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About exesandohs

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    else what's a heaven for?
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  1. Wentz probably did as well as any all-pro QB would have, given the WRs with whom he worked. And, sometimes, leadership can't be measured by stats. I liked him so much, he wouldn't really have to improve that much to become one of the elite - just needs a supporting cast. He was a bad NFL QB, and the WRs argument is lame. The WRs were bad, but that's no excuse for his poor play. He was especially bad at the biggest moments, too: the last two minutes of games, in the red zone, and most alarming at the end of close games. The numbers clearly point that out, but even without the stats it was obvious to any impartial observer. I disagree. Look at Wentz's performance late in games, and the one thing you see consistently is that he takes chances. At least twice this past season, Wentz put one of his players in a position to make a play that could have won or extended a game. He can't catch the ball for his receivers, and he can't make them compete for it in a contested situation. All he can do is choose whether or not he will give the player the opportunity. In the biggest moments of games, he chose to make an attempt, to dare to try. You can argue that he should have been more careful, that he should have been more patient, but when a competitor sees an opportunity, he takes it. Unfortunately, several times this year, Wentz chose the wrong opportunity, or he chose to trust in a teammate who let him down. I remember very clearly how frustrating it was as an opponent to watch Daunte Culpepper when he was throwing passes to Randy Moss. He threw some pretty dumb passes into some pretty dumb places, but Moss would find a way to out-compete the defender and come down with a catch. The same was true of Scott Mitchell throwing to Herman Moore. The same was true of Matt Schaub throwing to Andre Johnson or Plaxico Burress playing with a young Ben Roethlisberger. Each of the player combinations listed above involved a qb who was not known for his pinpoint accuracy making throws to wr's who simply went and got the ball. Wentz tried several times this year to do the same thing, but Agholor let him down and Ertz let him down, and DGB let him down, and Jordan Matthews let him down.... Does Wentz need to improve on his decision-making? --- absolutely. But every so often, he still needs to unleash a throw and trust that his wr will make a play for him. Way-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y too often this year, that didn't happen.

    But considering that all offensive linemen do is "bump into you really, really hard" and all receivers do is run away really fast, it does seem an appropriate mascot in some ways. And the whole New England whaling thing seemed to be good enough for the NHL. (granted its the Whaler not the Whale--but you get the idea) Totally agree with the Belichick reference, though. Now there is the single greatest reason that the harpoon was invented. I've often stared at that wrinkled brow on the tv screen and wondered, "Now, where is Queequeg when we need him?"
  3. Geez--someone else thinking exactly what I was thinking.
  4. Wow!!! If that was the cost to move up, I am really glad it was the Rams and not us. Tennessee is sitting really pretty right now. I wonder if they would be interested in #8 for #15 + a second + a third?