12/06/2005

Numbers, football, bitching...
This is from an article by John Walters of Sports Illustrated. I just thought it was funny:
If Leinart "never makes a bad decision", and is "uncannily accurate" and makes the correct read "every time", why has he thrown more than double the interceptions that his crosstown rival Drew Olson has? It's a crime that Olson lost the Unitas Award (to Leinart) considering he's leading the nation in passing efficiency and TD:INT ratio ...
-- Ian, Durham, N.C.
Ah, the Book of Numbers (sandwiched between Leviticus and Deuteronomy). Before Saturday, Olson did lead the nation in passing efficiency and his 30 TD passes-to-three interceptions was by far the best in the nation. But, if numbers were the sole yardstick with which to measure a quarterback, the Unitas Award would be mounted on a cement base in Lubbock, Texas.

1 comment:

El Ranchero said...

It is funny, and also true! I have to admit, though, that I think a lot of q-backs out there could match Leinart's successes if they had his o-line, Reggie Bush, and Lendale White. Shit, man, Brady Quinn would look like Peyton Manning (without the dance)!