- Jun 15, 2009
on3m@n@rmy said:Player A obviously = Peyton Manning 2013
Player B must be trick question. Only other NFL player to reach 50 TDs in one season was Brady 2007, and it was exactly 50 (not 51). Is "B" a CFL or EFL player maybe?
Very good both. But the winner is Alpe. The splits assumption is correct, only that it wasn´t two seasons, but ten. And from those ten, it was the best 16 games out of 151. In other words roughly 10% of all games started, and of that only the best of the best. Just shows how amazing the regular season of PM was (hope soon to be called the greatest complete season ever).Alpe d'Huez said:Player B is either someone in another league (CFL, NCAA division II, etc). Or, it's someone's stats split over two seasons. It could be both. I was looking at Case Keenum, Colt Brennan, and Bryce Petty as all three threw a lot of TD's and not a lot of Ints, but none of them fit, even with stats split over two years. Didn't look up Timmy Chang, Andre Ware, Kellen Moore and others.
BTW, the 16 best of 151 games come off the book of Eli.
Isn´t it amazing how lucky this guy got? The career interception leader (by far as you all remember my link) of his era. The media built his reputation on 8 playoff games (most of them lucky, culminating in "The Tyree Catch"). And fans, GMs and coaches felt into this trap. Thus earning him 20 undeserved millions of dollars per year. I just can shake my head in disbelief.
If he was a fourth rounder or so, after one season he´d have been out. Unluckily for all of us, he was drafted in the 1st round because of his surname.
I know it´s getting tired. But forgive me all, I just try to talk Denver & PM to the win**.
I´d be surprised too. PM is best vs the blitz*. But you never know, SEA certainly will come up with something different than what PM sees on game film (base cover 3 with a four men rush).Alpe d'Huez said:I'll be surprised if they blitz much at all with one exception: Bruce Irvin - and he's a pass rush specialist anyway. No, I said what Seattle will do, crowd the line of scrimmage and play a very hard pressure game on Denver's receivers. A great battle in the game will be to see how well these guys can get out, and if Manning can hit them in the 5-15 yard range. He's been great at it all year, and Seattle's been great at stopping it all year.
Sure they will pressure the receivers at the line to interrupt his rhythm, thus forcing him to hold the ball longer, leading to more pressure on him and his OL. I´ll watch & pray for the 5 guys (I intoduced a little bit more on my post some days ago) blocking as long I can on SB night (only one thing is certain for the SB night; friends and drinks will disturb my view ). If the OL can stand it, PM will have a good day, but not great one, b/c I think SEA LBs won´t be fooled/beaten with pick plays.
You know what would be perfect? Just a dream... Sherman trips once or twice over his feed when pressuring Thomas at the line, thus leaving him open for long touchdown(s) and shut his mouth a little. Football gods hear my wishes, it would be sooo sweet...
* Could lead to a game like the 84 MIA-PIT battle, or my often mentioned 91 WAS-ATL game. Would be sweet too...
** Finally it comes down to this: If DEN wins, all the pressure for PM and the negative playoff image is gone. I am almost sure he´ll do an Elway. Free of pressure he´d play magic ball one more year, win another one, and steps down. So for us true football fans/fanatics/critics it´s best if Denver wins. It´s even good for the SEA fans, b/c they love football too.