        Chicago saddled themselves with a horrible contract with Cutler. 54 million guaranteed, and the contract has barely started yet? Wow. No other team will take that on..Fox HAS to play Cutler.

        Tannehill? That will probably be a worse deal than Cutler.

        Alex Smith is a steady guy, but not worth the guaranteed money.

        Four Pick Nick Foles got a deal with the Rams…what a waste of money there.

        Manning hasn’t produced a Super Bowl win at all, certainly not worth the $$ that Elway spent. This season in two of Denver’s wins Manning’s offense did not score a single TD.

        Romo just haven’t produced results worthy of an elite contract.

        Seems crazy but the only sane contract in the bunch is Sam Bradford. He’s a free agent after the season and the Eagles don’t owe him a dime after this season. Even what he’s paid this season is too much.

        Some of the decisions made by GM’s, HC’s and owners are simply stunning.

  3. Andrea says:

    Brandon Weedon starting for the Cowboys against the NE Patriots was a joke. The Cowboys should have just forfeited the game.

    Since the owners of the Cowboys Jerry Jones never misses a chance to bash Tebow – I have only one thing to say – KARMA, BABY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Sage says:

      Imagine having a billion $$ but not a clue about how to win championships.

      Romo’s not necessarily finished yet, but I believe this is his 11th season or something like that. Only last year did he gain a second playoff win. Now he’s fragile.

      Orton as backup laid an egg. I have nothing against Weeden, but he has shown he can’t lead a team. I guess Cassel is the next great hope.

    • ck says:

      Looks like it is as u say and coming back to bite too, lol!

  4. ck says:

    And, yet, the fans still buy the tickets to watch, what else?…FIASCOS?!!!

  5. Sage says:

    It sounds like Michael Vick made plays to get a win last night. That surprised me a bit, and I’m happy for him.

    IMO, when you’ve been to prison, you’ve pretty much paid your debt to society, and it’s good when you get a fresh start.

    Given his age and time out of the NFL, as well as his reputation as a running QB, that’s a decent thing for Tebow. It’s okay to take a chance on someone like that.

  6. Andrea says:

    I agree with you Sage – Michael Vick took his punishment like a man(unlike Tom Brady) so I have no gripe about him being in the NFL. I will admit what he did to those animals was horrific.

    To bad of the blacklisting of Tebow. Teams that lose constantly need Tebow desperately.

    Then you wonder why the same teams get in the playoffs year after year.

    • Sage says:

      If we studied the stats it would probably be horrifying. Jax has been on bottom for 7 or 8 years. Only time Texans weren’t on bottom was with Kubiak, and they sent him away rudely.

      Those are the wages of being copycats rather than innovators.

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